HCC middle college students to graduate

STEMM Technical Middle College Class of 2019

(Hagerstown, MD) – The fifth class of students in the STEMM Technical Middle College (STMC) at Hagerstown Community College will graduate from HCC on Saturday. Fifteen students were recognized at a special ceremony on Tuesday for their significant accomplishments in earning associate degrees from HCC at the same time they are completing high school. The program includes educational pathways in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medical) fields.

Since the start of the middle college in 2013, enrollment has grown, with more than 60 students expected to be enrolled for the fall of 2019. The middle college is a partnership between HCC and Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) to allow college-ready high school students the opportunity to earn college degrees or certificates while completing their high school diplomas.

The 15 graduates in the 2019 class include Deanna Dopson, who will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with concentrations in mathematics and business administration. She plan to attend Bentley University to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and business.

Samantha Kline will graduate from Smithsburg High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend McDaniel College to obtain a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and nutrition.

Charlotte Larkin will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Hofstra University to obtain a bachelor’s degree, with the ultimate goal to attend medical school.

Benjamin Lehman will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with concentrations in mathematics and business administration. He plans to attend Shepherd University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting and, eventually, an MBA.

Gloria Lewis will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to continue her studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and later attend veterinary school.

Bailey Martin will graduate from Clear Spring High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with concentrations in mathematics and business administration. She plans to attend Grove City College to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting and, eventually, an MBA.

Emmaleigh Morris will graduate from Clear Spring High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to continue her studies at Furman University and later become an emergency room physician.

Lars Ostmann will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in cybersecurity. He plans to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, with the ultimate goal of joining the U.S. Air Force and attending flight school.

Alayna Pettyjohn will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will complete an associate degree in nursing in the fall of 2020. After HCC, she plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Frostburg State University and later join the U.S. Air Force to become a flight nurse.

Ethan Sandy will graduate from Smithsburg High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. He plans to attend Coastal Carolina University to earn a bachelor’s degree in marine/environmental science.

Karl Scheib will graduate from Hedgesville High School and will receive an associate degree in engineering science. He plans to attend West Virginia University to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering.

Nathaniel Stryker will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in mathematics. He plans to join the U.S. Air Force to earn a bachelor’s degree and attend flight school.

Devon Truax will graduate from Hancock High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with concentrations in biology and chemistry. He plans to attend Juanita College to earn a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

Jack Vance will graduate from Clear Spring High School and will receive an associate of applied science degree in advanced manufacturing systems, as well as certificates in basic electronics and industrial technology. He plans to continue his studies at HCC to earn an additional degree in mechanical engineering technology.

William Von Alt, III, will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate of sciences degree in cybersecurity. He plans to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to obtain a bachelor’s degree in information systems management, and later earn a doctoral degree in cybersecurity.

For more information on the STEMM Technical Middle College at HCC, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/middlecollege.

Photo caption: Pictured, back row, left to right: Ethan Sandy, Karl Scheib, Devon Truax, Lars Ostmann, Nathaniel Stryker, and Benjamin Lehman. Middle row: Charlotte Larkin, Jack Vance, William Von Alt III, and Deanna Dopson. Front row: Samantha Kline, Emmaleigh Morris, Alayna Pettyjohn, Gloria Lewis, and Bailey Martin.

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