Good grades and choices earn students honors


The Washington County Career Connections Team honored more than 100 students from area high schools and colleges for their academic achievements during a ceremony at Hagerstown Community College Monday evening.

The students were enrolled in career and technology programs at Washington County public schools, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown campus, Hagerstown Business College and Hagerstown Community College.

The Career Connections Team is comprised of local educators and business leaders who advise and promote career and technology programs, Margaret Rhoads, vice chairwoman of the Career Connections Team, said.

Award recipients were selected by their teachers for outstanding academic excellence.

More than 400 people attended the ceremony, which was moderated by Rhoads.

Speakers for the event were Joseph Latta, a student at Frostburg State University, Barbara Moshier, a graduate of Hagerstown Business College and Scott Anthony, who is attending Hagerstown Community College. All three were award recipients.


Latta advised the crowd to prioritize their goals and embrace cultural differences.

A 1999 graduate of the business college with a legal assistant degree, Moshier said her classes helped her market herself and get a job as a paralegal with a Chambersburg, Pa., law firm.

The award "provided a satisfying reward for years of hard work and sacrifice," Moshier said.

A special award was presented to the Washington County Health Systems for its ongoing support for career and technology programs.

Washington County Board of Education member Paul Bailey congratulated the winners and paid tribute to their parents and teachers for supporting the students and helping them excel.

Carolyn Brooks, a member of the Career Connections Team, said she was proud of the award winners for making "good choices."

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