Students' achievements praised

December 08, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Students from Williamsport High School and Clear Spring Middle School were named Youths of the Month for October at Tuesday's Washington County Commissioners meeting.

Dereck R. Hewitt, a senior at Williamsport High School, and Kelsey Hovermale, an eighth-grader at Clear Spring Middle School, each received a savings bond and a Certificate of Merit.

Hewitt's activities include student government, the Homecoming and Prom committees, band and Band Council, according to a written statement. He has a 2.97 grade point average.

He works for Byers River City Market and is part of the Fusion Youth Group at Bethel Assembly of God.

"Dereck is organized; dependable; honest; trustworthy; caring; assertive and will go out of his way to help others," wrote Michele Althouse, who nominated him for the award. "He is polite; puts others' needs ahead of his own; listens to others; and takes advantage of all opportunities that are given to him.


"Dereck displays strong leadership qualities and is able to work well with others," Althouse wrote.

Kelsey has been on the Distinguished Honor Roll her entire school career and participates in many school-sponsored extracurricular activities, according to a written statement.

She has volunteered at Conococheague Elementary After School Center and helps her mother with housecleaning, according to the statement.

She has received the Character Counts Fairness Award, Merit Math Award, Writers Award in language arts, Borders' Harry Potter Reader award and Uno's Honor Roll award.

"Kelsey is a kind person to everyone she knows, her leadership, work habits and accomplishments are truly outstanding," wrote Earl Meagher, who nominated her. "She is a model citizen and a credit to our school."

- Tara Reilly

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