School board honors teen magician
The Washington County Board of Education on Wednesday honored Harry "Buddy" Barton, 15, a magician who has been diagnosed with chronic liver disease.
Last month Barton, of Hagerstown, was named Washington County's Most Wonderful Citizen for 2004. He will attend the state event, Maryland You Are Beautiful, on Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., at St. John's College in Annapolis.
Barton travels to various activities and events, where he performs magic to lift the spirits of his audience. His tricks include making faces of cards disappear and bending nails.
Schools met adequate yearly progress goals
The Maryland State Department of Education has determined that Washington County Public Schools is one of 15 school systems in the state that met set Adequate Yearly Progress goals, Washington County Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said.