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Smithsburg High School

August 24, 2007

Smithsburg High School held its graduation ceremony June 8 at The Maryland Theatre. Washington County Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth Morgan assisted Principal Melvin G. Whitfield in presenting diplomas to members of the Class of 2007.

Valedictorian Umar Anwar Qadri spoke on the topic, "Becoming the Known Citizen." The son of Anwar Qadri and Dr. Samina Anwar was involved in many school organizations, including Student Government Association, National Honor Society and academic team. He enjoys playing such sports as tennis, table tennis and basketball with his friends, as well as reading and socializing with his friends. He plans to major in religion, history or philosophy at Yale University, then hopes to attend medical school and one day become a doctor.

Salutatorian Brittany Rene Clevenger spoke on the topic, "Dream On." The daughter of Lori Clevenger was active in the National Honor Society, Student Government Association, indoor and outdoor color guard, academic team and Latin Club. She also studies dance at Dancin' Time Studios and is a member of the Pleasant Walk United Methodist Youth Group. She plans to study aerospace and astronautical engineering at Massachusette Institute of Technology.

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Awards and honors won by members of the Class of 2007 included:

Matthew S. Baer - University of Scranton Dean's Scholarship, First Data Scholarship, Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378 Outsanding Son/Daughter Award, University of Scranton Dean's Scholarship, Dexel University Dean's Scholarship, St. Francis University Founder's Scholarship, St. Joseph's University Presidential Scholarship, Maryland Merit Scholastic Award, Maryland Distinguished Scholars Honorable Mention, The Monocacy Valley Athletic League Scholar Athlete Award, The United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award, The Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award, Outstanding Senior English Student Award

Atlee T. Baker - McDaniel College Merit Award, American Legion Scholarship, Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, United Auto Workers Scholarship, The Smithsburg High School Academic Team Scholarship, The Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program, The Monocacy Valley Athletic League Scholar Athlete Award, Outstanding Senior Math Award

Abigail L. Barnhart - Senior Year Perfect Attendance Award

Casey B. Bauer - Messiah College Academic Scholarship

Joshua T. Bodine - Hagerstown Business College Image America Scholarship

Chadwich L. Brown - Mount St. Mary's University Athletic Scholarship, Mount St. Mary's University Academic Scholarship, The Harry Cunningham Jr. Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award

Karis D. Burgan - Mount St. Mary's University Presidential Scholarship, Harry Salvatore Fireman's Scholarship

James C. Burgess - Coastal Carolina Academic Scholarship, The Monocacy Valley Athletic League Scholar Athlete Award, Outstanding Senior Physical Education Student Award

Jenna M. Burns - Hood College National Honor Society Scholarship, Mount St. Mary's University Dean's Scholarship, Senior Year Perfect Attendance Award, The Monocacy Valley Athletic League Scholar Athlete Award, The Monocacy Valley Athletic League Scholar Athlete Award, The Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award, Outstanding Senior Business Student Award

Jamal L. Campbell - Winthrop Athletic Track Scholarship, Mount St. Mary's University Athletic Track Scholarship, The Richard M. Schultz Jr. SYA Scholarship

Jacquisha R. Cardwell - University of Maryland College Park Academic Scholarship

Brittany T. Clevenger - Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarship, Hagerstown Elks Club Most Valuable Student Scholarship, Hagerstown Elks Club Teenager of the Year Award, First Data Corporation Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Academic Scholarship, Maryland Merit Scholastic Award, Maryland Distinguished Scholars Honorable Mention, The Smithsburg High School Academic Team Scholarship, Outstanding Senior Math Student Award, Outstanding Senior Science Student Award

Beth L. Colbert - Student Service Learning Award, Senior Year Perfect Attendance Award

Erika M. Cooper - Outstanding Senior Chorus Student Award

Christopher W. Davis - Cabrini College Achievement Scholarship, Shenandoah University Academic Scholarship, Shenandoah University Work Studies Scholarship, Shenandoah University Citizen Scholar Award, Towson University Academic Scholarship, Maryland Distinguished Scholars Honorable Mention, The Monocacy Valley Athletic League Scholar Athlete Award, Outstanding Senior Physical Education Student Award

Shanta M. Deal - Buzzy Wittmer Memorial Scholarship, Hood College Presidential Scholarship, The Woodsmen of the World America History Award

Jessica R. DeLauter - Maryland Merit Scholastic Award, Maryland Distinguished Scholars Honorable Mention

Morgan A. Delauter - The Ryan Markle Memorial Scholarship

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