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July 25, 2002

Potomac’s Jolinta Lin is spending her summer conducting scientific research at the National Human Genome Research Institute on the Bethesda main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. She was selected, along with 41 other students from a national pool of over 2,800 applicants, for an internship alongside top biomedical scientists. Lin is a member of Winston Churchill High’s class of 2002 and a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall. She is the daughter of Jhy Lin and Shih-Queen Lee-Lin.

Danny McCarthy, son of J. and Madeleine McCarthy of Potomac and a senior at The Heights School, was awarded the National Advanced Placement Scholar Award which is granted to students who earn an average grade of at least 4 (out of a possible 5) on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams on full-year courses.

McCarthy also scored 800 out of a possible 800 points on the Scholastic Aptitude Test II Writing taken in the fall, a first in The Heights School’s history.

Danny will go to The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and study for a joint degree in finance and management (Wharton) and systems engineering/computer science (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences). He has been accepted to the Management and Technology Program where annual admission is limited to 50 students.

Bethesda resident Roger Maxwell Martin-Pressman has graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience.

Jillian Zell Oldoerp of Rockville graduated from Skidmore with a bachelor’s degree in geology.

John Ryan McKinnon has been named to the dean’s list at Virginia Tech in the College of Arts and Sciences for the spring semester 2002.

Rebecca McKinnon, a student at Wheaton College in Illinois, has also been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester 2002. She is majoring in elementary education.

John and Rebecca are the children of Carolyn McKinnon of Potomac.

Benjamin Jacob Hordell of Potomac has been awarded a bachelor’s degree in science in business from Miami University in Ohio.

The following students have earned degrees from Ithaca College in New York at commencement ceremonies held May 18, 2002:

Benjamin Feldman of Potomac earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from the School of Humanities and Sciences. He is a graduate of Winston Churchill High.

Rebecca Goodstein of Potomac, a graduate of Winston Churchill High, earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication from the School of Humanities and Sciences.