Civilian Brian P. Downey, son of Suzanne G. and Thomas H. Downey of Smithsburg, participated in the U.S. Naval Academy's week-long summer seminar program in Annapolis. Downey attends Smithsburg High School.
Army Pvt. Matthew J. Hood, son of Carol Hood of Smithsburg, has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Hood is a 2000 graduate of Smithsburg High School.