Washington County officials recognized two local students with Youth Meritorious Awards for May.
Alexandra Bates, an eighth-grade student at Clear Spring Middle School, is the daughter of Debra Rauer. She was nominated by staff member Earl Meagher. Alexandra won STARS awards for the past three years and often has earned a spot on the honor roll and distinguished honor roll.
She also baby-sits, provides homework assistance, directs plays in her mother's day care program, visits nursing homes and sings in church. Her twin brother, Joel, was recognized last month.
Ashley Hill, a senior at North Hagerstown High School, is the daughter of James Hill and Kelli Hill. She was nominated by staff member Diane Telemko.