School briefs

January 22, 2007

'Evening with an Author' set for Wednesday at South High

Washington County students in grades two through 12, parents and teachers are invited to attend an "Evening with an Author," featuring Margaret Meacham, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the South Hagerstown High School media center.

Meacham taught writing and children's literature for 10 years at Goucher College in Baltimore, and is the author of several books.

The event is being sponsored by the Washington County Reading Council.

Students who attend are encouraged to enter the Young Author's Contest, which is sponsored by the reading council each year. Contest information is available at county schools, and this year's entries are due March 7.

To register for the event, send an e-mail to Julie Bare, president of the Washington County Reading Council, at A parent must accompany students.


All County Orchestra concert scheduled for Saturday night

Washington County Public Schools will present the 2007 All County Orchestra concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School.

Elizabeth Schulze, conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, will serve as guest conductor for the All County Senior High School Orchestra. Stephen Czarkowski, artistic director and conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Fairfax, will service as the guest conductor for the All County Middle School String Orchestra.

Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Tickets are available from any participating student or at most county high schools and middle schools.

Town and Country Garden Club is offering scholarship

The Town and Country Garden Club of Hagerstown will offer a scholarship to a graduating high school student who will be entering a college, university or institution with plans to major in horticulture, agriculture, landscape design or a related field.

Students who previously have received the scholarship, are continuing to major in one of the qualifying field and have maintained at least a 3.0 grade-point average also are eligible to apply.

Applications are available from high school guidance counselors.

The deadline to apply is April 1.

Boonsboro team wins 'We the People' competition

BOONSBORO - A team from Boonsboro High School won the district "We the People" competition on Dec. 18.

The district-level competition tested the students' knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and how to apply it to current events.

Each participating school in the competition, which also included North Hagerstown and Clear Spring high schools, was required to present a four-minute statement about a topic related to the Constitution, then answer questions about the topic.

Boonsboro High School's team, with students from the AP government class, consisted of Amanda Bundick, Jacob Demers, Katie Farr, Turner Hirsh, Maura James, Kyle Kane, Courtney Monniger, Ira Redman and Jon Wood.

North Hagerstown's team finished in third place, and Clear Spring's team finished in fourth place.

Each school will compete in the state competition in February.

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