Student News

April 09, 2006

Dustin Reichard was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland in St. Mary's City, Md., with a 4.0 GPA.

Reichard, a third-year student majoring in biology, recently returned from a 10-day tour in Belize in Central America, where he studied reed and rain forest ecology, having designed a project for each.

Reichard serves as president of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society at St. Mary's College. He has accepted a summer internship at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in Pembroke, Va., where he will study the behavior and physiology of dark-eyed juncos.

He was co-valedictorian of the class of 2003 at Clear Spring High School.

Dana Ryce of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. was named Student of the Month for February at Hagerstown Business College.

Ryce, who is enrolled in the Computer Applications program, began her studies in July 2004 and is due to graduate in April. She has been named to the Dean's List and has earned perfect attendance for several terms. She is the daughter of Steve Ryce and Tina and Noah Howard.


Students are selected based on recommendations from faculty members.

Brittany Tesla, daughter of Michael and Carol Tesla of Hagerstown, was recently named Salisbury University's Social Work Student of the Year.

Tesla is a senior with a double major in social work and psychology. She is a member of the Phi Alpha social work honor society, the Phi Gamma Mu social science honor society, the Phi Kappa Phi international honor society, and the Psi Chi psychology honor society. She is president of the Social Work Club and the undergraduate representative for Phi Alpha. Tesla is also a recipient of the newly founded Stephen Emery Scholarship for social work.

The Social Work Student of the Year Award is based upon academic achievement, leadership, and service to the University and community.

Students from the Franklin County Career & Technology Center recently participated in the 40th Annual SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership Conference and Skills Championships in Lancaster, Pa. Seventeen competitors and two delegates attended the event.

The following students won medals at the conference:

First place (gold medal winners): Cosmetology - Jillian Gochenour, Chambersburg Area Senior High School senior; Job Skill Demonstration - Jessica Hawks, Chambersburg senior.

Second Place (silver medal winners): Action Skills - Jimmy Weller, Greencastle-Antrim High School senior; Cabinetmaking - Dustin Wladkowski, Waynesboro Area Senior High School senior; Job Skill Demonstration A - April Gindlesperger, Chambersburg junior; Job Skill Demonstration A Model - Tabatha Mullet, Chambersburg junior.

Third place (silver medal winner): First Aid/CPR - Amanda Hartman, Waynesboro senior.

Also competing were Steve Cooper, Jeremy Russell, Steve Long, Amanda Gossert, Samantha Richey, Kyla Gelsinger, Corey Brindle, Cody Ulrich, Eric Hockenberry and Dan Calimer. The delegates were Ryan Shipp and Emily Gloss.

The first-place winners will move on to the national competition in Kansas City, Mo.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure that America has a skilled workforce.

Angela Henneberger has been named a Spring 2006 Dean Academic Scholar and a magna cum laude graduate of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The designation of Dean's Academic Scholar is given to graduating seniors who have completed a minimum of 60 credits at the University of Maryland and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.8. Henneberger graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 2002.

Four Washington County residents have been named to Shepherd University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Hagerstown residents named to the society include Leigh-Anne Mauk, a senior English major; and Brad Gouker, a senior biology major.

Other Washington County residents named to the society include Sharon Moats-Salamone, Sharpsburg, a senior nursing major; and Chasen Deener, Boonsboro, a senior business major.

Membership selection to Phi Kappa Phi is based upon academic achievement and exemplary character. Those eligible for membership are second semester juniors in the upper 5 percent of their class, and the upper 10 percent of seniors.

The following Hagerstown students at Washington College, Chestertown, Md., were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2005 semester:

Hugh Joseph Breslin IV, a junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Breslin III. Breslin is majoring in business management;

Rebecca M. Kain, a sophomore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Kain. Kain is majoring in psychology;

Christine Thompson, a senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Thompson. Thompson is majoring in humanities.

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Danielle Kesecker of Hagerstown has been named an All-American Scholar.

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