Bryan Gieselman, of Westminster, senior intern in middle school math and science, was one of seven Stevenson University students to attend a symposium at Loyola University on Urban Education on Oct. 6. Students gained this opportunity through a class at Stevenson about education equity, where they also visited a local middle and elementary school, allowing them to observe and interact with teachers and students.

McDaniel College students Kayla Catlin, freshman, Eldersburg; Ben Kohn, senior, Finksburg; Julia Reznikov, freshman, Finksburg; Arielle Jochum, senior, Hampstead; Ethan Cortes, freshman, Sykesville; and Frederick Hornburg Jr., sophomore, Sykesville, performed as part of the College Choir during its Dec. 4 concert, titled "Songs of Life."

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McDaniel College students Emily Barker, sophomore, Sykesville; and Jackie Sherwin, junior, Westminster, were among those who performed in the College Band Concert, held Dec. 9 on campus. The concert included nearly 20 McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, alumni and community musicians.

The following local McDaniel College students performed in the Gospel Choir concert Dec. 11 at the college: Ceanna Hudicka, junior, of Hampstead; Emily McQuarrie, freshman, of Mount Airy; Mabel Buchanan, junior, of Westminster; Savannah Dawson, junior, of Westminster; and Ben Reiff, senior, of Westminster. The concert was titled "Put a Little Love in Your Heart."

Katherine Spangler, of Westminster; and Alison Leahy, of Manchester, were accepted into Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing at Salisbury University. The international organization promotes nursing excellence and shares nursing knowledge for use in practice. Spangler is a senior nursing major and a 2012 graduate of Winters Mill High School in Westminster. Leahy is a senior nursing major and a 2013 graduate of Manchester Valley High School in Manchester. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society, and an undergraduate learning assistant.

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