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HCC Middle College students recognized

HCC Middle College

HCC Middle College students recognized

Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce the graduates in the eighth class of the STEMM Technical Middle College (STMC). Twenty-four students are earning associate degrees from HCC at the same time they are completing high school. Three additional students have completed more than 30 college credits at HCC.

Since the start of the Middle College in 2013, enrollment has grown, with more than 65 students expected to be enrolled for the fall of 2022. 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 graduates in the 2022 class include the following students:

Justin Ahmadian will graduate from Williamsport High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC. He plans to attend West Virginia University to earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Riley Bak will graduate from Boonsboro High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC. She plans to attend Penn State Behrend to earn a bachelor’s degree in polymer science and engineering.

Sydney Bidle will graduate from Boonsboro High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Shepherd University to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology. Her ultimate goal is to attend medical school.

Rachel Boschen will graduate from Williamsport High School and receive an associate degree from HCC in arts and sciences, with concentrations in math and physics, as well as an associate degree of arts and sciences in engineering. She plans to attend the University of Maryland to earn a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering.

Ashley Bran will graduate from Williamsport High School and receive an associate degree from HCC in arts and sciences, with concentrations in biology and chemistry. She plans to attend Nova Southeastern University to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology. Her ultimate goal is to attend medical school.

Brianna Brown will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and receive an associate degree from HCC in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Towson University after taking a gap year.

Sylvie Downin will graduate from Boonsboro High School and receive an associate degree in environmental studies from HCC. She plans to attend the University of Vermont to complete a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies.

Daniel Duncan will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and receive an associate degree from HCC in arts and sciences, with concentrations in biology and chemistry, as well as an associate degree in cybersecurity. He plans to attend the George Washington University to complete a bachelor’s degree, with the ultimate goal of earning a doctoral degree, in computer science.

Madison Geraci will graduate from Smithsburg High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Coastal Carolina University to earn a bachelor’s degree in marine biology.

Jessica Hargraves will graduate from Boonsboro High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a biology concentration. She plans to attend Arizona State University and earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Daniel Klimes will graduate from Smithsburg High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with concentrations in biology and chemistry. He plans to attend the University of Maryland (Honors College) and later attend medical school.

Hayden Mentzer will graduate from Boonsboro High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Towson University to earn a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, and eventually a doctorate in physical therapy.

Rachael Mullins will graduate from Clear Spring High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a concentration in mathematics, as well as a letter of management. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting after taking a gap year.

Sean Nguyen will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, as well as an associate of science in business administration. He plans to attend George Mason University to earn a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Leah Owens will graduate from Boonsboro High School and receive as associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a concentration in mathematics. She plans to attend Shepherd University to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with the goal to attend law school.

Sean Rinebolt will graduate from Boonsboro High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC. He plans to attend Shenandoah University to earn a bachelor’s degree in virtual/augmented reality and computer science.

Silvie Sandeen will graduate from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a biology concentration. She plans to attend the University of Delaware to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Zoe Schlotterbeck will graduate from Williamsport High School and receive an associate degree in environmental studies from HCC. She plans to attend Southeastern University to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education.

Addison Snyder will graduate from Grace Academy and receive an associate degree in environmental studies from HCC. She plans to attend Liberty University to earn a bachelor’s degree in zoology.

Cooper Sweeney will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and receive an associate degree in environmental studies from HCC. He plans to attend St. Mary’s College to earn a bachelor’s degree, with the ultimate goal to earn a doctoral degree.

Aleena Syed will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend the University of Maryland Baltimore County to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology, with the ultimate goal of attending medical school.

Maddalin Trail will graduate from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Shepherd University to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies/aquatic science.

Aaron Tyler will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and receive an associate degree in computer science from HCC. He plans to attend George Washington University to earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Gracie Zimmerman will graduate from Williamsport High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences from HCC. She plans to attend Shepherd University to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Three additional students have completed more than 30 college credits at HCC, including Patrick Kinman from St. Maria Goretti, Isha Patel from home school; and Pari Patel from home school.

For more information on HCC’s Middle College, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/middlecollege.

(May 10, 2022)