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The following local students made the president's list for the fall 2017 semester at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia: Jocelyn Abrahamzon, of Eldersburg; Emma Lang, of Woodbine; Madeline Pfaff, of Westminster; Andrew Prothero, of Eldersburg; Daniel Rauch, of Mount Airy; Julia Szekely, of Eldersburg; Merideth Emma Turney, of Woodbine; Brooke Welsh, of Westminster; and Alyssa Williamson, of Eldersburg. President's list students must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above.

The following local students were named to the fall 2017 dean's list at McDaniel College, Westminster: Brittany Anne Adams, of Westminster, Honors; Emily Ann Barker, of Sykesville, High Honors; Marisol Angelica Barrera, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Jenna M. Barth, of Mount Airy, Highest Honors; M. Flannery Bendel-Simso, of Westminster, Honors; Derek William Benjamin, of Mount Airy, Honors; Sarah K. Biddinger, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Melinda Jean Bitzel, of Hampstead, Highest Honors; Caitlyn Skye Bremerman, of Sykesville, Honors; Nicolette Louise Brookman, of Sykesville, Highest Honors; Ethan Charles Brown, of Taneytown, Highest Honors; Taylor Glass Button, of Westminster, High Honors; Austin Michael Cannon, of Hampstead, Honors; Benjamin David Carl, of Manchester, Honors; Zachary Andrew Carnegie, of Westminster, High Honors; Kayla Nicole Catlin, of Eldersburg, Highest Honors; Robert Matthew Catlin, of Eldersburg, Honors; Fangluo Chen, of Westminster, Honors; David Bradley Colbert, of New Windsor, High Honors; Joseph James Conklin, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Carolyn Noelle Cox, of Taneytown, High Honors; Krystal Joy D'Amato, of Woodbine, Honors; Savannah M Dawson, of Westminster, High Honors; Rebecca Ann Debinski, of Sykesville, Highest Honors; Jack Anthony Del Nunzio, of Sykesville, Highest Honors; Moira Francis Digiacomantonio, of Union Bridge, High Honors; Melinda Gayle Fields, of Westminster, High Honors; Mollie Ann Fisher, of Westminster, Honors; Larissa Marion Nyoh Fon Tendo, of Westminster, Honors; Weston Douglas Funk, of Finksburg, Highest Honors; Daniel Lynn Gebhart, of Hampstead, Honors; Max Rene Gosselin, of Mount Airy, High Honors; Kirsten Faith Hahn, of Manchester, Honors; Julia Jeanne Halberstam, of Manchester, Honors; Clayton Owen Herbst, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Taylor Nichole Hoey, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Laurel C. Holmes, of Westminster, Honors; Davin Hong, of Sykesville, Highest Honors; Katherine Elizabeth Horton, of Finksburg, High Honors; Ceanna Julia Hudicka, of Hampstead, Highest Honors; Mackenzie Rae Hunt, of Mount Airy, Highest Honors; Cara Elizabeth Hunter, of New Windsor, Honors; Emily Anne Jeffers, of Taneytown, Highest Honors; Wolfgang Christefan Kahan, of Mount Airy, High Honors; Alison Gail Keller, of Mount Airy, High Honors; Charlie I. Kiler, of Hampstead, Honors; Jayce Marjorie Klingenberg, of Hampstead, High Honors; Grace Ellen Kohn, of Finksburg, High Honors; Tusannah Marie Krauss, of Manchester, Highest Honors; Michael Clements Lemke, of Westminster, High Honors; Kristopher Evan Mason, of Westminster, High Honors; Jeremy Andrew McDermott, of Manchester, High Honors; Lauren Kathleen McKenna, of Sykesville, High Honors; Ashley E. Morrison, of Taneytown, Honors; Patrick Hazard O'Reilly, of Hampstead, High Honors; Natalie Christine Panagakos, of Hampstead, Honors; Sara Elizabeth Queen, of Westminster, Honors; Ashley Nicole Raver, of Westminster, High Honors; Rachel Anne Reitz, of Sykesville, High Honors; Grace Marie Renich, of Sykesville, Honors; Gabrielle Nicole Rose, of Westminster, Honors; Rebecca Santiago-Mcpeak, of Westminster, High Honors; Jordan Elizabeth Sartori, of Westminster, Honors; Kara Lee Schuster, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Brittany Ann Sears, of Westminster, High Honors; Elizabeth Michelle Sexton, of Westminster, High Honors; Christopher Allen Shatzer, of Taneytown, Highest Honors; Jacqueline Emily Sherwin, of Westminster, High Honors; Wade Morgan Slatniske, of New Windsor, High Honors; Jakub Wesley Smith, of Finksburg, High Honors; Samantha N. Smith, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Cameron Victor St. Andre, of Westminster, Honors; Luz Adriana Stigdon, of Westminster, High Honors; Alexandra Danielle Stitely, of Westminster, Honors; Madison Grace Stone, of Westminster, Honors; Kayla Marie Stout, of Westminster, Honors; Jacob Anthony Summerlin, of Keymar, Highest Honors; Allyson Cathleen Tarbox, of Westminster, High Honors; Brianna Nicole Taylor, of Mount Airy, Highest Honors; Jessica Nicole Thomas, of Mount Airy, Highest Honors; Hannah M. Thornton, of Manchester, Highest Honors; Garrett T. Vandervalk, of Westminster, Honors; Eric W. Von Bergen IV, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Caroline May Ward, of Mount Airy, Highest Honors; Jared Michael Wilmer, of Westminster, Highest Honors; Audrey M. Wixted, of Sykesville, Highest Honors; Emily Nicole Wixted, of Sykesville, High Honors; Madeline Perry Wodaski, of Mount Airy, High Honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.

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The following local students were awarded dean's list academic honors for the fall 2017 semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland: Eldersburg: Hannah Schoff, Katherine Vervack; Hampstead: Lauren Swam; Marriottsville: Anna Lawson, Lindsay Wooleyhand; Mount Airy: Ashleigh Bonanno, Maria Campanile, Ines Garofolo, Noelle Gleeson, Courtney Mellon, Garrett Toth-Williams; New Windsor: Delaney Ballard; Sykesville: India Oates, Abigail Rose; Taneytown: Jeremiah Basler; Westminster: John Bowersox, Lindsay Chiavacci, Madolyn Henline, Anna Lignelli, Nathan Poole, Shannon Pumputis, Henry Snurr, Allison Tesch. Dean's List honors are awarded to full-time students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits.

The following local students were among the more than 3,400 who made the fall 2017 dean's list at The University of Akron , in Ohio: Braeden Balch, of Eldersburg, majoring in electrical engineering – cooperative education; Kayley Russell, of Mount Airy, majoring in arts & sciences – Exploratory; and Jake Stefanick, of Eldersburg, majoring in mechanical engineering. Eligible students maintained a semester GPA of 3.500-3.999, and were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

Sean Ruark, of Westminster, majoring in human resources management; and Kristen Vargas, of Manchester, majoring in exercise science-prephysical therapy, were named to the president's list at University of Akron, in Ohio, for the fall 2017 semester. To qualify, students must be undergraduate, enrolled full-time, and achieve a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

Esther Thomas, of Westminster, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania. Dean's list students have a 3.55 grade point average or higher.

Paige Hoheneder, of Eldersburg, was named to the honor's list for the fall 2017 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey. Honor's list students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours for the semester. She was also inducted into the Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Honor Society. The 2016 Liberty High School graduate is majoring in hotel and restaurant management.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the dean's list for the fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, including Belle Nelson, of Eldersburg, College of Letters and Science. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction.

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