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Drivas Receives Academic Honor July 16, 2018

Magdalayna Drivas of York was named to the dean's academic honor list at the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2018 spring semester at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Students honored on the dean's list are undergraduates with a minimum grade point average of 3.7 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

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Area Scholarship Winners Posted July 16, 2018

The board of directors of the Scott and Hoffnagle Scholarship Fund announced the local recipients of 2018 scholarships. Recipients include Madison Petery, Steven Wallen, Wesley Sechrist, and Daniel Forry. The scholarship winners will be recognized at the Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Central Penn Sporting Clays in Wellsville.

Petery is a 2018 graduate of Cocalico High School in Lancaster County. She will attend Marywood University in Scranton to study architecture. She was awarded the top scholarship of $7,500.

Wallen is a 2018 graduate of Bermudian Springs High School in Adams County. He will further his education at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown. He will be studying early childhood and special education. He was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.

Sechrist is a 2018 graduate of Dallastown High School in York County. He will attend Penn State University - York Campus to study architectural engineering. He also received a $5,000 scholarship.

Forry graduated in 2017 from Hempfield High School in Lancaster County. He attends York College in York County and is studying mechanical engineering. Forry received the $2,500 scholarship.

To learn more, readers may visit www.cfpsprinkler.com.

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Brown Earns Doctorate July 16, 2018

Amanda Brown earned a Doctor of Occupational Therapy at the 176th commencement ceremony of Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Va., on May 20.

Brown is a resident of Red Lion.

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Barton Receives Academic Honor July 16, 2018

Sierra Barton of Dover was named to the president's list at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala., for spring 2018. To be named to the president's list, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average while attending full-time.

Barton is an exercise science/wellness major.

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Students Named To Dean's List July 16, 2018

King's College, Wilkes-Barre, recently announced the students who have qualified for the spring 2018 dean's list.

Local students include Kyle McKiernan, Etters; Richard Kell, York Haven; and York residents Emily Agnello, Kerri Carbaugh, Bryce Floyd, Madison Miller, and Steven Ream.

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Beechey Named To Dean's List July 13, 2018

Morgan Beechey of York was named to the spring dean's list at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.

Beechey is a management major.

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Students Receive Degrees July 13, 2018

Western Governors University (WGU) recently recognized 8,938 undergraduate and 6,734 graduate degree recipients who completed their degrees since Jan. 1.

The following local residents received Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees: Gabriella Winter of Columbia, Ashley Russell of Marietta, Shelly Blough of Mountville, and Kesia Cicero of Wrightsville. Heather Hinkledire of Columbia received a Master of Science in Nursing - Leadership and Management (RN to MSN).

The online, nonprofit university held its commencement ceremonies earlier this year in Orlando, Seattle, and Las Vegas.

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Foltz Named To Dean's List July 13, 2018

Matthew Foltz of Mount Joy, a member of the Class of 2018, has been named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

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Bus Drivers Honored In Competition July 12, 2018

School bus drivers from across Pennsylvania took part in the 42nd annual State School Bus Driver Safety Competition, held on June 22 and 23 on the grounds of the Mount Nittany Middle School in State College.

Sixty-six conventional drivers and 12 transit drivers competed in this year's event. Drivers and competition judges arrived on Friday evening for an orientation and the driver's written examination. On Saturday morning, the drivers got behind the wheel to compete in the skills portion of the competition. Events included a physical and verbal bus inspection, height judgement, diminishing clearance, simulated bus stop, railroad crossings, backing up, and curb line parking.

Conventional bus drivers Shanon O'Brien and Larry Hannon Sr. and transit bus drivers Mike Webster and Beth McGowan will represent Pennsylvania at the International School Bus Safety Competition. The event will take place in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 22.

O'Brien drives for Krapf School Bus in West Chester. She resides in Downingtown and is a three-time champion, having also finished first in the state competitions in 2016 and 2017.

Hannon is a driver for the Centennial School District in Warminster. This year marked his 40th state competition. He has finished first 11 times at the state level and is a nine-time champion of the international competition. He resides in Hartsville.

Webster drives for Brightbill Transportation in Lebanon. At the state competition, he finished in the top spot in 2015 and in second place in 2016. He is a resident of Lebanon.

