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August 15, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Bethany M. Garnand of Hagerstown has been awarded the Lycoming College Scholarship where she plans to attend college in the fall. She is the daughter of Tammi and Ralph Garnand.

Bethany is a recent Smithsburg High School graduate, where she was a member of the soccer and softball teams.

She graduated valedictorian and received several awards and scholarships for her many academic and athletic achievements, including the Washington County Hall of Fame Board of Directors Academic Athlete Award, the Outstanding Senior Award for Math and Science and achieved distinguished honors. In addition to the Lycoming Scholarship, she also received the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship and the Robert C. Byrd Honors 2009 Scholarship.




FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Jacob Gigeous, son of Jim and Maureen Gigeous of Boonsboro, has been named to the Randolph-Macon Academy principal's list for the fourth quarter for maintaining a grade-point average above 3.3.

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Jacob also received a certificate for participation in the regional science fair at an end-of-year awards ceremony.

He will be an eighth-grader at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School.




CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Shannon Marie Fowkes of Smithsburg has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Western Carolina University.




ITHACA, N.Y. - The following area residents were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Ithaca College:

Sarah Bitely, daughter of Patrick Bitely of Middletown, Md., earned a 3.7 grade-point average in the college's Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Joseph Kappes, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Kappes of Mount Airy, Md., earned a 3.7 grade-point average in the college's Roy H. Park School of Communications.




ITHACA, N.Y. - Scott Leverett, son of Carey and Rebecca Leverett of Hagerstown, graduated with a bachelor's of fine arts degree from Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications. The degree was awarded in May.




BALTIMORE - The following Washington County students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Loyola College of Maryland:

Brittany Olenczak of Hagerstown, a member of the class of 2011

Brennen Baylor of Hagerstown, a member of the class of 2012

Ashley Wilburn of Hagerstown, a member of the class of 2010.




SALISBURY, Md. - Cara M. Wagaman, a 2009 graduate of Smithsburg High School, has been accepted into the Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program at Salisbury University.

The honors program is designed to bring together high achieving students and dedicated faculty in a small university environment to provide an enriched learning experience.

She will attend school this fall on a Presidential Scholarship that the university awards each year to an incoming freshman who has shown outstanding academic performance in high school, excelled on the SAT and established a record of participation and leadership in extracurricular activities. Applicants are chosen on the basis of academic merit.

Cara was also awarded the Maryland Delegates Scholarship and the National Honor Society Amy Everett Memorial Scholarship.

During her high school career, Cara participated in the Student Government Association, was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society, received varsity letters for four years for indoor and outdoor track, was a STARS recipient, a LINK crew leader and volunteered more than 150 Student Service Learning hours.

She maintained honor roll and distinguished honor roll status in high school while taking AP courses. She graduated with high honors.

Cara will major in elementary education with a minor in art.

She will participate on the Seagulls' track team.

Cara is the daughter of Brian and Cassie Wagaman.




EXTON, Pa. - Christiaan Bush, of Hagerstown, graduated from the Universal Technical Institute.

He is a graduate of Smithsburg High School and a former student at Heritage Academy.




FROSTBURG, Md. - Justin Lee of Williamsport graduated magna cum laude from Frostburg State University with a master's of business administration in May. He was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society of collegiate schools of business.

He is a 2003 graduate of Williamsport High School.

He is the son of Kim and Randy Lee.

He is living in Golden, Colo.




DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Butler, a student at Daytona State College and now enrolled at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, has been named to the president's list with a 3.8 grade-point average.

Kyle achieved his private pilot certification in November 2008 and is pursuing his instrument rating followed by a commercial pilot rating and ultimately toward a goal of airline transport pilot.

He has more than 95 hours of total flight time with more than 200 takeoffs and landings.

Kyle is employed at Sugar Mill Country Club, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., in the golf pro shop.

Kyle is the son of George Butler of Williamsport and Patti Butler of Boonsboro.

He is a 2007 graduate of Williamsport High School.

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