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FSU Hosts Outstanding Scholars

The Frostburg State University Office of Admissions recently hosted its annual dinner for Outstanding Scholars. The scholars are high school seniors from Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania who were nominated by their guidance counselors based on academic achievement or talent in the arts.

There are three categories of Outstanding Scholars: finalist, semi-finalist and honorable mention. The finalists are awarded $3,000 annually if they attend a Maryland college or university.

All categories of distinguished scholars from Allegany, Garrett, Washington and Frederick counties and contiguous counties in W.Va. and Pa. who had applied to FSU were invited to the dinner at the campus Lane Center, along with their parents, guidance counselors and principals. The scholars were given a dictionary as a gift honoring them for their accomplishments.

Students from Allegany County at the dinner included: Sarah Appel, Fort Hill; Laura Bowling, Beall; Erika Eberly, Beall; George Keidel, Calvery Christian; Chad Keller, Fort Hill; Thomas Laffey, Westmar; Andrea Marsh, Westmar; Shad Meyers, Allegany; Matthew Miller, Allegany; Diana Moore, Westmar; Emily Potts, Fort Hill; Eugenia Pustolski, Allegany; Matthew Roberts, Allegany; Roger Shields, Allegany and James Simmons, Allegany.

The FSU Office of Admissions has been hosting this reception and dinner since the inception of the program in 1978. For more information on admission to FSU, call 301-687-4201 or visit the Web site at

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589