Student news

November 20, 2006

Regina Ren Washington, daughter of Presiding Elder Manuel and Mother Patricia Washington of Martinsburg, W.Va., has completed her medical studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., and has earned a DrPH degree. Washington received a doctorate of public health for preventive medicine, with a focus on cancer research and prevention.

Washington's achievements include the Commonwealth Scholarship, Excellence Award, Lyman T. Johnson Scholarship (all from the University of Kentucky); John Snow Inc. Leadership Award from the National Rural Health Association in New Orleans; National Cancer Institute Reach Training Award, National Cancer Institute Pre-doctoral Prevention and Control Training Grant, and the Talented Minority Research Award from the University of Tennessee.

Her employment history has included a summer student work program at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center; summer camp counselor for Camp WoodStock in Hartford, Conn.; student affairs administrator at Berea College in Berea, Ky.; National Institutes of Health of Rockville, Md.; and assistant to the dean of cancer research at the University of Kentucky. She is a 1988 graduate of Martinsburg High School and a Berea (Ky.) College graduate with a B.A. degree in biology. She holds an M.A. degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., in allied health sciences; and a doctorate in public health from the University of Kentucky.


Washington has been offered several medical positions at the University of Tennessee, the University of Kentucky, the University of South Carolina and others.

She attends church regularly in Richmond, Ky. and is active in many church auxiliaries and organizations. She also helps to support the spiritual mission there by supporting her pastor, Advance Presiding Nehemiah Arthur.

On Nov. 25, a reception is being planned in Washington's honor at the Mountain State University campus, in the former Tanger Factory Outlet Center on Viking Way in Martinsburg.

The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Marching Band had an exciting end of October, with two first-place wins in local parades.

The band received a first-place award in the Alsatia Mummers Parade on Saturday, Oct. 28, and also was first in the Mercersburg, Pa., Halloween parade on Oct. 30.

The band is under the direction of Eric J. Plum, with Natalie Knight as band front adviser and drum major Sarah Jansen. Student leaders include Jordan Knight, assistant drum major; president Ridge Bingaman; vice president Seth Izer; secretary Amber Crider; treasurer Patti Kotrady; and Marty Sease, equipment manager.

Jamie Teach, daughter of Karen Teach of Hagerstown and William Teach of Big Pool, is a 2006 graduate assistant for BEACON (Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network) at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md.

Teach is a 2003 graduate of Clear Spring High School. She is a recent graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in business management. She has been assigned to the Somerset County Child Welfare Service Array Assessment project.

The Key Club at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center "trick-or-treated" around the school to raise money for UNICEF. In return for donations, club members treated staff and faculty to lollipops.

Key Club International encouraged all Key Clubs here and abroad to raise at least $75 each to "Kick HIV/AIDS out of Kenya."The money will be used to support a soccer program that teaches life skills, bolsters confidence, promotes leadership, strengthens decision making skills, and raises awareness about HIV/AID. FCCTC Key Club collected $118.30.

Caitlin Baughman and Sheya Fox were co-chairs of the project.

Members taking part were:from Chambersburg, Ashley Allen, Caitlin Baughman, Sondra Carroll, Ashley Cline, Shyla Gee, Josh Harris, Katie Irvin, Cortney Krall, Amanda Ridings and Citlalith Rivera; Greencastle: Marcy Kauffman and Amber Mowen; Shippensburg: Cassie Lineaweaver; Tuscarora, Dale Beaver, Sheya Fox, Carl Lawson and Steven Sowers; home schooled: Stephen Fedoriw.

Jamie Lee Beckley, daughter of Karen Beckley of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Steve Beckley of Hagerstown, is a freshman at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., and a member of the Salisbury Seagulls cross country team.

The Seagulls participated in the Capital Athletics Conference (CAC) Championship 6K Run at Winterplace Park in Salisbury on Nov. 4. The Salisbury women won the CAC for the third consecutive year and the men won their sixth consecutive title. Beckley improved her time by three minutes, setting a personal record of 25 minutes, 12 secnds.

Beckley, a 2006 graduate of Clear Spring High School, is studying athletic training and environmental science.

Hagerstown Business College hosted a graduation ceremony Saturday, Nov. 4, for 182 students. The ceremony took place at North Hagerstown High School.

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