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AAUW awards scholarships to 17 Washington County students

Proceeds from used book sales help fund scholarships

Proceeds from used book sales help fund scholarships

July 06, 2009

The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded scholarships to 17 Washington County students for the 2009-10 academic year.

The applicant pool was diverse in terms of ethnicity, age, educational career path, current/returning students and geographical residence. A record number of high-achieving students applied.

First-time AAUW scholarship recipients include:

o Scoti Dodson, a graduate of Boonsboro High, who is planning to attend the University of Maryland, College Park

o Emily Forrester, a graduate of South Hagerstown High School, who will attend Virginia Tech

o Deborah Green (nontraditional), who will attend Hood College

o Molly Haas, a Williamsport High School graduate, who will attend James Madison University

o Camille Heim, a Boonsboro High School graduate, who will attend West Virginia University

o Georgia Manning, a Hancock Middle-Senior High School graduate who will attend HCC

o Francine Annette Ngongang (nontraditional), who will attend Frostburg State University, University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

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o Stephanie Toone, who will continue at Hood College

o Tessa Walls, a Hancock Middle-Senior High School graduate, who will attend HCC

The following student recipients from 2008, who reapplied and met current requirements, also were awarded AAUW scholarships:

o Hannah Crosby, who attends the University of Maryland

o Sarah Johnston, who attends Hood College

o Amanda LaFollette, who attends HCC

o Deanna Mackey, who attends Virginia Commonwealth University

o Amy Ridenour, who attends Frostburg State University

o Elizabeth Sager, who attends the University of Maryland

o Rebecca Slate, who attends Frostburg State University

o Hannah Smith, who attends Virginia Tech.

The scholarship committee has also announced the following named scholarships in honor of AAUW members, past or present:

o Louise Beachley Scholarship - Stephanie Toone

o Dorothy Cochrane Scholarship - Camille Heim

o Joann Fillingham Scholarship - Scoti Dodson

Proceeds from the annual AAUW used book sales are used to fund the scholarships.

The next annual AAUW used book sale is scheduled April 21 to 25, 2010, at Washington County Agricultural Center, off Sharpsburg Pike.

For more information about AAUW, call 301-797-1192.

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