The following local students were recognized during Millersville University of Pennsylvania's Honors and Awards Convocation on April 28: Laura Abbott of Etters, Ronald E. Sykes Artist-Teacher Award and Student of Academic Distinction Award; Anthony Adamski of Etters, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Elicia Anderson of Wrightsville, the Academic All-Americans Award and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Brittany Anderson of Wrightsville, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Karlie Bacon of Brogue, the Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship; Jackieraye Barr of York, the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship (Lembo); Tyler Barton of Dover, the Class of 1917 Sanders P. McComsey Award; Kathryn Bentley of York, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Bjorn Bolte of York, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Daniel Brown of Hanover, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Allan Case of Glenville, the C-P Flexible Packaging -- Gary Nicholas Memorial Scholarship; Paulino Contreras of New Oxford, the James Hamilton and Lucretia Boyd Hartzell Piano Award; Megan Eline of York, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Jessica Fauth of Red Lion, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Laura Fetrow of Etters, the John C. Ursprung Award; Devin Fortney of York, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award, the Student of Academic Distinction Award and The Reverend Lewis Merwin Hobbs Medallion / Dr. Dominick '53 and Mrs. Helen DiNunzio Award; Jessica Franz of New Freedom, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Brittnie Frey of Brogue, the Joseph P. and Marianne S. '70, M'74 Nolt Family Scholarship and the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Dylan Ginter of East Berlin, the Dr. David S. and Marie N. Zubatsky International Studies Scholarship; Shaquille Glover of York, the Honors Program Scholarship; Jessica Gonzalez of Bendersville, the Rosario Caminero Latino Studies Book Award; Michael Greek of Lewisberry, the B. Jeanne Elder Voice Scholarship; Ryan Haugh of Manchester, the APSCUF-MU Scholarship, the Robert V. and Virginia K. Brown Scholarship in Industrial Technology and the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Shane Henry of York, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Emily Hilt of York, the Board of Governors Scholarship and the Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship; Allison Hiser of York, the Liselotte R. Wehrheim Scholarship in Nursing; Danielle Horan of York, the Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship; Crystal Hoyle of Red Lion, the Fred E. Oppenheimer Scholarship; Kellen Hughes of York, the Drs. George F. and Helen A. '64 Stine Sociology Award and the Wentzel - Wright Memorial Award; Andrew Hunt of Lewisberry, thePennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Russell Jensen of York, the Athletic Coaching Minor Faculty Award and the Theodore Weeks APICS - The Association for Operations Management Award; Maggie Johnson of Dillsburg, the Millersville University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship; Walter Klahold of Seven Valleys, the John Van Horn Award for Applied Physics; Rebecca Knier of Wrightsville, the WLPA -- Hall Communications Scholarship; Richard Kraynak of Etters, the James E. Treasure Memorial Football Scholarship; Bradley Ladd of Dallastown, the Theodore Rupp Wrestling Scholarship; Jennifer Lake of Wellsville, Robert Elder Business Administration Scholarship; Jeremy Latimer of Red Lion, the Earth Science Awards for Academic Excellence; Kelsey Lau of Felton, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Brittany Lease of Spring Grove, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Amy Leiphart of York, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Allison Lindt of York, Student of Academic Distinction Award; Casey Lucas of Etters, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Heather Manns of Yoe, the Rachel Carson Biology Field Course Scholarship; James McBride of Wrightsville, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Eric McClure of York, the James E. Koken Science Scholarship and the Polymer Education Undergraduate Award; Cayla McCullough of York, the International Studies Faculty Award, the Student of Academic Distinction Award and the The Reverend Lewis Merwin Hobbs Medallion / Dr. Dominick '53 and Mrs. Helen DiNunzio Award; Cody McLaughlin of East Berlin, the PSECU Scholarship; Christopher Meeks of York, the Neimeyer-Hodgson Research Grant Award; Jacob Miller of Red Lion, the Edna E. Myers Mathematics Scholarship; Andrew Miller of York, the Honors Program Scholarship; Andrew Miller