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July 03, 2006

Bester Elementary School receives library grant



Bester Elementary School was one of 206 schools nationwide, and the only one in Maryland, to receive a share of more than $1 million in grants from the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries.

The foundation, named for the first lady, distributes grants for creating and expanding library book collections.




Students attain awards at Boonsboro Middle School



The end of the school year at Boonsboro Middle School was marked by an eighth-grade awards ceremony that included two notable honors, according to a press release from Washington County Public Schools.

The Francis L. Smith Award, the highest honor a Boonsboro Middle School student can receive, was presented to Anna Olszewski.

To earn the award, Anna attained the highest grade-point average for all subjects during her three years at the school. She maintained an "A" average and was on the distringuished honor roll each year, according to the release.

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Anna was not absent any day throughout the three years, and also was recognized in the Character Counts program each year, according to the release.

Anna played on the Lady Warriors basketball team, and was a member of Knowledge Masters, the marching band flag unit, the orchestra, All-County Orchestra, the National Junior Honor Society and the Maryland Leadership Workshops program through McDaniel College, according to the release.

The Principal's Award was presented to Katie Breenan, recognizing her achievement on the academic honor roll every marking period, a perfect disciplinary record and at least 99 percent attendance for all three years at the school, according to the release.

Katie participated in a number of school activities and organizations, including the orchestra, All County Orchestra, marching band flag unit, Knowledge Masters and the National Junior Honor Society. She also was recognized through the Character Counts program, according to the release.

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