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Isabella Cascarelle, of Skyesville, was named to the fall 2018 honors list at Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia. Students named to the honors list earned grade point averages of 3.75 to 4.0, are degree candidates and must have earned at least 12 semester hours for the grading period.

Silas Kelly, an exercise and sport science major from Mount Airy, was among the more than 100 Coastal Carolina University student athletes who spent the morning of Feb. 19 reading stories to 16 Horry County elementary schools as part of the United Way of Horry County Caring for Kindergartners program. Upon completing the book "How Full Is Your Bucket?" the young students were able to put the lessons they learned on display by drawing pictures and creating their own greeting cards to be distributed to elderly, homebound citizens throughout Horry County.

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Marisol Barrera, of Westminster, a student at McDaniel College in Westminster, presented research at the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature Mid-Atlantic region conference held Feb. 28-March 1 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Barrera was among three students who presented their research papers with Brad Stoddard, religious studies professor at McDaniel. Her paper was titled "Charles Colson: Prison, Religion, and Politics." The conference was organized jointly by the Mid-Atlantic region of the American Academy of Religion and the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Local students were among the fall 2018 graduates from Salisbury University. Eldersburg area residents include Jake Halstead, Bachelor of Arts, environmental studies; and Christopher Tan, Bachelor of Science, information systems. Hampstead area residents include Leah Chelton, Bachelor of Science, elementary education, summa cum laude; and Shannon McHenry, Bachelor of Arts, communication arts, magna cum laude, University Honors. Mount Airy area residents include Taylor Beddow, Bachelor of Science, physics; Bridget Berdit, Bachelor of Arts, psychology and philosophy, summa cum laude; Kaelyn Bucy, Bachelor of Arts, art, cum laude; Louisa Martinez, Bachelor of Science Nursing; Kimberly Willet, Bachelor of Science, biology; and Tyler Wolfrey, Bachelor of Arts, communication arts. Sykesville area residents include Conor Behr, Bachelor of Science, marketing; Miranda Bower, Bachelor of Arts, political science, University Honors; Kathleen Kaste, Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude; and Alex Murri, Bachelor of Science, information systems and marketing, cum laude. Other area residents include Carly Meagher, Bachelor of Science, exercise science, of Westminster; Kyle Murphy, Bachelor of Science, computer science, of Finksburg; Ashley Naill, Bachelor of Science, early childhood education, magna cum laude, of Union Bridge; and Arianna Woodley, Bachelor of Science, elementary education, of Manchester.

The following local McDaniel College Green Terror athletes were named to the Centennial Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll: Sophomore Jayce Klingenberg, of Hampstead, women's basketball; sophomore Allyson Shipley, of Manchester, women's basketball; sophomore Caroline Ward, of Mount Airy, women's basketball; junior Shaun Thompson, of Mount Airy, men's indoor track and field; sophomore Julia Murphy, of Westminster, women's indoor track and field; Garrett Vandervalk, of Westminster, wrestling. Men's indoor track and field senior Nevin Stambaugh, of Taneytown, was named to the Academic All-Centennial team, which recognizes student-athletes who receive both all-conference and Academic Honor Roll honors. To be nominated for the academic honor roll, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or higher and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.40.

Cadet Tyler Stiff, of Westminster, was named to the president's list during the fall 2018 semester at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. To be named to the list, a cadet must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher during the semester.

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