of York, the Search for Excellence Scholarship; Kemberly Morgan of Etters, the Rachel Carson Biology Field Course Scholarship; Amie Mowery of New Oxford, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award and the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Kristi Myers of York, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Trang Nguyen of York, the PSECU Scholarship; Glenda O'Regan of Hanover, the Esther Kilheffer Scholarship; Kimberly Podolsky of York, the Millersville University Alumni Association Scholarship; Amy Puchalsky of York, the Neimeyer-Hodgson Research Grant Award; Joseph Puchalsky of York, the Neimeyer-Hodgson Research Grant Award; Danielle Roberts of York, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Jess Robinson of Stewartstown, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Rosemary Ruby of Hanover, the Janet Wood Memorial Scholarship; Tyler Schrum of Hanover, the Willard O. and Dr. Catherine Gibson Havemeier Scholarship in Computer Science; Kurtis Seiders of Hanover, the Millersville University Alumni Association Athletic Scholarship; Lauran Seitz of Felton, the Esther S. Knaub Scholarship; Anne Shaffer of Jacobus, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Benjamin Smith of Wrightsville, the Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship; Stephanie Smith of York Springs, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Allison Smith of New Freedom, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Kristen Sperring of York, the Elsie Hostetter Award and the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Seth Stoltzfus of Red Lion, the Dr. Dale H. Messerschmidt Technology Education Scholarship; Samantha Strickler of York, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Casey Swank of York, the Board of Governors Scholarship and the Honors Program Scholarship; Aaron Trimpey of Glen Rock, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award; Janay Truiett of Felton, the Frerichs Family Women's Basketball Scholarship; Kathryn Wagner of York Springs, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Lindsey Waltemyer of Brogue, the United States Steel (USX) Scholarship in Business Administration; Katelyn Weyant of York, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; Tyler Wilt of Dover, the Student Independent or Honors College Biology Research Scholarship; Suzanne Woomer of York, the American Institute of Chemists Award; Lindsey Young of East Prospect, the Beth Ann Barry Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science, the Computer Science Award, the Lee E. and Laura H. Boyer Award, the Student of Academic Distinction Award; and the Willard O. and Dr. Catherine Gibson Havemeier Scholarship in Computer Science.
Local students are the recipients of the Members 1st FCU Education Award in which they will each receive $2,500. This year's local recipients include Stephen Hocker of York Haven, University of Pittsburgh; Cailey Aubrey of Hanover, Shippensburg University; and Jillian Devlin of Etters, York College. Recipients completed a 10-week work experience program at the credit union to gain practical business experience. The students also participated in several focus group meetings to practice business communication and networking skills.
Local students participated in the seventh annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to showcase their original undergraduate research, art work or performing arts compositions. Caitlyn George of Mount Wolf, a 2010 graduate of Northeastern Senior High School, presented "Reducing Subgroup Score Differences in Academic Prediction." Courtney Price of Seven Valleys, daughter of Cara Romberger and a graduate of Dallastown Area High School, presented "Redbox's Strategy in Movie Rental Industries." Hannah Senft of Spring Grove, daughter of Holly and Robert Senft and a 2008 graduate of Spring Grover Senior High School, performed "A Wind Band Arrangement of Jean Francaix's L'Horloge de Flore." Senft is a dean's list student and a Provost Scholar. Sarah Smith of Delta, daughter of Norman and Sherie Smith and a 2008 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School, presented "The Effect of Feminine Birth Control on Condom Usage Among College Students." She is a dean's list student.
Gabrielle Groff of York, was recognized during the Sixth Annual Student Affairs Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony on May 3 at Lebanon Valley College. Groff, a sophomore health science major, was named the Gold Community Service Award recipient. This award is presented to students who have completed more than 100 hours of community service and have also completed a three-day residential service project. Groff is a graduate of West York Area High School.
