Student advances in hoop shoot contest

February 20, 2013|Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway

Student advances in hoop shoot contest

Jackson Carrazco, a fourth-grader at Hickory Elementary School, began his journey in the Elks Hoop Shoot when he represented Hickory Elementary School Jan. 12 at Williamsport High School, where he claimed first place against other Washington County students.

Jackson then advanced to the next round of the basketball shooting contest, competing against students from Garrett, Allegany and Frederick counties, where he made 22 out of 25 free throws and won the district title.

Scholarships available

South Hagerstown High School’s Alumni Association will award five $1,000 scholarships to graduates of this year’s graduating class. Representatives from the alumni association will be in the school’s cafeteria during lunchtime Thursday to answer questions. Students are encouraged to pick up information about the scholarships and applications.


Oh say can you sing?

Auditions to sing the national anthem will be held at the Valley Mall Food Court Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those chosen will get to sing the national anthem at a Hagerstown Suns home game. Registration opens at 9 a.m.

For more information, call the Suns at 301-791-6266 or send an email to

Band Boosters to host bingo event

The Williamsport High School Blue Band Boosters will host a Longaberger Basket/Vera Bradley Bingo Sunday, March 3, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25 which include lunch and 26 games of bingo. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m.

Drinks, raffles and tip jars will also be available for purchase.

Deadline to order tickets is Friday.

For tickets, call Kristi at 301-331-7409.

PTA dinner night

Parents and students of Hickory Elementary are invited to a PTA fundraising dinner scheduled for Wednesday, Feb.  27. A portion from dinner bills at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will go to benefit the Hickory PTA.

Open house

Spread your Wings Learning Center will hold an open house Sunday, March 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave. in Hagerstown.

The theme will be “Meet the Cat in the Hat!,” the famous book by Dr. Seuss.

The preschool is enrolling for the fall semester.

For more information, call 301-331-1413 or 301-310-6263

Dr. Suess’ birthday event

The Chick-fil-A restaurant on Wesel Boulevard will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday Tuesday, March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Children who dress in a “Cat in the Hat” or “Thing 1 and Thing 2” costume will receive a free four-count children’s meal (one per child, during event hours only).

The event will include free activities and giveaways. 

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