Student news

June 15, 2008

Julie Rejean Holsinger, daughter of Bob and Trish Holsinger and Bradona and Jim Woods of Hagerstown, has been awarded the 2008 Region I Maryland Emergency Management Association Scholarship. She is one of four students in Maryland to receive the award, presented to graduates who plan to pursue a career in emergency management or a related field.

Julie, a 2008 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, plans to study psychology at Hagerstown Community College.

William Vance Roney II, a 2004 graduate of Williamsport High School, graduated with honors from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., on May 10 with a bachelor's degree in minerals and mining engineering. He is pursuing employment opportunities with several national aggregate companies.

Amy Elizabeth Mills, daughter of J. Gregory and Sandra Mills of Clear Spring, graduated magna cum laude from Waynesburg (Pa.) University on May 11 with a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science. She minored in biology and chemistry.


Mills, a 2004 graduate of Clear Spring High School, was a member of the Waynesburg varsity soccer and softball teams and was vice president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

She was a member of Dru's Women's Honor Society, Xi Pi Epsilon Scholastic Honor Society and Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Society, as well as the Forensic Science Club and University Lions Club. She also served as a volunteer leader with the Jefferson Baptist Youth Group.

Other honors included being named to to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, the dean's list, the Honors Banquet, the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team and the Presidents Athletic Conference Honor Roll.

Mills graduated with a 3.70 grade-point average. She will attend graduate school at the University of New Haven in Connecticut to pursue a master's degree in forensic science with a concentration in advanced investigation.

Elizabeth Draper, a sophomore at Saint James School, has been selected to participate on a ministry team known as Operation Barnabas. She will join one of three teams of young people from across the United States who will minister on the West Coast, Great Plains and Midwest, ending in Ohio.

Elizabeth, daughter of Dwyane and Emily Draper, is a member of Valley Grace Brethren Church. Operation Barnabas, named for the biblical character whose name means "sons of encouragement," is sponsored by CE National, a Christian education organziation affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches and heaquartered in Winona Lake, Ind.

Beginning June 13, Elizabeth was to participate in a 10-day orientation before beginning the summer tour.

Rachel Flurie, daughter of Mike and Ranelle Flurie of Hagerstown, graduated cum laude from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry.

She was recognized as a St. Mary's scholar and a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She was also recognized by her peers by being named Club Leader of the Year for 2006-07 by the Student Goverment Association Club for her position as president of the Dance Club. She was a four-year member of Dance Club, serving as vice president her sophomore year and president her junior and senior years. She was also vice president of the St. Mary's American Chemical Society Club and was an orientation leader her junior and senior years.

In April, Flurie attended the American Chemical Society Conference in New Orleans, where she presented her senior project, "Suzuki coupling of a zwitterionic boronic acid." The St. Mary's chemistry department is accredited by the American Chemical Society.

Flurie has been accepted into the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Pharmacy's class of 2012.

Patrick M. Bowers, son of Michele and Kim Bowers of Williamsport, graduated May 10 from St. Mary's Honors College, St. Mary's City, Md., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry and a minor in biology.

Bowers was a member of the Sailing Club and the crew team. he served as a resident adviser for two years.

He has received a summer undergraduate research fellowship at the Chemical, Science and Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md.

Bowers is a 2004 graduate of Williamsport High School.

Julia Bellatrix Copley was recently awarded the David and Ginny Rosenbaum Award for Journalistic Excellence at the annual St. Mary's College of Maryland Awards Convocation.

Copley, of Hagerstown, graduated May 10 with a degree in religious studies. She was the 2006-07 editor-in-chief for the Point News, the College's newspaper.

Cherie Michelle Walkley of Williamsport graduated May 10 from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech-language pathology.

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