HAGERSTOWN -- Even before the Blossom School of Etiquette graduation ceremony began Wednesday evening, Alexis Stoner had nothing but good things to say about what she learned.
"I learned about manners and how people smile at me when I use them," the 9-year-old Hagerstown girl said.
An hour later, it was Alexis doing all the smiling when she was named Miss Blossom - the outstanding graduate of the second class that holds its sessions at the Memorial Recreation Center.
Alexis received a gift basket from Nicole Downey, the first Miss Blossom from the previous graduating class in March.
Lauryn Daniels, 7, said she now knows how important it is not to crack gum when someone is talking.
"It is annoying so you shouldn't do that," Lauryn said. Sitting like a lady was another thing Lauryn said she learned during the classes.
"I'm very proud of these girls," said Ladetra Robinson, founder of the school. During the second round of classes, the students also got to visit the Baltimore Aquarium and The Maryland Theatre.