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Foundation presents South County, Clear Spring scholarships

July 26, 2010
  • From left, Joy Bright, Nathan Brandt and Laykn Sanders.
Submitted photo,

The Community Foundation of Washington County has announced the recipients of the South County Scholarship and the Clear Spring Alumni Association Scholarships.

The four recipients and scholarships include:

o Chad Love of Boonsboro High School received the South County Scholarship.

o Nathan Brandt of Clear Spring High School received the George A. Sites Memorial Award.

o Lakyn Sanders of Clear Spring High School received the Science Award of the Walter W. Peterman Scholarship.

o Joy Bright of Clear Spring High School received the Music Award of the Walter W. Peterman Scholarship.

The South County Scholarship is distributed by the South County Fund, a field of interest fund established to support educational, recreational and cultural initiatives in the southern part of Washington County.

Love, this year's recipient, was required to submit an essay titled "The Benefits of Community Service to Both the Giver and the Receiver in Our Society," and to provide recommendations focusing on academic achievement, community service and dedication to his plan for the future.

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Love plans to use the award at Hood College, where he will begin studies toward his career goal of orthodontics.

The three Clear Spring High School scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors who plan to further their education at an accredited post-secondary institution.

The George A. Sites Memorial Award was awarded to Brandt, and is named for the founder and first principal of Clear Spring High School.

The award is presented to a student who exhibits outstanding qualities in academic, personal development and leadership.

The Walter W. Peterman Award recognizes outstanding students in two disciplines: music and science.

Both were great loves of Peterman, a longtime Clear Spring educator.

This year, the Science Award was given to Sanders and the Music Award was given to Bright.

For information about these scholarships, or to find out how to establish a scholarship fund, contact the Community Foundation at 301-745-5210.

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