Academic, activity and leadership awards were presented April 16 to freshmen, sophomores and juniors, including five local students, at the annual Spring Awards Ceremony at Western Maryland College.
Diana Pool of New Windsor, a sophomore and consistent dean's list student, was given the Jean Alpaugh Award for Interdisciplinary Study for appreciating cross-cultural experiences. An honors English major, Alpaugh excelled in anthropology, photography, art, history and music.
Merri Hollinger of Westminster, a junior, was given the MACPA (Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants) Outstanding Achievement in Accounting Award.
Kelly Norris of Westminster, a junior history major, was given the James D. Essig Memorial Scholarship. The award is given to a history major with at least a B average who has demonstrated high personal and academic integrity. He also was inducted into The Trumpeters, a local honor society recognizing students dedicated to service. He is a consistent dean's list student.
Laura Decker of New Windsor, a junior biology major, was given the Isabel Isanogle Royer Biology Scholarship, for students demonstrating aptitude, interest and academic achievement in biology.
Keith Long of Sykesville, a sophomore sociology major and a consistent dean's list student, was given the William McCormick Jr. Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a returning student who demonstrates concern and love for the college community, caring for others in a humane manner, and high personal and academic integrity.