The following area students were awarded degrees and honors on May 18 from McDaniel College, in Westminster. Jacob Holechek, of Union Bridge, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He also earned honors in chemistry and was the recipient of the Richard H. Smith Jr. award for Excellence in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Laura Hawk, of Monrovia, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in theater arts. She also earned honors in theater arts and was the recipient of the Esther Smith Award.

The following area students were awarded degrees on May 19 from McDaniel College: Emer Nelson, of Frederick, master’s in counseling; Michael McCarthy, of Mount Airy, master’s in curriculum and instruction; Alexandra Morella, of Frederick, master’s in counseling; Kristina Nixon, of Union Bridge, master’s in kinesiology; Kyle Purkey, of Mount Airy, a master’s in kinesiology; Erin Wolfe, of Frederick, master’s in educational leadership; Brittany Brown, of New Windsor, master’s in counseling; Jessica Byers, of Smitshburg, master’s in kinesiology; Christine Cappuccilli, of Myersville, master’s in counseling; and Annette Clayton, of Middletown, master’s in liberal arts.

Also, Carolina DeVriendt, of Poolesville, master’s in elementary education; Catherine Milles, of Ijamsville, master’s in counseling; Erin Murphy, of Emmitsburg, master’s in educational leadership; Victoria Strosnider, of New Windsor, master’s in kinesiology; Susan Taylor, of New Market, master’s in elementary education; Carol Wellen, of Frederick, master’s in school librarianship; Stephanie Wilcom, of New Market, master’s in counseling; Al Balaa, of Middletown, master’s in counseling; David Beane, of Frederick, master’s in teaching secondary; Eileen Boley, of Walkersville, master’s in school librarianship; and Jennifer Cherneski, of Union Bridge, master’s in elementary education.

And Meghan Christensen, of New Windsor, master’s in elementary education; Jonathan Cohn, of Mount Airy, master’s in counseling; Amy Diggs, of Middletown, master’s in school librarianship; Johanna Dushek, of Boyds, master’s in curriculum and instruction; Keith Henry, of Damascus, master’s in curriculum and instruction; Kimani Jones, of Union Bridge, master’s in educational leadership; Timothy Kennedy, of New Windsor, master’s degree in educational leadership, Carolee Kinloch, of New Windsor, master’s in school librarianship; Aimee Layer, of New Market, master’s in curriculum and instruction; Lauren Nolke, of Frederick, master’s in counseling; Jessica Potts, of Cascade, master’s in counseling; and Mary Vendemia, of Woodbine, master’s in teaching secondary.

The following area students were awarded bachelor’s degrees on May 19 from McDaniel College: Rachel Docker, of Jefferson, social work; Rebecca Zarrella, of Ijamsville, English and social work; Kaitlyn Dudley, of New Windsor, business administration; Darby Bortz, of Adamstown, mathematics; Claire Cappuccilli, of Myersville, communication; Emily Caudell, of Middletown, Spanish; David Colbert, of New Windsor, environmental studies; Kira Corn, of Mount Airy, psychology; Krystal D’Amato, of Woodbine, psychology; David Drawbaugh, of Boonsboro, chemistry; Dakota Durant, of Clarksburg, cinema; William Erb, of Union Bridge, environmental studies; Stephanie Golub, of Walkersville, cum laude with a bachelor’s in communication and honors in communication; Emily Harmon, of Jefferson, sociology; and Connor Heavner, of Frederick, German.

Also, Brianne Hevner, of Keymar, social work; Wolfgang Kahan, of Mount Airy, accounting economics and business administration; Kathryn Kirschenmann, of Damascus, magna cum laude, kinesiology; Sarah Kvech, of Woodbine, psychology; Brandon Lu, of Frederick, cum laude and honors in sociology; Matthew Meagher, of Frederick, cum laude, computer science and economics; Garrett Merlino, of Laytonsville, business administration; Jake Pooton, of Mount Airy, accounting economics and business administration; Joseph Schiller, of New Market, cum laude, kinesiology; Bridget Sorrells, of Damascus, Spanish; Luz Stigdon, of New Windsor, magna cum laude, sociology; Brianna Taylor, of Mount Airy, magna cum laude, political science; Whitney Wenmoth, of Thurmont, cum laude, kinesiology; and Melanie Yeomans, of Adamstown, business administration.

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