October 2, 2012
While the number of Washington County Public School students taking advanced placement courses and the number of AP exams taken increased for the fourth straight year, some of the discussion during Tuesday's school board meeting concerned whether some students are overextending themselves by taking the courses or taking too many of them. Richard Akers, director for secondary schools and student services, said it's one thing for students to challenge themselves by taking one AP course and another to stretch themselves by taking four.
January 1, 2012
Ben Mercier and Kelsie Munch were named students of the month for December at Washington County Technical High School. Mercier is a senior with a goal of being an aerospace engineer. Outside of class, he likes to follow current events and the political world so he can stay informed on the issues and world problems. Mercier said he believes that staying informed is extremely important in today's world, and he likes to research issues to form his own opinions. He also enjoys satire such as “South Park” and Jon Stewart, and being around his engineering class.
December 5, 2011
Harley Harrison and Brett Welsh have been named students of the month at Washington County Technical High School. Harley Harrison is a senior enrolled in digital photography and digital film editing, advanced- placement U.S. history, advanced-placement literature and composition, and entrepreneurship. She holds a 3.5 grade-point average. She dedicates most of her time to her church and plans to join Lifehouse's Master's Commission, a leadership and missionary program, after high school.
October 10, 2011
Frances Hautz and Cody Lanehart were named students of the month for October at Washington County Technical High School. Frances is a senior enrolled in collision repair, advanced-placement U.S. history, advanced-placement literature and composition, and psychology. She hopes to one day have her own body shop. When she is not at school, Frances enjoys playing her trumpet, listening to music, fishing, drawing and taking care of her pets. Frances earned a 3.89 grade-point average and is a member of the National Technical Honor Society.
May 5, 2011
If you are reading this between 8 a.m. and noon today, you probably are not an AP U.S. History student. But could you be? We’ll see. For just over three hours today, students who are attempting to earn Advanced Placement credit in U.S. History will answer multiple-choice questions and will write essays on topics ranging from the American victory at Yorktown to the Great Depression. Their performance on this exam could possibly allow them to gain college credit and advanced placement.
April 25, 2011
Brett Younker and Haley Dagenhart have been named Students of the Month for April at Washington County Technical High School. Brett is a senior enrolled in the pre-engineering class at Tech High. His academic schedule includes pre-engineering, advanced-placement language, advanced-placement calculus, forensic sciences and digital electronics. Brett’s home school is Hancock Middle/Senior High. He maintains a 3.41 grade-point average. He works at Woodmont Rod and Gun Club.
January 17, 2011
Charles Smith and Maureen Leavy have been named Students of the Month for January at Washington County Technical High School. Charles is a junior enrolled in the biomedical science program at Tech High. His home school is Hancock Middle/Senior High School. His academic schedule includes biomedical science, advanced-placement English literature, honors world history, art and honors physics. Having been an avid reader for as long as he can remember, Charles attributes that to his success in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, coming in 91st out of 258 competitors.
December 14, 2010
Tyler Notarianni Stephens and Khriste Green have been named December Students of the Month at Washington County Technical High School. Tyler is a junior enrolled in the biomedical science program at Tech High. Tyler's home school is South Hagerstown High School. He participated in the pre-international baccalaureate program his freshman and sophomore years at North Hagerstown High School, where his activities included student government, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Environmental Club and Honors Club.
May 10, 2010
The South Hagerstown High School Alumni Association has announced the winners of its 2010 alumni scholarships. This year's recipients were each awarded $1,000 scholarships honoring their outstanding scholastic achievements and participation in numerous school and community activities: Kara Marie Henson Kara plans to attend Towson University, where she will study nursing. Kara's academic program has included honors, advanced-placement and HCC courses. She has a strong grade-point average and is a member of the National Honor Society.