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Lioness Club honors scholarship recipients

October 18, 2006

During its September meeting, the Hagerstown Lioness Club honored four Washington County students who were awarded scholarships for the 2006-07 academic year.

· Andrea Bishop, a 2006 graduate of Hancock Senior High School, was a member of the Honor Club for three years and was inducted into the National Honor Society during her junior year.

Andrea has been a member of Who's Who in American Students for the past two years, a part-time student at HCC this past year, and she tutored three elementary school students during the latter part of her senior year, resulting in improvement of the students' grades.

Upon graduation, Andrea will be eligible to receive a real estate license and pursue a career as a Realtor.

She is the daughter of Donald and Vickie Bishop of Hancock.

· Samantha Brown, a 2006 graduate of Hancock Senior High School, who participated in track and field and was a member of the Honor Club.

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She also tutored elementary school students while maintaining a part-time job and volunteered with the Hancock Rescue Squad.

After graduation from HCC, Samantha plans to attend a four-year college, with a goal of becoming a social worker.

She is the daughter of Robert and Judy Brown of Hancock.

· David Ernst, a 2005 graduate of Clear Spring High School, also was a Hagerstown Lioness Club HCC scholarship recipient last year. His career goal is to become an elementary schoolteacher.

He is active in his church, serving as an acolyte, working in sign ministry, and participating in drama, community outreach and service activities. While working a part-time job, David achieved a 3.46 grade-point average in his first semester at HCC, with improvement in the last semester.

His goal is to transfer to a four-year college next year to pursue a degree in elementary or physical education.

He is the son of Charles and Luanne Ernst of Clear Spring.

· Amber Hendershot is a 2006 graduate of Clear Spring High School. Her activities included JV and varsity volleyball and varsity tennis. She was also a member of the band and served as head drum major in her senior year.

She is a member of her church's adult choir and director of the children's choir. Amber volunteers at the church's weekly soup kitchen and participates in the church's monthly worship service at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Her achievements and awards include varsity letters and pins for volleyball, tennis and band; serving as co-captain of the volleyball and tennis teams in her senior year, and as vice president of band council.

Amber was inducted into the National Honor Society in her junior year, serving as secretary, and as president in her senior year. She was on the distinguished honor roll all four years, receiving various academic and athletic awards. As a junior, she was named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar and received the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Award.

Now in general studies at HCC, Amber plans to transfer to a four-year school after graduation to become a trainer in athletics.

She is the daughter of Randy and Barbara Hendershot of Clear Spring.

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