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The following McDaniel College students were named to the college's spring 2017 dean's list: Eldersburg: Andrew Jordan Murphy, high honors; Kayla Nicole Catlin, highest honors. Finksburg: Jakub Wesley Smith, highest honors; Kenneth Daniel Porter, honors; Weston Douglas Funk, high honors. Hampstead: Ceanna Julia Hudicka, highest honors; Charlie I. Kiler, honors; Mary Rachel Guest, highest honors; Natalie Christine Panagakos, honors. Manchester: Hannah M. Thornton, high honors; Jonathan Jesse Halberstam, honors; Kirsten Faith Hahn, honors. Mount Airy: Alison Gail Keller, highest honors; Brianna Nicole Taylor, honors; Derek William Benjamin, honors; Jason David Miller, highest honors; Kyle Wayne Wolfrey, honors; Madeline Perry Wodaski, high honors. New Windsor: Cara Elizabeth Hunter, honors; Wade Morgan Slatniske, honors. Sykesville: Emily Ann Barker, honors; Emily Nicole Wixted, highest honors; Jack Anthony Del Nunzio, high honors; Nicolette Louise Brookman, highest honors; Paul Thomas Schoolman Jr., highest honors; Rebecca Ann Debinski, highest honors. Taneytown: Carolyn Noelle Cox, honors; Christopher Allen Shatzer, highest honors; Emily Anne Jeffers, highest honors; Nevin L. Stambaugh, honors. Union Bridge: Jacob Joseph Holechek, highest honors. Westminster: Allyson Cathleen Tarbox, high honors; Amy Carol Watcher, honors; Ashley Nicole Raver, high honors; Brianna Soohyun Myung, high honors; Brittany Ann Sears, highest honors; Cyrus Marzban Daroowalla, high honors; Elsa Moriah Meyer, honors; Eric W. Von Bergen IV, high honors; Gabrielle Nicole Rose, high honors; Harrison Alan Curnutte, highest honors; Jacqueline Emily Sherwin, honors; Jared Michael Wilmer, highest honors; John Clifford Schaeffer IV, honors; Joshua Peter Bussiere, highest honors; Kara Lee Schuster, high honors; Kayla Marie Stout, high honors; Laurel C. Holmes, honors; Lindsay Alison Olsh, honors; Luz Adriana Stigdon, high honors; Mable Kay Buchanan, high honors; Marisol Angelica Barrera, highest honors; Michael Clements Lemke, highest honors; Michael Levi Wright, honors; Mollie Ann Fisher, highest honors; Nicholas Joseph Over III, high honors; Rebecca Santiago-Mcpeak, highest honors; Sadie Camille Allgeier, high honors; Samantha N. Smith, highest honors; Sara Elizabeth Queen, honors; Sarah K. Biddinger, high honors; Savannah M. Dawson, highest honors; Sydney Paige Deutsch, honors; Taylor Glass Button, highest honors; Taylor Nichole Hoey, highest honors; Zachary Andrew Carnegie, highest honors; Zachary Paul Glover, 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.

On June 14, the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) celebrated 21 students chosen for the 2017 National Security Scholars Program. The prestigious program offers substantial scholarships, assistance with national security clearance processing, internships, and the possibility of future employment to students who attend an I-Fund member college or university. Among those selected were McDaniel College students Madison Gamble, Northrup Grumman; and Samantha Smith, Lockheed Martin. The NSSP scholars each received between $6,500 and $10,000 in scholarship funds, Top Secret/Security Compartmented Information clearances, and paid summer internships at the National Security Agency or one of eight corporate NSSP Partners: Booz Allen Hamilton; CACI; Leidos; Lockheed Martin; ManTech; Northrup Grumman; Raytheon; and Tech USA Government Solutions, LLC. I-Fund members include Capitol Technology University, Goucher College, Hood College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, McDaniel College, Mount St. Mary's University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, St. John's College, Stevenson University, Washington Adventist University, and Washington College.