McGowan is a driver for the Lower Merion School District. She resides in Ardmore. At the state competition, she finished sixth in 2016 and fourth in 2017.

The complete results of this year's competition are available at www.paschoolbus.org.

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Scannapieco-Specht July 12, 2018

Joe and Jodi Scannapieco of Hellam Township have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jayci Lynn Scannapieco of Hellam Township, to Michael Charles Specht of Hamburg.

The bride-elect graduated from Eastern York High School in 2008 and Elizabethtown College in 2012. She is employed by Eastern York School District.

The groom-to-be is the son of Brian and Denise Specht of Hamburg. He graduated from Hamburg Area High School in 2010 and Lebanon Valley College in 2014. He is employed by the New Holland Police Department.

A September wedding is planned.

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McCarty Earns Academic Honor July 12, 2018

Gabriela McCarty of Hummelstown earned placement on the spring dean's list at the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.

Students named to the dean's list must earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

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Kelly-Enck July 12, 2018

Samuel and Linda Kelly of Hummelstown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Alanna Kelly of Hummelstown, to Nate Enck of Manheim.

The bride-elect graduated from Hershey High School in 2011 and Millersville University in 2015. She is employed by The JDK Group Catering and Events in Camp Hill.

Mr. Enck is the son of Chad and Mary Chris Enck of Manheim. He graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2011 and Millersville University in 2015. He is employed by Central Dauphin School District in Harrisburg.

An October wedding is planned.

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Metzler-Carroll July 12, 2018

Mark and Kim Metzler of Manheim and Jim and Ruth Carroll of Smithtown, N.Y., have announced the engagement of Mandy Metzler of Manheim to Erich Carroll of Lancaster.

The bride-elect graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2016. She is currently attending Lancaster Bible College and is scheduled to graduate in 2020. She is employed by Gochenauer Kennels in Lancaster.

Mr. Carroll graduated from Patchogue Medford High School in 2012 and Lancaster Bible College in 2017. He is employed by Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon.

A May 2019 wedding is planned.

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Stern Named To Dean's List July 12, 2018

Leah Stern of Elizabethtown, a Sophomore at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., has been named to the dean's list for academic excellence for the spring 2018 semester. She is the daughter of David and Kerri Stern.

The dean's list honors students who achieve an outstanding scholastic record during a semester with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater.

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Breit Named To Dean's List July 12, 2018

Julia L. Breit of Manheim has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University's dean's list for academic achievement during the spring 2018 semester. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Breit, a member of the Class of 2021, attended Lancaster Catholic High School.

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Esbenshade Earns Honor July 12, 2018

This spring semester, Katherine Esbenshade was inducted into the Muhlenberg College, Allentown, chapter of Phi beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in America.

Esbenshade is a resident of Manheim.

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Writing Contest Winners Posted July 12, 2018

Manada Conservancy, Dauphin County's land trust, recently held a "Backyard Habitat" themed writing contest. The two winners were "Grandmother's Garden" by Laura Breidenstine and "Reverie" by Nancy Avolese.

The contest was judged by a panel of three judges, all of whom are local environmental educators or agency employees.

For more information, readers may visit www.manada.org.

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Culver Wins Scholarship July 12, 2018

Brock Culver of Palmyra, a first-year student at Elizabethtown College, has been awarded a Stamps Scholarship. Culver is a computer science major.

Culver is one of five first-year students that are selected each fall semester to receive a prestigious scholarship from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

This exclusive program has been created to recognize students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and innovation. Recipients of the Stamp Scholarship receive monetary awards, individual mentors and extra opportunities. Those opportunities can include attending retreats, conventions, banquets, and lectures.

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Bleacher-Bitts July 12, 2018

Laura Bleacher of Conestoga and Collin Bitts of Lancaster have announced their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Randy and Angie Bleacher of Conestoga. She graduated from Penn Manor High School in 2014 and Eastern University in 2018.

The groom-to-be is the son of Tony and Lori Bitts of Lancaster. He graduated from Penn Manor High School in 2015 and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in 2017.

A June 2019 wedding is planned.

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Norcross Earns Academic Honor July 12, 2018

Gloria Norcross of Willow Street was named to the dean's honor list at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg. Students whose semester averages are 3.6 or above earn placement on the dean's honor list.

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