Student news

June 04, 2006

Jason Camarano, an eighth-grade homeschooler in Williamsport, was selected by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth to be honored at the CTY Grand Ceremony on June 17, in recognition of his exceptional scores on the SAT exam.

To be invited, eighth-grade students must have achieved a score of 750 or above in either Critical Reading or Math.

Jason has also been selected to be featured in the 2005-2006 edition of Who's Who Among Outstanding Middle School Students. Only 5 percent of the nation's middle school students are honored annually in this publication.

Jason is a member of Boy Scout Troop 17, and a member of the Order of the Arrow, the BSA's national brotherhood of honor campers. He has been home schooled for seven years.

Shannon Lee Draper, a freshman at Williamsport High School, has been accepted into the Summer Theatre Institute at DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa.


STI offers professional and specialized theatre training to high school and college students, and is typically available to theatre majors in a university curriculum. After an audition and acceptance into the program, students can earn three to six college credits.

Shannon studies voice and piano privately and is a member of Williamsport High School's Show Choir "SophistiCats" under the direction of Ruth Ridenour. Shannon is the daughter of Lee and Tina Draper of Williamsport.

Sarah M. Keely, a 2004 graduate of Hagerstown Community College, was recently awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Hood College, Frederick, Md.

Keely was recently inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society; Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society; and Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students. She graduated summa cum laude and was the recipient of the Hood College Academic Achievement prize for the highest academic record in the Class of 2006.

Angela Crawford, daughter of Gerald and Linda Crawford of Hagerstown, received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, with a minor in psychology, from Clemson University on May 12.

Crawford, a 2002 graduate of Boonsboro High School, graduated cum laude with general and departmental honors from the Calhoun Honors College.

In the fall, Crawford will attend Northwestern University at Feinberg School of Medicine, to earn her Master of Science degree in genetic counseling.

Adam Tyler Hockensmith, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., has earned honor roll status for the recently ended winter term.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky A. Hockensmith of Hagerstown.

Katie Jane Cantler of Hagerstown graduated from Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education K-6.

Cantler is the daughter of Buck and Debi Cantler of Hagerstown and the granddaughter of Charles and Betty Crone of Hagerstown and the late Delmore and Annie Cantler of Frederick, Md. She is also the goddaughter of Sonny and Donna Draper of Garfield.

While at Shepherd, Cantler was awarded the Knipe and Shank Scholarship for Education and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, which honors college seniors who show exemplary service to their community and school while maintaining a certain GPA. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Fraternity, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, where she served as president; Shepherd Education Student Association, SGA, West Virginia Education Association, West Virginia Reading Council and National Education Association (NEA).

Cantler is a 2002 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and plans to teach at an elementary school within the Tri-State area in the fall.

The following Washington County residents were among the 542 students receiving degrees at Shepherd University's 133rd Commencement on May 20.

Boonsboro - Emily Bannon, Shannon Bittner, Chasen Deener, Kendra Ganoe, Zachery Horton, Beth Taylor, Kelly Benner.

Fairplay - Michelle Evits.

Hancock - Tesa Unger.

Hagerstown - Timothy Biser, Amy Blank-Rowland, Katie Cantler, Megan Crawford, Stacie Crist, Elizabeth Cunningham, Jerry Faulders, Katie Franklin, Brad Gouker, Courtney Harnish, Nathaniel Hirsch, Terah Hoover, Courtney Harnish, Lauren Kearns, Alexis Lopez, James Morrison, Marc Peime, Norris Roy II, Jamie Sekula, Danial Sims, Corinne Sirni, Jason Stauch, Nicole Stottlemeyer, Krystal Tydings, Candyace Vincent.

Keedysville - Ashley Gossert, Theodore Shusterman, Jaelithe Sing, Jade Whipp.

Knoxville - Alexandar Carbone-Todorov, Andrew Strickland, Tara Roberts.

Maugansville - Nicole Morgan.

Rohrersville - Linda Fasulo.

Sharpsburg - Kathryn Kretzer, Gayle McCrossin, April Miles, Kimberly Marshall, Erin Knight.

Smithsburg - Steven Myers, Trinette Price.

Williamsport - David Haas, Zachary Myers, James Wilson.

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