Five students were awarded scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. The following students from Walkersville and Linganore high schools received scholarships.

Benjamin Smith of WHS is entering Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, this fall to pursue degrees in biochemistry and environmental science. As a senior, Ben did an internship for the National Cancer Institute. He was inducted in multiple honor societies while at Walkersville and a member of many student activities, such as marching band, JV Soccer, Varsity Football, Track and Tennis teams, while holding down jobs and earning excellent grades.

Morgan Carter of WHS will enter York College of Pennsylvania this fall to study to earn a degree in graphic design. Morgan found her strengths to be in leadership and art, two areas she is pursuing. Morgan was president of the school Art Club and led the club in creating a mural for the school office.

Amelia Harman of WHS will attend the University of Notre Dame in Indiana to earn degrees in neuroscience and biochemistry. Earning many honors and awards during her high school years, Amelia was a student intern at the United States Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick. She was an active volunteer in several county organizations such as the Way Station and Community Action Agency.

Rachel Eaves from Linganore High School will enter Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, to pursue a degree in social work and a minor in youth ministry. Rachel actively participated in leadership activities as well as service coordinator of the National Honor Society. She received the 4.0 GPA Award all four years, as well as serving in leadership positions in 4-H clubs. Rachel’s long-term goal is to become a social worker in Honduras, working to provide children with a safe and loving environment,

Brett Falkenstein, a 2019 graduate of LHS, has been attending Frederick Community College. He will continue working toward an associate’s degree this coming semester at East Georgia State College followed by his entrance into Georgia Southern University for his Bachelor of Arts Degree in business. While at the Career Technology Center in high school, he received an award of excellence and a scholarship while developing strong technical skills in the Auto Body Collision Repair Program. He wants to expand his career options with a college degree, eventually owning his own business.

The Mount Pleasant Ruritan Scholarship program is open to members, children and grandchildren of members, and Walkersville and Linganore high school seniors and graduates through their guidance offices. Applications begin in February of each year with the deadline in April. For information or to request an application, contact Emily at Ruritan

The Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club is at 8101 Crum Road in Walkersville and meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to join for dinner and meeting. Check Facebook for information on club activities and the website: Contact number is 301-898-5588.

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