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June 18, 2009|By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079

Student honored



John Britton received three awards at the eighth-grade promotion at Western Heights Middle School.

He received the President's Silver Award for Academic Excellence for making the honor roll each marking period, the President's Gold Award for Academic Excellence for maintaining at least a 90 percent average in math and English Language Arts for his sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade years and the perfect attendance award for the 2008-09 school year.

Blood drive



There will be a Red Cross blood drive Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club.

Raffle planned



Tickets are on sale for a summer raffle to benefit Maugansville Fire Co. Tickets cost $1 each or six for $5. Prizes include a new stainless steel gas grill, $100 steak package, $200 steak package and various hamburger and hot dog packages. Tickets are available from any fire company member. The drawing will be June 25 at the bingo event.

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Volunteers sought



The Washington County Commission on Aging is recruiting residents to serve as volunteers in local elementary schools.

The agency's volunteer program, known as RSVP, is recruiting those 55 and older who are willing to help a child improve in math and reading.

Volunteers choose the school, time of day and day of the week that they would like to serve.

Initially, new volunteers are accompanied by an RSVP staff member who paves the way to eventually assisting a child in the classroom.

Volunteers qualify for insurance coverage and reimbursement for travel and meals while gaining recognition as a valuable member of the community.

To register, call Charlotte R. Levens, intergenerational program coordinator at 240-313-9139 or e-mail crlevens@aol.com, or call Hannah Cramer, deputy director, at 301-790-0275.

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