Jason Carroll of Manchester, was selected as the Central Penn College's May Student of the Month. Carroll is pursuing a homeland security management degree. Carroll was recommended by another faculty member as an exemplary graduating student who has "gone above and beyond during his time at Central Penn College as a 'You can. You will.' student" and "who has turned challenges into opportunities and transformed his dreams into reality." She described him as an excellent student who embraced challenges and consistently led group discussions in her fully-online class, as well as the best writer in her class. Carroll graduated in 2001 from Dallastown Area High School. He went on to attend Shippensburg University from 2002 to 2005.
The Lock Haven University choirs, directed by Professor Ronald Miller and accompanied by Kathleen Malenke, held a "With Heart-Felt Thanks" concert at the Price Performance Center on April 29. The concert marked Director Ron Miller's final performance with the Lock Haven University Choirs, as he is retiring at the conclusion of the semester. Local students performing in the concert were Olivia Mendez of Wrightsville, a senior and member of Women's Choir; Benjamin Rose of York, a freshman and member of University Choir; and Tiffany Smith of Red Lion, a junior and member of Cantori.
Kathryn Schaeffer of Shrewsbury was accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for her outstanding academic performances at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Lock Haven University symphonic band hosted its annual President's Concert on April 22 to honor Lock Haven University President Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr. and graduating students. Local students who performed in the concert include Shelby Burrows, a freshman from Red Lion and Tiffany Smith, a junior from Felton.
Chris Schott of New Freedom, has been selected for membership in Indiana University of Pennsylvania's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Schott, son of Timothy Schott and Kathy Schott, is a 2009 graduate of Susquehannock High School. He is a criminology major, member of the Criminology Association and the Rifle Club, a dean's list student and a provost scholar.
The Widener University-Pennsylvania Military College Alumni Association has presented Anna Miller, a senior chemistry major from East Prospect, with the John L. Geoghegan Student Citizenship Award which is given annually in memory Geoghegan, a member of the class of 1963. Miller is a member of the Presidential Service Corp./Bonner Leaders Program. She serves as site team leader at City Team International in Chester, where she coordinates the efforts of 10 other PSC students to help City Team better serve their clients. In recognition of her exceptional leadership skills, Miller was invited to become a member of the Bonner Advisory Board where she helps to plan and lead national conferences. In 2011, Miller was one of only 135 students nationwide selected as a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. Miller serves on the Widener Board of Trustees and was selected to serve as Widener President-for-a-Day in April, assuming the role of university President James T. Harris III for a day. Miller is the daughter of Ken and Nancy Miller.
Moran Romesberg of York was inducted into the Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) National Biological Honor Society at Misericordia University.
Carina Botterbusch, a senior at Bridgewater College, received the Zygmunt Bauman Scholar Award. Bauman was best known for her analyses of the links between modernity and the Holocaust and of postmodern consumerism. Botterbusch, a sociology major with minors in psychology and social work, is the daughter of Bob and Donna Botterbusch of Dover. Her honors project was "Solidarity and Its Mechanisms: A Study of a College Jazz Band through Participant Observation."
Luke Cuculis, a senior majoring in chemistry at Gettysburg College, was presented the College Chemistry Award from the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh on May 16 at Duquesne University. He is the son of William and Kimberly Cuculis and a 2008 graduate of Dallastown Area High School. Cuculis is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the recipient of the American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Award 2010 and the Albaugh Scholarship.
Local students were honored by the Department of Business at Elizabethtown College at their annual awards banquet on April 11. Danielle Miller, a senior business administration -- entrepreneurship major from New Oxford, received the Steven P. Poorman '72 Entrepreneurship Award. Abigail Riccardo, a sophomore international business major from Manchester, received the Dentsply Scholarship.
