BERLIN - The following is a look at a variety of student announcements sent to this newspaper for publication in the last month.
-- The National Society of High School Scholars (HSHSS) has announced that Stephen Decatur High School student Cordonte Ayres of Berlin has been selected for membership. The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. Membership entitles students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums, personalized recognition items and publicity honors.
-- Recent graduates of Wor-Wic Community College from Worcester County were:
Berlin: Rachel Arnold, AS, Nursing; Shannon Chandler, AA, Business; Samantha Curry, AAT, Education; Priscilla Cycyk, AAS, Chemical Dependency Counseling; Elizabeth DiNardo, AA, General Studies; Kelsey Eckman, AA, General Studies; Brenda Jarmon, AAS, Chemical Dependency Counseling; Christopher Keenan, AA, Business; Julie Kinhart, AS, Nursing; Dorothy Laird, CT, Business; Chelsea LeRoy, CT, Criminal Justice; Christy Lohnas, AA, General Studies; Christie McDowell, AS, Nursing; Gary Michael, CT, Emergency Medical Services; Albertina Newton, CT, General Studies; Michelle Peeples, AA, General Studies;
Allison Pilat, AA, Education and General Studies; Nancy Poret, CT, Nursing; Emily Powell, AS, Nursing; Timothy Reagin, AA, Education; Matthew Reely, AAS, Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Management; Jeffrey Russo, AAS, Business; Kevin Sandow, AA, General Studies; Adam Schultz, AAS, Computer Studies; Flor Strang, AA, General Studies; Trent Walker, AA, General Studies; Kelsey Waller, AAS, Radiologic Technology; Katherine Walp, AA, General Studies; and Charles Walter, CT, Business.
Bishopville: Lindsay Candeloro, AA, General Studies; Charles Forrest, AA, Computer Studies; Justin George, AAS, Computer Studies; Lauren Mumford, AAT, Education; Jocelyn Palmer, AS, Nursing; and Connie Ulrich, AAS, Business.
Newark: Jeffrey Scott, AA, General Studies; and Jennifer Sirman, AS, Nursing.
Ocean City: Chad Ahalt, AAS, Business; Sean Buckley, AA, Business; Pamela Holloway, AS, Nursing; Casey Johnson, CT, Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Management; Alesia Kazakevich, AS, Nursing; Mikhail Kozlov, AAS, Computer Studies; Leila Milewski, AA, Business; Melissa Olson, AA, General Studies; Nicholas Pappas, AA, General Studies; Beverly Simons, AAS, Business; Christopher Snyder, AAS, Criminal Justice; Joshua Steger, AAS, Emergency Medical Services; and Darlah Woodley, AS, Nursing.
Pocomoke City: James Aswell IV, AA, Computer Studies; Ryan Aydelotte, AA, General Studies; Susanne Baysinger, AAS, Accounting; Jason Bruce, AA, Education; Scott Holland, AA, General Studies; Sally Ibik, AAS, Chemical Dependency Counseling; Nickole Johnson, AAS, Chemical Dependency Counseling; George King Jr., CT, Computer Studies; Charles Overholt, AA, General Studies; Margaret Theodore, CT, Education; and Jeri Vincent, AAS, Chemical Dependency Counseling.
Showell: Louise Lewis, AAS, Office Technology.
Snow Hill: Maegan Beatty, AAS, Radiologic Technology; Timothy Gebhardt Jr., AA, General Studies; Amanda Hurley, AAS, Business; Karen McDonough, CT, Nursing; Richard Mills III, AA, General Studies; and Howard Stephens Jr., CT, Construction Engineering Technology.
Stockton: Kelly Bradley, AAS, Business.
Whaleyville: Amy Robertson, AA, General Studies.
-- Named to the dean's list at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., for winter quarter 2008 were Kathryn Angela Cassels of Berlin and Katherine Garnett Trumpower of Berlin.
-- Maddison Kathleen Poloney of Ocean City graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelor's degree.
-- Justin Y. Adkins of Bishopville received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and with a minor in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Military Institute.
-- Jacob Andrew Fiedler of Berlin was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Flagler College.
-- Taylor Kern, a rising senior at Worcester Preparatory School, has completed the requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout. For his Eagle project, Kern landscaped the areas around the Town of Dagsboro signs on Route 113 in Delaware.
-- Worcester Prep sixth grade student Christopher Choy was recently honored at the Smyrna Opera House during a statewide awards ceremony held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Choy was invited to this awards ceremony sponsored by CTY based on his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade Talent Search participants. Second through sixth graders took the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for younger students. Although he did an excellent job (top 10-15 percent) on the entire test, he was one of the highest scoring students in the spatial battery.