Writing Contest Deadline. All Maryland 7th- and 8th- grade students can enter a statewide writing contest focusing on the themes of peace and social justice. To enter, students must submit an entry of up to 1,200 words on a specific topic. Entries and accompanying materials must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2014 and mailed to Fred B. Benjamin Peace Writing Contest, 310 Riverview Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403-3328. For the topic and required documents, call 410-263-7409 or email
Hartwick College first-year student Emille Beller, daughter of Michael Beller and Susan Beller of Potomac, has been named to the fall term dean's list. Beller is majoring in business administration.
Ashley Kalavritinos, a junior majoring in psychology, and Adam Rosenberg, a senior majoring in international affairs, made the dean's list at James Madison University for the fall 2013 semester.
The following students were named to the dean’s list at Mount St. Mary’s University: Victoria Barry, class of 2017, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand Barry; Bernadette Corso, class of 2014, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Corso; Mary Corso, class of 2014, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Corso; and Cristina Gonzalez, class of 2014, the daughter of Ms. Marta Fuentes and Mr. Nolan Gonzalez.
Michael Papirmeister, a senior majoring in public relations, has been named to the dean's list at Hofstra University.
Nina Mohebbi earned the distinction of faculty honors at the Georgia
Institute of Technology.
Elaine Bucknam, Emily Buetow, James Kelly, Erin O'Connor, Lydia Roca, Jared Saltzberg, Michael Shilling and Yonah Zeitz were named to the dean's list at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Rafael Suarez graduated from the University of Delaware.
Maxwell Seigel received honors from McDaniel College.
Dina Khatib and Elizabeth Kaufman have been named to the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences' dean's list.
Andrew Mokotoff, a freshman majoring in electrical and computer engineering, was named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute's dean's list.