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Students from the area have been named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University for the spring 2017 semester. To be eligible, students must undertake a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a cumulative semester grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Melanie Bell, of Sykesville, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Michael Borkoski, of Mount Airy, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Forest Brach, of Sykesville; Paul Churchyard, of Mount Airy, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Garrett Colvin, of Mount Airy, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Ryan Compton, of Eldersburg; Grace Daigle, of Woodbine, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Lucas Devine, of Eldersburg; Brady Dumonchelle, of Westminster; Brooke Ende, of Sykesville, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Ellen Engle, of Eldersburg, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Katie Epps, of Sykesville; Jenifer Evans, of Westminster; Shannon Farley, of Sykesville; Jonathon Franklin, of Westminster; Lyle Fugate, of Marriottsville; Malinda Grimm, of Finksburg, distinction of a 4.0 grade point average; Cody Harman, of Westminster; Maggie Hernandez, of Hampstead; Madeline Hose, of Eldersburg; Hudson Howard, of Mount Airy; Lucas Hubbard, of Mount Airy; Garrett Kemery, of Taneytown; Blake Keys, of Mount Airy; Alexander Kirchhof, of Woodbine, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Brendan Krivak, of Hampstead; Rhianna Lapen, of Mount Airy, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Autumn Lippy, of Union Bridge; James Lucas, of Eldersburg; Sarah Maggitti, of Westminster, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Alyssa Malanik, of Sykesville; Daniel Marken, of Westminster; Kelsey Meadows, of Sykesville, distinction 4.0 grade point average; Ivy Meissner, of Woodbine, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Matthew Merson, of Taneytown; Hannah Miller, of Mount Airy; Eric O'Neal, of Sykesville, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Theodore Priester, of Manchester; Andrea Ranaudo, of Westminster; Rebecca Reimer, of Taneytown, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Rebecca Rieland, of Mount Airy, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Edward Rothe, of Union Bridge; Aaron Roy, of Manchester; Abigail Saunders, of Westminster; Richard Saveleski, of Manchester; Erickson Schmidt, of Eldersburg, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Allison Short, of Hampstead; Andrew Vincent, of Mount Airy; Amy Virostek, of Westminster, distinction of 4.0 grade point average; Aili Wade, of New Windsor; Tyler Wieseckel, of Mount Airy; Jacqueline Wiley, of Eldersburg; Emily Wood, of Taneytown.

The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, for the spring 2017 semester: Elisabeth Wise, of Eldersburg, with highest honors; Kendall Gray, of Finksburg, with highest honors; and Parker Gray, of Finksburg, with honors. Dean's list students are enrolled in a full-time course load with 12 or more graded credits. Highest honors are awarded for a grade point average of 3.85 or better; high honors for 3.65 to 3.84; and honors for a 3.5 through 3.64.

Madison Wilson, of Hampstead, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year at Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dean's list recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above.

The following local Lebanon Valley College student-athletes have been named to the Middle Atlantic Conference's winter and spring academic honor roll: Samantha Bost, of Eldersburg, graduate of Liberty High School, pursuing Doctor of Physical Therapy in physical therapy, member of the softball team, received MAC Academic All-Conference honors; Hannah Kurek, of Millers, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and special education, member of the women's track and field team; Kara Strack, of Taneytown, graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, received a Bachelor of Science in biology, member of the women's lacrosse team.

Local students have been name to the dean's list at Clemson University, in South Carolina, for the spring 2017 semester: Tyler A. Pollard, of Eldersburg, mechanical engineering; William C. Tharpe, of Keymar, mechanical engineering; Heidi J. Griesbach, of Mount Airy, communication; Maura J. Pedersen, of Mount Airy, biological sciences; Olivia G. Dubro, of Mount Airy, health science; Jillian M. Robert, of Sykesville, nursing; Caleb T. Shumpert, of Sykesville, general engineering; Jennifer Marie Brigante, of Woodbine, general engineering; Timothy E. Johnson, of Westminster, general engineering. Dean's list students must have achieved a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

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