The following Jamaica Plain individuals, businesses and organizations have received recognition:

Students from the Classical Piano Studio of Heather Rogers Riley recently performed their annual recital at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Sandra Melo and Armani White recently graduated from Commonwealth School.

Joshua Bucklin-Lane, Molly Goodman, Robin McNamara, Eric White, Cheyenne Deveney and Katherine Walsh are on the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the University of Massachsuetts Amherst.

Lisa Mirowitz, senior producer and project director for the WGBH/Nova Science Unit has been named WGBH’s Margret and Hanse Rey/Curious George Producer for 2010-1011.

Community Servings and Emmanuel Reform Church received $9,700 from Project Bread to provide summer food service programs.

Kevin Handly, an attorney at Pierce Atwood LLP, ranks among the top attorney in the nation for 2010 according to Chambers and Partners, a London-based research firm.

Edith Murnane has been named the City of Boston’s first food policy director.

Ilan Benador, Elizabeth Glenn, Kevin Joyce and Jacob Leidolf have been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the spring semester.

Tuyet Hong Nguyen graduated from Eastern Nazarene College recently.

Angela Herring, Katie Kozin, Mary Lincoln, Susan Montgomery and Anna Wells participated in the Elizabeth Stone House Wilderness Heals Hike to increase awareness and raise funds.

Briana Ford-Withrow, 14, won first place in “THE” Orlando talent competition in July. Her first-place finish in the acting and modeling competition earned her $10,000.

Samuel Hannon was named to the honor roll at Xaverian Brothers High School.

Warren Thompson and Matthew Pitts were awarded Berklee City Music Scholarships to attend Berklee College of Music’s summer performance program for high school students.

Maya Ginga received high honors and Corin Harkness received honors for the 2009-2010 school year at Brimmer and May School.

Christina Severin is the president of Network Health, Inc., which received the 2010 Top Leadership Teams Healthcare award from HealthLeaders Media.

Ryan Hanifin received honors for the fourth quarter at Boston College High School.

Second Shelter for Cats received at $2,500 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition.

Nia and Liza Hays celebrated their one-year anniversary with a road trip along the Atlantic coast as part of the Sears Auto Center: Exploring My Amerca Road Stories promotion.

Arnold Arboretum researchers Campbell Webb, Sarah Matthews, Maciej Zwieniecki and Kevin Boyce have been awarded National Science Foundation grants.

The Eliot School won Best Art Activity for Kids. Dame and 40 both won runner-up for Best Vintage for Women and Best Vintage for Men and J.P. Seafood Café won Best Affordable Sushi, all from Boston Magazine.
Maria Medina, Aleksandr Geraskin, Eric Heimlicker, Paula Katsiroubas and Yang Yu graduated from UMass Amherst in the spring.

A poem by Anne Fowler was included in “Child of My Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents,” a recently published anthology.

The Chilcott Granada Association placed third in the Community Garden category in the City of Boston’s garden contest this year. Jennifer Taub came in second and Theresa Pope placed third for Large Yard Garden.

Elizabeth Foley has been named an attorney at Donoghue Barrett & Singal, PC.

Emerson College Visual and Media Arts Assistant Professor Eric Gordon received a $250,000 grant for his technology initiative to “revitalize the community planning process” from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Bottom Line,which helps disadvantaged young people achieve success in college, received $10,000 from the Staples Foundation.

The Franklin Park Coalition was named a Champion in Action by Citizens Bank and NECN.

Ralph Barry swam in the Swim Across America Boston Harbor Island swim this year, benefiting childhood cancer survivors for the 14th time.

Attorney Stephen Riden recently launched a new law firm in Boston.

Sarah Clark and James Dorsey swam from Newport to Jamestown as part of Citizens Bank/Save the Bay event.

Sergio Gonzalez received a John Joseph Moakley Charitable Foundation scholarship.