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Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine awards two $1,000 scholarships

July 11, 2011
  • Daniel Ridenour
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HAGERSTOWN — Each year, the Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine gives scholarship awards to two local high school seniors for $1,000 each.

The awards are based upon applications and essays that each student submits to the center.

This year’s winners are Sally Johnston of North Hagerstown High School and Daniel Ridenour of Smithsburg High School.

Johnston participated in many school activities, including the North High Key Club, North High Teaching Academy, Future Educators of America and the National Honor Society.

She is also an active participant in her community and helps teach Sunday school at Trinity Lutheran Church, and has volunteered her time with organizations such as UNICEF, Children’s Miracle Network, March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Humane Society of Washington County, Washington County Auxiliary, Boys and Girls Club (Hagerstown), Otterbein Church (Hagerstown) and Zion Church (Hagerstown).

Sally has received several honors from her school, including Success Through Achievement and Recognition of Students Awards, Distinguished Officer of the Key Club, the National Honor Society and the Honor Club of NHHS.

Sally plans to attend Hood College in the fall to study early childhood and elementary education.

Ridenour also participated in many school activities. He was president of the National Honor Society, Junior Adviser and reporter to the The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America), class president two years running, class vice president, Link Crew adviser, and was a member of the marching band, jazz band, math club, All-County Concert and Jazz Band, and the Math Honor Society.

Daniel also participated on the varsity wrestling and varsity lacrosse teams.

His community volunteer involvement includes the Humane Society of Washington County and the Utility Relief Benefit Concert fundraiser.

Daniel has received several honors from his school, including Success Through Achievement and Recognition of Students Awards, Greenhand, Chapter, and State awards for FFA, Faculty Distinguished Honor Awards, Maryland Distinguished Scholar Honorable Mention, National Honor Society, and 2010 Trig Star Winner for the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Daniel plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall to study engineering.

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