Clear Spring High's Blair receives honor

February 21, 2011|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring
  • Matthew Blair
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Clear Spring High School congratulates Matthew Blair, who recently was named a Maryland state winner for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

Matt was chosen for his outstanding excellence in academics, athletics and community/school leadership.

Ten males and 10 females from each state are selected as state winners from the nearly 55,000 applicants nationwide.

The award celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors in and out of the classroom.

“I’m proud to be one of the 20 young men and women selected from the state of Maryland, and I am equally proud to represent Clear Spring High School,” Blair said.

 “Each recipient embodies the spirit of the Heisman tradition of hard work, dedication and an outstanding record both on and off the field,” said Archie Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner and spokesman for the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.

Food events planned before minstrel show

There will be opportunities to enjoy dinner before the annual minstrel show in March.  

• The Clear Spring High School Band will hold a spaghetti dinner before the show on Friday, March 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

The menu will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, coffee and iced tea.

Tickets cost $6.75 for adults and $4.75 for those ages 2 to 12. Tickets will be available at the door or from Clear Spring Band members.  

• The Clear Spring High School Athletic Department is sponsoring a roast beef dinner Saturday, March 19, before the minstrel show. The meal will start at 5:30 p.m.

The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, cake, hot and cold drinks. Tickets cost $7.50 for adults and $5 for students.  

• The Athletic Department will sponsor a soup/sandwich sale on Sunday, March 20, before the show. The sale will start at 11:30 a.m.  

The menu will include bean, chicken corn and vegetable soup, country ham sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, pies and cakes. Additional desserts and drinks will be available.

MLK tribute planned Thursday

Wacohu Grange invites the community to a black history program Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the grange hall.

“The Dream Endures” is a tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., arranged and written by Robert W. Johnson, rendered by the Ebenezer AME Church Senior Choir and narrated by Gary Graves.

The grange hall is at 16412 National Pike in Hagerstown.

The public is invited.

Library to show family movie

Clear Spring Library will show the movie “Toy Story 3” Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  
For more information or to register, call 301-842-2730.        

Did you know?

 Did you know in 1909, Henry Ford introduced the Tin Lizzie?

The National Pike was in horrible condition for automobiles.

The early tourists got dressed in linen dusters and goggles, and took a lot of punishment.

They had to carry spare gas in tin cans. They also had to light their headlights with a match, patch their own tires and when they got stuck in the mud, they had to hire a farmer to pull them out.

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