To the Jefferson County, W.Va. Development Authority, for deeding the historic Peter Burr House and 7.5 acres to a group which will restore and preserve this 1750s farmhouse.
To Hancock Middle-Senior High School's faculty, students and administration, for the work they did to win recognition as a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Here's hoping they win national honors as well.
To Heidi Drury, a member of Clear Spring's Future Farmers of America, who tied for top national honors for her work on developing a new breakfast cereal at a Kansas City competition.
To Michael Griffith, outgoing manager of the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, who took the rink from a $19,000 monthly deficit situation in September to a $10,000 monthly profit in December. This guy will be missed.