The following area students participated in the May 20 commencement at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Zachary Thomas, of Ijamsville; Maddie Liotta, Kellen Haile and Kayla Holman, of Frederick; and Mike Pirolli, of Mount Airy.
Aubrey Lasche, a conservation management major from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Upper Iowa University, in Fayette, Iowa.
Ethan Barlow and Adam Hurry, of Mount Airy, and Samantha Pearce, of Woodbine, were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
Student-athlete Anne Jekel, of Woodbine, was named to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Academic All-Conference team. Jekel is a member of the women’s soccer team at Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois.
Brian Howell, of Frederick, received a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer concentration, cum laude, from LeTourneau University, in Longview, Texas.
The following area students are among the first Frostburg State University class of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, to be inducted: Susannah Anderson, Orianna Lenhart and Sylvia Nkpe, of Frederick; Brandi Brinkley and Toby Peer II, of Hagerstown; Jamie Burton, of Boonsboro; Victoria Glass, of New Market; Megan Kline, of Walkersville; Linda Naddeo, of Smithsburg; Ava Snesrud, of Point of Rocks; Haley Souza, of Boyds; and Katelyn Thompson, of Clarksburg.
Nadyana Gray, 11, qualifies as a state finalist in the National American Miss Maryland Pageant, to be held Aug. 9 to 11 in Reston, Virginia. The pageant is held for girls ages 4 to 18 in five age divisions. The newly crowned Miss Maryland Pre-Teen will receive a $1,000 cash award and will compete at the national pageant in Disneyland. She is the daughter of Kristen Lamont and is the granddaughter of Joyce Smith, of Ijamsville. Nadyana’s activities include karate, dancing, playing the violin, reading and swimming.
Stephanie Letourneau, a sophomore studying environmental science at Juniata College, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, has been awarded an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The scholarship includes tuition assistance for her junior and senior year at Juniata as well as a 10-week paid internship at a NOAA facility for the summer of 2019. Hollings scholarships are awarded to college students entering their junior year of undergraduate study who are studying in the engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, math, marine science and atmospheric science fields. Recipients are selected based on their success in these fields and an application essay. Letourneau wrote her essay on her passion for environmental science and her plans to study at the Raystown Field Station this fall and in the Galapagos Islands next spring. She is a resident of Braddock Heights and a 2016 graduate of Middletown High School This summer, she is working at an internship with the Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program. She has also been selected as a Juniata Environmental Fellow for her junior and senior years.