STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Amber Keck, a junior at Penn State University, was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in a ceremony Sept. 18.
She is majoring in statistics. She is carrying a 3.75 grade-point average.
She is a 2009 graduate of Clear Spring High School, where she was co-valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society with a 4.39 GPA.
Amber is the daughter of Julie Taylor of Clear Spring, and the granddaughter of Artie and Sondie Barnhart of St. Thomas, Pa.
ST. JAMES — Senior David Suh of Korea, a student at Saint James School, is one of 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He was one of more than 1.5 million entrants who took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors. He is one of 42 seniors in the Class of 2012.
Classmate Sterling Xie of Shepherdstown, W.Va., was named as a National Merit Commended Student.
ASHLAND, Ohio — Michael McMillan of Hagerstown is a member of the Exercise Science Club at Ashland University.
McMillan is majoring in exercise science.
He is the son of Judy Stone of Hagerstown.
McMillan is a 2008 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.
The club is an organization for exercise science majors and any nonmajors interested in the topic. They meet biweekly and either plan an event or have an event going on. Some events include wally-ball night, free fitness testing and bringing in professional speakers. Each year, they participate in a community service project.
ELMIRA, N.Y. — Ksandra Unangst-Stejskal of Union Bridge, Md., earned the Presidential Scholarship at Elmira College.
Ksandra is the daughter of Tami Unangst.
Members of Elmira College’s class of 2015 were recognized during the college’s fall academic convocation for receiving valedictorian, salutatorian, presidential, trustee or founder scholarships.