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Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro | October 10, 2011
Boonsboro High School will celebrate homecoming this weekend. Representing the student body on the homecoming court are Trish Hawkins, Emily Lum, Whitney Durr, Amber Smith, Tori Poffenberger, Britton Beard, Josh Haden, Caleb Jardeleza, J.R. Lowery and J.T. Rice. The annual powder puff game will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The homecoming football game against Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School is slated to kick off at 7 p.m. Friday. A pancake breakfast will be Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. in the school cafeteria.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 20, 2012
A few years ago, as the Boonsboro High School football team was getting ready to play its home opener, its scoreboard went on the fritz and one had to be borrowed from the nearby Boonsboro Area Athletic Association, said Karen Seabright, former secretary of the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters. Another time in recent years, the scoreboard's sound system was out for the homecoming game, so the name of the homecoming queen couldn't be announced, Seabright said. This season, Warrior Stadium events have a different kind of scoreboard theatrics - the good kind.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2011
Boonsboro High School Band Boosters will be collecting any used musical instruments at a booth at the Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 7.  The instruments will be used for the band's program. The Green Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shafer Park in Boonsboro. The Boosters will accept all donations of wind, brass, percussion or string instruments.
EDUCATION
March 31, 2013
A Washington County student will be honored as a Maryland finalist April 13 at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library for her entry into the Letters About Literature contest. Boonsboro High School student Elizabeth Longerbeam will be honored for her letter to author April Myers for her book “To Forgive a Stranger.” The Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher Award, honoring a Maryland teacher who works to promote reading by employing creative teaching methods, will also be presented during the awards ceremony.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | October 27, 2011
The governor of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan - Maryland's “sister state” - visited Boonsboro High School Thursday to thank the students for their donations to earthquake relief and formalize a “sister school” agreement with a high school in his prefecture. “Kanagawa has nine high schools that have sister-school relations with schools of Maryland,” Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa said at a ceremony in the auditorium. “Today, Boonsboro High School and Shichirigahama Senior High School formally establish a sister-school relationship, too. I wish that we will also conduct many exchange activities and nurture friendship for a long time to come.” Boonsboro High School Principal Peggy Pugh and Shichirigahama Senior High School Principal Koichi Yoshida then signed an “Educational Exchange Relationship” agreement to explore the possibility of cooperating in joint educational projects and seeking to expand and develop their relationship.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2011
A group of students from Boonsboro High School will travel to Annapolis in February to fight for the state title in a competition that tests students on their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. On Wednesday, Boonsboro topped three other student teams from the 6th Congressional District during a competition at Hagerstown Community College called We The People: The Citizen and The Constitution. In addition to Boonsboro, teams were fielded by South Hagerstown and St. Maria Goretti high schools, and Gerstell Academy in Carroll County.
EDUCATION
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2012
Boonsboro High School was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School, one of six schools in the state to win the honor for 2013, officials announced Thursday. Schools are recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education after meeting a specific set of criteria. “This is a true community effort. We wouldn't have been considered if it wasn't,” said Peggy Pugh, Boonsboro High's principal. Pugh said that for Boonsboro High School to be considered for the award, it had to be among the top 15 percent of high schools in Maryland.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | January 31, 2013
James Fisher and Edith Weedon, who lived through the Civil Rights movement and have been lifetime members of what they said is the only predominantly African-American Church in South County, spent time Thursday in the Boonsboro High School library for a luncheon celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and discussing opportunities for students to get more involved in the community. “This shows progress being made,” said Mount Moriah Baptist Church member Edith Weedon of Pleasant Valley.
NEWS
June 21, 2011
Boonsboro High School's track-and-field complex will be renamed Scott Field in honor of longtime coach Dwight Scott. The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the naming during Tuesday's board meeting at the central office off Commonwealth Avenue. Scott could not be reached for comment Tuesday. A physical education teacher and coach, Scott worked for the school system from 1959 to 1996. During his career, he coached track and field, football and cross country.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2013
Family members and friends of a popular Boonsboro High School athlete are mourning her death after she collapsed at a camp in Mercersburg, Pa., on Monday evening. Michaela Grove's mother, Brenda Grove, said she believes her 16-year-old daughter was involved in a tug-of-war competition at Camp Tohiglo when she fell to the ground in cardiac arrest. Michaela was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, but she could not be revived, according to her mother. David Jones, director of coaching for the Locomotive FC soccer club for which Michaela played, was among those reeling from the teen's death.
