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Student news

June 11, 2006

Garrett M. Delaney, a resident of Hagerstown and a senior at Smithsburg High School, has been offered, and has accepted, the University Scholar Award to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, this coming fall.

The University Scholar Award, a four-year undergraduate scholarship covering tuition, room and board, is offered to a limited number of entering freshmen that have earned academic distinction during their high school careers. Garrett plans to major in engineering and minor in business.

During his high school career, Garrett achieved Distinguished Honor Roll each marking period, was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Association, and was awarded multiple Success Through Academic Recognition (STARS) awards. Additionally, he was a member of the varsity football team. He is the son of Martin and Cindi Delaney, also of Hagerstown.




Brian Benner, son of Dave and Lori Benner of Hag-erstown, was named to the Dean's List at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va., for the 2006 spring semester. Benner is a sophmore majoring in sports management.

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On June 4, Ronald Wesley Henry, son of Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Henry of Greencastle, Pa., graduated from Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pa.

Henry was the winner of several awards:

Athletic Council Award for Sportsmanship, Perseverance, Loyalty, and Service.

Academic Silver Key: for making the honors list at least seven times this year, including Honors for the term.

Alumni Association Scholarship Award: Given to the senior who best embodies the Perkiomen Spirit by supporting the school, fellow students and faculty.

Headmaster's Cup: The cup is awarded to that individual in the graduating class who has demonstrated, through effort and involvement, an appreciation for the opportunities Perkiomen School provides and who, because of that attitude, represents all those graduates who have gained something special from the Perkiomen experience.

Upper Perkiomen Kiwanis Service Award: The recipient, chosen by the faculty, is a member of the graduating class whose selfless efforts on behalf of the school and the community serve as an example of that which is best in American youth. Henry earned more than 260 hours of community service, including 50 as an Admission Office Tour guide, and over 100 as a junior counselor at a YMCA summer camp.

The Frank S. Riordan Award: Made to that member of the senior class who, in the opinion of the members of her class, has contributed most to the school, both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.

The Wayne E. Engle Award, offered to the senior who represents the qualities that Wayne Engle demonstrated throughout his career; loyalty and service, a sense of academic excellence, a willingness to accept others with compassion and understanding, and, above all, the ability to endure with grace and integrity every day of one's life.

Wes plans to attend McDaniel College this fall.




Charles Hamilton, son of Derek and Allyson Hamilton of Hagerstown, graduated from Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va., on May 27. He was presented with a Citizenship Award during the graduation ceremony. He will attend Lynchburg College in the fall.

James Devore Waltersdorf, son of John and Gayle Waltersdorf of Hagerstown, graduated from Blue Ridge School on May 27. Waltersdorf will attend Virginia Wesleyan University in the fall.




Jacob Reinhart, a student at Boonsboro Middle School, was honored June 3 at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Jacob, who just finished seventh grade, was invited to the ceremonyat Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore based on an exceptional performance on the SAT or ACT - the same tests used for college admissions.

Students' test scores may qualify them for CTY's summer programs and distance education courses.

Jacob, who just finished seventh grade at Boonsboro Middle School, joined other award recipients at the state ceremony, and was individually honored by Johns Hopkins for his academic performance and promise.




Brian M. Hose graduated May 19 from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Originally from Hag-erstown, Hose is a 1996 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and 2000 graduate of Western Maryland College with B.A. degrees in biology and biochemistry. While at the School of Pharmacy, he was a member of Phi Lamda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership society, the National Community Pharmacists Association, Maryland Pharmacists Association, President of the Student Committee on Drug Abuse Education, President of the Student Government Association during his third year of school and president of his fourth-year class.

Hose also served on the school's accreditation committee, was a legislative intern for the University of Maryland Baltimore in Annapolis during the spring 2006 session, and was chairman of the Maryland Pharmacy Coalition for 2005-2006.

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