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Natalie Larsen, of Sykesville, a senior at Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, pursuing a bachelor's degree in biblical counseling, was accepted into the master's degree program in biblical counseling at the university.

Kristen Williford, of Mount Airy, graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus, Port Orange, Fla., on March 22.

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Misericordia University occupational therapy students successfully defended the university's 2017 and 2018 titles and captured first place in the 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association/EBS Healthcare Knowledge Bowl at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sarah Roettger, of Finksburg, was part of the team that beat nine other university teams in the annual competition. Members of the wining team receive their master's degrees at spring commencement in May and are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy licensure examination in the summer.

Jonathan Issing, of Westminster, presented scholarly or creative work at the annual Inquiry symposium at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 200 undergraduates representing academic departments across campus displayed their work to an audience of faculty, peers, trustees, administrators, industry representatives, and friends of the college during the symposium. Student work included original research, scholarship, and creative efforts. Issing, a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science and analytical finance.

Clayton Herbst, of Westminster, a student at McDaniel College , performed with the Westminster Symphony Orchestra on May 4 at Carroll Community College, Westminster. The orchestra is made up of McDaniel College and Carroll Community College students, as well as community musicians.

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, presented more than 130 students with awards at the Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony for academic achievement in the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities during the annual Inquiry celebration. Students were also recognized with campus awards. Local students include: Corinne Kearney, of Mount Airy, graduate of South Carroll High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in exercise science, Freshman Achievement Award in Chemistry; Hannah Kurek, of Manchester, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and special education, SPSEA Award for Excellence in Teaching Performance in Elementary Education; Benjamin Leavitt, of Woodbine, graduate of Glenelg High School, pursuing Bachelor of Arts in music and music education, Robert W. Smith Award in Music.

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