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August 21, 2010

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Andrew Thomas Martin, son of Bob and Louise Martin of Hagerstown, recently graduated cum laude from St. Mary's Honors College of Maryland with degrees in biochemistry and biology.

While at St. Mary's, Andrew earned distinction as a St. Mary's Scholar and was inducted into the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, as well as being the recipient of a four-year Maryland Distinguished Scholar scholarship.

He received departmental honors for his yearlong senior thesis and was named to the dean's list for seven consecutive semesters. In addition to being a teaching assistant in biology and directing research in the Department of Chemistry, he was a member of the St. Mary's Environmental Action Committee, the St. Mary's crew team and Wakeboarding Club, and was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Andrew is pursuing a career as a nurse anesthetist.

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Christina Abbate, a 2008 South Hagerstown High School graduate, has received a $2,300 scholarship from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

She attends Hagerstown Community College. She is studying to become a school counselor.

She is the daughter of Tony Abbate of Hagerstown and Vickie Abbate of Hagerstown.

The scholarship is funded through the Herget Foundation.




PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Katherine "Katie" A. Barnhart of Greencastle, Pa., has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Duquesne University.

Barnhart has a double major in Latin and secondary education in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and the School of Education.

She has been inducted into the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. She was chosen for outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership and service.

She is the daughter of Mary Lou R. Barnhart and the late Steve Barnhart of Greencastle.




NEWARK, Del. - Tayler Christine Wennick, daughter of David and Edith Wennick, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Delaware.

Tayler is a 2009 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

She completed her freshman year at the University of Delaware, where she is majoring in civil engineering and is also a member of the honors program.




SALISBURY, Md. - Ryan Hogue, who will be a sophomore in the fall in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Salisbury University.

He is a 2009 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He is the son of Bob and Sheri Hogue.




Lauren Dennis completed an internship this summer at NBC News in Washington, D.C.

She is a graduate assistant in the Theater and Cinema Arts Department at Virginia Tech, and expects to complete a master's of art in communication at Virginia Tech in May 2011.

Lauren is a 2005 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School and a 2009 graduate of Virginia Tech.

She is the daughter of Wayne and Paula Dennis of Hagerstown, and granddaughter of Clifford Miller of Chambersburg, Pa., and Eleanor Dennis of Leesburg, Va.




CLARION, Pa. - Anna Olszewski of Boonsboro has been named the recipient of a $1,000 Marjorie Tippin Scholarship and a $500 Walter L. Hart Scholarship from Clarion University.

Olszewski, a freshman, is majoring in early childhood education.

She is the daughter of John and Francine Olszewski of Boonsboro. She is a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

The Tippin Scholarships are available to freshmen on a one-time basis.

The multiyear Walter Hart Scholarships, presented in memory of the former admissions director, are awarded to the strongest incoming freshmen.




ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The following area students graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland:

Lindsay Ann Beattie of Hagerstown graduated with a bachelor of arts in biology and a minor in environmental studies. She graduated cum laude.

Peter Vincent Black of Keedysville graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science. He graduated summa cum laude.

Sara Lynn Childerston of Hagerstown graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology and a minor in religious studies. She graduated cum laude.

Emily M. Fawcett of Hagerstown graduated with a bachelor of arts in biology. She graduated summa cum laude. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, an honors society.

Kelli Lynn Hill of Hagerstown graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology and a minor in educational studies. She graduated magna cum laude.

Guy Howard Kilpatric of Sharpsburg graduated with a bachelor of arts in English and a minor in environmental studies.

Sara Catherine Metz of Hagerstown graduated with a bachelor of arts in student-designed major and political science and a minor in democracy studies. She graduated magna cum laude.

She also received Nitze Scholars Program Commendation, which is designed for highly motivated students with exceptional academic potential and a proven record of leadership and service. Nitze Scholars meet some of the components of the general education curriculum through a series of thematically organized interdisciplinary courses with special components such as a study-tour abroad and collaborative activities on campus.

Daniel James Schell of Sharpsburg graduated with a bachelor of arts in religious studies and philosophy. He graduated cum laude.




WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Stephen Ward of Ijamsville, Md., graduated from the University of New Haven on May 16 with a bachelor of science in fire science.

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