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St. Mary's College of Maryland graduated its largest class in history. The college awarded 488 students with degrees and four educators with honorary degrees. Local graduates include:

Steven DaeYoung Auh of Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in economics .

Michael Arthur Correll of Potomac received a Bachelor o f the Arts degree in computer science and philosophy. He graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.9-4.0 GPA) , and was elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, an organization recognizing individuals for scholarly achievement, broad cultural interests, and good character.

Lauren Carlin Georgevich of North Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in biology .

Mayet Matungulu of Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in political science .

Katharine Leigh Moschella of North Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English .

Elena Papademetriou of Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English .

Patrick William Schwarz of Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in history. He graduated Cum Laude (3.5-3.699 GPA) .

Henry Clarkson Scott of Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in economics .

Erik Daniel Stanford of North Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in mathematics.

Jennifer Lynne Yogi of North Potomac received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in philosophyand political science. She graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.7-3.899 GPA) , and was elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, an organization recognizing individuals for scholarly achievement, broad cultural interests, and good character.

Benjamin Miller of Bethesda received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant in May 2009.

Desson (Howe) Thomson, former movie critic for The Washington Post, will teach "Let’s Go to the Movies: Film Studios" for summer camp sessions at Bullis School in Potomac beginning June 22 and July 6. Students will learn what makes movies scary, funny, astonishing, flawed or successful. Visit www.bullis.org, or contact Phyllis Elperin, Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs, at 301-634-3660 or Phyllis_elperin@bullis.org.

Grant Kennelly Easterbrook of Bethesda was awarded the Richard B. ’62 and Sabra Ladd Government Internship from Bowdoin College in Maine. It encourages them to pursue summer internships that will increase their exposure to the world of government. Grant is a government major. He is a graduate of Winston Churchill High School.

Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2008-09 academic year.

* Katherine L. Beckett, of Potomac, daughter of Steven and Polly Beckett of Potomac, and a 2005 graduate of Winston Churchill H S, Potomac.

* Hannah L. Davis, of Potomac, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Davis of Potomac, and a 2008 graduate of Saint Andrews Episcopal School, Potomac.

* Cynthia A. Iselin, of Potomac, daughter of Richard and Amy Iselin of Potomac, and a 2008 graduate of Winston Churchill H S, Potomac.

* Rachel E. Sherbill, of Potomac, daughter of Raymond and Barbara Sherbill of Potomac, and a 2005 graduate of Winston Churchill H S, Potomac.

Ryan Tilkin, a resident of Bethesda, was among more than 424 students from Champlain College who received undergraduate degrees on May 9, in Burlington, Vt. Tilkin received a degree in Criminal Justice.

* Amory Tetteh, an eighth-grader at Herbert Hoover Middle School, was recognized for having earned The 2009 Annual Award for Outstanding Promise and Achievement in Mathematics or Science for Eighth Grade Girls. Amory was nominated for this award by her algebra teacher, Jane Reiser.

* Stephen Lee, eighth-grader at Herbert Hoover Middle School, was recognized for having created the Outstanding Biology Project at the Montgomery County Science Fair in March, 2009. In addition to recognition for his outstanding project at the county level science fair, Stephen’s project was also credited by the Washington Statistical Society for excellence in investigation or use of statistical methods. For this accolade, Stephen was given both a monetary award and a subscription to STATS: The Magazine for Students of Statistics.

* Andrew (Drew) Haskins, an eighth-grader at Herbert Hoover Middle School, represented Montgomery County as a finalist at the National Spelling Bee Competition in Washington, D.C., during the last week of May.

Eleventh-grader Lauren Song of Potomac took third place and $200 in the Maryland State Music Teachers Association's Annual Jack Weaver Memorial Competition for strings. She also took home a cash prize, sponsored by The Potter Violin Company and The Violin House of Weaver.

Richard A. Adjogah of Richard Montgomery High School is among about 800 students nationwide who have won awards in the 2009 National Achievement Scholarship Program for African American students.

Two Richard Montgomery High School students have received national honors for academic achievements. Both students, a senior and a junior, are enrolled in the school’s International Baccalaureate Program.

Nathan Prillaman has been named a Presidential Scholar, one of the highest honors given to U.S. high school seniors. Junior Julia Chartove won first place at the U.S. National Brain Bee Championship, a competition with questions related to areas such as memory, intelligence, emotions, sensations, stress and brain disorders.

Prillaman is one of four students in Maryland named a Presidential Scholar. MCPS had 20 Presidential Scholar candidates and four Presidential Scholar semifinalists this year.

Prillaman is an Eagle Scout who composes music and plays several musical instruments, including the piano, bass guitar, clarinet and keyboards. He also is the music editor of the school’s literary magazine, Fine Lines. He plans to attend Yale University in the fall to pursue a degree in either music or political science/history.

After winning the National Brain Bee, Chartove will represent the United States at the International Brain Bee in Toronto in August. Last year, Richard Montgomery sophomore Elena Kim Perry won the U.S. National Brain Bee.

Local students from Lynn University, a Boca Raton, Fla., based liberal arts institution, received their diplomas in the commencement ceremony Saturday, May 9.

* Meagan Fitzgerald of Potomac received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

* John Gosnell of Potomac received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

∑ Christine Gregorian of Potomac received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

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Boston University awarded academic degrees to 5,863 students in May 2009. Potomac residents receiving degrees included Adrian Time, Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology; Maria M. Calender, Master of Arts in Art History; Amy R. Greenberg, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude; Kristina S. Slekys, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude; Elizabeth Alfandre, Bachelor of Arts in Religion; Brittney A. Bernstein, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration; Rana Zand, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations; Jonathan E. Melloul, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Business Administration and Management; Daniel J. Kang, Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering; Also, Elisabeth M. Grimm, Juris Doctor in Law. Boston University is the fourth largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges.

The following students received a degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 164th commencement ceremony on May 11.

Eden Chen of Potomac, son of Dr. Chien-Tai Chen and Kelu Chao, received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

Sayaka Hino of Potomac, daughter of Dr. Hiroyuki Hino and Toshiko Hino, received a Bachelor of Science from Emory College of Emory University.

Urania Dagalakis of Potomac, daughter of Dr. Nicholas G Dagalakis and Artemis K Dagalakis, received a Associate in Arts from Oxford College of Emory University.

Zachary Krame of Potomac, son of Evan J Krame and Jodi M Krame, received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Emory University.

Bre t Boizelle of Potomac, son of George Paul Boizelle and Deborah Stocks Boizelle, received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Emory University.

Cheng-Wen Yen of Potomac, son of Ke-Ming Yen and Yun-Hua C Yen, received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

Bari Solomon of Potomac, daughter of Steven A Solomon and Robyn P Solomon, received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

Jessica Rosenthal of Potomac, received a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

Jeremy White, son of Steven K White of Potomac, and Michele D Calderon of Washington, D.C., received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Emory University.

Michael Solomon of North Potomac, son of Alan M Solomon and Wendy R Solomon, received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

Jocelyn Chiu of North Potomac, daughter of Joseph Chiu and Eugenia Chiu, received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Emory University.

Joseph Ressler of North Potomac, son of Sanford M Ressler and Faye Taxman, received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Emory University.