Scholarships available to county students

January 25, 2011|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Scholarships available to county students

The Washington County Retired Educational Personnel Association is offering six $1,000 scholarships.

The association is making scholarship applications available to all Washington County Public School seniors, graduating juniors and to college students who have graduated from a county public school under the jurisdiction of the board of education, who are aspiring to become teachers.

Applications are available in the guidance offices of all public high schools; can be picked at the central office of the board of education at 820 Commonwealth Ave.; or can be downloaded at

For more information, call 301-797-5117.

Senior site calendar

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today — Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Thursday — Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Friday — Puzzle Day, 10 a.m. 

Monday — UNO, 10 a.m.

Smithsburg Middle

The PTSA would like to thank all of those who provided snacks and chaperoned the holiday activity night. A good time was had by all.

If you are a member of the PTSA, but are not receiving e-mail notifications, please send an e-mail to so that the staff can update your information. Not a member yet? It's not too late to join. Membership costs $5. Membership forms can be found on Edline in the PTSA folder.

FFA (Future Farmers of America) will meet today from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the cafeteria. The focus will be creating a design for a T-shirt.

TOPS 0462

Smithsburg TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0462 had its first no-gain meeting for the year.

Sally was this week's thinner winner with a 1.5-pound loss. Susan was the week's thinner winner runner-up with a 1.25-pound loss.

John opened the meeting with news of a TOPS men's retreat in September that will be held near Pittsburgh, Pa. He also reminded the chapter about the women's retreat in September in Sharpsburg. To send members to these retreats, the chapter needs to be thinking of some fundraising ideas.

The chapter meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 N. Main St. in Smithsburg. Weigh-in is 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, or go to

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