Student news

March 26, 2006

Sara Drury, daughter of David and Tina Drury of Williamsport, was named to the Dean's List at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., for the fall 2005 semester.

A 2002 graduate of Williamsport High School, Drury is a senior at Wilson College, where she is majoring in veterinary medical technology. She is a member of Orchesis, the college's modern dance troupe.

Shalisha Nason, soprano, will perform her senior voice recital at Evangel University, Springfield, Mo., on Monday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall.

There is no charge for admission, and the public is invited to attend.

Highlights of the program will include works by Puccini, Schubert, Strauss and Mozart, as well as selections from the Broadway musicals "The Music Man" and "Phantom of the Opera."


Evangel senior Rebekah Walker will be joining Nason in a duet from "Tales of Hoffmann" by Offenbach. Harry Becket will be providing piano accompaniment.

Nason, a student of Jane Munson-Berg, is majoring in music education at Evangel. She is the daughter of Daniel Nason of Hagerstown.

On Dec. 15, 2005, Elizabeth A. Stevens received a Master of Science degree in family and marriage counseling and education specialist from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greenboro, N.C.

During her studies at UNC Greensboro, Stevens interned at Wake Forest University Hospital in the Brenner Children's Oncology Center.

She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators.

During her graduate work, she co-authored an article, "Best Practices: Lucid Dreaming," with Craig Cashwell that appeared in a national publication. She also wrote "Why did the chicken cross the road? ... To see a counselor of course!" for regional publication.

Stevens, a 1999 graduate of Williamsport High School, is the daughter of Lou and Ginger Stevens. She is working at Daymark Recovery Services in Winston-Salem, N.C., as a child and youth therapist. She did her undergraduate studies at Shepherd University.

Garrett W. Pengelly has been chosen to attend North Carolina Governor's School.

A rising junior at Page High School, Greensboro, N.C., Garrett is one of 800 students statewide was selected after a rigorous nomination and selection process. The Governor's School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.

Funded annually by the North Carolina General Assembly, no tuition nor room and board fees are charged to students during the six-week program.

Garrett is the oldest son of Bob and Malinda Pengelly or Greensboro, and is the grandson of Barbara and John Pengelly of Hagerstown. He is Chief Petty Officer of Academics in the NJROTC program, earned varsity letters in swimming, rifle and drill, and has aspirations to attend one of the military academies.

Erin Matonak, daughter of Daniel and Robbie Matonak of Hagerstown, was recently inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md.

Matonak is a freshman majoring in business marketing. She is a member of the women's Ultimate Frisbee team. She is a member of the Bellavance Honors Program and a Presidential Scholarship recipient.

Phi Eta Sigma encourages and recognizes high scholastic achievement among freshmen who have a 3.5 or better cumulative grade-point average.

Kristin Hutchinson, daughter of Kenneth Hutchinson of Williamsport; and Dawn Lowery of Boonsboro were recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi international honor society at Salisbury University.

Phi Kappa Phi fosters and recognizes outstanding scholarship in students from all areas of instruction. It is the only honor society which moves across the lines that traditionally separate the diverse academic disciplines. Juniors and seniors invited to membership must rank in the upper brackets of their graduating class.

Hutchinson is a senior majoring in exercise science. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society and the Phi Epsilon Kappa physical education honor society. She is president of the Medical Careers Club and the Exercise Science Club. Hutchinson is also a Dean's List student.

The following local residents were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2005 semester at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore:

Tatiana Gulnik of Frederick, Md., the daughter of Dr. Sergei Gulnik and Dr. Elena Afonina. Gulnik attended Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick. She is majoring in international studies, and is expected to graduate in May 2008.

Dane Schiro of Hagerstown, the son of James Schiro. Schiro attended Saint Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown. He is majoring in environmental engineering and is expected to graduate in May 2009.

Benjamin Morlok of Hagerstown, the son of Kathryn Mchugh. Morlok attended Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa. He is majoring in computer science and is expected to graduate in May 2007.

To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

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