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Camps and Schools 6-25-03

David Fraga of Winston Churchill High School and Liana Montes of Thomas S. Wootton High School were among four high school seniors honored as Most Distinguished Hispanic Scholars by the Hispanic Employees Association of Montgomery County Public Schools (HEAMCPS) during its annual student recognition ceremony.

Adam Abdi received a bachelor of arts degree in international relations during a recent commencement ceremony at the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences in Syracuse, N.Y.

Michael Christopher Bono received a bachelor of engineering degree, graduating Cum Laude with an electrical engineering major, during a recent commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. Michael Bono is also a member of Tau Beta Phi, a scholarship fraternity in engineering.

Aaron Brodsky of Potomac received a bachelor of science degree in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. He also received a bachelor of science degree in finance from the Syracuse University School of Management.

John Rashid DeBakey received a bachelor of arts degree during a recent commencement ceremony at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md.

Esther Michelle Emsellem of Potomac was named to the dean’s list for the 2003 spring semester at Connecticut College in New London, Conn.

Scott Faller of Potomac received a bachelor of science degree in information management and technology during a recent commencement ceremony at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies in Syracuse, N.Y.

Jascha D. Fields, son of Birgit and Stuart H. Fields of Potomac, was awarded a master of arts degree in Communication from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., during spring commencement exercises. Fields studied for two years in Delaware. During this time he also worked as a teaching assistant. A 1996 graduate of the German School, Fields graduated from the University of Maryland in 1999 with a bachelor of arts in psychology. He made the dean’s list four semesters at the University of Maryland, and was admitted to Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Fields is planning on continuing his education at the University of Central Florida, where he will work toward a master of arts degree in health counseling.

Omar Farid Ghadry received a bachelor of arts degree, graduating Cum Laude with an economics major,during a recent commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Sean Gormley of Potomac graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business and economics with a major in finance during commencement exercises at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. Gormley was also named to the dean’s list at Lehigh for the spring semester.

Justin P. Hedge of Potomac received a bachelor of arts degree during a recent commencement ceremony at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. A graduate of Georgetown Prep, Justin Hedge graduated Cum Laude from Colby, with distinction in his economics major. He was also named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Marcella Jones received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology during a recent commencement ceremony at the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences in Syracuse, N.Y.

Elizabeth Blake Keeley of Potomac received a bachelor of arts degree, graduating Cum Laude with an economics major, during a recent commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Katherine Cahill Keeley of Potomac graduated with high honors from The Holton-Arms School in Bethesda on June 3. Keeley, a three-year starting goalkeeper for the Holton field hockey team, received the Cassie Johnson award for athletic excellence, on of three top prizes given every year. She will attend Duke University in the fall.

Meaghan A. Kelly from Potomac graduated from Dartmouth college, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in the spring 2003 commencement exercise. Kelly graduated with a major in Government.

Erik H. Lambert of Rockville was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2003 semester at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. A Bullis School graduate and a junior at Colby, Lambert is majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.

Frank Hanchong Lee of Potomac received a bachelor of arts degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a philosophy major, during a recent commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Ted Matheeussen of Churchill, Lilian Mitchell of Whitman and Melissa Gluck of Wootton were named winners of the Marian Greenblatt High-School Junior Social Studies Excellence Award.

Amy McGregor of Potomac earned an associate’s degree in Liberal Studies and was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

Lauren Movshin of Potomac received a bachelor of science degree in marketing management during a recent commencement ceremony at the Syracuse University School of Management in Syracuse, N.Y.

Sandra Palestine of Potomac received a bachelor of science degree in advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. She also received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences.

Elizabeth A. Pike of Potomac, a Churchill graduate and freshman at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Catherine “Kate” Elizabeth Ramella of Potomac graduated with high honors from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. during the spring 2003 commencement exercises. A Spanish major with a concentration in academic studies, Ramella earned a bachelor of arts degree with high honors for her thesis on the Spanish pilgrimage site, Santiago de Compostela. While at Davidson, Ramella sang with the concert choir and the chamber singers. She was a member of the Warner Hall eating house, taught English as a second language at the local YMCA, and studies abroad in Madrid, Spain. She has accepted a job as a Davidson Fellow, working in the theater and music departments for the upcoming year.

Melinda Rubinstein received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology during a recent commencement ceremony at the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences in Syracuse, N.Y.

Brian Salcetti of Potomac, a student at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., was inducted to the FMA Honor Society, a national honor society that encourages and rewards scholarship and accomplishment among students in business and nonbusiness banking and finance.

Shane Sauer of Potomac graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering during commencement exercises at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

Benjamin Shapero of Potomac was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

Heather Stacey Speert of Potomac received a bachelor of science degree, graduating Cum Laude, with a major in human and organizational development, during a recent commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Ryan Charles Thies of Potomac received a bachelor of science degree with a major in history during a recent commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Karen Lynn Weaver of Potomac received a bachelor of arts degree in child development with an early childhood education concentration during a recent commencement ceremony at Lasell College in Newton, Mass.

Kimberly Page Wells of Potomac received a bachelor of arts degree in Management during the spring 2003 commencement exercises from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa.

Terry Elizabeth Larson Wurglitz of North Potomac was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in biology-environmental studies during a recent commencement ceremony at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Meryl Laura Yoches of Potomac was named to the dean’s list with high honors for the spring semester at Connecticut College in New London.

Potomac student Frank Hanchong Lee, Kitciu Soraya Zinat Bachowski, Elizabeth Blake Keeley, and Martin Shone Bahar were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Sciences in Nashville, Tenn. Caroline Hughes deMonasterio received honors at Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, and George Vassilios Bikakis and Enrique Jose Montes received high honors at the School of Engineering. Jason Wei-Kang Tan of North Potomac received highest honors at the School of Engineering.