Seniors recognized for their achievements at the Senior Salute

by Grace Weaver, Managing Editor

On May 31, seniors were recognized at the annual senior salute. As a class, the seniors selected Mr. Darren Hornbeck to be the featured speaker.

The ceremony started with opening remarks from the Senior Class President Matthew DeMember. Throughout the night, awards were given out including Departmental, Principal, CTC and scholarships. The night was packed full of students being recognized for all that they have done.

“Senior Salute provided a great opportunity for seniors who have gone above and beyond academic expectations,” said Mr. Andrew McWilliams, Assistant Principal.

One of the highest awards given out was the Governor’s Merit Scholastic Award. This was given to the students who were the top 5% of the senior class. The following students received this award Sydney Clark, Sara Combs, Corinne DeFrancisci, Olivia DuBro, Tyler Fontanilla, William Foreman, Alida Hartwell, Emily Jones, Justin Knotts, Marissa Maze, Matthew Milner, Ashley Paredes, Maria Pellicier,  Jonathan Peterson, Leigh Rankin, Emma Roerty, Sara Roerty, Ryan Stark, and Matthew Watson.

The following students were recognized for departmental awards:

Agriculture: Sabrina Moxely

Business: Devon Fisher

Project Lead the Way: William Foreman

Woodworking: Matthew Shilling

English: Jessica Steves and Ryan Stark

Family and Consumer Science: Aubrey Naill

Mathematics: Sydney Clark and Matt Watson

Dance: Cassie Wheeles

Drama: Abigail Weinel

Instrumental Music: Sara Perez

Journalism: Olivia DuBro

Physical Education: Derek Benjamin and Sarah Zetts

Biology: Abigail Hilke

Chemistry: Matthew Milner

Environmental Science: Ryan Stark

Physics: William Foreman

Social Studies: Corinne DeFrancisci and William Foreman

Special Achievement: Sean Herrera

Mentor/Internship: Carl Powell

Student Service Learning: Laura Glawe

Work Study: Gabrielle Graff

Visual Arts: Katie Lamb

French: Emily Jones

Spanish: Maria Pellicier

German: Sydney Lee Clark

World Languages: Bryce Watson

Mr. Dave Kehne also presented a Principal’s Award to the two students who he believed have contributed to the Class of 2016 through public service and effort. Kehne awarded the Principal’s Award to  Noah Ismael and Justin Knotts.

The Career and Technology Center recognized seniors who had completed programs at CTC. These graduates would be leaving high school with an outstanding skill already. The students were as followed:

Metals/Welding: Jacob Burroughs, James Butts, David Colin, Gregory Dorsch, and Robert Winter

Academy of Health Professions: Megan Durbin, Madesyn Harrington, Justin Knotts, Sydney Robertson, Makaela Sabolic, and Stephanie Slone

Automotive Technology: Corey Kraus

Autobody/Collision Repair: Tyler Loveless, William Lowe,  and Bradley Wentz

Bio-medical: Jacob France, and Nabila Putri

Criminal Justice: Nicholas Hawkins and John Whipp

Digital Design and Print Methods: Billy Quinn

Plumbing/ HVAC: Isaac Komars and Devin Ross

Carpentry: Robert Knotts

Construction Electricity: Benjamin Fisher and Andrew Giacco

Two seniors, Jonathan Peterson and Ryan Stark, were also awarded recognized for their achievements in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These two received a certificate for outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2014.

Students were also recognized for special awards and scholarships that they had applied for throughout the school year.

Van Hollen Public Service Award: Noah Ismael

American Legion Gold Award: Tristan Boie

Damascus Community Bank: Emily Jones

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority: Grace Yingling

Diana Scarmazzi Football Scholarship Fund: Jack Staub

Kemptown Elementary School PTA: Kayleigh Day

Libertytown Unionville Lions Club: Kayleigh Day, Sabrina Moxley, and Grace Yingling

Marine Corps Scholastic Achievement: Ryan Stark

Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete: Emma Roerty

Marine Corps Semper Fidelis: Noah Ismael

Mount Airy Rotary: Emily Jones

Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce: Matt DeMember and Olivia DuBro

National Music Awards: Andrew Brown and Sara Perez

New Market Lions Club: Tristen Boie and Grace Yingling

Routzahn Family Business Scholarship: Emily Jones

Student Peace Award: Noah Ismael

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship: Noah Ismael

The President’s Volunteer Service Award: Noah Ismael

Science National Honor Society Scholarship: Noah Ismael and Emma Roerty

Sons of the American Revolution: Matthew Watson

ACE Mentor Award: Kylan Connolly, Tyler Fontanilla, Patrick McNally, Benjamin Plugge, and Joseph Slattery

Boys State Award: Tristen Boie, Noah Ismael, Jacob Moorman, Matthew Main, and Collin McGregor

Girls State Award: Rachel Buker, Corrinne DeFrancisci, Olivia DuBro, Laura Glawe, and Emma Roerty

Child Development 45 hours Certificate: Renee Galtieri, Emily Mallory, Kaycee Oland, Rachel Femiano, Brittany Reid, and Abby Ryan

Child Development 90 hours Certificate: Elizabeth Boone, Alexis Dabbs, Meghan Gagne, Jessica Gates, Austen Geck, Laura Glawe, Gabrielle Graff, Elena Guardia, Sara Harding, Jazlyn Hyde, Christina Lewis,  Alyssa Mattison, Aubrey Naill, Mariah Strawley, Lauren Thompson, Kristen von Rinteln, and Jodrin Wells

Mr. Jeremy Brown also recognized all of the students who were in any honor society.

Linganore has four students that are going to a military academy, and they were asked to stand with the those who will serve our country as well.

The Class of 2016 was awarded over six million dollars in scholarships, and, as Mr. Kehne said, “Our future is bright and is in good hands. I feel confident that the contributions and accomplishments of this class are only just the beginning.”

Congrats Class of 2016!