University of Evansville archaeology major Nathan Biondi, of Ellicott City, will travel to Israel this summer as part of the Jezreel Expedition, an archaeological project co-sponsored by the university.

Beverly Frimpong, daughter of Charity Marfo and Baah Frimpong, of Savage, and a graduate of Long Reach High School, participated in a Spring Break trip to Japan, as part of her Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy class at Washington College. Frimpong majors in political science and philosophy, and minors in African/black studies. She serves as the Student Government Association's secretary of academics, and is a member of Washington College's Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows honor society; Phi Beta Kappa; and Cleopatra's Sisters, a student organization focusing on the promotion of women and various ethnicities

Rachel Harbarger, of Elkridge, was recognized at Youngstown State University's 2012 Honors Convocation, at which she received the Maria LaConte Hackman Nursing Scholarship.


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Megan Johnson, received the University Honors Citation from the University of Maryland. The citation signifies the completion of honors course work at the university. Johnson is expected to graduate in May 2012 with Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and astronomy.

Ashley Jones, of Sykesville, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College at the school's Spring Commencement Ceremony April 21.

Elizabeth Koehling, daughter of Rena and Steve Koehling, of Columbia, was named to the dean's list for the 2011 fall semester at Lynchburg College, in Lynchburg, Va. As a Freshman, Koehling was also recently accepted for admittance into the selective athletic training major program at Lynchburg and on April 13, was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national honor society for college freshmen.

Anna Pobletts, of Sykesville, was named to the honor roll at Washington and Lee University for the winter 2012 term. Pobletts is a member of the university's class of 2012

Emily Schuchardt, daughter of Michael and Debbie Schuchardt, of Mount Airy, was accepted into Phi Kappa Phi, the international honor society at Salisbury University. Schuchardt, a senior majoring in biology, is a member of intramural softball and the Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, and a dean's list student. She graduated from Glenelg High School in 2009.

James Taylor, of Marriottsville, was named to the Gettysburg College dean's commendation list for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2011.

Laura Wise, of Sykesville, received the Benn Creative Writing Award at Mary Baldwin College's spring Honors Convocation. The award is presented to a rising senior who has shown promise in the field of creative writing.

Randolph-Macon College seniors Colleen Hutchison and Angelica Yost, both of Mount Airy, were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society, April 20. Hutchison majors in international studies-Latin American emphasis, and minors in Spanish and ethics. Yost majors in English.

The following students were named to the dean's list at Washington and Lee University for the winter 2012 term. In order to be named to the dean's list a student must earn a term grade point average of at least 3.4 on a scale of 4.0:

Robert Allan, of Ellicott City, a member of the class of 2012

Susan Giampalmo, a member of the class of 2012

Anna Pobletts, of Sykesville, a member of the class of 2012.