Student news

July 06, 2008

Gerald Wayne Spessard II graduated on May 22 from the University of Maryland in College Park. He received a bachelor of science degree from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources with a major in agriculture and resource economics.

Spessard played baseball for the Terrapins.

He is a 2004 Smithsburg High School graduate.

He is the son of Karen Spessard of Hagerstown and Jerry Spessard of Mercersburg, Pa.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Katherine "Katie" A. Barnhart, a freshman double major in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and the School of Education, majoring in Latin and secondary education, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Duquesne University with a 4.0 average.

She is the daughter of Steve and Mary Lou R. Barnhart.

Matt Barnhart represented the Greencastle( Pa.) Rotary Club at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference at Juniata College June 8 to 11.


The local Rotary clubs chose and sponsored high school juniors from Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia to attend.

The workshop is one of many youth programs Rotary sponsors and it is designed to encourage young adults to take a more active role and interest in leadership and community service activities.

Matt joined approximately 60 other youths participating in conference-building sessions and a community service project in the Huntingdon area.

He toured Lincoln Caverns and participated in a hands-on workshop in team-building at the Penn State's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center. The youth also enjoyed a cruise on Raystown Lake.

Matt attended a Greencastle Rotary Club meeting and talked about his experiences at the conference. Matt is the son of Mary Lou R. and Steve Barnhart.

Erin E. Kline graduated from Utah State University on May 2, earning a master's degree in deaf education with a concentration in early intervention with deaf-blind infants.

She completed her studies with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Erin is a 2000 graduate of North High, received an associate's degree from Hagerstown Community College and a bachelor's degree in deaf studies from Towson University.

Joining her in Utah for the celebration were her sister, Dana and mother, Geri.

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Elizabeth Ashley Surgeon of Hagerstown graduated summa cum laude from Elizabethtown College on May 17 with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics education and earned mathematics honors.

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Natalie M. Musser of Hagerstown graduated from Elizabethtown College on May 17 with a bachelor of science degree in health and occupation.

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Emily B. Myers of Hagerstown has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Furman University.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Myers of Hagerstown.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Angela L. Harvey of Middletown, Md., has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Gardner-Webb University.

She is majoring in marketing.

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Wes Henry, of Greencastle, Pa., has been named to the dean's list, high honors, at McDaniel College for the spring semester.

To be eligible for the dean's list, high honors, a student must earn a grade-point average of between 3.70 and 3.89 on a 4.0 scale.

He is the son of Ronnie and Cheryl Henry of Greencastle.

Michael Jason Hornbecker, M.D., graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine on May 16. In addition to graduating with honors, Hornbecker was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the Theodore E. Woodward Prize in Internal Medicine.

He is the son of Susan and Paul Sumpter of Williamsport and Thomas and Stacey Hornbecker of Smithsburg; and is the grandson of Beverly Huber of Hagerstown.

Hornbecker has moved with his wife, Megan, and their children, Emma and Samuel, to Indianapolis, Ind., where he will pursue a residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent Hospital.

David H. Roelkey V of Keedysville received the degree of doctor of medicine from Ross University School of Medicine during its 52nd Commencement exercises. He graduated with distinction on May 31.

He is the son of Mary Ellen and Dave Roelkey of Keedysville.

He is a 1995 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He received a bachelors of science degree from Salisbury University in 2001 and a master's of science degree in regulatory affairs from Hood College in 2004.

David has been accepted into the three-year Rural Family Medicine Residency Program beginning in July with the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University - Eastern Division in Harpers Ferry.

David was married in June to his longtime girlfriend, Jessica. They are living in Charles Town, W.Va. In the future, he hopes to join a family medicine practice in Maryland or Pennsylvania.

MILTON, Mass. - Lorraine Marie Dougherty of Middletown, Md., was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Curry College.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Julie Ann Harvey of Middletown, Md., was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in communication from Flagler College. Harvey was one of more than 400 Flagler seniors at the commencement ceremony April 26 on the college campus.

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