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Two area students have earned degrees from South Dakota State University.

Sally Kay Bowers, of Woodstock, earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and biological sciences.

Dustin X. Polk, of Berryville, earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering.


The Front Royal Rotary Club awarded two scholarships on May 22 to Warren County seniors Abigail O’Mara and Abigail Wilson.

O’Mara graduated from Warren County High School and plans to attend James Madison University to study nursing.
Wilson, a graduate of Mountain Vista Governor’s School, plans to attend Virginia Tech majoring in microbiology and public policy.


The Republican Women of Shenandoah County awarded scholarships to three county seniors who submitted two essays relating to U.S. government. The first essay examined whether the constitutionally designed separation of powers had worked as designed and the second asked for the student’s favorite aspect, phrase or section of the U.S. Constitution.

The first-place award of $800 went to Bethany Neri of Central High School. Second place and $500 went to Rosie Clifton of Stonewall Jackson High School and the third-place award of $200 went to Emma Lineberry of Central High School.

An awards ceremony featuring Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Todd Gilbert will be held at 10 a.m. June 6 at the Johnny Appleseed Restaurant in New Market. The cost is $10 for brunch. Those interested in attending should register before June 4 by calling Karen at 477-2821 or Sue at 459-2088.


On May 22, the eighth-grade class of Chelsea Academy celebrated the completion of the school year by attending Class Night. Parents of the students were served dinner by the faculty and both students and faculty recited original limericks about each class member.


Cher’ie L. Dixon, of Woodstock, graduated from Shepherd University on May 9. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work.

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