School briefs

September 19, 2005

Mercersburg student receives achievement award

Mercersburg Academy student Stephanie Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Turner of Hagerstown, recently was awarded the Robert H. Michelet Prize for her achievement in scholarship, character and school spirit.

The award is supported by an endowment established by Simon Michelet in memory of his son, Robert, of the class of 1930.

The yield on the endowment is presented each year to the recipient on the assumption that it will be for use during the student's senior year.

Mercersburg Academy is a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding and day school in southcentral Pennsylvania, with students in grades nine through 12 and a postgraduate year. This year, there are 440 students enrolled from 27 states and 22 nations.


Students raise money for hurricane victims

Emma K. Doub Elementary School students and staff raised nearly $2,000 to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

According to a press release from the school, students said they wanted to find a way to help and organized a fundraising effort. Coins and other donations were accepted during the week of Sept. 6. The total - $1,920 - was presented to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Katrina relief fund.

Also, Washington County Technical High School students and staff raised $1,101 during the week of Sept. 5 to aid victims of the hurricane. Project organizers were assisted by people in the school's Cosmetology Department.

Meeting planned on helping children succeed in school

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Parents and caregivers are invited to a meeting on helping children succeed in school Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at Glade Elementary School, 9525 Glade Road in Walkersville.

Kathy Whattam, school counselor, will present the program sponsored by Families Plus! and Frederick County Public Schools' Counseling and Support Services.

For information, call Families Plus! at 301-694-9002.

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