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Way to go, Shayla

February 09, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

Way to go, Shayla

Proud parents Mr. and Mrs. Morgan want to share their pride in their daughter, Shayla.  She received the Golden Table award for being a great example of showing respect last marking period.

She also received a Golden Table award last year for showing responsibility.

Shayla is a third-grader in Mrs. Wagner’s class at Maugansville Elementary School. 

Two students from each class are selected each marking period to be recognized for displaying one of the character traits from the six pillars of the Character Counts! initiative. The six traits are respect, responsibility, citizenship, trustworthiness, caring and fairness. 

The students selected are honored during their lunchtime at a Golden Table, where they receive a book and other special treats from the school’s counselor, Mrs. King, and the PTA. 

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Girls on the Run registration set
Registration for Girls on the Run of Washington County will take place Monday, starting at 7 p.m. at Spicher’s Appliance, 13427 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.

Girls on the Run is 10-week after-school program for third- through fifth-grade girls which combines training for a 3.1-mile running event with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting workouts.

Teams are forming for the spring season at Maugansville, Potomac Heights and Paramount elementary schools and Grace Academy. Space is limited. 

The program costs $150. Financial aid is available. 

For more information, go to gotrwashco.org, or send an email to gotrwashco@yahoo.com.

Chocolate festival planned for Saturday

Trinity United Church of Christ, at 29 E. Ave. in State Line, Pa., will host a chocolate festival Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Chocolate candies, cookies, sweetheart gifts, gift baskets and raffle items will be available. 
For more information, call Cheri at 240-469-4053.

Historical society meeting set for Feb. 16
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at the State Line Ruritan Building, off U.S. 11 north in State Line Community Park.

The guest speaker, John A. Miller, author and historian for the Monterey Pass and South Mountain State Battlefields, will present “A Forgotten Battle, the Battle of Monterey Pass.” 

His talk is about the first major battle after the Battle of Gettysburg — the only battle to be fought on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. All guests are welcome.  Refreshments will be served. 

For more information, call Susan Alsip-Lawson at 301-739-0357.

Spaghetti dinner and auction
On Friday, Feb. 17, Broadfording Christian Academy, at 13535 Broadfording Church Road, will host a spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m. and a silent auction, which will begin at 5 p.m. 

There will also be a live auction at 7 p.m. and a homemade soup and bake sale. 

The spaghetti dinner tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 5 and younger.

The scheduled snow date will be March 2.

For more information, call 301-797-8886 or send an email to pastor@broadfording.com.

Second annual auction to be held
The PTO from Rockland Woods Elementary will hold its second annual auction   Saturday, March 24, at Next Dimensions in Funkstown.  Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction starts at 7 p.m. 

A silent auction will also be offered. Tickets cost $15 a person.  Each ticket includes dinner and dessert.  Items to be auctioned include tickets for sporting events and local attractions, theme baskets, home decor and restaurants gift cards. All proceeds benefit the school. 

For tickets, call Loretta Landis at 301-582-0658 by March 19.

Training Opportunities Available for Special Advocates of Children
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County has announced an online training format, in addition to its traditional group training format, planned for persons interested in volunteering to serve as advocates for children under the court’s jurisdiction due to child abuse or neglect in Washington County. 

Both programs will begin in March.

The online training program will be conducted for 10 weeks, beginning March 21 and concluding May 23. 

Those enrolled in the online training program will participate in four group training.

The traditional group training format will be conducted for eight weeks, in two separate, concurrent sessions beginning Wednesday, March 21, and Saturday, March 24; concluding on Wednesday, May 9, and Saturday, May 12, respectively.  Participants will choose to participate in either the Wednesday or the Saturday session, but not both.

All training sessions will be held at the Washington County Health Department, Behavioral Health Services Division at 13114 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

Once completed training, certified advocates are matched, one-on-one, with children under the jurisdiction of the courts because of adjudicated cases of child abuse and neglect. 

Advocates review case files, conduct interviews, and provide recommendations of care and services to the courts, which the advocate considers to be in the “best interest” of children appointed.  It is estimated advocates volunteer about 10 hours per month in child contacts and case-related efforts.

Those interested in volunteering in the program undergo a screening process, must be at least 21 years of age, free of a felony criminal record, free of any child abuse or neglect charges, and other screening procedures.

For more information, call 240-313-3383 or 240-313-3386 or TTY 240-313-3391. 

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