Tara Cassidy of Aurora, a freshman at Youngstown State University, is among more than 1,200 students awarded scholarships for academic excellence for the fall 2016 semester.

Cassidy, a graduate of Aurora High majoring in mild/moderate disabilities special education, received the red and white, housing excellence and trailblazer scholarships.

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Karen Doran of Aurora, a graduate of Frankfort High School majoring in health care management, was named to the dean's list for the summer 2016 semester at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea. Students who receive at least a 3.6 grade-point average are named to the list.