Hancock - Erin Smith, general studies.
Hedgesville, W.Va. - Gretchen Munson, dental hygiene.
Martinsburg, W.Va. - Clifton Royse, therapeutic massage.
McConnellsburg, Pa. - Aimee Hurney, medical assistant; Myra McFadden, dental hygiene.
Mercersburg, Pa. - Jason Houpt, respiratory therapist.
Paw Paw, W.Va. - Kari Combs, nursing; Andrea Kidwell, economics.
Ranson, W.Va. - Jennifer Wysong, dental hygiene.
Shippensburg, Pa. - Christy Russell, business management, business accounting certificate.
Williamsport - Ginger S. Brown, respiratory therapist.
At the Dental Hygiene Capping Ceremony held the same day as commencement exercises at Allegany College of Maryland, Lauren Hobson of Frederick, Md., received the William T. Fridinger award as the student with the highest grade-point average.
Hobson and Amy Bergman of Hagerstown were recognized for their outstanding work in periodontics. Bergman was also presented the Outstanding Clinician Award, given by the Upper Potomac Dental Hygienists' Society to the student who possesses the highest level of clinical skills and maintains an excellent rapport with her patients, peers and instructors.
Bergman, Hobson and Laurelle Byrd of Falling Waters, W.Va., were inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha, the national honor society of the dental hygiene profession.
Corina S. Campbell was named to the Dean's List at Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pa., for the spring 2005 semester. Campbell is a graduate of Smithsburg High School.
Veronica Leigh Marshall of Hagerstown was named to the Dean's List at the University of North Carolina-Asheville for the spring 2005 semester.
Jonathan Brailler, son of Cheryl Dillon of Chambersburg, Pa., was one of three winners of the Albert Bell Memorial Prize in Accounting at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa.
The prize is awarded to sophomores or juniors who are majoring in accounting and who demonstrate academic achievement and outstanding character.
Brailler is a sophomore majoring in business, organizations and society. He is a 2003 graduate of Mercersburg Academy.
Cherie Michelle Walkley of Hagerstown was named to the Dean's List at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, for the spring 2005 semester.
Catherine Smith, daughter of Jeffrey Schrecongost Sr. and Valerie Maiolo-Smith of Williamsport, graduated May 22 from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in law, jurisprudence and social thought and psychology. She is a graduate of St. James School.
Two Hagerstown students received degrees from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., on May 16.
Derek R. Rankin, son of Robert B. and Sukey Rankin, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies, with distinction, and a minor in modern languages. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
A graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School, Rankin was on the Dean's List, was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Delta Pi, the Virginia Historical Society and the yearbook staff at VMI.
Thomas C. Hardinge, son of Hunt and Mona Hardinge, received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
He was a member of the VMI Regimental Band, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the varsity cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams and the club lacrosse and soccer teams. He is a graduate of North Hagerstown High School.
Rodney G. Rose, son of Rodney R. and Julie E. Rose of Greencastle, Pa., graduated with honors from the West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, W.Va., on May 14 with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Rose, a 1994 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., in 1998. In 2000, he received a master's degree in public administration from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., graduating magna cum laude with a concentration in public policy formation and implementation.