Cody Lehrer, from Cockeysville; Lutherville residents John Caldwell and Colleen Hohn; Joshua Winter, of Timonium, and Jessica Szczawinski, of Towson.

Ethan Levy, of Lutherville, and Serene Mirza, of Towson, were among students who attended the Pre-College Program at Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga., this summer. The program is designed to high school students a glimpse of academic and residential life at the university.

Richard Van Besien of Lutherville, was named an Annika Rodriguez Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Van Besien is a freshman at the university in the fall.

Kuroush Aligholizadeh of Towson has earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.


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Kiernan Glenn of Hunt Valley made the Spring 2011 dean's list at DePaul University in Chicago.

Tyler Canonico, a local student attending Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., won the Quimby/AGO Region III Young Organists Competition. He is a graduate of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts.

In addition to winning a monetary prize, Canonico performed a winner's recital during the convention and was invited to perform in the Rising Stars recital next summer at the American Guild of Organists National Convention in Nashville.

Several scholars at McDonogh School were recently inducted into the school's chapter of the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society recognizing academic achievement.

Among them were Towson residents Lukas Ross and Foster Hoff; Timonium resident Ryan Stankovic; and Lutherville residents Kaylie Gonze and Michael Millian.

McDonogh's Cum Laude Society is modeled after the Phi Beta Kappa collegiate honor society. One of 18 Maryland schools with a Cum Laude chapter, McDonogh has been a member since 1955.

Elsa Manning of Cockeysville, a member of the class of 2015, recently received a Denison Alumni Scholarship at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. The scholarship approximates one-quarter to one-third of tuition and is based on academic achievement, leadership and personal merit.

Mount St. Mary's University announced that the following local students achieved dean's list honors for the spring semester:

Cody Lehrer, from Cockeysville; Lutherville residents John Caldwell and Colleen Hohn; Joshua Winter, of Timonium, and Jessica Szczawinski, of Towson.

Ethan Levy, of Lutherville, and Serene Mirza, of Towson, were among students who attended the Pre-College Program at Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga., this summer. The program is designed to college-bound high school students a glimpse of academic and residential life at the university.

The following local residents graduated recently from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland:

Felicia Diggs-Hudson and Juliea Peters, of Cockeysville, received bachelor's degrees; Courtney Shell-Johnson, also of Cockeysville, received a masters degree.

Fiona Coulter, Matthew Fannon and John Maple, all of Lutherville, received master's degrees.

Vergie O'Garro, of Timonium, received a master's degree, while Karen Ross, also of Timonium, received a doctorate.

Maha Alotaibi, Caitlin Fracchia, Miriam Smith, Tamika Daniels, Jennifer Gerwig, Eileen Giordano, Mari Kristin Hart and Jennifer Lynn Wallace, all of Towson, all received master's degrees.