Jennifer Lyn Pine, D.V.M., of Greencastle, Pa., graduated with highest distinction from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, Ind., on May 15 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Pine finished first in her class with a grade-point average of 3.98.
A 1996 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Shippensburg University in 2000. She is employed as a full-time veterinarian at Greencastle Veterinary Hospital.
She is the daughter of Judith A. Leidig and Donald E. Pine Sr., both of Greencastle. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson of Greencastle and Verna Pine of Mercersburg, Pa.
Four Washington County high school students were selected to represent their region at the National Association for Student Councils meeting and convention in Collinsville, Ill. Brittany Churchey, Zach Jamison, Ben O'Kane and Leah Sayre, all students from North Hagerstown High School attended the annual convention June 25-29.
Student Government Adviser Kim O'Kane accompanied the students. Various local businesses and community groups generously contributed to send the students to the convention, which focuses on student leadership development. The students lived with host families in Collinsville.
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Julian T. Funk of Hagerstown has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics and in history and government.
Julian, who attends St. Maria Goretti High School, was nominated for the mathematics award by his pre-calculus teacher, James D. Martin; and for the history and government award by Amy L. Fleagle, his AP American government teacher. He will be listed in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
Julian was also named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy and will be listed in the All-American Scholar Yearbook. He was nominated for this award by Jay Heefner.
Julian is the son of Tom and Julie Funk and the grandson of Jennie Shaffer of Hagerstown.
Courtney Robinson, daughter of David and Maria Robinson of Clear Spring, received the Frick Federal Credit Union's third annual scholarship award of $500.
Robinson, 19, is a 2004 graduate of Clear Spring High School. She attends Hagers-town Community College and plans to graduate with an associate's degree in history. She then plans to obtain a bachelor's degree in biology and become a chiropractor.
St. Lawrence Cement is employing nine students this summer under a program designed to help employees' children further their educations, plant manager Gary Batey said.
The interns, under the supervision of Ralph Belin, yard supervisor, perform a wide variety of tasks.
The interns are:
Jessica Hanlin, a communications student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, daughter of Deborah Hanlin.
Seth Eyler, a general studies student at Hagerstown Community College, son of Larry Eyler.
John F. Baliga Jr., a business administration student at Towson University, son of John F. Baliga.
Jacob Munson, a civil engineering student at Messiah College, son of Robert Munson.
Mark Stottlemyer, a biology student at the University of Pittsburgh, son of John Stottlemyer.
Patrick Molloy, a communications arts student at Marymount Manhattan, son of P. Kevin Molloy.
Samantha Leasure, a cosmetology student at Award Beauty School, daughter of Mark Leasure.
Anna Camp, a nursing student at Shenandoah University, daughter of JoAnn Forsyth.
Kendall Stoner, a business student at Salisbury University, son of Jim Stone.
The Alsatia Club Inc. of Hagerstown recently awarded its annual Robert L. Worthington Memorial Scholarship to Eric Spessard. He is pictured with Alsatia Club resident Wilford Seilhamer, right. Eric is the son of Brian and Victoria Spessard of Carlisle, Pa. He is planning to attend Clarion University. This scholarship was established by Hilda Worthington in memory of her husband, Robert L. Worthington, a longtime member of Alsatia.
Representing Washington County at the National Association of Student Council annual meeting and convention in Collinsville, Ill., were, from left, Brittany Churchey, Zach Jamison, Ben O'Kane and Leah Sayre. Leah models a Maryland Crab hat which the group wore as a symbol of the state of Maryland during the opening festivities.
Four students from western Maryland recently completed a two-week program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Math-Science Technology Institute. The program in Oak Ridge, Tenn., is sponsored each year by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Shown with their certificates are, from left, Nicholas Smith, Clear Spring High School; Rachel Dean, Allegany High School; Albert Feldstein, Maryland Department of Planning and ARC; Sarah Skelley, Fort Hill High School; and Joshua Walbert, Beall High School.