Student news

March 04, 2007

Anne C. Scheck of Hagerstown graduated from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., in January with a Master of Science in Education degree. Her thesis was "Impact of Tutoring Program on Students' Motivation, Affect and Behavior on the Learning Environment."

A 2003 graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she plans to be a school psychologist.

The following area students were named to the dean's list at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., for the fall 2006 semester:

Hagerstown - Heather Gruber; Laura Haywood; Katherine Kushto, equestrian studies; Emily Sprankle.

Smithsburg - Christina Henson, elementary education.

Chambersburg - Erin Bergen, veterinary medical technology and equestrian studies; Elizabeth Clever, English; Rachael Cline, elementary education; Monica Davies; Jessica Elser; Brenda Fosnot, elementary education; Nikola Grafnetterova; Megan Loy; Kimberly Maske-Mertz, English; Stephanie Melton, mathematics; Ashley Mudd; Madeline Newell, English; Lauren Nickell.

Fayetteville, Pa. - Rebecca Heston; Christina Ingle, elementary education.

Greencastle, Pa. - Arys O'Brien, veterinary medical technology.


Mercersburg, Pa. - LeAnn Bennett, elementary education; Jessica Spangler, elementary education.

Newburg, Pa. - Tyler Cover.

Newville, Pa. - Lacey Brownawell.

Shippensburg, Pa. - Ashley Barner, English; Carrie Bennett, veterinary medical technology; Abigail Briggs, equine facilitated therapeutics; Tara Neil, business.

St. Thomas, Pa. - Alisha Heinbaugh.

To earn a place on the list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Amy E. Mills of Hagerstown was named to the dean's list at Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, Pa., for the fall 2006 term.

A graduate of Clear Spring High School, Mills is a junior at Waynesburg studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science.

Susan Ashley Lewis, daughter of Cathy Lewis of Hagerstown and Terry Lewis of Hagerstown, was named to the dean's list at High Point University, High Point, N.C., for the fall 2006 semester.

Lewis is majoring in sociology with a concentration in social work, and is minoring in human relations. She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority, the Board of Stewards to the Chapel, and is a Senior Class Legislator.

Courtney L. Houpt, a junior at Greencastle-Antrim High School, has been named to the National Honor Roll for outstanding academic achievement. Her biography will be listed in the National Honor Roll Commemorative Edition, and she will be eligible to compete for scholarships in the National Honor Roll program.

Courtney is a cheerleader and a member of the indoor guard at Greencastle-Antrim High. She is the daughter of Tina Houpt, granddaughter of Harry and Sharon Hykes and great-granddaughter of Lawrence Stouffer of Greencastle, Pa.

Ryan A. Bird of Martinsburg, W.Va., was named to the dean's list at Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pa., for the fall 2006 semester.

Two area students were named to the dean's list in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., for the fall 2006 semester.

Catherine Johnson of Hagerstown is a freshman majoring in anthropology.

Michelle McClafferty of Frederick, Md., is a junior majoring in sociology.

Kathleen Jackson of Inwood, W.Va., represented Musselman High School at the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27-March 4.

During the program, outstanding students from across the country had the opportunity to interact with a variety of personnel within the three branches of government, the news media and the international community.

To complement the schedule of special meetings and briefings, students participated in a number of leadership skill-building activities and simulations. The conference culminates with the Model Congress, in which scholars assume the roles of U.S. representatives, and debate, amend and vote on proposed mock legislation.

Kathleen was nominated to the NYLC by one of her teachers, Leslie Stilwell, as an outstanding individual who has achieved academic excellence and possesses strong leadership potential.

She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Beaudry of Madison, Ala., and C. Roger and Jannette Jackson of Nokesville, Va.

Alan Richard Jackson, son of Alan and Dianne Jackson of Inwood, W.Va., has been named a United States National Leadership and Service Award Winner by the United States Achievement Academy.

A student at Musselman Middle School, Alan will be listed in the academy's official yearbook, which is published nationally.

Criteria for selection include a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, and dependability.

Alan is the grandson of Dorothy Beaudry of Madison, Ala., and C. Roger and Jannette Jackson of Nokesville, Va.

Two Hagerstown students were named to the dean's list at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa., for the fall 2006 semester.

Natalie Musser is a junior health and occupation major. Elizabeth Surgeon is a senior mathematics education major.

Brittany Harrington of Myersville, Md., was named to the dean's list at Mitchell College, New London, Conn., for the fall 2006 semester.

Shannon Marie Fowkes of Smithsburg was named to the dean's list at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C., for the fall 2006 semester.

Students from Lincolnshire Elementary School recently had their works selected to be part of an exhibit of student art at Contemporary School for the Arts & Gallery Inc. in Hagerstown. The art will be on display through March 15. Pictured with teacher Deborah Lesher are fourth-grader Garinash Vanloan, fifth-grader Gaquan Vanloan, second-grader Madison Gaines and first-grader Jacob Amad.

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