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2008-07-30 18:00:46

The following local students received degrees from Messiah College on May 17. Amanda Branum of Columbia graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English. Branum was also part of the College Honors Program. Tawny Smay of Conestoga graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in human development & family science. Smay also graduated with Departmental Honors. Rachel Horst of East Prospect graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Bible. Nathan Geiger...

2008-07-21 21:00:31

By Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@@dailyherald.com Valedictorians and salutatorians are going the way of eight- track tapes at Warren Township High School in Gurnee. Joining high schools such as Stevenson, Antioch and Barrington, Warren District 121 is dropping class rank for graduation recognition. Warren will switch to a system with three honors based on grade-point-average cutoffs. Warren's Class of 2010 will be the first to not have a valedictorian or salutatorian. The "val" is the...

2008-07-11 15:00:36

The following area students received degrees May 10 from Juniata College. Phillip Kyle Copley of Paradise, a bachelor of arts degree in politics. A 2004 graduate of Pequea Valley High School, he is the son of Wesley and Diana Copley. Elizabeth M. Cushman of Lancaster, received a bachelor of science degree in environmental science with a secondary emphasis in geology. A 2004 graduate of Manheim Township High School, she is the daughter of Barry and Sheryl Cushman. Theodore Gary Eckman of...

2008-06-30 21:02:35

By Andrew Rafferty William McCullough had some unfinished business to take care of before Seneca Vocational High School completed its final commencement on Sunday. The Class of 1945 graduate had to participate in the commencement ceremony. After three years attending Seneca, McCullough left the East Side school in 1944 to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He continued taking classes in the service and attended night classes when he returned home....

2008-06-25 21:02:44

By Lauren Garrison Graduates from four more area schools left their high school years behind Thursday. Here are some highlights from the ceremonies: DANIEL HAND HIGH SCHOOL MADISON -- Daniel Hand High School's graduating class was reminded by their peers to strive for great things, but to remember to enjoy the moment as well and never forget where they came from. The school's second attempt at graduation went off smoothly Thursday morning on the Green. Originally scheduled for Wednesday...

2008-06-25 21:02:44

By Sheila Rubin England Graduates from six area high schools were sent off to pursue their dreams after hearing words of wisdom Wednesday evening. Here are some highlights from the ceremonies celebrating the class of 2008: Platt Technical High School MILFORD -- The state's Education Commissioner, Mark McQuillan, gets more invitations to speak than he could possibly fulfill, but he wasn't about to turn down a request to be the keynote speaker at Platt Technical High School's graduation...

2008-06-25 18:02:57

The following local students received degrees from Elizabethtown College on May 17: Christopher M. Schuch of Columbia, a bachelor of science in business administration"marketing. Catharine H. Scott of Columbia, a bachelor of science, magna cum laude, in health and occupation. Megan L. Armer of Lancaster, a bachelor of science in business administration-marketing, cum laude. Jennifer L. Fry of Lancaster, a bachelor of science in health and occupation. George C. Nicholas of Marietta,...

2008-06-22 12:00:00

By Paul Westmoore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 22--About 2,350 seniors will graduate from Niagara County's 10 public high schools in ceremonies through next Sunday, a number of them reaching unusually high levels achievement. The Class of 2008 has a lot to boast about. Two members have received full scholarships to Harvard University, a school that rejects a lot more students than it accepts. Two others have won a free ride to the U. S. Air Force Academy and the U. S. Naval...

2008-06-21 06:00:17

By The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 21--Students from four local school districts received diplomas Friday. Below are snapshots from each ceremony. BURLINGTON As proud parents crowded into Lewis S. Mills High School gymnasium, a bird flew from beam to beam over the heads of the 176 graduates. Principal Karissa Niehoff opened the commencement by declaring that a live bird in an assembly is a sign of good luck. Student and faculty speeches focused on what the future would hold for...

2008-06-21 06:00:17

By Monica Polanco Ken Byron and Andrew Porter, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 21--Hundreds of students in New Britain and Plainville celebrated their high school graduations Friday. At New Britain High, they reminisced over the popularity of social websites such as MySpace and Facebook and left behind memories of banned cafeteria foods as their schools tried to encourage them to eat more healthfully. In Plainville students talked about how the ongoing renovation of Plainville High School...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.