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January 27, 2009

All-County bands perform this weekend at North High

Washington County's top student musicians will perform this weekend.

All-County Middle School and High School bands as well as the All-County Senior High School Jazz Band will take to the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at North Hagerstown High School.

The All-County Middle School Band will be conducted by Marlon A. Foster; the All-County Senior High School Band will be conducted by Mark McCoy, and the All-County Senior High School Jazz Ensemble will be conducted by John Blount.

Tickets cost $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Clear Spring Middle and High schools, Boonsboro Middle and High schools, E. Russell Hicks Middle School, Hancock Middle/High School, Northern Middle School, North Hagerstown High School, Smithsburg Middle and High schools, South Hagerstown High School, Springfield Middle School, Western Heights Middle School and Williamsport High School. Senior citizen gold cards and BOE IDs will be honored.


Baby sitter's training class open to ages 11 to 15

Red Cross baby sitter's training class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Washington County American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown.

Course participants learn to administer basic first aid; properly hold, diaper and feed a child; take emergency action when needed; monitor safe play and learn infant and child CPR. Class is for ages 11 to 15. Class costs $55. Grants are available for participants who qualify for assistance. Call 301-739-0717, ext. 213 or e-mail Enrollment is limited.

Deadline for Claire Mumma essay contest entries nears

The 13th annual Claire Mumma essay contest in honor of Women's History Month is open to all Washington County students in grades eight through 12, whether public, private or home schooled. Entries must be received by 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.

Washington County Commission for Women will award $300 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place, and $50 for honorable mention. Students will write about a favorite woman in the American military and describe her life and accomplishments, why the student admires her and what he or she wishes to most emulate.

Send essays to Essay Contest, Washington County Commission for Women, 100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or e-mail

Essays must be 500 to 2,000 words in length, typed and in essay form. Submissions must list the student's name, grade, teacher, principal and student's home address and phone number.

Winning essays will be announced during an awards reception in March. Winners will be notified in advance and should plan to attend the reception to receive their award and recognition.

Father-daughter Valentine dance set for Feb. 7

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission will host a Valentine dance for fathers and their daughters, ages 3 to 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Jefferson County Community Center. The cost is $10. For information or to register, call 304-728-3207 or go to

AAUW scholarship applications now available

Applications for American Association of University Women scholarships are available at the guidance departments of Washington County public and private high schools and Hagerstown Community College.

The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association makes scholarship money available to a number of Washington County residents each year.

Applicants must be female residents of the county with plans to obtain a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university. They may be high school seniors, students who are already in college or women who have been out of school for some time and want to go back.

Selection is based on grades, extracurricular activities and need.

The scholarship money is raised through the annual AAUW used book sale.

Anyone who would like an application, but has no access to one at school, may call 301-797-0525. If there is no answer, leave a name, mailing address and phone number.

Deadline for completed applications is Wednesday, March 4. Any received at that date will not be considered.

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