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D. Bass June 14, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Derrick Bass graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bass earned distinction as an honor graduate.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Bass is the son of Charles A. Bass Sr. of Meza, Ariz., and Johnnie M. Bass-Appiah of Romeoville, Ill., and the brother of Charles A. Bass II of Red Lion. The airman is the husband of Leah Bass.

Bass graduated from York Suburban High School in 2006 and earned a bachelor's degree in 2013 from Millersville University.

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Fronko Receives Degree, Commission June 14, 2017

Jacob Fronko of Lewisberry graduated from Lycoming College with a Bachelor of Science in ecology and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He and other cadets were commissioned during the college's baccalaureate ceremony in May.

Fronko, who was named to the college's dean's list for the spring 2017 semester, will serve with the Army Reserves in its Military Intelligence Corps.

Over their college careers, the cadets kept pace with their academic studies while participating in ROTC activities including physical training, monthly leadership labs and a semester-long field training exercise.

Lycoming College ROTC cadets are part of the Bison Battalion ROTC program, which is hosted at Bucknell University and also includes cadets representing Penn College, Susquehanna University and Bloomsburg University.

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Nolt Receives College Degree June 14, 2017

Jenee Nolt of Lititz was among approximately 1,000 graduates who received their degrees at the University of Hartford's undergraduate commencement on May 21.

Nolt, a radiologic technology major, received a Bachelor of Science.

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Dougherty Earns College Degree June 14, 2017

Sean T. Dougherty of Glenmoore graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on May 21, receiving a bachelor's degree at the college's 196th commencement.

Dougherty, who majored in economics, is the son of Thomas and Monica Dougherty of Glenmoore. Dougherty attended Hill School.

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J.J. Marrero June 8, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman Jovan J. Marrero graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Marrero is the son of Jose Marrero and Madeline Ramos of Lancaster. He is a 2016 graduate of Conestoga Valley Senior High School, Lancaster.

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D.J. Roark June 5, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman Dorian J. Roark graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Roark is the son of James R. Roark of Cabool, Mo., and Tonya J. Meyrick of Nottingham. He is the step-son of Tammy Poe of Cabool, Mo., and Brian Meyrick of Nottingham, and brother of Nathaniel Roark of New Holland. The airman is a 2016 graduate of Solanco High School, Quarryville.

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J.T. Dautrich May 31, 2017

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jeremy T. Dautrich graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Dautrich is the son of Connie and Brian Dautrich of Mohnton. He is a 2014 graduate of Garden Spot High School, New Holland.

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A.S. Mueller May 30, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman Austin S. Mueller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Mueller is the son of Guy and Linda Mueller of East Earl. He is a graduate of Garden Spot High School.

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LCDS Holds Graduation May 24, 2017

Thirty-seven students from Lancaster County were among the 49 seniors who participated in the 109th Lancaster Country Day School (LCDS) commencement ceremony on May 20.

During the ceremony, Samantha Schlageter, along with Berks County residents Maria Lilley and Clayton Siminski, received The Trustee Prize, awarded to the seniors with the highest cumulative grade point average. Andrew Schlager received the Ann Musselman Award, presented in honor of former LCDS teacher Ann Musselman to the student who best exemplifies personal qualities of enthusiastic curiosity, the courage to take intellectual risks, and joy in a lifetime of learning. Victoria Gardner 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. Zoe Walling and David Izzo 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 Heather Woodbridge, who gave the invocation; head of school Steve Lisk; senior class co-presidents Katherine Kubis and Felipe Rangel; "senior class mom" Madison Brown; Upper School dean of students Rob Umble; and assistant head of Upper School and English department chair Genevieve Munson, who gave the benediction.

At an earlier awards ceremony, the following students received awards:

Music Award: Isaac Schlager. Karen Stork Memorial Award/Theatre: Lily Delle-Levine and Eric Nahm. Visual Art Award: Abby Schlageter. Dance Award: Aarica Flowers. English Award: Charlotte Scott and Madison Brown. Foreign Language Award: Charlotte Scott. Lancasterhistory.org Award: Isaac Schlager. History Award: Tayler Eynon and Victoria Willis. Computer Science Award: James Luo. Science Award: Samantha Schlageter.

Male Athlete of the Year: Tayler Eynon. PIAA E. Jerry Brooks Award: Alesha Arshad, Morgan Ernst, Victoria Gardner, Abigail Schlageter, and Samantha Schlageter. PIAA Fackler-Hower Sportsmanship Award: Samantha Schlageter.

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J.C. Hicks May 24, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin C. Hicks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hicks earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Joeleen Blakeslee of Ronks; Kathleen Hicks-Monroe of Sumter, S.C.; and Amber Blakeslee of Carbondale, Ill. He is the step-son of Richard Monroe of Sumter, S.C., and grandson of Richard and Mary Vogel of Sumter, S.C., and Betty-Anne Hicks of Roxboro, N.C.

The airman is a 2010 graduate of Sumter High School.

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