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April 17, 2008|By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435

Students compete in Science Olympiad

On Saturday, April 5, a Western Heighs Middle School team competed in the Maryland State Science Olympiad at Johns Hopkins University.

The team entered seven events and received medals in four.

The Science Olympiad is an academic interscholastic tournament that consists of a series of individual and team events balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology.

Team members included eighth-grader Matt Stambaugh and seventh-graders John Britton, Malik Barnwell and Dalton Jobe.

The results are as follows:

Bronze medal in Metric Mastery - Malik and Matt; bronze medal in Road Scholar - John and Dalton; bronze medal in Bio-Process Lab - John and Dalton; bronze medal in Write It, Do It - John and Dalton

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Grace pastor returns from duty

On Sunday, Grace United Methodist church will welcome back The Rev. Clark Carr, who has spent the last year serving our country in Iraq. He is a chaplain for the U.S. Army and was sent to help the soliders cope with the everyday stress of being away from home and fighting for the freedom of the United States of America.

The Rev. Carr will be back in the pulpit for the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services and the congregation is happy to have him return to safely. All are welcome. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Winter Street honors students

In March, the following Winter Street Elementary students were nominated by their teachers to be recognized as the Citizen of the Month.

These students demonstrated wonderful examples to others. They are "safe, responsible, respectful and prepared" to learn, and have a positive attitude, which ensures their success! Those named Citizens of the Month include:

Prekindergarten - Mr. Orndorff: Canai Epps; Mrs. Sturtz: Lillyn Raum.

Kindergarten - Ms. McCarter/H. Stevens: Kailah Randolph; Ms. Moats: Noah Kifer; Mrs. Raley: Melissa Bradley; Mrs. Whiteman: Malaki Moat.

First grade - Ms. Bjorndal: Logan Randall; Mrs. Meredith: Logan Finz.

Second grade - Ms. Hardy: Christopher Rhodes; Mrs. Moleskie: Russell Ragland; Mrs. Wilcox: Andrew Smith; Mrs. Williams: Alexis Mills.

Third grade - Ms. Bowers: Monikia Golden; Mrs. P/Stevens: Kajheajah Dixon

Fourth grade - Ms. Bikle: Cortez Gatrell; Mr. Raley: Dallas Burger; Mrs. Shaw: Easton Blickenstaff.

Grace UMC Youth Night at Roy Rogers

The Youth Ministry of Grace UMC will be having a fundraiser night at Roy Rogers on Burhans Boulevard on Wednesday, April 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Please bring your families for some great food, and to support the church's Youth Ministry.

When ordering, just mention to the cashier that you are on hand for the fundraiser. The youth will receive between 20 and 25 percent of the sales from those folks who mention the fundraiser between those hours that night.

For $1 a spin, you can try your luck at the prize wheel for coupon prizes ranging from discounts for food to free side items. The youth receive 100 percent of the profits from all turns sold from the wheel. Please come out and support our youth.

The money raised will be going toward the trip to ROCK 2009 Youth Retreat in Ocean City, Md., and to help raise funds for a new dining hall at the Westriver Church Camp. For more information, contact Marie Ebersole, youth ministry coordinator at 240-217-0678.

Lions Club to hold Leader Dog Banquet

The West Hagerstown Lions Club will hold its annual Leader Dog Banquet on Tuesday, April 22, at Washington Square Methodist Church, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

This year's guest speaker will be Bunny Tabatt and her fourth leader dog, Baker. In 1980, Bunny learned that she had minimal vision and by 1984 she received her first leader dog.

Learn of Bunny's experience with her leader dog as she went to college, became a mother and a grandmother, as well.

Tickets cost $9. All are welcome to attend.

Call Donna Jackman at 301-790-2036 to make your reservation.

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