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Alyssa Rink, of Hampstead, community health major at Salisbury University , was one of a team of three undergraduate student researchers from the College of Health and Human Services' Community Health Program who competed in the 20th annual Student Case Competition at the International Leadership Association's annual conference in West Palm Beach , Florida. This was the first team from the university to compete in the event. The ILA Student Case Competition challenges teams to explain their research by identifying a social problem and applying a leadership theory as a possible solution to the problem. The SU students presented their research case, "Empowering Leadership and Self-Leadership: Weapons in the Fight against Opioid Addiction," as an interactive poster along with 14 other university teams from across the country.

Local McDaniel College students Harrison Curnutte, of Westminster; Emily McQuarrie, of Mount Airy; and Abigail Watcher, of Westminster, performed as part of the Student African Drum Ensemble on Nov. 29 at Decker Center Forum at the college. The event also featured the Super Ngewel African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

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McDaniel College students were inducted Nov. 4 into the Kappa Delta Pi international honor society for education, including: Nicolette Brookman, of Sykesville; Brianna Hahn, of Union Bridge; Cara Hunter, of New Windsor; and Madeline Wodaski, of Mount Airy. McDaniel College inducted 18 undergraduate students and three graduate students into the Kappa Delta Pi international honor society for education. To be eligible for membership, students must complete at least 30 credit hours of collegiate course work, have at least 12 credit hours in education course work, and demonstrate a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater.

The James Madison University marching band, the Marching Royal Dukes, marched in the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade , the group's fourth appearance in the holiday classic. Marching 535 strong, the Marching Royal Dukes are the largest in the parade and one of only three college bands invited. Local participating students included Jocelyn Abrahamzon, of Eldersburg, majoring in music; Aaron Baillargeon, of Eldersburg, majoring in psychology, biology; Jenna Crow, of Sykesville, majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies; Jay Fenner, of Eldersburg, majoring in music education; Caroline John, of Mount Airy, majoring in mathematics; and Matthew Mee, of Sykesville, majoring in music education.

Colten Shipe, of Finksburg, has been named to Bob Jones University's University Singers, the Greenville, South Carolina, school's largest choral organization. Shipe is a freshman majoring in computer science. All students at BJU are welcome to audition and are placed in a choral group according to their classification and abilities. Singers are re-auditioned periodically to determine proper placement. The University Singers performed Oct. 24, were part of the Choral Festival on Nov. 9, and performed A Very Merry Christmas on Dec. 6.

Noah Griffin, of Finksburg, is one of 24 Lebanon Valley College student-athletes who received a postseason award from the Middle Atlantic Conference office for their performance during the fall 2018 season. Griffin, a graduate of Westminster High School, is a member of the men's cross country team and was named Conference Rookie of the Year and All-Conference Third Team. Griffin is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science at the Annville, Pennsylvania, school.

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