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The following local Stevenson Univeristy students have been inducted into Who's Who Among Students, an organization recognizing outstanding students: Sarah Cullison, of Manchester; McKenna DeBandi, of Sykesville; Bryan Gieselman, of Westminster; Courtney Hottle, of Eldersburg; Sarah Johnston, of Eldersburg; Meghan Loveless, of Woodbine; Delaney Patterson, of Westminster; Michael Rose, of Finksburg; Kara Stone, of Eldersburg; Megan Supko, of Westminster; Jessica Wecht, of Woodbine.

Wheaton College student Sean Duke, of Keymar, performed in "Time and Space," the spring 2017 Percussion Ensemble concert. Duke is an engineering major.

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Coastal Carolina University held commencement ceremonies for an estimated 1,145 candidates for graduation, including local students Cory Bauerlien, of Westminster, Bachelor of Science in marine science, magna cum laude; Krystal Crossland, of Sykesville, Bachelor of Science in marine science; Jennifer Drury, of Westminster, Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science; Kyle Eckhardt, of Hampstead, Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics, cum laude; Ian Maynes, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Arts in communication; and August Schoenfelder, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science in marine science.

Benjamin Morse, an Ithaca College student from Taneytown, presented research at the American Chemical Society's national conference in San Francisco. Morse's research focused on "Synthesis and reactivity studies of rhodium complexes supported by a PNSi pincer ligand."

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society: Alexandra Morris, of Manchester, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campuses chapter; Caitlin Box, of Sykesville, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campuses chapter; Ian Sellers, of Mount Airy, Hood College; Jenna Klaverweiden, of Hampstead, University of Maryland, College Park; Justine Del Nunzio, of Sykesville, Hood College; Kathryn Johnson, of Eldersburg, University of Maryland, College Park; Kelly Gregory, of Eldersburg, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campuses chapter; Lyndsay Fournier, of Mount Airy, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campuses chapter; Matthew Kane, of Sykesville, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campuses chapter; Rachel Mankowitz, of Mount Airy, Hood College; Sabrina Lebon, of Woodbine, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campuses chapter; Samantha Bingaman, of Mount Airy, University of Maryland, College Park; Samantha Haas, of Eldersburg, University of Maryland, College Park; Sarasvati Spaur, of Mount Airy, University of Maryland, College Park; Sydney Klein, of Mount Airy, University of Maryland, College Park;and Sydney Trentzsch, of Westminster, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campuses chapter. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. The top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership, as well as graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Local Lebanon Valley College students received the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award include Mackenzie Murray, of Finksburg, graduate of Westminster High School pursuing Bachelor of Science in neuroscience; Kara Strack, of Taneytown, graduate of Francis Scott Key High School pursuing Bachelor of Science in biology; and Anna Quinn, of Woodbine, graduate of Glenelg High School pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and global studies. The national program honors outstanding senior campus leaders for academic, leadership, volunteerism and other co-curricular achievements.

The following local students were named to the dean's list at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginian, for the spring semester: Eldersburg: Olivia M. Harpine, Haley E. Price; Manchester: Bradley A. Davidson; Mount Airy: Michael S. Graessle, Christina K. Jarboe, Ryan McTavish, Gavin T. McTavish; Taneytown: Lauren P. Cheeks; Westminster: Kelsea M. Cimabue, Madelynne J. Hobbs, Joshua Hooper, Amanda M. Rau, Megan N. Sandoval, Rachel A. Sweeney. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.4 grade point average for the semester and carry at least 15 hours of coursework or be in a professional teaching block.

Local students who enrolled at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, include Jonathan Issing, of Westminster, Calvert Hall College High School, plans to pursue degree in actuarial science; William Kubistal, of Mount Airy, St. Johns Catholic Prep, plans to pursue degree in actuarial science; Lauren Schrott, of Manchester, Manchester Valley High School, plans to pursue degree in biology; and Zachary Tucker, of Sykesville, Century High School, plans to pursue degree in digital communications. Members of the Class of 2021 who will arrive for the fall semester.

Hundreds of Salisbury University students recently participated in the school's community cleanup project, "The Big Event, helping university neighbors with yard work and outdoor household chores such as raking leaves, washing windows and painting. Local students included Allie Mitrovich, of Westminster, 2016 graduate of Winters Mill High School; Emily Mitrovich, of Westminster, 2013 graduate of Winters Mill High School, majoring in early childhood education, member of Delta Gamma sorority and Kappa Delta Pi, dean's list recipient and 2017 Maryland State Department of Education Teachers of Promise honoree; Jennifer Gavin, of Finksburg, 2016 graduate of Westminster High School, majoring in accounting; and Lynda Maddrey, of Hampstead, 2013 graduate of North Carroll High School, majoring in interdisciplinary and American studies, and member of Phi Mu.

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