The following Lake Minnetonka residents made the Dean's List at DePaul University for the fall quarter of 2011:
- Mathias Preble of Excelsior
- Daniel Schlesinger of Deephaven
- Andrea Jones of Wayzata
- Samuel McClure of Deephaven
- Anna McDonald of Wayzata
- Payton Zemke of Deephaven
In order to qualify for the Dean's List at DePaul, students must earn above a 3.0 grade point average on a four point scale.
Caroline Ricard of Wayzata, a member of the class of 2014, was named to Tufts University's Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester. Dean's List honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.
Casey Simonson, a junior chemistry-biology major, has been named to the Dean's List at Ripon College for the fall 2011 semester, which recognizes academic excellence. Simonson is the child of Dr. and Mrs. Philip G. Simonson of Mound.
To qualify for the Dean's List at Ripon College, students must achieve a 3.40 grade point average or higher on a 4.00 scale and complete at least 12 credits of regular letter-graded work.
Amanda Peterson, a resident of Long Lake and a student at Orono High School, has been admitted to Concordia University, St. Paul for the fall 2012 semester. Peterson was awarded the University scholarship. This achievement provides a total of $10,000 in funds.
Brian Engelsma, of Long Lake, has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean's Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in Fall 2011. Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a semester's work are placed on the College's Dean's Honor List.
Cambria Litsey, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2014, has been inducted into the Colgate chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national scholastic honorary society that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of first-year students.
Litsey received the prestigious distinction for having earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the 2010-2011 academic year. A banquet was held in honor of the approximately 150 students who qualified.
Currently a sophomore at Colgate, Litsey, is the Daughter of Mr. Calvin L. Litsey Mrs. Christine A. Litsey of Excelsior.