School briefs

April 26, 2004

Book Day & Swap scheduled for May 8

A Children's Book Day & Swap for students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be held Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frostburg Center Community Room in downtown Hagerstown.

The public can assist by donating age-appropriate books in good condition. Books may be dropped off at the Book Swap box in the Washington County Board of Education's central office, 820 Commonwealth Ave.

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Walk slated to raise autism awareness

High school and college students involved with Student Leadership Hagerstown will host a 5K walk to raise autism awareness on the campus of Hagerstown Community College on Saturday.

Registration is at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m.

Registration is $20. Pledge sheets are available, but not necessary, by calling 301-733-1012.

For information, call Vaughn Crowl at 301-790-2800, ext. 320.

Library releases circulation numbers

The Washington County Free Library has released 2003 circulation numbers.


Washington County residents borrowed 776,652 books, 69,754 videotapes and 44,174 DVDs last year. Calculating the average cost of these items, residents saved more than $22 million by borrowing items from the library during that period, library officials said.

Pangborn announces science fair winners

Winners and honorable mentions have been announced from Pangborn Elementary School's annual science fair.

Students in all grades were invited to participate, while fourth- and fifth-graders were required to participate.

The panel of judges included Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook, Commissioner Doris J. Nipps and Washington County Board of Education President W. Edward Forrest.

Fourth-grade winners were:

  • Cassandra Stewart - first place

  • Terri Jones - second place

  • Kailea Geisbert - third place

  • Joey Warnick, Alexis Ferguson, Joshua Elie and Nadya Gutierrez - honorable mention

Fifth-grade winners were:

  • Myranda Berhisel - first place

  • Aly Thomas - second place

  • Brian Shoop - third place

  • Molly Durst, Amanda Harshman, Cody Dewald and Jessica Swope - honorable mention.

The Pangborn Science Committee coordinated the fair.

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