Student news

November 26, 2007

On Sunday, Nov. 18, Sarah Eleanor Sye Murto was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the International Academic Honor Society of two-year colleges.

Murto attends Midland Technical College in Columbia, S.C., majoring in business administration. She plans to attend the University of South Carolina in the fall. Besides being a full-time student, Murto also works in the accounting firm of Talent Accounting in Columbia.

Murto is a 2005 graduate of Boonsboro High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and the school's track team, and was cheerleader captain.

She is the daughter of John and Eleanor Murto, both of Boonsboro, and the granddaughter of Lois Eleanor Anderson of Manahawkin, N.J.


HARRISONBURG, Va.-Justin Michael Baylor, son of Michael and Susan Baylor of Hagerstown, was recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma at James Madison University. Baylor will graduate in 2008 from JMU with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Potential members are invited into Beta Gamma Gigma based on their high scholastic achievement in business subjects.

The National Society of High School Scholars has announced that Southern Fulton (Pa.) Junior Senior High School student Jesse N. Smartt of Needmore, Pa., has been selected for membership.

The society recognizes top scholars, and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence.

Formed in 2002, NSHSS had 300,000 members, representing 20,000 high schools in more than 120 countries.

For more information about NSHSS, visit

RICHMOND, Ind. Kathryn Bearese, an Earlham College senior and daughter of Anne and Kevin Bearese of Hagerstown, performed Earlham's Gospel Revelations, Percussion and Jazz Concert on Oct. 27 in Goddard Auditorium.

Bearese is a member of the Gospel Revelations, which presented five selections including Friend of God, He Reigns and Victory.

Earlham is a liberal arts college in Richmond, Ind. Engaging students with a changing world, Earlham is dedicated to the development of effective ways to integrate international perspectives in education. The college offers 40 majors in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

More than 75 percent of Earlham's graduates pursue postgraduate study; many will go on to earn doctoral degrees. Earlham is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III school.

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