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41 seniors get diplomas from Saint James

June 25, 2007

Forty-one students were awarded diplomas June 3 at Saint James School.

Founded in 1842, it was the school's 165th commencement.

Local graduates are:

· Zachary Buzzell of Middletown, Md., graduated cum laude, and earned the Donn Porter Prize for courage and real devotion to a team. He will attend Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

· Edmund Dorsey III of Hagerstown earned the prize for Excellence in Music. He will attend Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

· Kimberly Eaton of Shepherdstown will attend Wellesley (Mass.) College.

· Cullen Garrity of Middletown will attend Wheaton College.

· Brooke Gomulka of Hagerstown will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

· Alexander Harrell of Sharpsburg will attend St. Mary's College of Maryland.

· Nathan Hesse of Hagerstown earned the Onderdonk Headmasters' Prize for serving the wider community beyond Saint James School. He will attend St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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· Kelsey Hilton of Shepherdstown earned the Margaret Aitken Pennington Prize for exhibiting the qualities of a lady, and the 50th Anniversary Alumni Award for exhibiting outstanding leadership. She will attend Elon (N.C.) University.

· James Knable of Hagerstown graduated cum laude, and earned the Noble C. Powell Prize for creative and outstanding contribution to Saint James School. He also earned the Headmaster's Prize for exemplary qualities of a gentleman, and the Prize for Excellence in Latin and the Prize in Philosophy. He will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

· Courtney McIlroy of Charles Town, W.Va., will attend Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

· Colin McWilliams of Hagerstown graduated cum laude. He earned the David I. Barr Prize for sportsmanship and leadership in athletics, the "Multum Profecit" Prize for participation in a wide range of activities, and the Prize for Excellence in Spanish. He also was honored as a three-sport athlete for two years. He will attend Davidson (N.C.) College.

· Nicholas Mohar-Schurz of Williams-port earned the Henry Kyd Douglas Prize for English Composition. He will attend Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

· Cyrus Morgan of Summit Point, W.Va., earned the American Red Cross Making a Difference Educational Scholarship, and was honored as a three-sport athlete for two years. He will attend Trinity College.

· Patricia "Zoe" Morgens of Shepherdstown will attend Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

· Brittany Olenczak of Hagerstown will attend Loyola College in Maryland.

· Erica Riley of Hagerstown will attend Washington College in Chestertown, Md.

· Nicole Stines of Myersville, Md., will attend the University of Maryland in College Park.

· James Sutch of Hagerstown earned the Charles G. Meehan Jr. Prize for all-around athletic ability. He will attend Shepherd University.

· Chase Thomas of Frederick, Md., will attend Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

· Andrew Twigg of Williamsport earned the A. Smith Bowman Prize for exemplary qualities of a gentleman. He will attend Villa Julie College.

· Jillian Zeber of Hagerstown graduated cum laude. She earned the Prize for Excellence in English, the Prize for Excellence in Chemistry and the Prize for Excellence in French, and received the State of Maryland Scholastic Award. She will attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

Other graduates were Andrew Boales, Wei-Ta Chen, Leila Chouai, Hazel Edmunds, Troy Gogoll, William Jeffery, Edward "Ned" Kegan, Jun-Woo Lee, Allison Marriott, Lara McKaye, Christopher Myers, Omotola Okusanya, Bennett Opitz, Sarah Phillips, Justin Rickard, Taylor Ridgely, Smriti Sindhi, Drew St. Lawrence, Benjamin Winikoff and Dean Young.

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