Abstract Effects - First Place - Karen Zealand of La Vale, Md., for a work titled "The Geometry of Solitude."
Digital - First Place - Richard Schlecht of Frederick, Md., for a work titled "Hay Bales in Sunlight;" Second Place - Richard C. Amt of Chambersburg for "Altenwald Elevator."
Slides Pictorial - First Place - David P. McMasters of Martinsburg for a slide titled "Light Shadow."
Sponsored by FirstLook Photo of Hagerstown, the Popular Prize Award will be a gift certificate to purchase photographic supplies. It will be awarded at the close of the exhibit as determined by public vote. An exhibition brochure listing all accepted works will be available throughout the show.
Sherrill H. Koontz Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a female graduate of South Hagerstown High School in honor of Sherry Koontz, who championed equity in education, sports, and labor relations.
The money awarded ($1,000) shall be used to pursue education beyond high school. Special consideration will be given to students who strive to improve the quality of life in our community, be it local or global.
To qualify, the applicant must be a female senior at South Hagerstown High School and show evidence of financial need (The last page of your parents' tax forms for the year 2004 must be submitted.)
To apply, please send the following information no later than May 1, to: Ms. Adair Eves, 920 Dewey Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742: An essay of two pages or less, which explains: your understanding of how stereotypes hurt our culture, how you've worked toward equity in the past, or what you have done (or plan to do) to improve the quality of life in the community, and how your receipt of this scholarship might help the aforementioned situations.
The attached information sheet about you, which gives a biographical outline. Evidence of financial need. (Applications must be received by May 1. Late applications will not be considered.) Students can get the applications in the South High guidance office.
West Hagerstown Lions Club
The West Hagerstown Lions Club was host for the third zone meeting on Feb. 20. Each club within the zone presented the calendar of events for the upcoming month.
Many fundraisers are planned to raise money for donations to organizations in need. The West Hagerstown Lions Club awards two scholarships each year to seniors from North High, South High and Technical High. Students, the applications are in the guidance office. Applications must be returned to the scholarship committee by April 15, and all information must be on the applications.
Also, the West Hagerstown Lions Club will be making ham sandwiches to be delivered on March 23. Country ham is $2 and baked ham is $1.50. All orders must be received by March 14. Anyone living in Southpointe who would like to order sandwiches or donate used eyeglasses or hearing aids, please call Phyllis at 301-797- 4499
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
St. John's Lutheran Church is having A Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the basement of the church's Education Building from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is as follows: $3.50 for adults; $2 for children (6 and under); and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, one serving of sausage and beverages.
Additional sausages may be purchased, as well as baked goods. Please purchase tickets in advance by calling the church office at 301-790-2510. The church is at 141 S. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown. Proceeds will go toward the youth group's trip to the National Lutheran Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas in July.
Library, Panera Bread team up
Washington County Free Library and the Panera Bread Co. have combined efforts to host a fundraiser to assist in the Pearlington, Miss., Library Rebuilding Project.
As part of the Katrina Relief effort, Panera Bread will donate a portion of the proceeds from purchases made on Tuesday, Feb 28, between 3 and 6 p.m. to the Pearlington Library Rebuilding Project.