Matthew Grant

Matthew Grant

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Matthew Grant, of Frederick, was awarded a scholarship through the inaugural Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program. The scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year college students and also provide mentorships and opportunities to join Visa full-time upon graduation. Grant is attending the University of Southern California.

Dr. Nisha Manikoth has been named the new director of Hood College’s doctoral program in organizational leadership. Manikoth started at the college Aug. 1.

Rebeckah Trainor, of Poolesville, graduated summa cum laude from Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio.

Eliza Humphrey, of Frederick, made first honors dean’s list at Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Tara O’Donnell, of Emmitsburg, was named to second honors.

Jonathan Sikora, of Frederick, participated in the 27th annual Arnold P. Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony in August at Iowa Carver College of Medicine, in Iowa City, Iowa. The White Coat Ceremony is a celebrated experience as students enter medical school.

Yichen Lin, of Middletown, has been named to the dean’s list for the summer semester at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Josiah Knor, of Adamstown, has been placed on the dean’s commendation list for outstanding academic achievement in the spring semester at Gettysburg (Pa.) College.

Lydia Flynn, of Libertytown, has been named to the Bob Jones University Bruins cross country team roster, in Greenville, South Carolina. Flynn is a senior majoring in chemistry. Tasha Trietley, of Thurmont, has also been named to the cross country team. Trietley is a freshman majoring in child care and development. Jeremiah Cox, of Keymar, has been named to the men’s cross country team. Cox is a junior majoring in computer science.

Lena Fisher, of Frederick, has been appointed to the Maryland Center for School Safety’s Facilitator for the Student Focus Group. Lena was among the nearly 80 Maryland public, private and homeschooled students who applied for the group. The MCSS’s Student Focus Group seeks to provide MCSS with counsel on their current programs, ideas about new programs, and to amplify the student voice.

Michaela Athey, of Woodsboro, received the Elmira College Key Award for academic and community leadership. The college is in Elmira, New York.

This summer, Emmanuel Amoah, of Frederick, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology from University of the Cumberlands, in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Ryan Goodmansen, of Smithsburg, is among the first-year students attending Utah State University, in Logan, Utah.

Elaina Scrivener, of Smithsburg, and Sarah Spellane, of Middletown, are attending Northampton Community College, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Rachel Morin, of New Market, was named to the University of Alabama president’s list for the summer semester.

Elizabeth Davis, of Frederick, was named to the dean’s list for the summer semester at Columbia College, in Columbia, Missouri. Davis attended online.

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