Shelly Blanchette, assistant professor in counseling at HACC's York Campus, Amy Kennedy, professor and director of the surgical technology program, and Marjaneh Talebi, professor of art and director of the graphic design program, both at the Harrisburg Campus, were recognized at the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award at National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held May 27 to 30 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Blanchette has served the college for nearly eight years focusing on helping students who are disadvantaged economically or academically. Her passion is counseling students and helping them be successful, not only at HACC, but also within their communities and families. Blanchette is exploring ways to assist HACC students with criminal backgrounds since most issues create a barrier to pursuing a chosen career. She also participates on the college-wide Behavioral Intervention Team model, college-wide Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee and the college-wide Training Team.
Kennedy has been with the college for nine years and is a faculty member for the surgical technology program. She is responsible for advising the students within the program. Kennedy's commitment to the students is seen in the program's high completion rate, pass rate and employment rate. She has served on a variety of college-wide committees, including Scholarship, Professional Growth and Development, Academic Policies and Student Affairs, and Faculty Personnel Policies.
Talebi was hired as director of the graphic design program. Talebi requires her students to perform at high levels to give them real world experience. She also showcases her students within the community and provides interaction with top design agencies and professionals such as Luba Lukova, Chaz Maviyane-Davies and companies in New York City and Washington, D.C. She has been active in a variety of college service activities, including the Harrisburg Campus Academic Technology Advisory Team; the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee; Rose Lehrman Gallery Committee; the Barrett Scholarship Committee; and the Staff Recognition Committee.
Matthew J. Barclay of York Haven was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from The Lock Haven University ROTC on May 12. He is assigned to active duty in field artillery. The official party at the commissioning ceremony consisted of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Loren, professor of Military Science; COL Edward Rothstein, guest speaker; and Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., president of Lock Haven University.
Local students received awards at York College of Pennsylvania's annual Recognition Ceremony. Derek Anderson of York received The Denoncourt Award for Excellence and Service in biology. Dustin Axe of Red Lion received The Anna M. Sanderson Award. Stephen Burciaga of York received The James L. Morrison Memorial Award. Jason Burns of New Freedom received the Student Senate Service Award. Ethan Chrismer of Abbottstown received the Student Senate Service Award. Jordan Dehoff of York received The APICS/Donald Hess Award. Susan Johnson of York received The Trevethan Memorial Scholarship. Stephen Kolar of Red Lion received the Student Senate Service Award and the Spartan Award. Casey Lynch of Glen Rock received the Helen Miller Gotwalt Drama Award. Kelly Racey of New Oxford received the Student Senate Greek Scholastic Award. David Reifsneider of Felton received The Nelie Philips Brown Memorial Award. Bryan Sheaffer of York received the Student Senate Service Award, Donald Suereth Memorial Award, and Making a Difference Award. Joshua Schell of York received The York Water Company Award. Joseph Sheely of Hanover received the Rozella Suzanne Olp Anstine Visual Arts Award. Kara Snyder of Spring Grove received the Student Senate Service Award, the Student Association Service Scholarship Award and The Josephine Small Schmidt Appell Community Service Award, on behalf of the Students In Free Enterprise chapter. Jaron Starner of Dover received the Student Senate Service Award. Alexa Vella of York received the Sylvia C. Newcombe Award. Shaun Wagner of Dover received the Joann Rutter Hartman Reading Achievement Award. Andrew Walker of Glen Rock received the Cayce Company Senior Math Award. Gage Weaver of Spring Grove received The Mary E. Yagle Award. Keith Wiley of Red Lion received the Student Senate Service Award. Chistopher Wise of York received the Student Senate Service Award, W. Burg Anstine Speech Award, and WVYC Award.
