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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down - May 5

May 05, 2012

Thumbs up to students in a Human Rights Literature class at Greencastle-Antrim High School who created “The Glorious & The Brave,” a documentary about World War II and the Holocaust. The video preserves the memories of local veterans and Holocaust survivors, who share firsthand accounts of the liberation of concentration camps.


Thumbs up to Joseph Ernst, Emily Gross, Baily Covington and Devin Fales, middle school students who were recognized by the Washington County Board of Commissioners with Youth Meritorious Awards. The students were nominated by school employees for showing leadership in their schools, in their homes and in the community.


Thumbs up to the parents of Smithsburg High School students who voiced their concerns during a public meeting about a new class schedule being considered for the school. Few things are more important than our children’s education, and it’s refreshing to see concerned parents addressing a proposed change through the proper channels.


Thumbs up to the residents of West Virginia, who turned in more than 4,500 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs during the state’s recent Drug Take-Back Day. As prescription-drug abuse continues to be a problem in this country, ridding homes of unwanted drugs is a significant step in the fight.


Thumbs down to vandals who spray-painted graffiti on the track, a storage trailer and the softball scoreboard at Williamsport High School. Police said an initial investigation appears to show that students from another high school were the culprits. If that’s the case, no rivalry should be the reason for destruction of property.

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