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Samantha Engel, of Finksburg, has been named to the honors list for the fall 2016 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, in Madison, N.J. To qualify, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours.

Cameron Dorr, a junior political science major of Mount Airy, was honored as an Elizabethtown College Emergent Scholar at a luncheon on March 12. Emergent Scholars have attained at least a 3.75 cumulative grade point average at the end of their first three semesters. Qualified students are full time and have not previously attended another college or university for full-time study, and have earned at least 42 credits in three consecutive semesters as students at Elizabethtown College or an affiliated program.

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McDaniel College students Hannah Krauss and Mable Buchanan participated at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference, which took place March 3-4. They were among nine McDaniel Honors Program students selected to present papers at the conference. Topics were inspired by individual students' interests and concentration. Krauss, a junior, of Manchester, presented "In a Voice Not Like Her Own: Narrator Silence and Absence in 'The Moonstone'." Buchanan, a junior, of Westminster, presented "Rue Morgue Gone Rogue: Poe, an Information Revolution, and the Real Life American Sensation Tale," and won a prize for Best Abstract.

Sierra J. Reppe, of Westminster, earned a 4.0 grade point average at LIM College for the fall 2016 semester. LIM College is located in New York City and is exclusively dedicated to the study of business and fashion.

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The following local residents recently earned their degree from Simmons College, in Boston: Melissa Bassett, of Sykesville, Master of Science in nursing; Kristin Keeley, of Sykesville, Master of Science in nursing; and Mary Lambertson, of Westminster, Master of Science in nursing.

Catalina Righter, of Manchester, has been inducted into the Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Washington College, in Chestertown. Righter, class of 2017, is an English major and creative writing minor. Outside of the classroom, she is the editor-in-chief of the Elm, layout editor of The Collegian, member of Gibson Crew, and a student worker for media.

The following students have been accepted for admission at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pa.: Katelin Allen, of New Windsor; Ivy Baer, of Mount Airy; Olivia Butler, of Sykesville; Rachel Gordon, of Woodbine; Gabrielle Hockensmith, of Taneytown; Maria Kelly, of Westminster; Megan Martin, of Finksburg; Lilianna Mischke, of Finksburg; Megan Scocco, of New Windsor; Bre'anna Wade, of Mount Airy; and Olivia Zepp, of Westminster.

Emily Heerd, native of Mount Airy, graduated from Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences with a degree in psychology. The degree was awarded in December 2016.

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Clemson University, in South Carolina, has named local students to the president's list for the fall 2016 semester. They are Jessica L. Batista, of Sykesville, majoring in bioengineering; Victoria Anne Haberman, of Sykesville, majoring in chemistry; Haley C. Yetter, of Sykesville, majoring in biochemistry; Megan E. Austin, of Woodbine, majoring in accounting; Jennifer Marie Brigante, of Woodbine, majoring in general engineering; Kaila N. Burns-Heffner, of Woodbine, majoring in sports communication; and Emma Anne Halley, of Woodbine, majoring in special education. Qualified students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average.

The following local residents made the dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology for fall semester 2016-2017: Timothy Cather, of Finksburg, mechanical engineering technology program; Samson Fowler, of Taneytown, applied mathematics program; Daniel Honeycutt, of Westminster, chemistry program; Anna Karwacki, of Sykesville, game design and development program; Clare Mahr, of Finksburg, graphic design program; Benjamin McFadden, of Westminster, mechanical engineering program; Wyatt Wetzel, of Taneytown, physics program. Undergraduate students are eligible for dean's list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of Incomplete, D or F, and they have completed at least 12 credit hours.

McDaniel College senior Rebecca Suraci, of Mount Airy, was among graduating art students whose works were highlighted in the Senior Capstone Exhibition. Titled "(Global) Awareness," the annual exhibition ran April 11-April 21 at the college.

Works by graduating art students at McDaniel College, including seniors Hannah Sommer, of Taneytown; Mei-Le Apalucci, of Westminster; and Anna Eckard, of Westminster were showcased in the Senior Capstone Exhibition, called "Affect + Effect: Art and Social Responsibility." The annual exhibition was held April 25 through May 5 in McDaniel's Rice Gallery.

John Mangold, of Manchester, a student at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pa., traveled to Denmark for spring break to study abroad with students from Tradium. Tradium will send students to DelVal in the fall. During their exchange in Denmark, DelVal students sat in on classes such as Basic Danish, Danish Welfare, History, Marketing, and Doing Business in Denmark. They also visited Randers Rainforest, Marselisborg Palace, Moesgaard Museum, The Old Town, Hvidsten Kro and visited with the Mayor of Randers.

The following local students at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pa., are recipients of the University's top three merit-based admission scholarships, as of March 13: Katelin Allen, of New Windsor; Olivia Butler, of Sykesville; Gabrielle Hockensmith, of Taneytown; Maria Kelly, of Westminster; Megan Martin, of Finksburg; Lilianna Mischke, of Finksburg; Megan Scocco, of New Windsor; and Olivia Zepp, of Westminster. Academic merit scholarships are awarded to high-achieving students based on GPA and test scores.

Kayla Catlin, of Eldersburg, a freshman at McDaniel College, performed in the musical theatre/opera workshop "Singing on Stage" on April 30. The event was held at WMC Alumni Hall and featured music and theater arts students performing William Martin's comic oratorio "The True Story of Cinderella."

Emily Bartholet, a sophomore English major at Dickinson College, has been accepted to study at Oxford University through its Mansfield College Visiting Student Programme for the 2017-18 academic year. The on-campus selection process considers only students with a minimum 3.7 GPA and involves in-person interviews and an in-depth personal essay. Bartholet, of Woodbine, is a graduate of Century High School.

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McDaniel College students performed in the annual College Choir Concert on April 23. Participating local students included Kayla Catlin, freshman, of Eldersburg; Ben Kohn, senior, of Finksburg; Julia Reznikov, freshman, of Finksburg; Ethan Cortes, freshman, of Sykesville; and Jackie Sherwin, junior, of Westminster. The choir presented "I'll Remember You in a Song."

Local McDaniel College students performed in the Student Voice and Piano Recital on April 14, in Levine Recital Hall at the college. Kayla Catlin, freshman, of Eldersburg, performed "Lied der Mignon" by Franz Schubert. Ben Kohn, senior, of Finksburg, performed "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Ned Rorem. Grace Gnatowski, freshman, of Mount Airy, performed "Waltz in C# minor" by Frederic Chopin.



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