Olivia Hazelton is among those pictured here with students at Washington Community Scholars' Center fall 2021. Hazelton is in the front on the right. The photo was taken at Rolling Ridge Study Retreat in West Virginia, a retreat site utilized by students and staff each semester and summer. (Photo by Jamie Reich/Eastern Mennonite University Communications)

Kings Valley Charter School graduate Olivia Hazelton earned a spot on the dean’s list at Eastern Mennonite University for the fall 2021 term. Hazelton is a peace building and development major.

The dean’s list, compiled at the end of each semester, includes degree-seeking students who achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 with no withdrawn, incomplete or failing grades for 12 semester hours of standard grades.

Hazelton graduated with Kings Valley Charter School’s Class of 2018. Eastern Mennonite University is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

In November, Hazelton was among those featured in an EMU piece about students working in schools, theaters, research labs and medical clinics as part of the Washington Community Scholars’ Center. The students lived together this past fall in the Nelson Good House in the Brookland neighborhood.

Hazelton with Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services researched available resources for incoming Afghan refugees and country conditions for clients filing for asylum in the United States. She also contacted legal experts to help out with cases.

“I have also had the opportunity to attend different seminars and trainings centering around immigration issues and learned a lot about the process of immigrating to the United States, especially how long and difficult it can be,” Hazelton was quoted as saying in the story.