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Hagerstown Kiwanis Club awards $5,000 in scholarships

June 30, 2008

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown in May continued its tradition of recognizing deserving high school students by awarding $5,000 in scholarships to young adults from Williamsport, North Hagerstown and South Hagerstown high schools.

· Hannah L. Crosby, of Boonsboro High School, received the 2008 John R. Dayhoff Scholarship. She plans to enter the pre-med program at the University of Maryland.

The scholarship, given in memory of deceased member Dayhoff, is awarded to a deserving high school student who will pursue an education in a medical field.

· The 2008 Dr. Atlee C. Kepler Scholarship was awarded to Garret Rinker, of Hancock Middle-Senior High School. He plans to major in engineering at either the University of Maryland or West Virginia University.

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The scholarship is awarded in recognition of Kiwanian Kepler's role in education in the area.

Each of these scholarships is for $1,500. The selection process involves an alphabetical rotation based on the names of the high schools in Washington County.

Applicants are reviewed and a winner is selected by the Kiwanis Clubs Scholarship Committee.

The club also recognizes members of the Key Club programs at South Hagerstown High School and North Hagerstown High School with individual $500 scholarships. Key Clubs are sponsored by Kiwanis Clubs at area high schools to provide opportunities for leadership development and community service.

These scholarships were awarded to Rima Kikani and Lauren Zamora, North Hagerstown High School Key Club; and Shoval Resnick and Teresa Gilbert, South Hagerstown High Key Club. Kikani has been recognized by the Capital District as a Distinguished Club Secretary and holds numerous academic honors. She plans to pursue a career in medicine, and has been accepted at the University of Maryland, Penn State and George Washington University.

Resnick has been recognized as a Distinguished Capital District Key Club Editor and has garnered academic recognitions. She plans a career in forensic biochemistry, and has been accepted at Cedar Crest College, McDaniel College, West Virginia University and Penn State.

Zamora holds a number of academic honors and has been recognized as a Distinguished Key Club Vice President by the Capital District. She has been accepted at the University of Maryland and Temple University.

Gilbert, recognized as a Distinguished Key Club president, has a long list of academic recognitions. Interested in law, government and journalism, she has been accepted by the University of Chicago, University of Virginia, Emory University and Brigham Young University.

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