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Student news June 19

June 20, 2005

The First National Bank of Greencastle presented Whitney Leitzel with the C.B. "Lee" Shank Scholarship of Music.

The bank sponsors the scholarship in memory of the late C. B. "Lee" Shank, former bank president and a gifted musician.

"The First National Bank of Greencastle is dedicated to the betterment of the community and schools in its area," said Jeff Shank, bank president/CEO. "This scholarship is very special to us. We are honored to award it to a student as outstanding as Whitney Leitzel."

Leitzel is the daughter of Rahn and Kelly Leitzel of Greencastle, Pa. She is an award-winning French student, a member of the Distinguished Honor Roll at Greencastle-Antrim High School, a member of regional, district and county bands and an accomplished clarinet player. She is a member of the National Honor Society and served as the NHS treasurer. Her mission work through her church, The Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, has included trips to West Virginia, New Jersey and Virginia. She also served in Praise Band and Community Bible School at the church.

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Whitney plans enter Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa., in the fall to major in urban studies with a minor in music.




Rachel Jeannine Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith of Hagerstown, was named to the Dean's List at Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Fla., for the spring 2005 semester. Smith is majoring in writing.




Two Virginia Tech students from Hagerstown were among those honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony held May 13 in Blacksburg, Va.:

Amanda Lee received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business.

Michael Hoffman received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering.




The following Virginia Military Institute cadets from Hagerstown who named to the Dean's List for the second semester of academic year 2004-2005:

Thomas C. Hardinge, a recent graduate who majored in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Mona E. Hardinge.

Derek R. Rankin, a recent graduate who majored in international studies. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Rankin.




Adele Eden Flail, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan N. Flail of Mercersburg, Pa., graduated from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on May 22 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology.




The following area students were named to the Dean's List at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Md., for the spring 2005 semester:

Anna N. Binau of Hagerstown, a freshman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Binau.

Jamie L. Doyle of Smithsburg, a freshman, daughter of DeAnna J. Doyle.

Rachel L. Hamilton of Brunswick, Md., a freshman, daughter of Donna S. White.

Craig H. Henson of Hagers-town, a freshman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Henson III.

Ashley E. Keeney of Clear Spring, a sophomore, daughter of Cheryl A. Keeney.

Kathleen M. Kennedy of Phoenix, Md., a freshman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kennedy.

Cortney M. Kerns of Hagerstown, a freshman, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William B. Kerns.

Kelly-Jo Kibler of Hagers-town, a freshman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith A. Kibler.

Ryan A. Martin of Williamsport, a sophomore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Martin.

Matthew J. Reed of Hagerstown, a junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Reed.

Valerie F. Sumner of Hagerstown, a sophomore.

Molly E. Twine of Hagerstown, a junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Zimmerman.

Jillian M. Watson of Hagerstown, a junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Watson.




Christa Buckheit of Myersville, Md., was named to the Dean's List at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., for the spring 2005 semester.




Mary Elizabeth Bernhard of Hagerstown graduated summa cum laude from Towson University, Towson, Md., on May 22 with a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in mass communications and psychology.

A Dean's List student each semester at Towson, Bernhard won the Certification of Excellence award from the faculty of the Department of Mass Communications in her junior and senior years.

She was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America for four years and a member of the Towson University Public Relations Club, where she helped organize and promote fundraisers to support the Baltimore community and the university.

In May, she ran in the inaugural "Lead Strong Half Marathon" to support the Casey Cares Foundation, a nonprofit organization the provides interactive programs for critically ill children. She finished fourth in the women's division.

This spring, she helped plan and coordinate a communications career fair, Student Leadership and Scholarship Expo, at Towson. Undergraduate and graduate students were invited to showcase their academic work. Bernhard presented her own research project, "Feelings and Perceptions of Communities Held by Different Age Groups."

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