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June 29, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - Julie Marie Sanicola of Hagerstown was among the 256 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college's 117th commencement at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on June 1.

Sanicola is the daughter of Charles and Karen Sanicola and the granddaughter of Ciro and Ana Sanicola.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Villanova University in 2004. She is doing a residency in emergency medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Clifton, N.J.

CLARK SUMMIT, Pa. - Heather M. Stamper of Hagerstown accepted one of the 25 ministry leaders college endowment awards given during the awards ceremony at Baptist Bible College.

Her award was a $1,000 cash prize given to students who demonstrated outstanding Christian character during the 2007-08 school year.

Heather, a Heritage Academy graduate, has completed her junior year majoring in elementary education.

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She is the daughter of Karen Stamper and Milton Stamper of Hagerstown.

During her junior year, Stamper was a RA in her dorm, a member of the Lady Defenders volleyball team, and as a member of the Lady Defenders softball team was selected all conference (North Eastern Athletic Conference) for the third time in as many years. She was second team all conference this season at second base. She finished the season with a .328 batting average and in three years broke the record most steals with 51.

Allison Brooke Hickman of Waynesboro, Pa., was among the 256 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college's 117th commencement at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts June 1.

Hickman is the daughter of Larry and Barbara Hickman and the granddaughter of H. Max Snowberger of Waynesboro.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics/biology from Elizabethtown College in 2004. She is doing a residency in pediatrics at Penn State-Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Aaron Householder has been named to the dean's list for the fall and spring semesters at Penn State University, Mont Alto Campus. Aaron is a student in the School of Agriculture Science majoring in landscape contracting. He is a 2007 Smithsburg High Graduate.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Erika Berg of Thurmont, Md., received a bachelor of arts degree from Samford University as 803 students from 25 states graduated in May.

Washington County students were recenly honored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. They include:

John Strauss, Emma K. Doub Elementary; Dylan Bryce, Greenbrier Elementary, Christopher Henderson, Greenbrier Elementary, Sasha Margob, Boonsboro Middle School; Daniall Masood, Eastern Elementary and Grant Sherwood, Greenbrier Elementary.

Kara Alison Donoghue received her law degree from Widener University School of Law on May 17.

While at Widener, Donoghue was a member of both the Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Honor Societies. She was recognized for more than 60 hours of pro bono service to citizens of the greater Wilmington, Del. community.

She completed her undergraduate studies at Juniata College in 2005, where she worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Martinsburg, W. Va. as both an intern and contractual employee.

Donoghue, a 2001 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School, is the daughter of Deborah Donoghue of Waynesboro, Pa. and Michael Donoghue of Williamsport.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Christa Buckheit of Myersville, Md., received a bachelor of science in finance and a bachelor of arts in molecular biology at Lehigh University's 140th Spring Commencement ceremonies at Goodman Stadium earlier this month.

LEXINGTON, Va. - Mason C. Herman received a bachelor of arts degree June 5 from Washington and Lee University.

He majored in economics.

He is the son of Dr. Dale S. Herman of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mrs. Kim E. Keasey of Hagerstown.

LEXINGTON, Va. - Adam T. Hockensmith received a bachelor or arts degree June 5 from Washington and Lee University.

Hockensmith majored in philosophy and politics. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society; Pi Sigma Alpha politics honor society; Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity; College Democrats; varsity wrestling; and the Political Review.

He was awarded the Milton Colvin Scholarship; the W&L Student Athlete Award; and participated in W&L's 2008 Mock Convention and the Ethics Bowl.

After graduation, he plans to attend law school.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky A. Hockensmith of Hagerstown.

The Provost's Office at Hood College announces the local students who qualified for the spring dean's list. Both full-time students, enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, and part-time students, enrolled in at least six credit hours, who have no outstanding incomplete grades and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average, are eligible.

Boonsboro: Kimberly Bolland, Jennifer Heimbuch, April Napoli, Nicole Senz;

Cascade: Raechal Geesaman;

Clear Spring: Mark Porter, Kristopher Reese;

Funkstown: Caleb Mooney;

Hagerstown: Chelsea Bock, Jeremy Bonebrake, Katherine Caudill, Yee Lea Cho, Rahnuma Choudhury, Justin Furnia, Vanessa Granville, Angela Grumbine, Bonnie Hamberger, Matthew Harris, Todd Heckman, April Hoffman, Sarah Johnston, Rachel Lewis, Kathryn Lubawski, Charly Mulligan, Megan Oberholzer, Benjamin O'Brien, Kaitlyn Reynolds, Kimberly Vocke;

Keedysville: Petra Friedrich;

Rohrersville: Caroline Woodhams;

Smithsburg: Kristina Berk, Alison Blickenstaff, Nicholas Burdette, Bruce Persons;

Williamsport: Sheri Bailey, Jenny Peck, Heather Wright.

Linda T. Fasulo-Whitmore completed her master's degree in social work from the Martinsburg extension of West Virginia University. She received her degree June 7 in ceremonies at The Living Room in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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