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December 18, 2008|By MELITA WISHARD

Maugansville Elementary recognizes students

Maugansville Elementary recognized students for being "respectful" at the second Golden Table of the year on Dec. 10.

Students received a book compliments of the PTA, a school-related goodie bag, some healthy treats, a certificate and a star to wear designating their accomplishment.

Those students recognized were:

o Kindergarten - Hannah Miller, Ky'mani Bey, Ryan Wade, Sydney Alexander, Tori Fisher, Casey Allison, Clay Ricker, Ahiyah Greenhill and Blake Sarver.

o First grade - Trey Morningstar, Princess Fianko, Chloe Coulter, Madison Carbaugh, Jayden Sierzaya, Kamerine Noel, Bossman Owusu-Ayim, Ashlyn Pearrell and Harrison Hoover.


o Second grade - Alexis Hayes, Ryan Clark, J.T. Miller, Kourtney Dodson, Kaitlin Mumma, Caleb Starliper, Caleb Gee, Jennifer Canton and Jack McKinsey.

o Third grade - Jenna Ebersole, Tanner Shay, Logan Wertz, Gretchen Stenger, Kaitlin Warner, Jacob Carbaugh, Thomas Forrest, Sydney Wertz, Joshua Martin and Amanda Keelan.

o Fourth grade - Jose Rosario, Amanda Larrson, Linzy Thompson, Matthew Rosario, Kerrington Goodman, Andrew Patterson, Cheyenne Herson and Max Cannon.

o Fifth grade - Amanda Allen, Joey Fisher, Charlie Valle, Sierra Jimenez, Kiah Oree, Nicolas Green, J.R. Fawley and Jensyn Schwartz.

The next Golden Table will celebrate the character trait "responsibility." The event will be Feb. 12.

Food drive a success at school

The Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive was held Oct. 20 to Nov. 7 at Maugansville Elementary. The students collected nonperishable food items from friends and family. Parents and staff contributed in many ways.

The top two classes were rewarded with an ice cream sundae/fun activity party and three other classes received ice cream treats. The school collected a total of 1,533 pounds of food. There were more than 1,800 items counted.

The top finishers were: Mrs. Tritapoe's class (fourth grade) - 296 items; Mr. Orth's class (fourth grade) - 268 items; Ms. Crunkleton's class (third grade) - 207 items; Mrs. Grantham's class (fifth grade) - 167 items; and Mrs. Keefer's class (second grade) - 103 items.

Ruritan Club selling trees

The Maugansville Ruritan Club is selling a variety of Christmas trees, roping and wreaths at Long Meadow Shopping Center until Christmas from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. All proceeds will go toward the club's many community projects.

Happy birthday

Kathy Reeder will be celebrating a birthday on Dec. 23 and Julie Gilbert will have one on Dec. 30. Also I would like to wish my brother, Gaither Robinson a happy birthday on Dec. 27.

Home 4 the Holidays

Students from JoAnne Knode's Future Business Leaders of America Club at South Hagerstown High School are participating in the Humane Society of Washington County's Home 4 the Holidays adoption campaign.

They have challenged students and staff members at the school to fill giant stockings with pet related items. Those items will be taken to the shelter and placed into the stockings of each pet that is adopted from the shelter this holiday.

Club members requested 70 stockings to hand out to each homeroom. The students are working from the Humane Society's wish list for ideas. The idea is to help people to not only remember their own pets during the holiday season but also the pets that are looking for homes. Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in this year's competition.

FBLA officers, historian Randi Waller, treasurer Courtney Showe and vice president Erin Ziegler were on hand to receive the stockings when they were delivered on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Decked out in holiday gear, they will be among the club members distributing the stockings to the various homerooms.

The FBLA club members' participation is one part of a three-part community service project the FBLA club members are working on. They will also be writing letters to Santa for students at E. Russell Hicks, Funkstown and Bester Elementary schools and working on the Warm Hands from A Warm Heart project that collects mittens, gloves and scarves for distribution to Bester Elementary School students.

Anyone interested in participating in the Home 4 the Holidays adoption campaign, call Katherine Cooker at 301 733 2060, ext. 237. Visit the Humane Society Monday through Saturday from10 a.m. until closing. Go to on the Web for more information.

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