Carroll County students reaped rewards for their educational excellence with the following degrees, honors and awards:
Hannah Sterling of Mount Airy recently earned a bachelor's degree from Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. She majored in biological and chemical sciences with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Sterling graduated magna cum laude with distinction, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the 2012 Wells Women in Science Prize.
The following students graduated with honors from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Pa., during the May 5, commencement exercises:
• Caitlin McHugh, of Westminster, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences.
• Melissa Knowles, of Westminster, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing.
• Jamie Doughty, of Mount Airy, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in theater and dance.
• Heather McNelis, of Marriottsville, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in writing, rhetoric and technical communications.
Elizabeth Dejean, a history and design and technical theater major at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va., has been listed in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Dejean is the daughter of Jim and Rebecca Debutts of Manchester.
Brandon Soderstrom, a sophomore finance major, from Sykesville, was named to the spring semester dean's list at Bryant University, in Smithfield, R.I.
Kyleen Breslin graduated with a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Colorado College, located in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is the daughter of Lisa and Jim Breslin of Westminster.
At Notre Dame of Maryland University's 2012 senior awards ceremony on May 24, Amy Watson, of Hampstead, was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society.
Sarah Kasper, of Westminster, and Kelsey Krammer of Woodbine, graduated in May from Delaware Valley College, in Doylestown, Pa.
The following local students were among the May graduates at St. Francis University, in Loretto, Pa.:
• David Goodwin, of Westminster, received a finance degree.
• Thomas White, of Eldersburg, received a accounting degree.
• Mark Dsouza, of Reisterstown, received a physician assistant science masters degree.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun