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Manheim Residents Earn Degrees May 24, 2018

Nearly 600 students earned degrees during Arcadia University's 2018 undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 18.

Local students included Manheim residents Benjamin Pinkerton, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, and Chelsea Rutt, a resident of Manheim, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

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Student Receives Academic Honors May 24, 2018

Mikaila Guest of Lititz was named to the spring 2018 president's list at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. Guest is studying in the entrepreneurship academic program.

The president's list honors full-time and part-time students registered for at least six college credits who have a term average of between 3.5 and 4.0 and who received no grade of D, F, I, Z, or W on their record for that term. Students must have completed at least 12 college credits successfully.

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University Recognizes Gingrich May 24, 2018

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, recognized more than 95 students, faculty, and staff at the Extracurricular Awards Luncheon for their contributions to activities outside the classroom.

Amanda Gingrich of Lititz received the Resident Assistant, Graduating Seniors Recognition presented by Office of Residence Life.

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Student Presents Senior Project May 24, 2018

Electrical and mechanical engineering majors at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, presented their senior projects and demonstrated them at an event in April attended by faculty, friends and family. Engineering students in the University's College of Science and Engineering are required to complete a senior project as part of the requirements to complete their degrees.

A Lancaster resident, Douglas Dombrowski, was among the students presenting senior projects. Dombrowski presented "Smart Shot."

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LCDS Holds Graduation May 23, 2018

Fifty-three seniors participated in the 110th Lancaster Country Day School (LCDS) commencement ceremony on May 19.

During the ceremony, Matt Lane received The Trustee Prize, awarded to the senior with the highest cumulative grade point average. Kathleen Waters received the Ruth S. Hostetter Award, given in memory of a 1931 alumna to a senior who works selflessly and enthusiastically to enhance the school community. Emma Stover received the Ann Musselman Award, presented in honor of a former LCDS teacher to the students who best exemplifies personal qualities of enthusiastic curiosity, the courage to take intellectual risks, and joy in a lifetime of learning. Sam Davis received the Faculty Award, given to the student who is the embodiment of what the faculty most respect in a scholar and a person, someone who has a true love of learning and is a model citizen. Cristian Tineo and Lauren MacKinnon received the Head of School Award, which recognizes the seniors who are most deserving of special recognition for having qualities such as leadership, school spirit, persistence, and civic virtue.

Speakers included faculty member Mary Turner; faculty member Diane Wilikofsky, who gave the invocation; Steve Lisk, head of school; Dory Bittle and Lauren MacKinnon, senior class co-presidents; Clare Jackson, member of senior class; and Genevieve Munson, assistant head of Upper School and English department chair, who gave the benediction.

At an earlier awards ceremony, students were honored in a variety of areas, including Sarah Frick, Music Award; Delphi Aubry and Clare Jackson, Karen Stork Memorial Award/Theatre; Cristian Tineo, Visual Art Award; Matthew Lane, English Award; Delphi Aubry, Elizabeth Ross Award; Maya McDougall, Foreign Language Award - Latin; Lauren MacKinnon, Foreign Language Award - Spanish; Daniel Lane, Foreign Language Award - Chinese; Michael Etter, Science Award; Emma Stover, Female Athlete of the Year; Matthew Lane, Male Athlete of the Year; Nicholas Lane and Matthew Lane, PIAA E. Jerry Brooks Award; and Emma Stover and Samuel Nelson, PIAA Fackler-Hower Sportsmanship Award.

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Espenshade Receives Recognition May 23, 2018

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, recognized more than 95 students, faculty, and staff at the Extracurricular Awards Luncheon for their contributions to activities outside the classroom.

Todd Espenshade of Hummelstown received the e-Mentor, Graduating Seniors Recognition presented by Office of Student Development.

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Student Receives Award May 23, 2018

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, recognized more than 95 students, faculty, and staff at the Extracurricular Awards Luncheon for their contributions to activities outside the classroom.

Dylan Fox of Denver received the Two Years of Service award presented by Wilkes University Student Government.

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Reyher Presents Senior Thesis May 22, 2018

Megan Reyher was one of 16 psychology majors at University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, to recently present a senior thesis during the spring 2018 semester. The completion of a senior thesis is one of the final requirements of psychology majors in order to graduate.

