Student news

September 02, 2007

The Williamsport High School team of Amanda Palmer, Kelli Rexrode, Zachary Malphurs, Steven Richardson and Randy Hart placed first in the Western Region and sixth in Maryland in the spring 2007 Stock Market Game.

The game is an interactive tool for teaching about finance and the American economic system. It is affiliated with the Maryland Council on Economic Education and is played over a 10-week period. The game simulates Wall Street trading, with each team investing a hypothetical $100,000 in the stock market. Each team tracks its investments on classroom computers.

Williamsport's team, advised by business education teacher Larry Stockslager, had the highest score among 141 teams in the Western District, made up of Washington, Garrett, Allegany and Frederick counties.

The team was honored at Citicorp on May 23. Each team member received a certificate and a plaque was presented to the school.


Teams from Clear Spring, Smithsburg and South Hagerstown high schools also competed in the Stock Market Game.

Allison Ogle Hammond, a 2002 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, successfully completed her certification for athletic training in May. She is working for Professional Sports and Rehab in Howard County, Md., and is the certified athletic trainer for Wilde Lake High School.

The daughter of Larry and Cathy Hammond graduated from Towson University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

The following students from Hagerstown were awarded degrees from Kaplan University during a commencement ceremony in Chicago on Aug. 4:

Amy Chapman, Bachelor of Science in management/health care management, summa cum laude.

Debbie Williams, Bachelor of Science in management/applied management.

Irving Detres, Bachelor of Science in management.

Vickie Holman, Bachelor of Science in criminal justice/corrections.

Keri Boyer-Wright, Associate of Applied Science in computer information systems, summa cum laude.

Jonathan Boyer, Associate of Applied Science in computer information systems.

Kara N. Brodhead of Frederick, Md., was named to the dean's list at DePaul University, Chicago, for the spring 2007 quarter. She is majoring in digital cinema and African & Black Diaspora Studies.

At the recent Tri-State District Exchange Club convention in Hershey, Pa. Mary Kavanagh, a 2007 North Hagerstown High School graduate, received a $2,000 scholarship from the Mason Dixon District Exchange Clubs.

Kavanagh also received a scholarship from the Hagerstown Exchange Club.

Helping to celebrate was Exchange Clubs National President Kim Hodges and his wife, Gaylin, from Provo, Utah, and Jim Love from the Pennsylvania District.

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