Around Jonathan Street

January 29, 2009|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

Blossom School of Etiquette graduates third class in program

On Jan. 24, nine girls graduated from the Blossom School of Etiquette.

They are:

Cheyanne Morgan, Christell Crudup, Jazminee Burker, Veronica Motes, Kaya Jackson, Kaloni Stewart, Tayida Stewart, Renaiiya Lee and Kimberley Wheaton.

The guest speaker was Audreanna Colombo, Miss Mountain City Outstanding Teen 2007.

Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II was in attendance as well as Washington County School Board members, Washington County Commission for Women members and Memorial Recreation Center board members.

Girls from the previous two classes were also in attendance.

The graduates sang, read poetry and played instruments. Special awards were given to Jazminee Burker, Miss Blossom; Cheyanne Morgan, Miss Poised; Christell Crudup, Miss Confidence; Kaya Jackson, Miss Manners; Kaloni Stewart, Miss Congeniality and Miss Petal, the youngest blossom, Renaiiya Lee. Christell was also awarded the "Beacon of Inspiration" award by Nicole Onley, the writing instructor.


In addition to the graduation, BSE celebrated its first-year anniversary. Former Miss Blossoms Nicole Downing and Alexis Stoner read encouraging notes to the graduates.

New classes will be starting in February. If you know a girl who might benefit from the courses offered or if you are a young lady who would like to be a part of the program, call director Ladetra Robinson at 301-790-0203.

Also, BSE is starting an alumni class and will be going out to work in the community. They will meet monthly to discuss social issues and enjoy fun stuff.

And if you are an adult interested in helping the club, contact Robinson.

Alumni meeting

South Hagerstown High School's next Alumni Association meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the school's media center. All alumni are welcome to attend.

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Breakfast planned at church on Feb. 14

Asbury United Methodist Church, 155 N. Jonathan St., will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, Feb. 14, from 8 to11 a.m. And since that day is Valentine's Day, bring a "special" someone to breakfast with you.

Rules clinic

The Little League Umpire/Rules Clinic will begin in February and will be held every Tuesday during the month at the Church of Christ on Leitersburg Pike from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

This is free to all potential umpires as well as anyone desiring to learn the rules of the game. Information on the new pitch count rules along with all rule changes will be discussed. Important info on bat regulations will be also provided before a parent purchases a new bat for their child.

Contact Denny Hockensmith at 301-416-2841 or Dave Grams at 301-791-1687 for additional information.

Movie night

Looking for something to do as a family? Check out Washington County Free Library's Family Movie Night featuring the move "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," Friday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.

The doors will open at 6:40 p.m. Use the back parking lot entrance to the library at 100 S. Potomac St,.

Free refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

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