The following local students at York College of Pennsylvania were named to Who's Who Among Students in Universities and Colleges: Pablo Amaya of York, a senior majoring in business administration; Crystal Bastress of Seven Valleys, a senior majoring in nursing; Andrea Bezzek of York, a senior majoring in sport management; Ashton Burk of Glen Rock, a senior majoring in elementary education; Zach Clabaugh of Hanover, a senior majoring in sport management; Rita Clayton of Thomasville, a graduate student majoring in nursing; David Gaiteri of Dover, a senior majoring in biology; Rebekah Groft of New Oxford, a senior majoring in behavioral science; Charles Hertz of Glenville, a senior majoring in chemistry; Harrison Jacobyof York, a senior majoring in management; Brittany MacFadden of New Freedom, a senior majoring in nursing; Kathryn Margelot of Glen Rock, a senior majoring in nursing; Kimberly Martino of York, a senior majoring in criminal justice; Daniel Melato of Airville, a senior majoring in information systems/development; Tiffany Raybin of York, a senior majoring in accounting; Kelsey Rohrbaugh of York, a senior majoring in nursing; Abbie Seiple of York, a senior majoring in psychology; Lindsay Underwood of York, a senior majoring in psychology; Teresa Wilson of York, a senior majoring in clinical lab science; and Blaire Wright of York, a senior majoring in criminal justice.
The following local students have been named to an honor society at York College of Pennsylvania:
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society -- Dawn Crockett of Thomasville, a senior accounting major; Tiffany Franklin of York Springs, a senior early childhood education major; Inga MacDonald of York, a senior nursing major; and Shawna Thomas of Wrightsville, a senior secondary education-social studies major.
Senior Honor Society -- Kelly Allen of York, a senior psychology major; Tiffany Amspacher of Abbottstown, a senior international relations major; Derek Anderson of York, a senior biology and chemistry major; Ethan Chrismer of Abbottstown, a senior secondary education-social studies and history major; Molly Corey of Hanover, a senior sport management major; David Gaiteri of Dover, a senior biology major; Hannah Geesey of York, a senior nursing major; Rebekah Groft of New Oxford, a senior behavioral science major; Lisa Haneschlager of Dover, a senior biology major; Clinton Jenkins of Delta, a senior political science major; Chae Kline of Yorkana, a senior elementary education major; Tiffany Raybin of York, a senior accounting major; Melissa Salter of Spring Grove, a senior nursing major; Abbie Seiple of York, a senior psychology major; Leeann Shanabrough of Wellsville, a senior nursing major; Joseph Sheely of Hanover, a senior fine art major; Kippi Smith of New Oxford, a senior elementary education/special education major; Jaron Starner of Dover, a senior marketing major; Abbie Werner of York, a senior nuclear medicine technology major; Abby Wiseman of Hanover, a senior elementary education/special education major; and Andrew Zielinski of Manchester, a senior biology major.
Brandon Spangler of York, has been selected for a Board of Governors academic achievement scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the varsity football team, the varsity wrestling team and the Varsity Club. Spangler is the son of Sara and Kraig Spangler and a graduate from Dallastown Area High School. While in high school, he received the Terry Myers Memorial Wrestling award.
Lauren Wingard of York, received the Reaching Every Door award at the Saint Francis University Student Involvement Awards ceremony on April 19.
Tracy Bowers of Red Lion, a junior at Lycoming College, was awarded the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship to Germany. Bowers will be attending Lycoming's affiliate university in Bamberg, Germany, next spring. She was chosen by a committee through a highly competitive selection process which included an essay and letters of recommendation. DAAD, an organization in Germany, promotes international academic cooperation by making it financially possible for students from the United States to study in Germany.
Andrew Freeburger was inducted into the Kappa Gamma Pi, the national Catholic Honor Society at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Joshua Stevenson of Hanover and Suzanne Laucks of Dallastown performed in the spring program of music and drama at Elizabethtown College on May 2.
Anna Meerbach of York had artwork featured in The Senior Art Show at Elizabethtown College from May 6 to 19.
Caleb Enerson of York and Wilmington, Del., received the Alexander V. Sarcione Jr. Memorial Award and an outstanding student service award from Widener University School of Law on April 3. Enerson graduated on May 19 and plans to pursue a career in criminal law. He is the son of Curt and Hope Enerson of York.