Reyher's thesis was titled "Do I Still Know You?: A Phenomenological Study of the Role of Addiction and Sibling Relationships." Reyher is a resident of Honey Brook.

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Students Present Senior Projects May 22, 2018

Electrical and mechanical engineering majors at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, presented their senior projects and demonstrated them at an event in April attended by faculty, friends and family. Engineering students in the University's College of Science and Engineering are required to complete a senior project as part of the requirements for their degrees.

Two local students were among the students presenting senior projects. Anthony Rubincan of Birdsboro presented "Electronically Controlled Airflow Management." Joshua Jarmoski of Morgantown presented "Electronic - Vertical Take-Off Landing System."

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Grosh Earns Seminary Degree May 18, 2018

Thomas B. Grosh IV of Mount Joy graduated from Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown on May 11.

Grosh earned a certificate in spiritual direction. He is working on his Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and serves with both InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Emerging Scholars Network and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations for Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.

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Mitchell Named To Dean's List May 18, 2018

Noah R. Mitchell, a resident of Elizabethtown, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2018 semester at Alfred University. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for the dean's list.

Mitchell, a communication studies major, earned the honor as a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School, he is the son of Robert and Susan Mitchell of Elizabethtown.

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Sirdeshpande Receives Recognition May 18, 2018

Divya Sirdeshpande of Lancaster has received recognition from Lehigh University.

Sirdeshpande is one of two seniors to be awarded the Bosey Reiter Leadership Cup due to leadership on campus and a consistent demonstration of high moral character.

The winners were selected based on the following considerations: their leadership contributed to the best interest of the university and is defined chiefly in terms of moral character.

Sirdeshpande also received Lehigh University's James J. Duane III Student Life Leadership Award in spring 2018. The award is given to seniors in recognition of extraordinary performance as student leaders at Lehigh University. Criteria include overall impact on Lehigh students, program development and implementation, bridging cultural differences, and student governance by taking a role to improve student, faculty, and staff interactions.

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Gross Receives Academic Honor May 17, 2018

Susanna Gross of Marietta was named to the president's list for high academic achievement during the spring 2018 semester at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.

To qualify for the president's list, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester. Gross is a junior biblical counseling major.

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Hake Receives Academic Honor May 17, 2018

Sara Hake, a resident of Lancaster, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2018 semester at Alfred University (AU), Alfred, N.Y. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for dean's list.

Hake is a junior majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Hake is the daughter of Gregory and Kimberly Hake of Lancaster.

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Polidoro Named To Dean's List May 17, 2018

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, N.J., named Samantha Polidoro to the dean's and honors lists for the fall 2017 semester.

Samantha Polidoro is a resident of Lancaster.

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Guy Graduates Honors Program May 17, 2018

Danielle Guy graduated from the Honors Program at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C. Guy is a marine science major from Brownstown.

Each graduate completed a rigorous curriculum composed of at least 24 hours of honors work, including a final honors thesis/project achieving a cumulating grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.50.

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WFCS Posts Honor Roll May 16, 2018

West Fallowfield Christian School (WFCS) has posted its third-quarter honor roll for middle school students in grades six through eight. Students achieving high honors had a grade point average of 3.76 to 4.00.

Students recognized with high honors are Katie Archambo, Kate Arnold, Joshua Bare, Evan Byerley, Samuel Campos, Lucy Eckman, Hannah Howell, Jackson Leaman, Savannah Leaman, Anthony Lusby, Rodney Lusby, Michael Moffa, Seriya Perez, Kay Reyburn, Emmerson Ware, Emily Wayman, and Janelle Yu.

For more information about WFCS, readers may call the office at 610-593-5011, visit www.wfcs.org, or search for "West Fallowfield Christian School" on Facebook.

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Nemeth Named To Dean's List May 16, 2018

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, N.J., named Megan Nemeth to the dean's and honors lists for the fall 2017 semester.

Nemeth is a resident of Phoenixville.

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Miles Receives Academic Honor May 16, 2018

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, N.J., named Connor Miles to the dean's and honors lists for the fall 2017 semester.

Miles is a resident of Morgantown.

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Schmelzer Earns Academic Honor May 16, 2018

Melissa Schmelzer of Sadsburyville was named to the president's list for high academic achievement during the spring 2018 semester at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.

To qualify for the president's list, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester. Schmelzer is a freshman culinary arts major.

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