Bruce S. Beard Jr., formerly of Frederick, graduated on Sept. 27 from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a 2012 graduate of Brunswick High School, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and former Frederick County Volunteer Firefighter Top Responder Co. 2. Trooper Beard is assigned to Gates County, North Carolina. He is the son of Bruce Beard, Milton, Kentucky, and Karen Bartz, Knoxville, Maryland, and the grandson of Paul and Rachel Beard, and Harry and Mary Haslam, all of Frederick.

Madison LaQuey, of Union Bridge, was recently recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Maryland College Park. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.

Freshmen at Belmont University, in Nashville, participated in an event called SERVE, which allows students to immerse themselves in their new hometown by visiting 50 locations across the greater Nashville area. Among the local students who participated were Alexis Keeling and Linsey Rotter, of New Market; Carolina Maggio, of Middletown; Kennan O’Neill, of Damascus; and Alicia Proctor, of Hagerstown.

McDaniel College, in Westminster, has awarded select freshmen with Military Legacy Scholarships valued at up to $100,000. All military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children can apply for this guaranteed scholarship to attend McDaniel College. There is no limit to the number of Military Legacy Scholarships awarded by McDaniel. Recipients include Robert Cook, of Keedysville; Emily McGraw, of Frederick, and Ivan Rwakasyaguri, of Hagerstown.

McDaniel College has also awarded select freshmen with Alumni Legacy Scholarships valued at up to $100,000 for each student. Children, stepchildren and grandchildren of alumni who graduated from McDaniel (formerly Western Maryland) College are eligible to receive this guaranteed scholarship to attend the college. Area recipients are Madison Facine, of Adamstown and a graduate of Tuscarora High School; and Collin Shriner, of Frederick, a graduate of Oakdale High School.

Molly Sherman, of Dickerson, was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society at McDaniel College on Sept. 29.

Jillian Michael Kolesar, of New Market, is enrolled at SUNY Oneonta, on Oneonta, New York, for the fall semester, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in digital and studio art.

Joseph Weiland, of Middletown, recently matriculated as a first-year student at Hamilton College, in Clinton, New York. Weiland is a graduate of Middletown High School.

The Rensselaer Polytechnic women’s tennis team finished the fall portion of its season with a pair of dual matches. Rani Jones, of New Market and an Oakdale High School graduate, was selected for a weekly award in women’s tennis by the Liberty League for her efforts in those contests.

In August, Megan Fraley, of Frederick, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in the arts from Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio.

Ashley Miller, of Point of Rocks, participated in the annual Day of Service at Cedar Crest College, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Each year during new student orientation, students are provided an opportunity to begin their civic journey by volunteering during the annual Day of Service.

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