Olivia Frank of York received the President's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from Chestnut Hill College on May 12. Frank is an international affairs major with a minor in international business and Russian.
Matthew Neal of York was named a Presidential Scholar from Clarkson University. He is a senior chemistry major.
Erika Fauth of York received The Henry Chester Propes and Mary Wood Propes Memorial Scholarship, Open House Award of Appreciation, and Louisiana Academy of Veterinary Practice Companion Animal Scholarship from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
Nicholas Dreisbach of York graduated from Philadelphia University on May 13 with a bachelor's of architecture design. He also received the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal and Certificate as a top-ranking graduate.
Lisa Prickitt-Kline of Lake Linden, Mich., was inducted into the Alpha Rho Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Gogebic Community College on April 26. She is a nursing major and is currently working at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital as a medical transcriptionist. She is a 1995 graduate of Spring Grove Area Senior High School. Kline is the daughter of Kerry and Lori Prickitt and Greg and Vicki Hamme of York, married to Charles Kline of Lake Linden, Mich. and the mother of Riley and Aidan Quinn of Hancock, Michigan.
Kevin Schaeffer of York received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award on May 12 from Shenandoah University. Schaeffer graduated with a Spanish major. He is an intern at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. He mentors Spanish-speaking students and often interprets for their parents. On Shenandoah's campus, he was a member of the Men's Track and Field team and has served as the team's captain. He was also a member of the university's Cross Country team, Men's Soccer team, and Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Schaeffer has traveled to Cuba with the university furthering his use of the Spanish language and worked last summer with Hope Shines, a non-profit organization, to volunteer at an orphanage in Rwanda. He has also offered his many gifts and talents in Shenandoah University's Spiritual Life programs.
Senior Amanda Shank of York and freshman Lindsay Zearfoss of York performed in the "Pirates of Penzance," a Gilbert and Sullivan comedic operetta at Elizabethtown College.
Kelly Kostelich of York and Wendy Hood of Felton were recognized as members of Phi Kappa Phi at Widener University. Kostelich is pursuing a counseling psychology degree while Hood is majoring in nursing.
Kevin Groff of York was inducted as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda at the University of Pittsburgh.
Tana Freeland, 2004 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, graduated with a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. Dr. Freeland is the daughter of Evette and Barry Freeland of York. She will begin her residency at Wright State University in Ohio to specialize in psychiatry.
Ereka Funkhouser of York, received the Outstanding Major in Japanese and the Outstanding Student in the Arts and Letters Division awards on May 15 from North Central College.
Toby Bonitz of Shrewsbury and other Westminster College chemistry/biochemistry majors presented the results of a service-learning project at the May 10 meeting of the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition at Jennings Environmental Education Center. The students worked on the project with Dr. Helen Boylan, associate professor of chemistry, as part of their "Advanced Laboratory." The project was completed in collaboration with the SRWC. Students conducted field testing and sampling of the water at the newly-constructed McIntire site for the passive treatment of abandoned mine drainage. According to Boylan, some government agencies would not fund the construction of the site because it was believed the water was so contaminated it could not be treated passively. Although improvements are still needed at the site, the students' results suggest the passive treatment is working: iron levels, for example, dropped from more than 200 to 0.4 parts per million. Bonitz, a junior biochemistry major, is the son of Laurie Castriota and Toby Bonitz and a graduate of Susquehannock High School.
Caitlin Westenberger of York has been inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honorary, at Denison University. Westenberger is a member of the class of 2012.
Peter Ruth of York, son of Timothy and Alison Ruth, received the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court Award, given to the graduating student with the most outstanding record in administrative law on April 26. Ruth graduated from the law school on May 20 and has accepted an associate position with Stock and Leader beginning in August.
Sidney Lawson of York achieved the President's list at Cecil College.