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Nicholas Wynne, of Sykesville; and Logan Sweeney, of Sykesville, were named to the spring 2016 dean's list at Florida Institute of Technology. To be included on the list, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4.

The following local students received scholarships for study at Frostburg State University: Sarah Maggitti, of Westminster, received the Dr. Huma Shakil and Dr. Shakil M. Rahman Business Scholarship and Compass Scholarship. Maggitti attended South Carroll High School. Samantha Mannas, of Sykesville, received the Kelly Dressler Heflin Foundation Scholarship. Mannas attended Century High School. Aili Wade, of New Windsor, received the Anthony Wai Chiu Tam Science Achievement Award, Academic Leadership Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship. Wade attended Francis Scott Key High School. Sarah Sparks, of Sykesville, received the Dr. and Mrs. Somashekhar V. Bellary Scholarship, CBIZ Mathematics Scholarship, Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship and Associate Degree Scholars Award for study at Frostburg State University.

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Brooke Jordan, of Finksburg, graduated with her master's degree in special education from the University of Maryland College of Education in College Park. She is a graduate of Carroll Christian Schools in Westminster, and has accepted a teaching position in Rockville at the Ivymount School, teaching fourth-, fifth-, seventh- and eighth-grade math and science.

Alex Robert Fiore was named to the spring semester dean's list at University of Maryland College Park. The Westminster High School graduate is majoring in sociology.

Frostburg State University's department of communication honored Abbey Rigney, of Hampstead, with a Frosty Award in the category Best Short Film, an award she shared with Samantha Politis for their work, "Adoption: A Personal Narrative." The second annual Frosty Awards, hosted by the department of communication and the Creative Communication Club, showcased creativity and artistry in student communications over the past year, with awards issued in 10 categories.

Joel N. Jorgensen, of Eldersburg, communication major, is among the graduates of Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H. for the 2015-2016 school year. The college held its 123rd commencement exercises on May 21.

Molly Hennessy, of Hampstead, is one of nearly 50 students selected as Lebanon Valley College peer mentors to guide new and transfer students through their first few months at The Valley. Hennessy, a graduate of North Carroll High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience. Starting with orientation weekend in August, peer mentors are responsible for assisting new students in succeeding personally, socially, and academically through connections to the college and their peers.

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