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July 30, 2006

Laura Hershey Spessard graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., on May 22, with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. In September, she will begin full-time employment with Ernst & Young in New York City.

The daughter of Karen Spessard and Jerry Spessard of Hagerstown is a 2002 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

The following students graduated from Hagerstown Business College following the Spring 2006 term:

Boonsboro - Cassandra Robillard.

Cascade - Veronica West.

Clear Spring - Michael Shifler, Katie Wetzel.

Funkstown - April Brydon.

Hagerstown - Stephanie Bernard, Meagan Bielata, James Bloom, Shaun Bryan, Holly Cleveland, Amanda DeCatur, Sandra DeJesus, Patricia Dofflemyer, Erica Elgin, Crystal Forrest, Lindsay Freeman, Megan Garlitz, Alan Gray, Carol Haupt, Andrew Hendricks, Stephanie Hevener, Roger Jones, Mylika Keyes, Anthony King, Greg Kroboth, Crystal Lawson, Cilena Lewis, Raymond Lewis III, Nora Line, Vicki Loy, Debbie Lynch, Morgan Main, Brenda McCarney, Julie Merrbaugh, Jennifer Myers, Shana Oxx, Greg Sandy, Brent Shaffer, Jerri Shrewsberry, Lori Sipes, Laura Stenger, Mary Stevens, Nathan Wallace, Kristy Wrightson, Angela Wynkoop.

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Hancock - Cassandra Rankin.

Williamsport - Katherine Atha, Sherry Garland.

Brunswick, Md. - Ashley Beckett.

Emmitsburg, Md. - Denise Shoemaker.

Frederick, Md. - Erin Roberson, Sandra Molina.

Middletown, Md. - April Doolittle, Erica Sines, Terri Smith.

Sabillasville, Md. - Christi Beall.

Big Cove - Amanda McQuait.

Chambersburg, Pa. - Jennifer Bowling, Ashley Feldman, Alex Kegerreis, Mersudin Korkutovic, Tiescha Thomasson, Shalena Wedlock.

Fayetteville, Pa. - Lauren Frank, Trevor McCrady.

Gettysburg, Pa. - Nicole Hockenberry.

Greencastle, Pa. - Natasha Grice, Tracy Hartle, Murray Pratt, Jereme Rettig, Sydney Springer, Tracey Vanderlyn, Kimberly Wilson.

McConnellsburg, Pa. - April Burch.

Mercersburg, Pa. - Christina Inman.

Mont Alto, Pa. - Terry Jackson.

Rouzersville, Pa. - Amy Sanders.

Scotland - Cindy Cahill-Moore.

Shippensburg, Pa. - Kristie Harrison.

State Line, Pa. - Danielle Reed.

Warfordsburg, Pa. - Carol Reitz, Margaret Ruppenthal.

Waynesboro, Pa. - Amy Belfour, Joyce Fox, Cornell Key, Annette King, Sharon Knott, Jana Muffie, Samantha Pryor, Emily Shelton, Rhonda Sipe, Kristina Stewart, Anthony Todd.

Zullinger, Pa. - April Reaver.

Berkeley Springs, W.Va. - Steven Galarneau, Kimberly Kimbrough, Michelle Royer.

Martinsburg, W.Va. - Marcella Agustus, Nathaniel Brady, Bobbi Cleveland, Christina Haarman, Kiera Kawalek, Laura Knauff, Sheryl Leitner, Lakisha May, Sindy Reyes - Campos, Tiffany Robinson, Kathy Vogel.

Winchester, Va. - Christina Burch, Ashley Mobley.

Marilynn Lukefahr of Boonsboro was named to the Dean's List at the University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, for the spring 2006 semester. She is majoring in pre-veterinary medicine.

Andrew Weakland of Hagerstown achieved the Dean's Honors List for the 2005-06 academic year in the College of Arts and Science at New York University.

A 2003 graduate of Smithsburg High School, Weakland is a senior majoring in economics. He completed an internship with the Multiple Sclerosis Society this spring and is employed with W.P. Carey, LLC.

A team of students from Williamsport High School placed second among Maryland high school teams in the Maryland/DC Stock Market Game for the fall of 2005.

The team of Lindsey Domer, Amanda Hutzell, Jordan Lowery and Amanda Palmer and their adviser, business teacher Larry Stockslager, were honored May 31 at an awards program at Towson University.

This team competed against more than 1,200 teams at the high school level. In the game, students start with a hypothetical $100,000 and try to "earn" as much as possible in the stock market over a 10-week period. The Williamsport team finished with $144,811.26, outperforming the S&P 500 index by 42 percent during that period, Stockslager said.

A team from West Frederick Middle School finished in third place overall and was the top middle-school team in the Fall 2005 game. That team, made up of Curtis Baker, Andrew Kline, John Hicks, Andrew Leishman, Nadine Leishman and Davaris Turner, amassed $152,559. They were followed by the West Frederick team of Margarita Brovkina, Jessica Johns, Kimberly Leitma and Jessica Snyder with a total of $140,950.

Two other teams West Frederick Middle School finished first and second among middle schools in the Spring 2006 game. The team of MacKenzie Bainbridge, Eli Feinberg, Peter Corlin, Cody Justison and Dylan Justison finished with a total of $124,424; while the team of Erich Dylus, James Thuman, Will Parker, Nick Evans and Charles Fleming finished with $122.475. Kay Stefanick was the adviser for the West Frederick teams.

Carolyn Wright and Amy Cutchin of St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick, Md., and Chase Lebedda of Middletown Middle School were among the winners in the "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" poster contest also honored at the May 31 ceremony.

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