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Student news

July 29, 2007

These students were the recipients of 2007-08 scholarships from the Washington County Retired Educational Personnel Association. Front row, from left, are Elizabeth Plume, North Hagerstown High School; and Erika Osborne, Shepherd University. Back row: Amy Clipp, South Hagerstown High School; Brittany Horn, Smithsburg High School; Adam Stephens and Brad Rohrer, both of Boonsboro High School; and Jennifer Nalley, Williamsport High School.

The following local students were among 700 students to graduate from Messiah College, Grantham, Pa., on May 19:

Cascade resident Jennifer Dandy graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Christian ministries.

Hagerstown resident Gerad Haupt graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Hagerstown resident Brian Ramos graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Frederick, Md., resident Alix Work graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in biopsychology.

Middletown, Md., resident David Roncin graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering.

The following local students were named to the dean's list for the 2007 spring semester at Messiah College, Grantham, Pa.:

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Hagerstown resident Corrie Jones, a senior majoring in sport and exercise science.

Hagerstown resident Stephanie Jones, a sophomore.

Williamsport resident Abigail Andrews, a senior majoring in humanities.

Frederick, Md., resident Alix Work, a senior majoring in biopsychology.

Frederick resident Erica Work, a sophomore majoring in Christian ministries.

Middletown, Md., resident Alison Roncin, a junior majoring in English.

Myersville, Md., resident Juliann Grossnickle, a sophomore majoring in elementary education.

Garrett M. Delaney, a 2006 graduate of Smithsburg High School, has been named to the Dean's List for the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for the spring 2007 semester.

Delaney, a sophomore, is attending UMBC on an academic scholarship, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Peter and Susan O'Boyle of Hagerstown announce the graduation of their daughter, Erin O'Boyle Murphy, from Loyola College in Maryland. Murphy received a Master of Education degree in school counseling on May 19.

As a student in Loyola's Graduate Education Department, Murphy served on the governing council of the Loyola chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling honors fraternity. In July, she also earned the credential of National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Murphy is employed as a high school counselor with Baltimore County Public Schools in Baltimore.

Grayson T. Bust of Hagerstown, son of Jeffrey D. Bust and Mary T. Bust, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree May 20 by Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

Bust majored in mathematical economics and graduated magna cum laude with distinction in the liberal arts core curriculum.

Brandon Mose, a student from Sharpsburg, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Brandon was invited to the ceremony based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade Talent Search participants. Seventh and eighth graders took the SAT or ACT - the same tests used for college admissions. Second through sixth graders took the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for younger students.

Since 1979, CTY has sought the most academically able elementary- and middle-school students and encourage their enrollment in the annual fall CTY Talent Search, open September through November. Students then test in December of January. Students' test scores may qualify them for CTY's summer programs and distance education courses.

Brandon, who attends Boonsboro Middle School, joined other award recipients at the recent state ceremony, and was individually honored by Johns Hopkins for his academic performance and promise.

Christina Leigh Hiett, daughter of Jan and Victoria Hiett of Hagerstown, received a master's degree in historical preservation from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., on May 21.

Hiett is a 1999 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School and earned her bachelor's degree in museum studies from Bethany College in 2003.

She is employed as an architectural historic/project manager for EHT Traceries in Washington, D.C.

Robert L. Peterson, a senior from Hagerstown, was named to the dean's list at Waynesburg (Pa.) College for the spring 2007 semester. A graduate of South Hagerstown High School, Peterson was majoring in human services (education) in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Lauren Forbus of Greencastle, Pa., graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio following the spring 2007 quarter with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree.

Evan Phoebus of Frederick, Md., and Elisa Alexander of Kearneysville, W.Va., were named to the dean's list at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio for the spring 2007 quarter.

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