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Gail Danley, a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, has received the 2013 Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership. She will be studying abroad this summer. Danley is majoring in biology and will use the scholarship to study animal health and disease and animal husbandry at the University of Nicosia in Nicosia, Cyprus, through the Summer Animal Health Program. Her parents are Gary and Mary Ann Danley of West Finley.


Joanie Paskert was named to the dean’s list at Alderson-Broaddus College, where she is majoring in nursing. She is a 2012 graduate of Washington High School, and her parents are Jay and Tammy Paskert of Washington.


Chelsea Sumney, daughter of John and Mary Sumney of Washington, has been awarded the David Knight graduate scholarship for the 2012-13 season at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is a senior in track and field. An All-Southern Conference performer in cross country and track, she helped the Spartans to the 2011 cross country team championship. In 2012, Sumney set the indoor track record in the distance medley relay and was an NCAA regional performer in outdoor track. She finished third in the 2012 Southern Conference Cross Country Championship and 15th at the NCAA Southeast Regional, just missing a bid to the NCAA Championship. Sumney, who is majoring in speech pathology, was inducted into the Golden Chain Honor Society. She has volunteered at UNCG’s Relay for Life and Fox8Gifts for Kids campaign, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina and Yogathon for Autism. Sumney is a 2009 graduate of Trinity High School.


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