Katrina Martin and Danielle Werner Receive Philomathes Society Scholarships

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Bridgewater College students, Katrina L. Martin of Dayton and Danielle M. Werner of McGaheysville, have been awarded scholarships from the Philomathes Society, the college’s scholastic honor society.

The scholarships are presented to members of the Philomathes Society who are selected by the executive committee.

Martin received the Community Engagement Gift. This gift reflects the Philomathes Society’s desire to encourage intellectual curiosity, research and creativity by honoring a student who has been actively involved in a nonprofit community organization.

Martin, an environmental science major with an administration management concentration, served as co-president of the Environmental Science Club and a member of the Eco-Action Club. She was an animal caretaker in the Department of Biology. In addition, Martin completed two internships with Mountaire Farms, an international poultry corporation based in Millsboro, Del.

As a captain of the varsity softball team, Martin has facilitated a relationship between the softball team and the Gardner House at the Bridgewater Retirement Community ( BRC). Each month the team plans and runs activities such as baking cookies and engaging in craft activities with the residents. The Community Engagement Gift will be given to the Gardner House at BRC on behalf of Martin.

Martin is the daughter of Grant and Jenny Martin.

Werner received the Love of Learning Scholarship. The award reflects the Philomathes Society’s desire to encourage intellectual curiosity, research and creativity by honoring a student who demonstrates a desire to pursue an individual intellectual project.

Werner, a health and physical education major with a minor in coaching, served as president of the campus chapter of Alpha Chi and is a member of the college’s Flory Honors Program. Werner completed an honors research project, “Exploring Current and Former HPE Students’ Self Efficacy toward Technology Integration,” with Dr. Amanda Campbell, associate professor of health and human sciences. She also completed a course research project, “Enhancing Functional Motor Skills in Individuals with Disabilities: The Effect of a Specific Physical Activity Program,” with Campbell.

In addition, Werner received the national Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship presented by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators). She was also named the SHAPE America Major of the Year.

Following graduation on May 2, Werner will be teaching health and physical education at East Rockingham High School. She is the daughter of Larry and Teresa Werner of McGaheysville.