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Mason wins ROTC challenge

Nathaniel Mason of California joined a team of Cedarville University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets to beat out much larger ROTC programs in a test of will, perseverance, physical endurance and teamwork at the 7th Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Knox, Ky. The team of 11 students beat cadets representing 17 schools from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Their next step is the 2019 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition in April, where they will compete with the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Four named to McDaniel dean’s list

McDaniel College announces its fall dean’s list, recognizing full-time undergraduate students for outstanding academic achievement. Michael Nepini of California earned highest honors, Jonathan Nepini of California earned highest honors, Katie Holland of Charlotte Hall earned honors and Angelina Gill of Mechanicsville earned highest honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester GPA of 3.9 or higher, high honors for a GPA of 3.7 to 3.89, and honors for a 3.5 to 3.69 GPA.

Burr makes dean’s list

Sarah Burr of Mechanicsville was named to the dean’s list at Ashland University for the fall 2018 semester. Burr, a 2017 graduate of Choptican High School, is majoring in intervention specialist.

Tomason named to president’s list

Aaron Tomason of Patuxent River was recently named to the president’s list for fall 2018 at Kennesaw State University. To be named to the list, a student must have a term GPA of 4.0.

Students named to Frostburg’s dean’s list

The following students from the area have been named to the dean’s list at Frostburg State University in recognition of outstanding academic achievement for the fall 2018 semester: Olivia Adams of Valley Lee, Peter Carroll of St. Inigoes, Katherine Carroll of St. Inigoes, Tanner Donaldson of St. Mary’s City, Linus Drissel of Great Mills, Anthony Fasci of Great Mills, Olivia Ford of Leonardtown, Hannah Hiltz of Lexington Park, Phillip Hogan of Avenue, Christina Howe of Leonardtown, Rebecca Marsh of Leonardtown, Ryan Miller of Charlotte Hall, Damon Montague of Mechanicsville, Ryan Moore of Hollywood, Nathaniel Owens of Charlotte Hall, Randolph Putnam of Mechanicsville, Ivana Rematt of Leonardtown, Luke Russell of Hollywood, Briona Stauffer of Avenue, Brendan Tomasic of Dameron, Samantha Turner of Ridge, Alanis Walker of Leonardtown, James Williams of Leonardtown and Hannah Windsor of Mechanicsville. To be eligible, a student must undertake a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a cumulative semester GPA of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Campbell on dean’s list

The University of Dayton honored Hollywood resident Kyle Campbell for making the fall 2018 dean’s list for achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester.

Three named to Cedarville honors list

The following area Cedarville University students were named to dean’s honor list for fall 2018: Kristen Ensminger of California, Bethany Laird of California and Carlie Poole of Lexington Park. In order to be named to the dean’s honor list, students need to maintain a 3.75 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Schwalbe on dean’s list

Samantha Schwalbe of Great Mills has been named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. To meet eligibility requirements, a student must earn a GPA of 3.33 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Students make Alabama honor lists

The University of Alabama recently announced its fall 2018 dean’s list, with an academic record of 3.5 or above, and the president’s list, with an academic record of 4.0, including: Anna Stevenson of Great Mills, president’s list; Megan Mattei of Leonardtown, dean’s list; Madeleine Sawicki of Leonardtown, dean’s list; Ally Puckett of Lexington Park, president’s list; and Caridad Guy of Mechanicsvile, dean’s list.

Three from Chopticon earn scholarships

Albright College awards $12,000 annual Founders Scholarships to high school students with outstanding academic records. Founders Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their class and demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to service. Local scholarship winners include: Jenna James of Charlotte Hall, a senior at Chopticon High School interested in studying biochemistry and biotechnology; Tayla Mann of California, a senior at Chopticon High School interested in studying biology and business administration; and Chloe Grant of Mechanicsvlle, a senior at Chopticon High School interested in studying psychology and theatre in college.

