School Board briefs

February 08, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

Teens who organized service are honored

Three Washington County Technical High School students who helped organize a memorial service for teenagers killed in a fire in December were honored by the Board of Education Tuesday night.

The day after a Keedysville house fire killed Michael Abell, Jonathan Barnes and Brian Daigle, Samuel Rock and Ishmael Noriega drove to Boonsboro High School to pay their respects. Barnes and Abell, both 17, were seniors at the school, while Daigle, 18, was a graduate.

Samuel did not the know the teenagers, but after he spoke to fellow Technical High School student Amanda Lee, who knew Barnes, he, Ishmael and Amanda began planning a candlelight memorial.

Hundreds of people attended the memorial at the home of Carole Barrett, Barnes' mother.

Ishmael has moved to Boston, board member Roxanne R. Ober said. Ober passed out Golden Apple awards to Amanda and Leanne Rock, who attended the meeting on behalf of her brother.


Local employees get Golden Apple awards

Employees of Good Humor-Breyer's Ice Cream were treated to accolades at Tuesday night's Washington County Board of Education meeting.

On behalf of all of the workers at the company, which has committed to "Extreme Makeover" efforts at Bester Elementary School, representatives picked up one sweet treat - Golden Apple awards from the board.

Volunteers from the company have helped spruce up the school and landscaping, collected clothes for needy children, tutored students and provided ice cream to participants at after-school events, Principal Kathy Stiles said in an interview before the meeting.

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