2016: Winter 2017

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Hello Class of 2016! It’s been almost six months since we gathered together on the quad for Commencement. We all have experienced a lot of exciting change since graduation. Scott Poole got a job as an Art Teacher with FCPS and will be starting graduate school at Hood. Sara Eckard is serving as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region. Rob Millar is a recent homeowner and is attending graduate school at the University of Maryland. Shelley Hynson is a teacher at the Goddard School in Columbia, MD. Tracy Forcino moved to Monterey, CA and is completing a Veterinary Technician Certification. Cody Haas is working as a Software Engineer with American Electronic Warfare Associates. Kirsten Roy is the Accounts Payable Coordinator at Hood and is pursuing her MBA at Hood. Jane Blankenship is pursuing her MSN and working at FMH and Kaiser Permanente as a RN. Sienna Bronson is working as a Mathematics Instructor at Mathnasium. She is preparing to apply to graduate programs. Katie Misuraca is working as an On-Air News Reporter with WHAG-TV in Hagerstown. Olivia Lacher has moved to Williamsburg, VA and works giving tours at the Jamestown-Yorktown. Allen Paxton is attending The University of Iowa College of Law. Lew Dean is working as Securities Analyst at Wells Fargo in Gaithersburg, MD. Caitlyn O’Neil is teaching English in South Korea through the TaLK program. Erin Murray is working with AmeriCorp NCCC Southwest region. Yan Karavai is attending graduate school at Hood and working at Wells Fargo Corporate Trust as a Mortgage Backed Securities Analyst. Hannah Thompson is working as a Production Assistant with National Geographic Channels in Washington DC. Noel Jones is pursuing a masters in Industrial Psychology at the University of Baltimore. He is also work as a graduate fellow and the University’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy. Laura Lokey is working for the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce where she is in charge of the Marketing & Communications Department. Audra Pieranunzi is working at the Army Audit Agency at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Lydia Emory Is teaching English in Spain through the Fulbright Program. Destani Jameson is working as a Program Specialist at American University School of Public Affairs. She is also attending American University for a Masters in Public Administration. Richard Hershey graduated BOLC and getting deployed to the Middle East. Amber Bonnette is working at the Department of Corrections and will start Training Academy soon. Joseph Denicola finished his first semester in the Complex Biosystems PhD Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Justin Riley is working as a Kindergarten Special Education Teacher at Deep Run Elementary School in Howard County, MD. Katelyn Sims is working as an Elementary Special Education Teacher for Carroll County Public Schools. Lyly Tial has been working full-time since January and got married in October. Kimberly DeShazor is a night Charge Nurse on medical surgical floor at FMH and works with nursing students at Hood. She is also pursuing her masters in Leadership/Education from APUS. Mary Horabik has interned at James Madison’s Montpelier, volunteered at Jefferson Patterson Park, Alexandria Museum of Archaeology and visited Crow Canyon Archaeology Center. She is currently interning with the National Park Service. Ashlee Metzger is attending graduate school at Shenandoah University for the Physician Assistant Program. Nichole Beck is working as a Legal Assistant for a law firm in Frederick and Montgomery counties. Elizabeth Vasquez is working as a Teacher and will be starting a Masters Program in Special Education in the fall. Jonathan Bullard-Sisken is working as an Emergency Department Technician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Tatyanna Hunter is working at Nordstrom. She plans to move to Los Angeles, CA next year to pursue a fashion correspondent career. Elizabeth Palena is working as a Teen Librarian for a public library and substitute teaching in her hometown. Justin Fox is working at Georgetown University as a Program Coordinator for Summer and Special Programs. Ian Jenkins was on the campaign trail with Hillary for America as an Advance Associate. Natalie Peake moved to San Diego, CA. She gave birth to her daughter, Lorraine, on November 27. Connor Asman is working as a Direct Mail Loyalty Marketing Associate at Healthy Directions. Brooke Wallace is working as a Kindergarten Teacher for AACPS. Samantha Slick is pursuing her masters in Clinical Counseling at Hood. Ana Filipovic works for TalentCMO as a Digital Marketer, serves on IHA board, and is recently engaged. Ammarah Spall I started a full-time job as a research associate at the Navy Medical Research Center after graduation. I will be starting medical school next fall and continuing my dream of becoming a physician. Owen Rosier is working as a Software Developer in Columbia, MD. Caitlin Clark is working as a Technical Recruiter at ALTEK. She also adopted a dog. Kathryn Jones is working at U.S. Pharmacopeia as an Associate Lab Technician. Aubrey Fetters is starting graduate school at California University of Pennsylvania to earn a MEd in Special Education/Autism Track and has a graduate assistant position. Elliot Tombs is leaving in April to serve in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia. Zach Payne is working as an Administrative Assistant at PlanVest Financial and studying for the Series 7 Exam. Krista Schline is a Mental Health Coordinator/Psychiatric Rehabilitation and plans on applying to graduate schools. She also purchased a new car.

Class Reporter:
Justin Fox

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