Student news May 2

May 11, 2004

The following area students have been named to the Dean's List at Villa Julie College, Baltimore, for the fall 2003 semester:Jennifer L. Andrews of Clear Spring, daughter of Terry and Debbie Andrews. A graduate of Clear Spring High School, she is a junior majoring in business information systems.

Trent Semler of Boonsboro, son of Aleta and Preston Semler. A graduate of Boonsboro High School, he is a freshman majoring in visual communication design.

Brittany Shoaf of Hagerstown, daughter of Jeff and Barb Shoaf. A graduate of North Hagerstown High School, she is a freshman majoring in visual communication design.

Amanda Layne Dellinger, a senior at Hedgesville High School, is one of five West Virginia high school students selected by the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission to receive $10,000 higher education scholarships.


The awards were co-sponsored by BB&T. Recipients were selected from among 40 applicants.

Candidates were judged on character, leadership, participation, citizenship, scholarship and financial need. In order to apply, they needed a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT composite score of 16.

Stephen Heagy II, son of Steve and Kathy Heagy of Hagerstown, was presented a University Honors Citation on April 15 at a ceremony at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Honors Citation signifies the successful completion of the first two years of Honors course work, which includes Honors seminars, special Honors versions of introductory courses, and a first-year colloquium.

Heagy was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society at a recent campus ceremony. The society honors juniors and seniors in the top 15 percent of their class. He is also a member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society.

Heagy maintains a 3.97 grade point average while pursuing two degrees, one in mathematics and the other in finance. He has been on the Dean's List all five of his semesters at U-Md., earning a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2003 semester. He is a 2001 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.


Two students from Hagerstown were cast members in Villa Julie College's production of the musical "Working," presented April 20-24 at the Inscape Theatre in Baltimore.

Jason Buhrman, son of James and Martha Buhrman, is a film, video and theatre major. He is a graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

Kevin Walla, son of Steven and Linda Walla, is a film, video and theatre major. He is a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

Will Webb, a sixth-grader at Walkersville Middle School, was one of 13 statewide winners in the annual Fair Housing Poster contest, sponsored by the Maryland Association of REALTORS.

The winners were recognized by Gov. Robert Ehrlich at a ceremony at the State House in Annapolis on April 27. Each winner also received a U.S. Savings Bond, provided by the MAR.

The theme of the posters was "Fair Housing is Alive in 2005!" The winning entries will be reproduced in calendars distributed statewide by Maryland REALTORS to promote the principles of fair housing.

Shepherdstown, W.Va., resident Nadine Zimmerli, a senior at Shepherd University and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, has received a $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship.

Zimmerli is the second Phi Kappa Phi national scholarship winner from Shepherd. Established in 1932, the Fellowship Program annually awards 60 fellowships of $5,000 each and 40 Awards of Excellence for $2,000 each for postgraduate study at accredited institutions of higher learning. Selection for membership in Phi Kappa Phi is based upon academic achievement and exemplary character. Second-semester juniors in the upper 5 percent of their class and seniors in the upper 10 percent are eligible for membership.

Students at Saint James School recently took the National Latin Exam. Scores are based on the national averages for each level. The following students received awards:

Gold (Summa Cum Laude) - Latin 1: Dean Young, Middletown, Md. Latin 2: James Knable, Hagerstown. Latin 3: Christian Desrosiers, Waynesboro, Pa. and Andrew Brooks, Sharpsburg. Latin 5: Katherine Roza, Hagerstown and Daniel Gervacio, Boonsboro.

Silver (Maxima Cum Laude) - Latin 2: Drew St. Lawrence, Plainfield, N.J. and William Oldfather, Hagerstown. Latin 3: Rex Salisbury, Middletown and Kellen Riley, Hagerstown. Latin 4: Lauren Bust, Hagers-town.

Magna Cum Laude - Latin 1: Courtney McIlroy, Charles Town, W.Va. and Zachary Buzzell, Middletown. Latin 2: Zoe Morgens, Shepherdstown, W.Va. and Adrienne Gonzalez, Hagerstown. Latin 3: William Hatcher, Hagerstown. Latin 4: Miles Chan, Hagerstown.

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