Student news

December 06, 2005

Twelve Washington County residents received scholarships from the Shepherd University Foundation for the 2005-06 academic year.

Hagerstown residents include Brad Gouker, Paul Saab Memorial Scholarship; Nathaniel Hirsch, Joseph and William Byers Memorials and Florence Hamilton scholarships; Ashley Shingler, Elizabeth Tabler Scholarship; Lauryn Lewis, Jefferson Security Bank Scholarship; David Seifarth, Neill M. Whittington II Scholarship; and Jamie Sekula, Anna Thorn Rice and Mary Thorn scholarships.

Boonsboro residents include Chasen Deener, Washington County Student Scholarship; and Kendra Ganoe received the Charles Doss, David and Betsy Newlin, Howard and Goldie Carper, Howard Carper, John Headlee, Harry C. Rickard, Arthur Slonaker, Ella May Turner, Bruce Van Wyk, and Evelyne and Maurice Viener scholarships.

Other Washington County residents include Tiffany Semler, Williamsport, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship; Linda Fasulo, Rohrersville, Baby-Knott and Robert Rissler Presidential scholarships; Anthony Pomfrey, Burkhart Tuition Scholarship; and Aaron Holder, Keedysville, Burkhart Tuition Scholarship.


The Shepherd University Foundation funds more than 300 endowed scholarships, which will provide more than $900,000 in student and program support in 2005-06. These funds support scholarship awards for deserving Shepherd students each academic year.

Andrew Landsman of Boonsboro was recently inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu national social sciences honor society at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md. Pi Gamma Mu encourages and recognizes good scholarship, and promotes activities and service projects. Students named have a cumulative grade-point average of B or better.

Landsman, son of Jerry and Catherine Landsman, is a 2003 graduate of Boonsboro High School. The junior environmental issues major is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma national freshman honor society, and a member of the fishing club.

David L. Waldman, son of Mary and Paul Waldman of Hagerstown, has been awarded a grant from The Steven Daniel Smallen Memorial Fund at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.

Waldman will use the fund to do a photojournalistic essay on the Gargoyles and Grotesque at Oxford University.

A junior majoring in world politics, Waldman is a graduate of George School.

On Nov. 6, Christopher J. McAllister of Hagerstown was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as a member of Lambda Eta Chapter at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md.

McAllister is the son of Terri Magaha and John McAllister of Hagerstown. Inductees must rank in the upper third of their major to receive the academic honor, and must be recognized through strengths in leadership and scholarship. McAllister is a Dean's List student, laboratory assistant, and treasurer of the Student Nurses Association. He is a senior at the School of Science and will graduate in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. He is a 2002 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

The Key Club at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center (FCCTC) "trick or treated" around the school to raise money for UNICEF. In return for donations, they treated staff and faculty to bubble gum.

Key Club International encouraged all Key Clubs here and abroad to raise at least $75 each to "Kick HIV/AIDS out of Kenya."

The money will be used to support a soccer program that teaches life skills, bolsters confidence, promotes leadership, strengthens decision making skills, and raises awareness about HIV/AIDS. FCCTC Key Club collected $115.46.

The shirts were designed and created by Cortney Krall and Sheena Miller. The front of the shirts say "Give a little, get a little" and the back states " Trick or Treat for UNICEF".

Cassie Lineaweaver and Sheena Miller were co-chairs of the project.

The club also recently sponsored Operation Christmas Child at the school.

Members collected and wrapped shoe boxes with Christmas paper and delivered them to participating shops. Students and staff then filled the shoe boxes with items such as brushes, combs, soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toys, candy, pencils, crayons, coloring books, etc.

The Key Club then collected the boxes, added $5 for shipping for each box and delivered them to the regional distribution center in Quincy, Pa. All shoe boxes will be given to poor children in Third World countries.

Amanda Hartman and Angie Fiorentino were co-chairs of this event.

Members taking part in both projects were:

Chambersburg - Caitlin Baughman, Sondra Carroll, Katey Eck, Christina Fritz, Ryan Gee, Cortney Krall, Beth Martin, Jollene Martin, Tiffany McCalmont, Sheena Miller, Chasity Reeder, Justin Reidout, Amanda Ridings, James Smith

Shippensburg - Amber Brown, Cassie Lineaweaver, David Pollock, Zach Taylor

Tuscarora - Angie Fiorentino, Carl Lawson, Steven Sowers, Mandy Thomas

Waynesboro - Amanda Hartman, Shaun McChesney

Home schooled - Stephen Fedoriw.

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