Around Boonsboro

June 24, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH

Greetings, neighbors!

Now that summer is officially here, I hope you are enjoying it!

Ice cream social

Brownsville Church of the Brethren will host an ice cream social Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. Stop in for free hot dogs and ice cream and meet some pretty nice folks.

Teen talent sought

The Boonsboro Library is recruiting teen talent (ages 13 to 18) to perform at its coffee house event on Friday, July 11. Registered teens can come share music or poetry with an audience of their peers. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Call the library to register as a performer at 301-432-5723. If you suffer from stage fright, just plan to attend and enjoy this evening of local talent.


Boonsboro native Leah Easterday has completed a master's degree in education at Frostburg State University. Leah has accepted an elementary teaching position with Washington County Public Schools. Congratulations, Leah, and best of luck in your new career!


Middle schoolers

On May 17, middle school band members Courtney DeLosh and Rebecca Bushko traveled to the All-State Maryland Solo and Ensemble Festival to play their flute solos. Zeyu Hao, an eighth-grade band member, went along to accompany them on the piano. Courtney played a grade two solo and earned a 1 rating. Rebecca played a grade three solo and also earned a 1 rating. Congratulations to both of these seventh-graders and a special thank you to Zeyu for sharing his talents with them.

Wetzel honored

Ryan Wetzel, a 2008 Boonsboro High School grad, was the recipient of the 2008 scholarship for the Percussion Division from the Keystone Indoor Drill Association.

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has worked hard as a leader within their school and community.

Ryan was the drum captain and student leader for Boonsboro High's indoor percussion ensemble this year, as well as marching season. The group played tunes from the musical "Carmen" and scored high all season, placing second at the KIDA Championships in Hanover, Pa., in April.

This was quite an accomplishment, as Ryan taught many of the students to play on instruments that were new to them. Congratulations, Ryan, and BHS indoor percussion!

Keep in touch

Ta-ta for this week! Keep in touch at or via telephone at 301-432-8615.

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