Lee finishes at Alabama

Jessica Lee of Chaptico has received a bachelor of science degree in human environmental science from The University of Alabama. UA awarded some 2,065 degrees during its fall 2018 commencement Dec. 15.

Mount St. Mary’s names its dean’s list

Mount St. Mary’s University recently announced 679 students earned dean’s list honors for the Fall 2018 semester. They include: Taylor Brown of Clements, Holly Click of Avenue, James Connelly of Mechanicsville, Jade’ Curtis of Mechanicsville, Rachel Delbo of Mechanicsville, Paul Fagnano of Leonardtown, Lindsay Heinze of Charlotte Hall, Elizabeth O’Hare of Piney Point and Roderick Thomson of Leonardtown.

Zwick earns all A’s

Mark L. Zwick of Lexington Park has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester. Zwick is majoring in pre-business. To be named to the list, a student must achieve a 4.0 GPA.

Students named to Clemson dean’s list

Local students have been named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Clemson University are: Sean William Mclellan of Hollywood, who is majoring in agricultural mechanization and business; Adam Robert Vendrasco of Leonardtown, who is majoring in physics; Andrew Carl Chesser of Lexington Park, who is majoring in mechanical engineering; Lindsay T. Hanf of Lexington Park, who is majoring in mechanical engineering; and Kayley Renee Stewart of Mechanicsville, who is majoring in animal and veterinary science. To be named to the list, a student achieved a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Two make president’s list

James Madison University recently announced that Taylor Bowles of Hollywood and Brittany Stewart of Lexington Park made the president’s list for the fall 2018 session for earning a GPA of 3.9 or above.

Students make James Madison dean’s list

James Madison University recently announced the following students made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 session: Erin Balderson of California, Taylor Bell of Leonardtown, Matthew Cusic of Mechanicsville, Robert DeLozier of Charlotte Hall, Miranda Landmann of California, Susan Sweeney of Leonardtown and Meaghan Travis of Leonardtown. Students who earn dean’s list honors must be considered by the registrar to be carrying a full time course load of graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.

Hall earns master degree

Faith Hall of Great Mills recently received a master of business administration degree in management from Frostburg State University during its 153rd commencement ceremonies. FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk conferred nearly 400 undergraduate and graduate degrees at this December commencement.

Frostburg grants degrees

At the 153rd commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University in December, the following area residents received bachelor of science degrees: Gunnar Abell of Leonardtown, communication studies; Kala Herbert of Morganza, mass communication; Damon Montague of Mechanicsville, sociology; Michael Porter of Charlotte Hall, secure computing and information assurance; and James Williams of Leonardtown, secure computing and information assurance.

Two on Dallas honor list

More than 300 University of Dallas undergraduate students were named to the fall 2018 honor roll for earning a semester GPA of 3.0 to 3.49, including Camryn Dougherty of Drayden and Lucas Sohl of Hollywood.

Carty on dean’s list

Sarah Carty of Great Mills was named to the dean’s list at Tufts University for the fall 2018 semester. Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Culver earns masters degree at Georgia Tech

Joshua Culver of Park Hall earned a master of science in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Culver was among approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 256th Commencement exercises on December 14 and 15 at the McCamish Pavilion.

Parker makes dean’s list

Zakki Parker, a management major from Lexington Park, was recently named to the Upper Iowa University dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester.

Two on dean’s list

Saint Francis University recently named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester Micaela Bessette of Mechanicsville and Hayley Mesmer of Lexington Park. To achieve this list, a minimum quality point average of 3.5 must be earned on 12 or more credits during a semester.

Petrick inducted into honors society

Madison Petrick of Lexington Park was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Petrick was initiated at Nova Southeastern University. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Crawford gets faculty honors at Georgia Tech

Joseph Crawford of California earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2018 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Gill makes dean’s list

Amrik Gill of Leonardtown, a biology student, has been named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the fall of 2018.