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November 3, 2011
Joanna Minee Tu , daughter of Dar-Wei and Lynn Tu, of Fulton, was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society on Oct. 19. She will graduate in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in international business from James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va.
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chuck.gait@gmail.com | May 30, 2013
In a recent column, I wrote about a used musical instrument donation program that was sponsored by the Reservoir High School music department. Here's the rest of the story. The music directors at Reservoir started a chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, which, according to the Tri-M website is "an international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students that is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.
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July 3, 2012
Three students - Emily Brooks, Henry Byers, and Jennifer Widmayer - from Good Shepherd School in Perryville were recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.
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February 18, 2013
Hawthorne Elementary School in Middle River will launch its first-ever chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society during a special induction ceremony for new members at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19.   Membership in the National Elementary Honor Society is considered one of the highest honors that can be awarded to students - inductees are selected based on their accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, service and...
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December 24, 1991
Salisbury State University student Allison Akers, 20, daughter of Kenneth and Mina Akers of Crofton, was recently inducted into the Rho Eta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.A 1989 graduate of Arundel High School, she is a junior majoring in elementary education atSSU.Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society for prospective and active teachers. Undergraduates must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and demonstrate leadership ability.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 21, 2000
TO HONOR exceptional students majoring in business, Carroll Community College has established a chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, an international business honor society for two-year colleges. "We wanted our better business students to be recognized for their achievements," said accounting Professor Mary Ann Swindlehurst, who will serve as one of the organization's advisers. "There was no way to do that except through the honor society for students in all majors," she said. The local society, which will be known as the Delta Lambda chapter, will begin inviting eligible students to join this fall.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 10, 1998
LONG REACH High School Principal David Bruzga congratulated 36 students who are now members of the National Honor Society at a Feb. 12 ceremony with all the pomp and circumstance due the honor.The school's Madrigals sang, and music was provided by the Strings Orchestra, directed by Debbie Varga, and the Jazz Ensemble, directed by Matthew Dubbs, during the "pinning" ceremony.Senior class Vice President Gregg Matusewitch introduced the candidates.Theda Mayer, National Honor Society adviser, added her congratulations.
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August 1, 2001
The student: Corinne Gartner, 17 School: Howard High Special achievement: Vice president of her school's National Honor Society chapter, Corinne was nominated to compete for the National Honor Society Scholarship sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. She was also president of her school's National Art Honor Society chapter and president of the Environmental Club. Volunteer work: At 15, Corinne volunteered at Howard County General Hospital's pediatric emergency room for a year and a half.
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December 15, 2011
Shawn Horsey and Hillary McCarthy , both of Columbia, have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Ga. Sarah Thorne , a senior from Columbia, completed two internships this summer while holding down a summer job, working as a petting farm manager at Clark's Elioak Farm. Her internships were with the USDA Veterinary Services and at the National Aquarium, in Baltimore, as an Aviculturist at the Australia exhibit.
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December 15, 2011
Ryan Thompson, of Ellicott City, received the Rhoda K. Roberts Memorial Scholarship in the Vocal Arts at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Thompson is majoring in psychology and international languages and cultures (Spanish) with minors in music, biology and neuroscience. The scholarship was established in 2006 by Karen J. Horton and John J. Roberts to benefit students who demonstrate promise in the vocal arts. The following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Ga.: Sean Dooley, of Laurel; Anton Amstad, Lauren Anderson and Jennifer Folsom, all of Ellicott City; Eric Schultz , of Glenwood; Rachel Ackley, of Mount Airy; Andrew Wecht, of Woodbine; Jeffrey Robbins, of Elkridge; and Jamie Deaver, of Eldersburg.
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October 4, 2012
Twenty-three Baltimore County Public Schools students from seven high schools have been named semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program coordinated by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Honored students from Franklin High School include Keenan Albee , Rebekah Green and Erin Smith and, from Pikesville High School, Jay Chernak . Taylor Parton , of Reistertown, and Dennis Rothouse , of Owings Mills, were recently accepted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, at Salisbury University, Salisbury.
