Student news

May 03, 2009

Christopher Bradford of North Hagerstown High School has been awarded a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

Chris will receive the Mary E. Beyerle Scholarship through the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The Beyerle Scholarship is awarded from a trust established by the estate of Mary E. Beyerle to National Merit Finalists from Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Corporate-sponsored scholarship recipients are selected from National Merit students who advance to the finalist level of the competition and meet criteria of their scholarship sponsors.

As an International Baccalaureate Program student, Chris excels in the most challenging courses at North High and has been recognized by the school's STARS, or Success Through Academic Recognition of Students, program for his outstanding mastery of math and Spanish.


He was selected for membership in the National Honor Society in his junior year.

Chris is also active outside of the classroom as a tutor for the Calculus Club, secretary of the Key Club, which is North High's community service club and as a member of the soccer and tennis teams.

His probable career field is business/international relations, with plans to attend Duke University.

SALEM, Va. - Rebecca Leigh Gisriel of Williamsport has been named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the fall semester at Roanoke College.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin E. Gisriel.

WINCHESTER, Va. - Nicholas Stevens of Hagerstown has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Shenandoah University.

He is majoring in music education.

Nicholas is a 2008 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He is the son of Cindy Stevens of Hagerstown.

CHESTER, Pa. - Sophia McNew of Fayetteville, Pa., was recognized as a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in psychology during Widener University's 2009 Honors Week.

Members of Psi Chi have completed at least nine semester hours of psychology courses, have a grade-point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and are within the top 35 percent of their class.

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Jacob Gigeous, a seventh-grader at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School, was named to the principal's list for the third quarter grading period.

Jake received the award by attaining at least a 3.3 average in a college prep curriculum.

He is the son of Jim and Maureen Gigeous of Boonsboro.

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