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July 28, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN
  • Graduates in Hagerstown Community College's dental assisting program include, bottom row, from left, Courtney Sanders, Amanda Willow, Dana Temple and Destiny Grimm; top row, from left, Brandi Bridgett, Bethany Coyle, Kimberly Kesner, Allison Donovan, Dana Mills and Rachel Dawson. Not pictured: Christine Elliott.
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HCC holds graduation for students in first dental assisting program

Hagerstown Community College recently announced the graduation of its first group of students in the dental assisting program.

Graduates were honored at a June 30 ceremony.

Following remarks from Theresa Marks, HCC instructor for dental assisting/hygiene, attendees heard from Angela Stoops, director, health sciences; Judith Oleks, vice president of academic affairs; Donna Rudy, dean of students affairs; and keynote speaker. Robert Steiner, DDS, an adjunct faculty member for the dental assisting program.

Graduates included Brandi Bridgett and Dana Mills, both of Boonsboro; Bethany Coyle of Cascade; Kimberly Kesner of Greencastle, Pa.; Allison Donovan, Destiny Grimm and Amanda Willow, all of Hagerstown; Christine Elliott of Maugansville; Courtney Sanders of Mercersburg, Pa.; Rachel Dawson of Smithsburg; and Dana Temple of Waynesboro, Pa.

Awards were presented to Temple, the student with the highest grade-point average in the program, as well as Donovan and Elliott, the students who missed the least number of classes during the nine-month program.


The program began in the fall of 2009. For more information, call Theresa Marks at 301-790-2800, ext. 507, or e-mail">

TOPS Chapter 462

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 462 in Smithsburg had a good weigh-in last week. Dale lost 11.5 pounds and John lost 7.5 pounds to be the week's best thinner winners.

John gave a report on the TOPS' International Recognition Days in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which he attended recently. He said there were some great success stories by those who lost a lot of weight.

TOPS is a nonprofit weight-loss support group that works with the person's doctor to help them reach their goal weight.

The Smithsburg chapter meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St., in Smithsburg. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023.

Quartet to perform at Pen Mar Park Sunday

The Andy Angel Quartet will perform Sunday at Pen Mar Park from 2 to 5 p.m. as the summer concert series continues. The concerts are sponsored by Washington County Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department.

For more information, call 240-313-2700 or music coordinator Jim Powers at 301-791-1551.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - Uno, 10 a.m.

Thursday - Word games, 10 a.m.

Cascade Elementary

Congratulations to Ashley and Joshua Dwyer and their family, who were the recipients of the Elementary Prinicipal's Citizenship Award for the 2009-10 school year.

The award is presented to elementary students in fifth grade who demonstrate pride and respect toward students and adults, participate in class discussions and school activities, and put forth maximum effort to do well academically. Both students were recognized at a public ceremony in May at Williamsport High School.

Church plans bus trip to Gettysburg Sept. 18

Seats are available for a bus trip to Gettysburg, Pa., set for Saturday, Sept. 18.

Tickets cost $27.50 for adults and $24 for those ages 6 to 18. The price includes bus fare and a ticket to the new museum to see the Cyclorama and watch the film "A New Birth of Freedom." Other expenses are up to the individual, including a stop at Hoss's Steak and Seafood restaurant on the way home.

The bus will leave from Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave. in Hagerstown. For more information, call Sandy Busey at 301-739-7925. Reservation and money are due within five days of reserving a seat.

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