Education briefs - June 13

June 13, 2011

Copenhaver chosen to receive Farster Scholarship

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. — Emily R. Copenhaver of Greencastle, Pa., was selected to receive the Farster Scholarship at Millersville University for the 2011-12 academic year.

The award is given to students who are pursuing a degree in mathematics education, have a strong academic record and display financial need.

Emily will attend Millersville University this fall, majoring in mathematics education.

She completed a traditional college-preparatory program at Greencastle-Antrim High School, including the completion of several advanced-placement courses in calculus, U.S. government and Latin.

Emily was a member of the National Honor Society and served as president during her senior year. She was a member of the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and was a cheerleader for all four years of high school.

The Farster Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2,268 to be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. It is renewable for up to six semesters, providing the student maintains a 2.5 grade- point average and continues to pursue a degree in mathematics education.

 Five HCC students receive transfer scholarships

Five students from Hagerstown Community College were recently awarded the Maryland Community College Transfer Scholarship from University of Maryland University College.

HCC graduates receiving the award were Lindsay Febres of Hagerstown, who graduated with an A.A. in general studies; Sonja Hoover of Hagerstown, who graduated with an A.S. in business; Jaclyne Kartley of Hagerstown, who graduated with an A.A. in psychology; Dennis Reed of Hagerstown, who graduated with an A.A. in data processing; and Kaitlyn Ridenour of Hagerstown, who graduated with an A.A. in general studies.

To receive this award, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from one of the 16 community colleges in Maryland, must be pursuing their first bachelor's degree and must have earned an associate degree prior to attending UMUC.

For more information about UMUC transfer scholarships, go to

Engle helps with community project at Salisbury University

SALISBURY, Md. — Brendan Engle, son of Christopher and Julia Engle of Hagerstown, recently participated in Salisbury University's community service project titled "The Big Event."

During the project, hundreds of Salisbury students helped university neighbors with household chores such as raking leaves, cleaning attics and painting.

Brendan is a sophomore majoring in English. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Eta Sigma. He is a 2009 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School.

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