Student News May 23

May 26, 2004

Adam B. Hood of Hagerstown accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pa.The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a highly selective, national, non-profit honors organization. Founded in 1994, NSCS recognizes first-and second-year undergraduate students who excel academically.

Students at St. Mary School in Hagerstown recently completed a Math-a-thon, sending in $4,500 to help the ill children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, including children from Maryland.

Grace Fulton was the student collecting the most funds.

Math-a-thon is a program where students complete a booklet of grade compatible math problems and collect pledges for their efforts.

"Over the years, St. Mary School has sent in over $62,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, while teaching students to help the less fortunate," said Mary Anne Kamas, chairman, "and we are grateful for the community, staff and family support the students receive."


Rachel Bibbee, daughter of Richard and Lynn Bibbee of Hagerstown, recently won the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award for notable leadership qualities. The award is presented to one member of the Hagerstown Youth Service Club who best exemplifies the Modern Woodmen of America fraternal spirit in her community.

Rachel was judged on involvement in the club and community, cooperation, character and, most importantly, volunteered hours.

Since being a member of the club, she has volunteered more than 1,000 hours.

Lynn Bibbee, leader of the club, said that Rachel received an engraved trophy and that Kevin Lerch and Kevin Allen received medallions for honorable mention.

Tahira White, a ninth-grade student at South Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown, has recently been accepted into the Regional Math/Science Center, an Upward Bound Program based in Frostburg, Md.

She will stay on the Frostburg State University campus for six weeks this summer developing skills needed for entering and succeeding in post-secondary education, primarily in the fields of math and science.

Tahira will live and work with a diverse group of students from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland to complete a scientific investigation. The students have a rigorous academic schedule during the week, taking math, writing, Latin, literature, and SAT preparation classes in addition to the science project. They also have the opportunity to attend educational workshops and meet professional scientists and mathematicians to learn what it takes to accomplish individual career goals. Field trips are scheduled on the weekends to reward the students with enriching cultural experiences.

Throughout the academic year, the RMSC staff provides participants with support and assistance as they prepare for college. Students remain in the program until they graduate from high school, returning each summer to FSU. The Regional Math/Science Center programs are completely free to all participants.

The Regional Math/Science Center is still accepting applications. To find out more, call 1-800-646-6004 or 301-687-4295 or visit its Web site at

The Washington County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee approved the renewal of the current recipients of scholarships at a meeting April 21. The committee also selected 11 recipients to receive a scholarship beginning this fall.

The recipients are listed below with their choices of colleges and curriculums. Each will receive $500 per semester or $1,000 per year.

Returning students approved in 1999 - Dolly Sullivan, University of Maryland, nursing and Grace Thammasuvimol, Maryland, cell and molecular biology.

Returning students approved in 2001 - Jolee Warrenfeltz, Lebanon Valley College, physical therapy; Jennifer Elliott, McDaniel College, Chemistry; Skyler Sanders, Mount St. Mary's College, biology; Bethany Shoaf, College Misericordia, speech-language pathology and Melissa Leggett, Hood College, biology.

Returning students approved in 2002 - Kelly Gladhill, Hagerstown Community College, nursing; Jennifer Kretzer, Shepherd University, nursing and Elizabeth Thammasuvimol, Mount St. Mary's, biological science.

Returning students approved in 2003 - Holly Snyder, Shepherd, nursing; Tontesh Tawady, University of Maryland Baltimore County, biological sciences; Victoria Staubs, HCC, nursing; Heather Yost, Salisbury University, biology; Sarah Jones, Salisbury, nursing; Ashley Chupp, Eastern Mennonite University, nursing and Margaret Dudgeon, Duquesne University, pharmacy.

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