Students In The News

BERLIN – The General Levin Winder Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented Good Citizenship awards at four Worcester County high schools.  

Intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship, the DAR Good Citizen program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their State Boards of Education.  United States citizenship is not required. 

Area recipients were Lynaya Morris, Pocomoke High School; Kortni Connor, Snow Hill High School; Sarah Stoler, Stephen Decatur High School; and Julia Robinson, Worcester Preparatory School.

BERLIN – John T. Stephanos, a 2002 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and a 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s College, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Boot Camp in Cape May, N.J. on June 8.

 He received the Marine Corps League’s Commandant’s Award, presented to the graduating recruit who through vigorous and keen competition has demonstrated the highest level of proficiency in executing the manual of arms. 

Stephanos’ first assignment will be at the U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes, Guardian of the Potomac (Small Boat Station), in St. Mary’s County, Md.

BERLIN – The Choptank Electric Trust awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in May, two of which were given to members of the Class of 2007 at Stephen Decatur High School.

The students were Elizabeth Vander Clute of Ocean Pines and Amy Smith of Berlin.

Vander Clute will attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., to major in marine science, and Smith is headed for Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, Calif. to study journalism.

Also awarded scholarships were Stephanie Bratton and Rachel Bounds, North Caroline High School, Nancy Franklin and Elizabeth Gravenor, Snow Hill High School; and Serena Ganvir, James M. Bennett High School.

The students were awarded their scholarships based on a competitive screening process and were eligible because a parent or guardian is a member or employee of Choptank Electric Cooperative. Since its inception, the Choptank Trust has awarded $40,000 in educational awards.

BERLIN – Gunner Braniecki, son of Susan and Ken Braniecki of Ocean City, has been accepted and is planning to attend Lycoming College in the fall of 2007. He is a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School where he was a member of the lacrosse team.

Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Lycoming College is a liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students.

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