The following local students were honored for academic achievement by being named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania: Marguerite Ryan, of New Windsor; Erin Myers, of Sykesville; Victoria Smetana, of Westminster; Aaron Nelson, of Hampstead; Connor Cigrang, of Hampstead; Kayla Trace, of Mount Airy; Kelsey Allen, of New Windsor; Rebecca Reed, of Finksburg.
Abigail Lewin, of Eldersburg; and Megan DeHart, of Sykesville, were among a select group of students who participated in a summer Choral Institute for high school students at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The Choral Institute is a weeklong residential program focused on improving students' musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills. Participants take classes in music theory, conducting, diction and vocal science; receive group vocal instruction from Susquehanna voice faculty; hear performances by Susquehanna students and faculty; and participate in a closing concert. Lewin is a class of 2021 student at Liberty High School. DeHart is a class of 2019 student at Century High School.
Kiley Hockensmith, of Manchester, enrolled at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as part of the Class of 2022.
Alexander Bloch, of Mount Airy, will be one of 51 students serving as a resident assistant at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, for the academic year. Bloch, a graduate of South Carroll High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. Resident assistants, selected from the student body, live in the residence halls and serve as mentors and role models.
Hannah Boudreau, of Hampstead, was one of 44 student-athletes from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania to be recognized by the Division II Athletic Directors Association for work in the classroom with a 2017-18 Academic Achievement Award. Student-athletes were honored for having at least a 3.5 grade point average, attending a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college-level work, and being an active member of their intercollegiate team during the last academic year.
Sophia Gilbart, of Taneytown, was among a select group of high school students who participated in a Stream Ecology Institute this summer at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The weeklong residential program, is directed by Susquehanna faculty and staff, and introduces high school students to the basics of stream ecology. Participants searched under rocks for crawdads and salamanders, and tested stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen. They used the latest equipment and methods employed by professionals and presented their findings. The program is open to students entering grades 10 through 12. Gilbart is a class of 2019 student at Delone Catholic High School.
James Bath, of Westminster, was named to spring 2018 dean's list for academic achievement at The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina. Dean's list recognition is given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of Incomplete and no grade below C for work in a semester.
Alexa Windsor, of Union Bridge, is one of 17 Lebanon Valley College students who will participate in an immersive experience by studying abroad during the fall 2018 semester. Windsor will be studying in Hamilton, New Zealand. This program is located at the University of Waikato and is open to students in any major or concentration. Students take four classes at the university, and have the opportunity to explore New Zealand. Windsor, a graduate of Walkersville High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience.
Tasha Magruder, of Taneytown, was among more than 300 students who were awarded summer degrees from Jacksonville State University , in Alabama. Magruder majored in exercise science/wellness.
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, welcomed 518 new students this fall, including local students: Matthew Banks, of Westminster, graduate of Westminster High School, physical therapy; Noah Barton, of New Windsor, graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, criminal justice; Andrew Brown, of Westminster, graduate of Winters Mill High School, interaction and experience design; Samuel Coibion, of Taneytown, graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, digital communications; Brayden Fugini, of Mount Airy, graduate of South Carroll High School, physics; Molly Goodwin, of Westminster, graduate of Winters Mill High School, music education; Noah Griffin, of Finksburg, graduate of Westminster High School, actuarial science; Corinne Kearney, of Mount Airy, graduate of South Carroll High School, physical therapy; Brendan Kernan, of Finksburg, graduate of Westminster High School, exercise science; Caleb Ludwig, of Westminster, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, degree in accounting; Taylor Meredith, of Hampstead, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, physical therapy; Ryan Oden, of Mount Airy, graduate of South Carroll High School, degree in physical therapy; Allison Parrish, of Westminster, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, speech-language pathology; Tyler Shatto, of Sykesville, graduate of Liberty High School, mathematics; Grant Stanton, of New Windsor, graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, physical therapy; Taylor Zaranski, of Finksburg, graduate of Westminster High School, physical therapy.