Student news

June 05, 2010

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Sarah Elizabeth Macht graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Washington College on May 16.

She earned departmental honors in her double majors of chemistry and psychology.

Macht was awarded the James R. Miller '51 Award for excellence in chemistry. At commencement, she was awarded the prestigious George Washington Medal, an award presented to the senior "who shows the greatest promise of understanding and realizing in life and work the ideals of a liberal education."

Macht was also awarded the Jane Hutson Goodfellow Memorial Prize presented to a graduating senior, majoring in science, who has an appreciation for arts and humanities and has shown scholastic excellence.

Macht is a member of Psi Chi, a psychology National Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.


She is a recipient of Washington College's Outstanding Community Service Recognition Award.

She is the daughter of Harold and Barbara Macht and granddaughter of Luella Rice Eckstine and the late W. Richard Eckstine, and the late Naomi N. Macht and Stanley H. Macht, M.D., of Hagerstown.

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Kelly Martin of Boonsboro has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at High Point University.

Martin graduated from Boonsboro High School in 2008.

She is the daughter of Barry and Janet Martin of Boonsboro.

AMHERST, Mass. - Mary Jo Salter, daughter of Albert G. Salter and stepdaughter of Janet S. Salter of Hagerstown, was honored as a Doctor of Letters by Amherst College at commencement exercises May 23.

Salter, an Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and her master's degree from Cambridge University.

She is the author of seven books of poetry, including "Open Shutters," which the New York Times declared "a notable book of the year" in 2003, and has served as an editor for the fourth and fifth editions of the "Norton Anthology of Poetry," published in 1996 and 2005.

She was vice president of the Poetry Society of America from 1995 to 2007.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Zachary David Ficklin graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park on May 21. He majored in economics with a minor in mathematics.

He graduated magna cum laude and was named a Dean's Academic Scholar.

His thesis was selected as the best written thesis in economics, which earned him the Sujon Guha Memorial Award for academic excellence and outstanding leadership.

Ficklin is a 2006 graduate and valedictorian of South Hagerstown High School.

He is the son of Jerry II and Darlene Ficklin of Hagerstown and the grandson of Shelva and Richard Renner of Hagerstown and Judy and Jerry Ficklin of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Andrew M. Whitesides, 12, was inducted into the Junior National Honor Society at Western Heights Middle School in Hagerstown on May 25.

He is in the sixth grade, and has achieved the distinguished honor roll the majority of this school year.

He is the son of Connie Whitesides of Hagerstown and Michael Whitesides of Baltimore.

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Cadet Ryan Thomas Heavner of Hagerstown achieved dean's list status at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, for the spring semester.

He is seeking a bachelor of science in prebusiness.

He is the son of Kathleen Heavner of Hagerstown and Brian Heavner of Mercersburg, Pa.

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Jordan Aaron Lowery graduated from Robert Morris University, where he was a history major, with a bachelor of arts in social sciences.

He participated in football, indoor and outdoor track and was a member of Athletes in Action.

Lowery, a 2006 graduate of Williamsport High School, is the son of James and Marilynda Lowery of Williamsport.

He will study abroad this summer in Israel as he continues his education.

ELKINS, W. Va. - Jennie Finafrock, a math major at Davis & Elkins College, has been listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Finafrock is the Daughter of Carl and Donna Finafrock of Falling Waters, W.Va.

ALBANY, N.Y. - The following area students graduated from Excelsior College.

Shawn Daniel Hendricks of Fairplay earned a bachelor of science degree.

Michelle Margaret Mowery of Shippensburg, Pa., earned an associate in science degree in nursing.

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Emily M. Jackson of Hagerstown has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at East Carolina University.

Jackson, a 2008 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, is majoring in elementary education.

She is the daughter of Bobbi and Chuck Bates and granddaughter of Bob and Jean Bricker.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Jade Dunhour of Greencastle, Pa., a senior at Gettysburg College, received the Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz Award in Spanish at the college's May 15 spring honors day ceremonies.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Charles Curry of Frederick, Md., received a bachelor of science degree from Sacred Heart at the university's 44th commencement in May.

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