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The following local students have graduated from LIM College, in New York: Imani Waldrum, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Business Administration degree in fashion merchandising; and Sierra Reppe, of Westminster, Bachelor of Business Administration degree in fashion merchandising. Reppe was also named to the dean's list for the spring 2017 semester.

Senator Michael Hough and Delegate Kathryn Afzali held a joint scholarship awards ceremony on July 29 in Walkersville, and awarded several local students Senatorial Scholarships and Delegate Scholarships. Some students received both types of scholarship awards. Senatorial scholarship winners: Nicholas Colella, New Windsor, junior attending Towson University studying business administration; Cassia Connolly, New Windsor, will be attending University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying acting as a fine arts major; Lauren Bahnson, Mount Airy, will be attending University of Maryland College Park studying Electrical Engineering; Tristan Boie, Mount Airy, sophomore attending Towson University studying occupational therapy; Willis Gammel, Mount Airy, will be attending Frederick Community College studying secondary education; Theresa Johnson, Mount Airy, will be completing nursing degree at Stevenson University; Emma Lichtman, Mount Airy, junior attending Stevenson University studying psychology; James Looper Jr., Mount Airy, will be attending Washington College studying environmental science; Collin Ludwig, Mount Airy, will be attending Salisbury University studying marketing; Colleen Morgan, Mount Airy, will be attending University of Maryland College Park studying electrical engineering; Cori Nichols, Mount Airy, will be attending Salisbury University studying political science; Matthew Titus, Mount Airy, will be attending University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying computer science; Remy Mezebish, Westminster, will be attending University of Maryland College Park studying computer engineering. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Delegate Scholarships winners: Lauren Bahnsen, Mount Airy; Rachel Barlow, Mount Airy; Summerlyn Bingaman, Mount Airy; Sara Bonfils, Mount Airy; Heidi Cobb, Mount Airy; Nicholas Colella, New Windsor; Cassia Connolly, New Windsor; Nicholas Cover, Westminster; Kelly Dwyer, Mount Airy; Emma Handzo, Mount Airy; Jillian Hershberger, Mount Airy; Theresa Johnson, Mount Airy; Sydney Klein, Mount Airy; Jason Kotula, Mount Airy; Jeremy Kotula, Mount Airy; Emma Lichtman, Mount Airy; James Looper Jr., Mount Airy; Collin Ludwig, Mount Airy; Jillian Marchese, Mount Airy; Emily McQuarrie, Mount Airy; Cody Mezebish, Westminster; Remy Mezebish, Westminster; Elena Nicoll, Mount Airy; Thomas Putman, Mount Airy; Avery Renshaw, Mount Airy; Alexis Ros, Mount Airy; Jesse Hunter Simpson, Union Bridge; Jake Tarte, Mount Airy; Jessica Thomas, Mount Airy; Matthew Titus, Mount Airy; Bonnie Wasula, Mount Airy; Cassandra Wasula, Mount Airy; Rebecca Yates, Mount Airy.


James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, welcomed the class of 2021 to campus, including local students: Lauren Stein, of Mount Airy, whose major is Sport & Rec Management – BS; Sara Greenbaum, of Sykesville, psychology – BS; Merideth Emma Turney, of Woodbine, psychology – BS; Carolyn Ball, of Eldersburg, management – BBA; Laura Strayton, of Mount Airy, nursing – BSN; Spencer Gleeson, of Mount Airy, management – BBA; Alyssa Knych, of Westminster, accounting – BBA; Kristen Connelly, of Mount Airy, biotechnology – BS; Sarah Alban, of Westminster, biology – BS; Grace Crawford, of Manchester, health sciences – BS; Olivia White, of Westminster, media arts and design – BA; Henry Beiter, of Mount Airy, finance – BBA; Rachel Skowron, of Mount Airy, marketing – BBA; Sophie Pusateri, of Westminster, nursing – BSN; Elisabeth Hovis, of Mount Airy, international business – BBA; Jacob Sando, of Marriottsville, marketing – BBA; Kalyn Wilson, of Finksburg, interdisciplinary liberal studies – BS; Brady Finzel, of Mount Airy, engineering – BS; Jay Fenner, of Eldersburg, music – BM; Braden Lee, of Eldersburg, intelligence analysis – BS; Kelsey Ronaghan, of Eldersburg, marketing – BBA; John Young, of Eldersburg, engineering – BS; Jordan Frome, of Mount Airy, integrated science & technology – BS; Gabrielle DeCesare, of Westminster, management – BBA.

Jacob Kucharski, of Westminster, was among 37 Baldwin Wallace University students who spent the spring 2017 semester learning off-campus through the BW Study Abroad Center's Independent Study program. Kucharski, a graduate of Westminster High School majoring in national security, traveled to Washington for an individualized immersion experience at The Washington Center, and independent, nonprofit academic internship program.


Yonahga Stickles, of Sykesville, has been named to the dean's list at Simpson University, Redding, California, for the spring 2017 semester. Stickles is majoring in psychology. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

Lauren Weems, of Mount Airy; and Jillian Luetje, of Union Bridge, were among 150 University of Delaware students who participated in summer research, working on a range of research projects in disciplines all across the university as well as in the community.

Huntor Ross, of Hampstead, was awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the 2017 spring semester. Students that achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's dean's list.

The following local students have been honored for academic achievement by being named to the spring 2017 dean's list at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania: Kelsey Allen, of New Windsor; Connor Cigrang, of Hampstead; Kyle Johnston, of Manchester; Erin Myers, of Sykesville; Aaron Nelson, of Hampstead; Rebecca Reed, of Finksburg; Hanna Ruark, of Westminster; Marguerite Ryan, of New Windsor; Victoria Smetana, of Westminster; Kayla Trace, of Mount Airy.

McDaniel College has awarded select freshmen with $100,000 Educator's Legacy Scholarships, including: Albert Burker, of Westminster; Lauren Ewart, of Mount Airy; Emma Findeisen, of Westminster; Kevin Gicking, of Sykesville; Logan Hartung, of New Windsor; Jayce Klingenberg, of Hampstead; Rachel Reitz, of Sykesville; Audrey Wixted, of Sykesville. Children with a parent or guardian who has at least four years of current and consecutive full-time employment at a K-12 school or community college can apply for this guaranteed scholarship to attend McDaniel College. Any service qualifies, such as teachers, administrators, counselors, nurses or support staff, etc. Students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average to receive the scholarship. The $25,000 annual scholarship (or $20,000 per year for commuter students) is renewable each year to students who maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.