Head of the Class: High school, college achievements

July 19, 2011

Deedra Suchting, of Parkton, was recently presented Hereford High School's highest agricultural honor, the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Co. Suchting received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Her agricultural education instructors at Hereford High are Heather Schaefer and Anna Warner. Suchting's name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at the high school.

The following students were named to McDaniel College's spring 2011 dean's list:

Jennifer Kotowski, of Jarrettsville, received highest honors; Megan Cook, of Monkton, received high honors; Shirley Mancia, of Baltimore, received highest honors; Ashlynn Parker, of Monkton, received highest honors; Kristin Beil, of Parkton, received honors; Meghan Schatz, of Parkton, received highest donors; Hannah Van Der Veken, of Parkton, received high honors; Judith Hyle, of Phoenix, received high honors; Meredith Larsen, of Phoenix, received highest honors; Paige Messersmith, of Phoenix, received high honors; Xi Huang, of Sparks, received honors; Daisy Kron, of Upperco, received honors; Brandon Morfoot, of Upperco, received highest honors; and, Anne Matthews, of Freeland, received highest honors.

Stephen Randall, of Phoenix, a 2007 graduate of Gilman, graduated from Washington and Lee University magna cum laude, receiving the accounting department award. He was inducted into the university's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa earlier this year.

Washington College, in Chestertown, announced its dean's list for the spring 2011 semester:

Meghan Lepley, of Baldwin, junior, daughter of John Lepley, major in economics; Allyson Yawman, of Phoenix, senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gregory Yawman, major in business management; Megan Hudson, of Sparks, junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hudson, major in business management; Jessica O'Brien, of White Hall, sophomore, daughter of Ms. Michelle Bundy, Mr. and Ms. Richard O'Brien; and, Caroline Stanley, of Freeland, junior, daughter of Barbara Stanley, Richard Stanley, major in environmental studies .

Delaware Valley College, in Doylestown, Pa., announced that Valerie Betts, of Parkton, was among the college's May list of graduates.

The following students graduated from Gettysburg College:

Katherine Weinel, of Jarrettsville, graduated magna cum laude and majored in psychology; Megan Lott, of Monkton, graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology; Alexandra Salatino, of Parkton, graduated with a bachelor's degree in English; Mark Rockwell, of Phoenix, graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology; and, Peter Menzies, of Upperco, graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics.

The following students have been named to the dean's honor list at Gettysburg College for the spring 2011 semester:

Connelly Doan, of Baldwin, a first-year student, and, Katherine Weinel, of Jarrettsville, a senior.

Allan Kleban, vice president of business development at KBE Building Corp., awarded an Environmental Studies Scholarship funded by KBE to Jonathan Barkley, of Parkton. This award, which is funded for four years, provides a $2,500 scholarship. Barkley is a junior majoring in biology and biochemistry with a minor in environmental studies. He is the president of the St. Mary's River Project, which provides environmental education and knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay to approximately 200 elementary students, a member of the Tri-Beta honor society, and on the dean's list. He is a member of Circle K International and the Films Committee.

The following students received degrees from Washington and Lee University:

Gregory Franke, of Glen Arm; John Daw, of Phoenix; and, Marah Schmitz, of Phoenix.

The following students were named to Gettysburg College's dean's commendation list for spring 2011:

Michael Hoppes, a sophomore, from Baldwin; Kirsten Smith, a sophomore, from Phoenix; and, Emily Windham, a junior, from White Hall.

The following area residents were named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Quinnipiac University:

Kelsey Kinnear, of Upperco; and, Blaine Dulkerian, of White Hall.

Brittany Danielle Yates, of Sparks, received a juris doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Yates received a bachelor's degree fromUniversity of Richmond.

The following students graduated from Messiah College:

Glen Arm resident Michael Klein graduated with a degree in criminal justice; and, Hydes resident Emily Ellis graduated cum laude with a degree in elementary education.

The following residents received undergraduate degrees from Villanova University:

Danielle Capron, of Phoenix; and, Meredith Capron, of Phoenix.

Christy Wilson, of Glen Arm, received the Academic Excellence Scholarship from Frostburg State University. Wilson is the daughter of Aaron Wilson and attended Loch Raven High School.

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