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Washington County students honored by Frostburg State U.

August 18, 2008

FROSTBURG, Md. - Two local students were among the graduate students recognized at Frostburg State University's honors convocation in May.

Matthew T. Ancarrow of Smithsburg, who received departmental honors in theater, is a recipient of two theater scholarships. He earned top grades while completing all the coursework for the performance and directing tracks. He played lead roles in more than a dozen shows, acted as production stage manager and served in a variety of technical capacities with University Theatre and on the Performing Arts Center staff.

He has represented the Department of Theatre and Dance at recruiting fairs and acting workshops for high school students. Most recently, he directed a highly successful production of "Almost, Maine." Ancarrow has already added several professional acting credits to his rsum and had an acting job waiting for him upon graduation.

A graduate of Smithsburg High School, he is the son of Crystal and Gregory Ancarrow.

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Nicole L. Garber of Hagerstown, received departmental honors in mathematics, as well as honors in general education. Her student projects included modeling toxicity levels for certain drugs, to working through a proof of Heron's formula of triangular area and studying certain results of Euler on infinite series.

Garber served as secretary for the local chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary society. She plans to teach in a high school.

A graduate of South Hagerstown High School, she is the daughter of Jerry and Brenda Garber.

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