o To Hancock Middle-Senior High School, and Clear Spring, North and South Hagerstown high schools, for being recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report in its ranking of public high schools. The four Washington County schools were among only 15 in Maryland to receive the designation. Congrats!
o To the town of Williamsport, for another amazing holiday light display at Byron Park. It gets better each year. If you haven't driven through, it's worth the time to do so.
o To the Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Co. of Hagerstown for wowing audiences last Saturday and Sunday with their performances of "The Nutcracker." The cast and crew of more than 100 area children and adults produced a wonderful and magical production of the classic tale. Bravo!
o To all those who were instrumental in securing $150,000 for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum in Hagerstown. The funds will help preserve the history of blacks in Washington County in the 19th and 20th centuries.