Margarette Herrera, of Elgin, recently made the Dean’s List at Newberry College for the fall semester. Herrera had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester. **** Laura Branham, of Elgin, recently made the Merit List for the 2016 fall semester at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. The Merit List recognizes students who are registered for six to 11 credit hours and have earned a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. **** Local students recently made the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List for the 2016 fall semester at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster.