Student news

May 01, 2010

CLEMSON, S.C. - Autumn Breeden of Hagerstown, an Air Force ROTC student, has been honored at Clemson University as Most Outstanding Associate Member of the Month of the Silver Wings organization. She also received an ROTC award from AMVETS.

She is a 2009 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

She is the daughter of Rodney and Tracy Breeden of Hagerstown. She is the granddaughter of Faye and Jerry Breeden of Hagerstown.

FAIRFAX, Va. - Zachary "Zach" N. Barnhart, a freshman sports management major, son of Mary Lou R. and Steve Barnhart of Greencastle, Pa., has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at George Mason University.

PHILADELPHIA - Elizabeth Matesa of Walkersville, Md., has been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.


Elizabeth is a physician assistant student.

SALISBURY, Md. - Cara Wagaman, a student at Salisbury University, has been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman honor society at the University.

Cara is majoring in elementary education. She is a dean's list student and has been awarded a presidential scholarship.

She is a 2009 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

She is the daughter of Brian and Cassie Wagaman.

ATLANTA - Devon R. Umstead of Falling Waters, W.Va., has been selected for membership in the National Honor Society.

He is a student at Grace Academy in Hagerstown.

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Nathan M. Lowery of Williamsport has been named an All-American Scholar.

He attends Saint James School and was nominated by Charles R. Holder.

Nathan's name will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally.

He is the son of James and Marilynda Lowery of Williamsport and the grandson of Dennis and Vicki Lowery of Hagerstown and Julia L. Carter of Hagerstown.

BALTIMORE - Rachel Flurie of Hagerstown and Annie Brucksch of Smithsburg were recently inducted into the Rho Chi Honor Society at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Membership in the society is the highest honor the profession of pharmacy can bestow on students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Rachel was recently elected treasurer of the Omicron Chapter.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Colleen Maria Rourk of Walkersville, Md., has earned a bachelor of science degree from Excelsior College.

WESTMINSTER, Md. - McDaniel College inducted the following area students into Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society:

Juliann Dawn Guiffre of Frederick, Md.

Emily Anne Hajjar of Frederick

Nadine Leatherman Heron of Myersville, Md.

Courtney Christine Logsdon of Hagerstown

Ashley Renee Sizemore of Hagerstown

Andrew Thomas Velnoskey of Walkersville, Md.

Rachel Louise Smith of Frederick

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Amy Catherine Landsman of Boonsboro was recently inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society at Lynchburg College.

Amy is a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies-teacher education.

She is the daughter of Jerry and Cathy Landsman.

FREDERICK, Md.- The following area students have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Hood College:

Boonsboro: Jamie Bingaman, Holly Malcolm, Lauren Miller, Mandy Newton, Bridgette Ringley, Laura Schanno;

Clear Spring: Mark Porter;

Hagerstown: Chandra Banks, Lauren Belliotti, Shawn Benson, Courtney Bonebrake, Kristen Byers, Nabela Enam, Justin Furnia, Douglas Grove, Fallon Grove, Stephanie Happel, Rebecca Hoffman, Geoffrey Huntoon, Sarah Johnston, Diana Keely, Ellen Livingston, Lindsay Mogard, Jasen Reeder, Ashley Rimbley, Steven Younkins;

Hancock: Matthew Beal, Samantha Truax;

Keedysville: Julia Friedrich Petra Friedrich;

Maugansville: Nancy Shank;

Sharpsburg: Corey Hackley, Jessica Manuel;

Smithsburg: Alison Blickenstaff, Nicholas Burdette, Elizabeth Cool, Mary Elkins;

Williamsport: Laura Harsh, Jeanette Morris.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - More than 160 students received academic honors and scholarship awards at Lock Haven University's annual Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation. The ceremony took place April 11 in Price Performance Center.

Samantha Durham of Walkersville, Md., received the Lorraine Spikings Dullen Scholarship.

She is the daughter of James and Sharon Durham.

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Seven Washington County residents have been named to Shepherd University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Hagerstown residents named include Justin S. McConnaughey, Erin Elizabeth Weatherly and Colby James Greene.

Other Washington County residents include Richard Joseph Sousane, Boonsboro; Ashley N. Folge, Smithsburg; and Dorothy E. Hively and Brittany Nicole Horn, Williamsport.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Tara Petrucci of Martinsburg, W.Va., a sophomore marketing management major in the Pamplin College of Business and studio art major in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been named one of the Virginia Tech orientation leaders.

New student orientation is held in July.

Orientation leaders are responsible for facilitating small group sessions with incoming students, in which they share their experiences at Virginia Tech and advice on how to succeed academically.

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