Jeff Raines and Jill Gray have announced their engagement. A May wedding is planned at Trails End Campground.

Hannah Kate Beauchamp, a Worcester Prep Alumna from the Class of 2012, was crowned Maryland Miss 2013 at the Princess America Pageant held in Virginia Beach on March 1.

Princess America Pageants is a national program for young women between the ages of 13 and 28 years of age, reaching out to contestants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The areas of competition include private interview, personal expression, physical fitness and evening wear.  Titles include Jr. Teen, Teen and Miss.  

Beauchamp will compete for the National Miss title this July in Orlando, Fla. She is currently a freshman at the University of Delaware.  She has a passion for children and is studying to become a pediatric surgeon.

Some 38 Worcester County students recently graduated from Salisbury University. They were among the 606 students who received 510 bachelor’s degrees and 96 master’s degrees during a ceremony at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.

Berlin area residents include Katelyn Bates, B.S., biology, B.A., psychology; John Bodnar, B.A., philosophy; Aaron Case, B.S., management; Erin Johnson, B.S., early childhood education; Megan Kappes, B.S., elementary education, cum laude; Natallia Kavaliova, B.S., accounting; Noradame Kling, B.S., nursing; Kelly Lutz, B.A., psychology; Stephfanie Miller, B.S., elementary education, cum laude; Sarah Murray, B.F.A., summa cum laude; Alexandra Myers, B.F.A., cum laude and Megan Wiley, B.S., accounting.

Newark area residents include Michael Gregory, M.A., history and Shelby Rigoulot, B.S., biology.

Ocean City area residents include Arkan Al Banna, B.S., business administration; Iryna Barouskaya, B.F.A.; Kelcey Bodolus, B.S., exercise science, cum laude; Jordan Braniff, B.S., nursing; Sergey Garder, B.S., information systems; Kathryn Luff, B.F.A.; Catherine Noppenberger, B.S., early childhood education, B.S., elementary education and Cassie Stuart, B.A., political science.

Ocean Pines area residents include Tracy Lind, B.A., environmental studies; Nicole Paulos, B.A., art and Jonathan Wallender, B.S., information systems.

Pocomoke City area residents include Sheena Ewell, B.S., elementary education; Jeff Hale, M.Ed.; Killian Walker, B.A., communication arts and Alexandra D’Agostino, B.A., interdisciplinary studies.

Snow Hill area residents include Danielle Boyer, B.S., early childhood education, B.S., elementary education and Tristan Schulz, B.S., nursing.

Other area residents include Samantha Taraila, B.A., Spanish, magna cum laude, of Bishopville, and Emily Cofiell, B.S., nursing, of Whaleyville.

The Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council is seeking nominations of individual adults, youth, or groups who have made outstanding community contributions to drug and alcohol prevention or treatment. 

The awardees will be honored by Worcester County residents, elected officials, and Council members at  the 22nd Annual Drug and Alcohol Awards Reception and celebrating the 30th year of the Council’s existence.  The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at the Worcester Career and Technology High School.

Nominations of individuals or groups who have performed commendably and beyond the call of duty are currently being accepted at the Worcester County Health Department. 

Criteria for selection of honorees include program impact on community, appropriateness of approach, and personal contribution to the program.  Anyone who received an award in the past three years is not eligible. 

The deadline for nominations is April 1.  Call 410-632-0056 or e-mail to request a nomination form or to make a reservation.