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Pinkham, Hess, Crosby receive WCTA scholarships

June 22, 2009

Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded at the Washington County Teachers Association annual business meeting May 20.

Emily Pinkham, daughter of WCTA members Dawn (Williamsport Elementary School) and Ed (Conococheague Elementary School) Pinkham, has been accepted at Salisbury State University. She plans to major in communications and has gained experience as a teen writer for The Herald-Mail's Pulse section. She won the Elks Teenager of the Year award for Clear Spring High School and the Clare Mumma Essay Contest for the Washington County Commission for Women. Emily graduated this month from Clear Spring High School.

Catherine "Caty" Hess graduated from Hancock Middle/Senior High School this month. She plans to attend Hagerstown Community College and will seek a degree as a radiologist and sonographer. Caty plans to work in the area after her graduation. She is the daughter of Teresa Hess, who teaches at Hancock Elementary School.

Daphne Crosby plans to attend the University of Maryland, College Park in the fall. The winner of the WCTA Dot Truax Scholarship, her goal is to be a secondary school art or English teacher. She is artistic, doing stained glass, tie-dyeing and photography. Her photograph won first place in the University of Maryland University System local school art show this spring. A graduate of Boonsboro High School, her mother is Elizabeth Stottlemyer, a teacher at Boonsboro Middle School. The Dot Truax scholarship honors Dot, a longtime member and association activist. It was established for students planning a career in education.

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