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Smithsburg Lions honor two recent graduates

July 28, 2008

The Smithsburg Lions Club honored two 2008 graduates with scholarships at the club's annual Re-charter Night on May 28 at the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa.

Amanda Lafollette, a senior at Smithsburg High School, received the following honors and awards: STARS 2006 and twice in 2007, honorable mention to the Maryland Distinguished Scholar in 2007 and she has been on the honor roll or distinguished honor roll all four years of high school. She is a member of the Latin Club and played basketball, volleyball and softball in her freshman year.

She has volunteered at her church as a teacher's aide, and at local nursing homes and the local homeless shelter serving food.

She plans to work toward a bachelor's degree at Towson University, where she has been accepted into the Honors College. She is attending Hagerstown Community College and has already earned 12 credits.

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Amanda is the daughter of Thomas and MaryAnn Lafollette.

John Timothy Martin, the son of Steve and Karen Martin, is a senior at Smithsburg High School. He has received the following awards: STARS 2007 and Faculty Honors 2005-06.

He is a member of Troop 14, sponsored by the Smithsburg Lions Club, and received his Eagle Scout Rank in 2007. As a Boy Scout, Tim has assisted the Lions in helping hide Easter eggs for the club's annual hunt. Tim's Eagle project was to reconstruct bleachers at the Smithsburg Little Sluggers' ball field.

He has helped tutor middle school students and has assisted in several food drives through the Boy Scouts and National Honor Society. He is a member of the 4-H Swine Club and was the club president in 2007.

He has served as an officer in the Future Farmers of America for four years. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He works on the family farm, Ivy Hill.

He plans to attend Hagerstown Community College.

The Smithsburg Lions Club serves Smithsburg and surrounding communities.

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