Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, recognized more than 199 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen athletic teams during the winter season. Local students include: Hannah Kurek, of Manchester, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and special education, member of the women's indoor track and field team; Lauren Schrott, of Hampstead, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in digital communications, member of the women's swimming team; Taylor Zaranski, of Finksburg, graduate of Westminster High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in exercise science, member of the women's swimming team; Taylor Meredith, of Hampstead, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in exercise science, member of the women's swimming team; Noah Griffin, of Finksburg, graduate of Westminster High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in actuarial science, member of the men's indoor track and field team; Zachary Tucker, of Sykesville, graduate of Century High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in business administration, member of the men's basketball team.
McDaniel College students performed in the Student African Drum Ensemble and "Making Rock" Showcase May 2 at the college. Local students included Harrison Curnutte, of Westminster; and Max Gosselin, of Mount Airy.
Samantha Anthony, of Taneytown, was among the students at Oklahoma State University 's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences who were awarded scholarships. The third-year veterinary student received the Dr. John B. Hays Endowed Scholarship and a Salsbury Scholarship for her high academic standing. She also received the Glenn Patterson Memorial Scholarship for her interest in food animal medicine.
The George S. Aldhizer II Department of Economics and Business at Bridgewater College, in Virginia, recognized students for excellence during the annual college awards ceremony on April 14. The David G. and Margie Messick Smith Endowed Scholarship was presented to Sarah C. Riley, of Sykesville, a junior business administration major with a minor in communication studies. The scholarship, which is awarded to a rising senior who has demonstrated exceptional promise in the field of management, carries a $1,380 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Riley is a member of Sigma Beta Delta, an international business, management and administration honor society.
Lebanon Valley College student Hannah Kurek, of Manchester, was inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon, the college's honor society celebrating academic achievement and volunteer service. Kurek, a graduate of Manchester Valley High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and special education. To be eligible, students must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.6, complete at least 24 credits of Constellation LVC coursework, and achieve the "bronze" level of service hours at the conclusion of the fall semester prior to graduation.
Emma West, of Finksburg, has been accepted for admission at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Zoe Askew, of Manchester; Crystal Stowers, of Westminster; and Katelynn Cape, of Manchester, have enrolled for the fall 2019 semester at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Ethan Brown, of Taneytown; and Ryan Higgins, of Woodbine, were among McDaniel College students who performed during Jazz Night, held May 9 at the college.
Flannery Bendel-Simso, of Westminster, a student at McDaniel College, performed in "Singing on Stage" on May 5 at the college. Students performed selections from renowned operas and Broadway musicals.
Katarina Rathert, of Westminster, was hired before graduation as a junior software engineer at Miklos Systems Inc. in Fairfax, Virginia. The senior at Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science, computer science.
Alexandra Morris, of Manchester, was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Shirley C. Sorensen Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 22 University of Maryland-University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Each spring, the UM-UMBC chapter invites applications from its undergraduate student members to apply for the $1,000 award. Morris was selected for her outstanding academic excellence and active participation within the university and the broader community. Morris is pursuing a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, she will pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
McDaniel College students Nicholas Cloutier, of Westminster; Bryant Gutknecht, of Manchester; and Julia Reznikov, of Finksburg, performed May 6 at the college with The Madrigal Singers, who sing a cappella in addition to Renaissance pieces, contemporary jazz vocal music and other selections.
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Samantha Flater, of Manchester, was inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, during the college's annual Inquiry celebration. Flater, a graduate of Manchester Valley High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. Sigma Alpha Pi is the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, with students selected for induction based upon their GPA and level of involvement.