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July 3, 2012
Three students - Emily Brooks, Henry Byers, and Jennifer Widmayer - from Good Shepherd School in Perryville were recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.
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May 16, 2012
Clarion University senior Joanna Catalano, of Joppa, was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence, open to all students of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Catalano received a certificate of recognition and a check for $500 during Clarion University's Academic Excellence Week, April 15-21. Dr. Syed R. Ali-Zaidi, a founding member of PASSHE Board of Governors, established this program to recognize and reward outstanding academic achievement.
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May 4, 2012
  University of Evansville archaeology major Nathan Biondi, of Ellicott City, will travel to Israel this summer as part of the Jezreel Expedition, an archaeological project co-sponsored by the university. Beverly Frimpong, daughter of Charity Marfo and Baah Frimpong, of Savage, and a graduate of Long Reach High School, participated in a Spring Break trip to Japan, as part of her Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy class at Washington College. Frimpong majors in political science and philosophy, and minors in African/black studies.
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May 1, 2012
St. Vincent Pallotti High School held its annual National Honor Society recognition and induction ceremony April 26. The following students were named National Honor Society members: Nandi Baccus, Sam Besse, Randy-Ceasar Abogodie, Jacquelyn Endres, Isabelle Fromm, Peter Grenchik, Lamar Johnson, Sunghoon (Sean) Lee, Danielle McCants, Richard Moyer, Morenike Oyebade, Nathan Sampson, Brandon Sauls, Vincent Schembari, Zachary Elias Seyko, Aja Woodson and Xiao-Wen (Kacy) Yang.
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December 15, 2011
Shawn Horsey and Hillary McCarthy , both of Columbia, have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Ga. Sarah Thorne , a senior from Columbia, completed two internships this summer while holding down a summer job, working as a petting farm manager at Clark's Elioak Farm. Her internships were with the USDA Veterinary Services and at the National Aquarium, in Baltimore, as an Aviculturist at the Australia exhibit.
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September 28, 2011
Washington College announced that Andrea Clarke was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society for outstanding academic achievement in her freshman year. The daughter of Catonsville residents Marty Clarke and Ann Daniells carries a double major in English and drama. Clarke writes and edits the college's newspaper besides belonging to the Christian Campus Fellowship, the Cross Country Club and the Presidential Fellow Program. She is also involved with Relay for Life and the drama department productions.
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December 15, 2011
Ryan Thompson, of Ellicott City, received the Rhoda K. Roberts Memorial Scholarship in the Vocal Arts at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Thompson is majoring in psychology and international languages and cultures (Spanish) with minors in music, biology and neuroscience. The scholarship was established in 2006 by Karen J. Horton and John J. Roberts to benefit students who demonstrate promise in the vocal arts. The following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Ga.: Sean Dooley, of Laurel; Anton Amstad, Lauren Anderson and Jennifer Folsom, all of Ellicott City; Eric Schultz , of Glenwood; Rachel Ackley, of Mount Airy; Andrew Wecht, of Woodbine; Jeffrey Robbins, of Elkridge; and Jamie Deaver, of Eldersburg.
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November 15, 2011
The following students were named to the dean's list for the Spring 2011 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. Emily Carambelas of Glen Arm, daughter of William and Missy Carambelas, attended Friends School of Baltimore. Emily, who majored in archaeology, graduated in May 2011. Kevin Mather of Sparks, son of Marvin and Barbara Mather and attended Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson. Kevin is majoring in mathematics, will graduate in May 2013. The following students received the dean's scholarship from the York College, Pa. Brenda Wunner of Jarrettsville, a secondary education-biology major and graduate of North Harford High School and Shawn Krause of Monkton, a mechanical engineering major and a graduate of Hereford High.
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