Wilson College students honored for achievements

May 13, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College honored students on April 27 at its annual Academic Awards Banquet at the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology.

The following area students received awards:

— The James Applegate Award, which is awarded to a student with an interest in drama and theater, went to Carol Zehosky of Shippensburg, Pa. (for performance) and Rachel Coldsmith of Chambersburg, Pa. (for scholarship).

— The Marel Harlow Cheng Memorial Prize, which goes to a student who has done well in international studies or has made noticeable contributions to international understanding, went to Ian Irvin of Shippensburg.

— The CRC Press General Chemistry Achievement Award was given to Tonya Grissinger of Mercersburg, Pa.

— The Margaret Criswell Disert Honors Scholarship, given to the student whose proposal for senior advanced study and research is most worthy of support, went to Casey Beidel of Chambersburg.

— The Estep-Lawson Memorial Prize, awarded to a student in lower-level French who demonstrates excellence and shows future promise in French studies, went to Courtney Wolfe of Chambersburg.

— The Davison Greenawalt Grove Award for a student participating in research in physical and life sciences was given to Tonya Bender of Little Orleans, Md.

— The Dorle Haas Memorial Prize, awarded to a senior for outstanding service within the greater Chambersburg community, went to Kacie Oberholzer of Greencastle, Pa.

— The Organic Chemistry Award, given to the student in organic chemistry who earned the highest grades for the year, went to Katie Bruner of Chambersburg.

— The John D. Rose Award in Environmental Studies, given to an outstanding junior majoring in environmental studies or biology to fund a summer research project or internship, went to Rachael Kinley of Waynesboro, Pa.

— The Mary Beers Sheppard Prize, awarded to the member of the senior class who has shown the keenest understanding and appreciation of literature, was given to Courtney Wolfe of Chambersburg.

— The William P. Van Looy Business Prize, awarded to the junior or senior business and economics major who has demonstrated excellence in business studies and in service to the well-being of both the Wilson College and larger community, went to Randy Ehrhart of Greencastle.

— The E. Grace White Prize/Summer Scholarship, which is given to an outstanding student in the field of biology or biochemistry, went to Chelsea Varner of Chambersburg.

— The Carolyn Zeleny Prize, which goes to a sociology student in the junior or senior class on the basis of academic excellence and/or community service, went to Sierra Amber Schnable of Fayetteville, Pa.

— Area Wilson College Scholar Athletes, those who have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and participated in at least one varsity athletic team, are Amanda Clark of Chambersburg and Caleigh Oliver of Martinsburg, W.Va.

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