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AAUW awards scholarships to 16 county students

July 07, 2008

The Hagerstown Branch of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded 16 scholarships to Washington County students for the 2008-09 school yaer.

The students who graduated from area high schools in 2008 include Hannah Crosby of Boonsboro High School, who will attend the University of Maryland; Amanda LaFollette of Smithsburg High School, who will attend Towson University; Amy E. Ridenour of Clear Spring High School, who will attend Frostburg State University; Samantha Truax of Hancock High School, who will attend Virginia Tech.

Past recipients whose scholarships will continue include Melissa Ankeney and Kevin Motz, both attending Villa Julie College; Brittany Eberly, Hagerstown Community College; Erica Hernandez, Penn State University; Sarah Johnston, Hood College; Mary Kavanaugh, George Mason University; Deanna Mackey, Virginia Commonwealth University; Jena Mannick, University of Charleston (W.Va.); Cara L. Martin and Elizabeth Sager, both attending University of Maryland; Rebecca Slate, Frostburg State University; and Hannah Smith, Virginia Tech.

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The AAUW scholarships are provided by funds raised at the organization's two annual used book sales.

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