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Camps & Schools

July 17, 2002

Awards and Achievements:

Several local students have been named to the dean's list at Syracuse University in New York.

School of Information Studies: Scott Faller, of Potomac, a senior information management and technology major; Adam Landsman, of Potomac, a senior information management and technology major; and Adam Lesser, of Rockville, a senior information management and technology major.

College of Arts and Sciences: William Smith, of Rockville, a sophomore political science major; Leslie Blitz, of Bethesda, a sophomore history major; Shira Savada, of Bethesda, a freshman arts and sciences major; and Jennie Salomon, of Rockville, a junior policy studies major.

College of Visual and Performing Arts: Christine Chaykowski, of Potomac, a sophomore speech communication major; Jacquelyn Jouvenal, of Potomac, a sophomore illustration major; Kate Siegelbaum, of Potomac, a junior drama major; Michael Dirksen, of Bethesda, a senior drama major; Christina Harper, a senior illustration major; Lauren Seligson, of Rockville, a senior retailing major; Kari Ginsburg, of Rockville, a senior drama major; and Angela Allen, of Rockville, a freshman music industry major.

School of Management: Aaron Brodsky, of Potomac, a senior finance major; Lauren Mavshin, of Potomac, a junior marketing management major; Lauren Seligson, of Rockville, a senior marketing management major; and William Wright, of Rockville, a sophomore accounting major.

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication:

Aaron Brodsky, of Potomac, a senior magazine journalism major; Blake Mausner, of Potomac, a sophomore public relations major; Lauren Poston, of Potomac, a sophomore public relations major; and Matthew Scott, of Rockville, a sophomore public relations major.

Gabriel Abrantes, a member of the Class of 2002 of Walt Whitman High School, is the recipient of the Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award for 2002. The award includes a $3,000 cash prize donated by the Arts and Humanities Council.

Army Pvt. Adam Qawiyy, son of Lillian and Omar Qawiyy of Rockville, recently graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

Samantha Schattner, of Bethesda, a junior child and family studies major, has been named to Syracuse University’s College of Human Services and Health Professions dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement.

Tatiana S. Lagos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Lagos of Potomac, and Ryan M. Defibaugh, son of Diane and Craig Defibaugh of Rockville, have earned bachelor of arts degrees from Western Maryland College during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 25.

Julie Noelle Purcell, of Potomac, a senior communication major, was named to Wake Forest University’s spring dean’s list in recognition of academic excellence.

Erik H. Lambert, son of David Lambert of Potomac and Patricia Lambert of Rockville, and Justin P. Hedge, son of Larry Hedge and Judith Violick of Potomac, were named to the dean’s list for outstanding achievement at Colby College, in Waterville, Maine, for the 2002 spring semester.

A member of the class of 2004, Lambert is an English major and graduate of the Bullis School.

Hedge is a geology major and a member of the class of 2003. He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda.

Erik Hoffman, son of Howard and Virginia Hoffman of Potomac, graduated summa cum laude from Macalester College, in Saint Paul, Minn. Hoffman majored in physics and mathematics and is a graduate of Winston Churchill High. Hoffman was also honored by Phi Beta Kappa, recognizing outstanding scholarship in the liberal arts and sciences, at the Macalester College Honors Convocation on May 18.

Ryan M. Defibaugh, son of Diane and Craig Defibaugh of Rockville, and Tatiana S. Lagos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Lagos of Potomac, each earned a bachelor of arts degree from Western Maryland College during their commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25.

Julie Noelle Purcell, of Potomac, a senior communication major, was named to Wake Forest University’s spring dean’s list in recognition of academic excellence.

Mark Wernick, of Potomac, was recently elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Wernick is a third year medical student at UMAB and a magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University.

Richard Wernick, of Potomac, was named to the Fall 2001 dean’s list at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for academic excellence.

Allison Lyons, daughter of Linda and James Lyons of Potomac, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in history from Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania, on June 4. A graduate of Winston Churchill High School, Lyons was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for two years.

Leah P. Rosenthal, of Bethesda, was named to the dean’s list at Bryant College, in Smithfield, R.I., for the spring semester. Rosenthal, a senior computer information systems concentration, was recognized for outstanding academic achievement.

Katie Cristol, a student at Winston Churchill High, recently took part in the Presidential Classroom Media and Democracy Program in Washington, D.C., June 15-22. Cristol spent a week discussing the role of the media and current issues with Washington policy makers and observing the federal government at work.

Lauren Conlin Adams, daughter of Pat Adams of Potomac, has been named to the dean’s list at Elon University in North Carolina for the 2002 spring semester. To qualify, a student must have no grade below a B and a grade point average of at least 3.40 in a minimum of 12 semester hours. Adams is a music theatre major and a graduate of Connelly School of the Holy Child.

Jennifer L. Jones of Bethesda; Kimberly D. Rothman, Michael O. Harab and Peerasidh Sirithienthong of Potomac; and Zachary A. Kilberg of Rockville have all been named to the dean’s list at the University of Hartford in Connecticut for the 2002 spring semester.

Michael Reiter of Potomac, a senior at Winston Churchill High, recently participated in the 57th annual Citizenship Education Conference sponsored by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York. Reiter will enroll in the university’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in the fall.

Jason Phillip Bonner and Sandra Alicia Wright of Potomac has been named to the dean’s list at The Citadel Military College of South Carolina for the spring 2002 semester. He achieved this honor with a grade point ratio of 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for the 2001-2002 second semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or better: Sara Ann Perlstein of Bethesda, Anna Lauren Saunders of Bethesda, Benjamin Jacob Hordell of Potomac, Caitlin Neal Carlock of Potomac and Sarah Whitcraft Cooper of Rockville.

Shuyan Huang of Winston Churchill High spent two summers volunteering at the National Lutheran Nursing Home. He was honored by Leadership Montgomery on June 22 for his exceptional leadership in community service. As a winner of the Youth Community Service Leadership Award, Huang received a $1,000 award toward his education.

Kristen Smart of Wootton High senior was recognized with a $100 savings bond by the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission for her contribution to school and community. Smart is the founder and president of H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach Program Efforts); and president of the SGA where she helped to organized a benefit concert for the Make-A-Wish Foundation raising $25,000; and developed an awareness program to help students understand and avoid drinking, drugs, eating disorders, suicide and sexually-transmitted diseases.

Joshua Singer, son of Shelley Singer of Bethesda, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2002 semester at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He achieved this honor with a grade point ratio of 3.4-3.6.

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) Board of Directors have awarded grants totaling more than $843,000 for resources for artists, scholars and humanities organizations throughout the county.

* Cultural Programs provide funding to non-profit arts and humanities organizations to present cultural programs to a wide variety of audiences:

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, in Rockville, will receive $4,000 for the 7th F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference set for Oct. 26 at Montgomery College, Rockville.

Montgomery Preservation, Inc., in Rockville, will receive $2,500 for a video documentary about Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station history.