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NEWS
Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | September 3, 2013
Welcome, September, and all the wonderful bounty you bring. Schools are busy with open houses and back-to-school nights. Parents, be on the lookout for fundraiser forms and important papers that need to be signed. Bring on the Friday night lights. High school football opens Friday evening in Washington County as South Hagerstown High School will hold its home opener against Century High School.  Boonsboro High also will be playing at home Friday.   Legion scholarships Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown awarded two scholarships of $1,000 each to two area students.
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OBITUARIES
August 31, 2013
Brenda D. Holder, 66, of Stonecroft Court in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born April 26, 1947, in Leesburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy L. and Erma (Higgs) Danner. She attended Boonsboro High School. She was employed by DMP of Hagerstown and was a homemaker. Brenda was very vivacious and loved rock 'n' roll. She is survived by daughter, Sarah Holder; son, Todd Holder and wife, Darlene; sister, Elizabeth Nebergall and husband, Jerry; granddaughter, Diane Holder; grandsons, Richard Todd Holder and Andrew Joseph Kulpinski; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
OBITUARIES
August 23, 2013
June Marie “June Bug” (Saville) Vance, 64, of Keedysville, Md., passed from this life to the next on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born April 29, 1949, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Leona Saville of Keedysville and the late Hubert Oates Saville. June was a 1967 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She had formerly worked at London Fog in Boonsboro and Montgomery Ward in Hagerstown, and most recently was the owner and operator with her husband of the Deerview Home for the elderly in Keedysville.
OBITUARIES
August 22, 2013
Helen Mae Wiebel, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, after a brief stay at Williamsport Retirement Village. Born Sunday, Aug. 27, 1933, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Jeremiah Bryan Jr. and the late Mollie Marie (Smith) Bryan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Wiebel, in 2007. She attended Beaver Creek School and later graduated from Boonsboro High School. Helen was employed as a floral director with numerous florists in the local area.
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | August 17, 2013
During his state-champion days at Williamsport High School, Michael Lilley logged thousands of training miles on the C&O Canal Towpath. He returned to the towpath Saturday morning, and left as a champion again. Lilley, 22, won the 32nd annual Gary Brown Memorial C&O Canal Five Mile Run in 25 minutes and 26 seconds. “It's really awesome for me to be able to win this race on my home turf that I grew up running on,” said Lilley, who recently graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., where he competed for the NCAA Division I Mountaineers.
OPINION
August 11, 2013
“I see in the newspaper where Boonsboro High School is considering installing artificial turf on their football field. At one time, there was a stigma attached to artificial turf, that it was causing joint problems because of cleats sticking into artificial turf. Folks, please give this consideration in your determining whether to get artificial turf versus natural.” - Boonsboro “I believe that they should put 'No pet allowed' signs at the Clear Spring carnival because my dog was told that I had to remove it from the property, and that is not right.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A group working with the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters is looking into the possibility of installing artificial turf at Boonsboro High School's football field, Washington County Public Schools officials said. Boonsboro High and school system officials, as well as some community members, were expected to meet Wednesday to begin discussing whether the project would be feasible and if the school system would support it, officials said. In researching different artificial turf companies, Boonsboro High Head Football Coach Clayton Anders said he received an estimate for the entire project - grading, drainage and artificial turf - from FieldTurf that was a little more than $800,000.
EDUCATION
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2013
When Boonsboro High School hosts the Dwight Scott Invitational track meet next spring, finalists will be able to line up in one heat. Work is being done this summer to install a new, wider track at the high school as one of several summer maintenance projects undertaken by Washington County Public Schools. Going from seven to eight 42-inch lanes also will give the school a chance to one day host a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association regional meet, Boonsboro High Athletic Director Sue Lowery said.
OBITUARIES
July 24, 2013
Michaela Jean Grove, 16, of 7823 Mapleville Road in Boonsboro, Md., passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Michael Cartwright Grove and Brenda Lee (Mongan) Grove. She was a student at Boonsboro High School, where she had just completed her sophomore year and was on the distinguished honor roll, and played on the girls varsity soccer team the past two years. She was also a member of the 2011 indoor track state championship team, 2012 outdoor track state championship team and 2012 indoor track state championship team.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2013
Family members and friends of a popular Boonsboro High School athlete are mourning her death after she collapsed at a camp in Mercersburg, Pa., on Monday evening. Michaela Grove's mother, Brenda Grove, said she believes her 16-year-old daughter was involved in a tug-of-war competition at Camp Tohiglo when she fell to the ground in cardiac arrest. Michaela was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, but she could not be revived, according to her mother. David Jones, director of coaching for the Locomotive FC soccer club for which Michaela played, was among those reeling from the teen's death.
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