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August 19, 2007

These students have received scholarships to attend Hagerstown Business College:

Meagan Lynn Hammond of Hagerstown was awarded the Edward J. Hajek Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000. Meagan is a 2007 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, and is enrolled in the graphic design program at HBC. She is the daughter of Dawn Harbaugh.

Brandy Marie Benedict of Waynesboro, Pa. was awarded a $2,500 business scholarship. Brandy is a 2007 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School and is enrolled in the business administration program at HBC. She is the daughter of Michael and Jan Benedict.

Paula Dyan Martin of Fayetteville, Pa., was awarded a $2,500 legal scholarship. Paula is a 2007 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School, and is enrolled in the criminal justice program at HBC. She is the daughter of Jackie Martin.

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Nicole Marie Miller of Hagerstown was awarded a $2,500 business scholarship. Nicole is a 2007 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, and is enrolled in the accounting program at HBC. She is the daughter of Cindy Miller.

Andrew Musick of Greencastle, Pa., was awarded a $2,500 computer technology scholarship. Andrew is a 2007 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, and is enrolled in the network systems technology program at HBC. He is the son of Mike and Diane Musick.

Kymber Lynne Potter of Hancock was awarded a $2,500 allied health scholarship. Kymber is a 2007 graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High, and is enrolled in the medical secretary/assistant program at HBC. She is the daughter of Stanley and Denise Potter.

Morgan Rae Ranalli of Keedysville was awarded a $2,500 allied health scholarship. Morgan is a 2007 graduate of Boonsboro High School, and is enrolled in the health information management program at HBC. She is the daughter of Kimberly Townsend.

Brooke Ann Rice of Warfordsburg, Pa., was awarded a $2,500 legal scholarship. Brooke is a 2007 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, and is enrolled in the legal assistant program at HBC. She is the daughter of Dawn and Lee Lucier and Darryl Rice.

At its 137th annual commencement ceremony May 20, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., conferred degrees on area students and granted ertificates to local college graduates completing the teacher intern program.

n Area students graduating with bachelor's degrees were:

Hagerstown - Kelli K. Wilson, business.

Smithsburg - Christina Henson, elementary education.

Chambersburg - Michelle L. Amsley, accounting; Elizabeth A. Clever (summa cum laude), English; Rachael E. Cline (magna cum laude), elementary education; Elena Moise Covington, Spanish; Susan M. Cramer, veterinary medical technology; Sheri L. Davis (cum laude), English; Brenda M. Fosnot (cum laude), elementary education; Robin J. Herring (magna cum laude), mass communications; Glenda R. Hockensmith (magna cum laude), elementary education; Diana L. Hollada, business; Darwin G. Jackson, Spanish; Sara M. Kann, mass communications; Melissa L. Patterson, accounting; Katrina A. Sugden (magna cum laude), elementary education.

Fayetteville, Pa. - Christina Ingle (magna cum laude), elementary education; Dorothy E. Winslet, behavioral sciences.

Greencastle, Pa. - Leah M. Harclerode, accounting.

Hustontown, Pa. - Megan C. Curfman (magna cum laude), veterinary medical technology.

Mercersburg, Pa. - LeAnn J. Bennett, elementary education; Anita L. Newman, accounting; Jessica R. Spangler (magna cum laude), elementary education.

Shippensburg, Pa. - Kristina N. Crusey, behavioral sciences; Leslie M. Holtry, business; Christine S. Mayer (cum laude), environmental studies.

Warfordsburg, Pa. - Jennifer L. Liggett, educational business management.

Waynesboro, Pa. - Jennifer L. Deckert, veterinary medical technology.

n Area students graduating with associate's degrees were:

Chambersburg - Jay H. Boushell, management information systems; Patricia K. Coffey, management; Jennifer S. Fisher, liberal studies; Christine A. Knouse (distinction), management.

n The following area students completed the Teacher Intern Program for state teaching certification during Wilson's spring semester:

Chambersburg - David R. Bock, Janelle M. Ebersole, Jesus Gomez-Nieves, Stacey C. Schuler, Shannon M. Shields, Shawn L. Shoop, Lindsay D. Van Horn.

Fayetteville - Lisa D. Cronauer, Jackie A. Lippincott.

Greencastle - Amber J. Kovach, Debra W. Snider.

Shippensburg - Mary A. Geesaman.

Waynesboro - Emily S. Dickey, Erin E. McCleaf, Jason W. Weller.

Hedgesville, W.Va. - Amanda J. Ours.

Tiffany Lynn (Bohan) Morton, M.D., graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She was awarded the Henry Zoller, Jr. Scholarship and received the Louis, Ida and Samuel Cohen Award for Personal Attributes of Scholarship, Ability and Compassion for Patients.

She is employed as an internal medicine resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Morton graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2002 and Smithsburg High School in 1998. She is the daughter of Andrew and Lynda Bohan of Smithsburg.

Kyla Gelsinger of Chambersburg, Pa., received a $500 scholarship from The Shook Home, a continuing retirement community in Chambersburg.

Gelsinger is a 2007 graduate of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center and plans to attend the Career Center's LPN program at Wilson College.

The scholarship was awarded to an individual who planned to pursue a career in health care. This is the first time that The Shook Home has awarded a scholarship.

"The Shook Home is pleased to award this scholarship in an effort to promote health care education in today's youth," said Jeff Truhan, CEO and nursing home administrator.

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