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August 03, 2008

Griffin Abernathy has been named to the dean's list for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for the spring semester.

Griffin is a marine biology major and plans to study abroad in Stirling, Scotland.

He is the son of John and Vicki Abernathy of Sharpsburg.

David W. Macht, son of Harold and Barbara Macht of Hagerstown, graduated cum laude in May from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., with a bachelor of science degree in business management and business leadership. He was named to the dean's list for the spring semester.

He is a 2004 North Hagerstown High School graduate.

David is employed with the U.S. Government as a human resource specialist at the Bethesda (Md.) Naval Hospital.

Sarah E. Macht, daughter of Harold and Barbara Macht of Hagerstown, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.

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Sarah is a junior majoring in chemistry.

She is a 2006 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

Sarah attended a three-day seminar on leadership for Washington College at the University of Indiana in Bloomington in July.

She is spending her summer working as a counselor at a tennis camp sponsored by Nike at the University of California, San Diego, Calif.

SAINT LEO, Fla. - Darren Kimple of Chambersburg, Pa., and Carol Raffaniello of Greencastle, Pa., have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Saint Leo University

Courtney R. Long of Boonsboro has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University.

Courtney, a 2007 Boonsboro High School graduate, is the daughter of Tommy and Deena Long.

She is majoring in parks and recreation management with a minor in business administration.

CHESTER, Pa - Tyler Jones of Hagerstown received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering during the commencement ceremony at Widener University on May 17.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Laurel Thomas, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Joseph Tordiff, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., were among those honored at Virginia Tech university's spring commencement ceremony May 9 in Lane Stadium.

Thomas received a bachelor of science degree in industrial design magna cum laude from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Tordiff received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the College of Science.

The following University of Delaware students from this area have been named to the spring semester dean's list:

Rebecca Joy Pinciotti, a freshman civil engineering major in the College of Engineering, from Frederick, Md.

Gregory Martin Dwyer, a sophomore university studies major in the College of University Studies, from Frederick.

Alex Kristopher Ray, a freshman biological sciences major in the College of Arts and Sciences, from Hagers-town.

Lindsay Hite Snyder, a sophomore fashion merchandising major in the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, from Hagerstown.

Ryan M. Tigrett recently graduated from the University of Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

He has entered the residency program at the Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colo.

He is a 1999 North Hagerstown High School graduate and received a bachelor of science degree in neurology and physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., campus in 2003.

St. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Mikael J. Tigrett received a bachelor of arts degree in sports management from St. Mary's College in May.

He played varsity soccer for four years. He was named first team on the Capital Athletic Conference's All-Conference Team for the 2007-08 season. He was nominated CAC Player of the Week four times. He played forward and was the St. Mary's College's Offensive Player of the Year for the 2007-08 season.

He is a 2004 North Hagers-town High School graduate.

Phi Sigma Theta has announced that Laura Elizabeth Smyth has recently become a member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

She is the daughter of Randy and Karen Smyth, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and formerly of Hagerstown.

Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.

Smyth, formerly of Hagerstown, also received membership in the National Scholars Honor Society shortly following her induction to Phi Sigma Theta. She will be graduating from UTK's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with a bachelor of science in animal science and natural resources and a minor in psychology. Smyth's grades have earned her recognition on the dean's list numerous times.

She plans a career working with exotic animals with her goal being training tigers for Dreamworld on Australia's Gold Coast.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Jeffrey Pillis of Hagerstown and Emily Russo of Hagerstown were among those honored at Virginia Tech's spring commencement ceremony May 9 in Lane Stadium.

Pillis received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering.

Russo received a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences from the College of Science.

Jonathan Michael Petty, a 2001 graduate of Williams-port High School, received his juris doctor degree from Widener University School of Law on May 17.

He attended undergraduate school at University of Maryland in College Park.

He is taking the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar examinations this summer.

Jonathan is the son of Bobby and Julie Watson of Funkstown and Barry and Cheryl Petty of Hagerstown.

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