At the 154th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University in May, the following area residents were among the nearly 700 total candidates for degrees: Austin Bender, of North East, received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering; Alexis Juergens, of Rising Sun, received a Bache…

Some 54 Cecil County students were named to the Dean’s List at Salisbury University for the spring 2019 semester. Chesapeake City-area residents include Tiffany Graham, Michael Lucatamo and Katherine Malin. Colora-area residents include Erika Dixon and Victoria Fultz. Elkton-area residents i…

In April and May 2019, Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace presented a total of $ 24,000 to 12 graduating seniors for outstanding academic achievements, three Live Your Dream award recipients, one Violet Richardson Award Recipient, one Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, and four l…

Oregon State University held its 150th commencement on Saturday, June 15, in Reser Stadium in Corvallis, graduating a record 7,202 students. Local students who graduated this June from Oregon State include: Cody Kelley, of Bear, Del., who earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science; and…

Over 1,400 students were named to the spring 2019 Dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. They included Matthew Christian, of North East, a sophom…

The Cecil County Democrat Club served dinner at the Paris Foundation this week. Club members, left to right, Pat and Joe Bowlsbey, Ernie Olson and Rayanne Lavery pitched into the effort along with Liz Dubravic.

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Vogt, of Rising Sun, is currently serving in Ukraine as part of the multinational maritime exercise Sea Breeze. The exercise, scheduled to conclude July 21, includes 18 participant and observer nations, and focuses on improving maritime safety, security and sta…

The annual Crystal Beach Manor Fourth of July Parade was held on Thursday, July 4. About 30 participants were led by a Hacks Point Fire Company engine, complete with flashing lights and roaring sirens, followed by Parade Grand Marshall Arlene Hewlett, 88, a lifelong regular at Crystal Beach.

James Madison University is pleased to announce the students who graduated during the May 2019 commencement exercises. Among 3,700 students who received degrees during the ceremonies were Sydney Coleman, of Elkton, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in quantitative finance and Jordyn D…

The following area students have been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester: Nora Almuaqel, of Elkton; Makynzie Barton, of Port Deposit; Patrick Boyle, of Colora; Arianna Cordrey, of Elkton; Rebecca Davis, of North East; Natale DePase, of Elkton; Jere…

At the annual NEHS Alumni banquet on June 22, held at the North East Ballroom within the firehouse, six recent graduates of North East High School were presented with $1,000 awards from The NEHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. Since 2003, the foundation has donated $103,000 to deserving NEHS stu…

The 99th Annual VFW Convention and 92nd Annual VFW Auxiliary Convention took place June 3-6 at the Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City. Cecil County attendees included VFW Commander Gene Daley, Paul Kehnast, and Jerry Joyce from North East’s Post 6027; Auxiliary President Brenda Gardner, Pas…

McDaniel College announces its spring 2019 Dean’s List, recognizing full-time undergraduate students for outstanding academic achievement. Highest honors are earned for a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a GPA of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 GPA. Students include: Eli…