WATERVILLE — A number of area students were among more than 500 students named to the highly selective Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.

These students-representing 26 percent of the qualified student body-earned a grade point average of 3.77 or higher last fall.

Achieving this distinction are:

• Tamar E. Cimenian, a psychology major and member of the Class of 2020. She attended Wells High School and is the daughter of Sonny and Irma Cimenian of Wells.

• Olivia E. Hammer-Grant, an English major with a concentration in creative writing and French studies and member of the Class of 2019. She attended Kennebunk High School and is the daughter of Robyn Hammer of Kennebunk, and Edward Grant of Reading, Massachusetts.

• Jay Thomas S. Huskins, a theater and dance-interdisciplinary computation and member of the Class of 2019. He attended Kennebunk High School and is the son of Theodore Huskins of Kennebunkport, and Eugenia Carter of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

• Catherine L. Ledue, an anthropology major and member of the Class of 2019. She attended Sanford High School and is the daughter of Claire Ledue of Springvale, and Thomas Ledue of Springvale.

• Sarah C. Montembeau, a chemistry-biochemistry major and member of the Class of 2021. She attended Robert W. Traip Academy in Kittery and is the daughter of Stephen and Pamela Montembeau of Kittery Point.

• Hannah R. Richelieu, a biology major and member of the Class of 2021. She attended Kennebunk High School and is the daughter of Alicia Richelieu of Kennebunk.

• Katherine R. Senechal, an environmental science major and member of the Class of 2019. She attended Thornton Academy in Saco and is the daughter of Guy Senechal and Victoria Rogers of Saco.

• Joseph P. Yauch, a history and German studies major and member of the Class of 2019. He attended York High School and is the son of Peter and Patricia Yauch of York.

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars.

Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Colby’s innovative and ambitious campaign, Dare Northward, will support deeper connections between the college and the world and a fully inclusive experience for all Colby students.

Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 80 countries. Its Waterville location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.