Student news

August 27, 2006

Heather Jones, a student at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind., was named to the National Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester.

To be named on the list, a student must obtain a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 credit hours for the semester.

The daughter of Roy and Anna Jones of Hagerstown, Jones is a 2003 graduate of Grace Academy. She plans to graduate in December with majors in computer information systems and business administration. She was named to the university's Dean's List for the fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters.

The following Washington County students were named to the Dean's List at Washington College, Chestertown, Md., for the spring 2006 semester:


Jonathan R. Martin of Hagerstown, a senior majoring in biology, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Martin.

Christine Thompson of Hagerstown, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities with a minor in art and religion. She is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Thompson.

Patrick J. Horley of Sharpsburg, who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies and a minor in biology. He is working for the United States Department of Agriculture's Aquatic Animal Health Research Laboratory. A 2002 graduate of Boonsboro High School, he is the son of Ralph and Paula Horley.

Alexis M. Paza of Williamsport, who graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology. She won departmental honors and received The Margaret Horsley Award in sociology. A 2002 graduate of Williamsport High School, she is the daughter of Lisa Sodee and Kris Jones of Williamsport and Andy and Anita Paza of Myersville, Md. She plans to pursue graduate study in community development.

Four students from Washington County graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Md., in May.

Justin Hayes Bates of Hagerstown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a minor in environmental studies.

Katherine Lynn Spear of Hagerstown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in art. She graduated cum laude (3.5-3.699 grade-point average).

Mitchell Ann Vassallo of Boonsboro graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology/sociology.

Allan Dahlgren Wagaman of Hagerstown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in both political science and public policy.

Andrew T. Martin, son of Bob and Louise Martin of Hagerstown, has been awarded an academic scholarship to attend St. Mary's College, St. Mary's City Md.

Martin graduated in the top 4 percent of North Hagerstown High School's Class of 2006, with a GPA of 4.28. At North, he was vice president of the National Honor Society, health coordinator of the Student Government Association, and a member of the Honor Club, the Academy of Medical Careers and Key Club. In addition, he earned varsity letters in cross country, track, indoor track and lacrosse and earned a Scholar-Athlete Award.

A Maryland Distinguished Scholar semifinalist, he was a recipient of the Chuck Zonis Memorial Scholarship, the Bulldog Federal Credit Union Scholarship, the YMCA True Grit Scholarship, state senatorial and state delegate scholarships and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Scholarship.

At St. Mary's, he plans to major in biology and enroll in the pre-med program, with plans to become an anesthesiologist.

Rebecca Funk, a 2006 graduate of Clear Spring High School, was presented with the Virginia Tedrick Memorial Scholarship, awarded each year to a local high school graduate who plans to use his or her career to help others.

This fall, Funk is attending West Virginia University, to pursue dual majors in agriculture and natural resources education, and forestry. She plans to become an agriculture teacher and FFA adviser.

She is the daughter of Teresa and Emerson Funk Jr. of Big Pool. In high school, she was involved in the Reflections Show Choir, the drama club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Envirothon, was an officer in FFA for two years, president of the student council and a member of the soccer, indoor track and outdoor track teams.

In the community, she worked as a camp counselor at a Natural Resources Careers work camp. She's also worked with the Sunday school department at her church, volunteered during the holiday season with the Red Cross, and was a Locks of Love donor.

Jonathan Paul Brallier of Chambersburg, Pa., was named to the Dean's List at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., for the spring 2006 semester. He is a junior majoring in business, organization and society.

Chelsea D. Jolliffe graduated magna cum laude from Towson University, Towson, Md., on May 24 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

The daughter of Ed and Debbie Jolliffe, she is a 2002 graduate of Williamsport High School. She is working as a life skills facilitator at the Way Station in Frederick, Md.

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