At the end of the spring 2018 semester, colleges and universities across the country have recently celebrated commencement for graduates and recognized their top students on dean's lists and with awards.

A number of local students have earned recognition from their respective colleges, including the following:

University of Kansas, honor roll

Aurora -- Emily Poulson

Drury University, dean's list

Aurora -- Crystal Peyrefitte, Araseli Avila, Moses Martinez, Kimberly McCollough, Kimberly Rodriguez, Austin Williams and Alexandra Zinn Marionville -- Jayeden Gourley and Krissa Smith Shell Knob -- Emily Parker Verona -- Reyna Avila and Brenda Lopez

University of Arkansas, dean's list

Aurora -- Raelynn J. Hillhouse

Congratulations to all students on their outstanding academic achievements.