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July 20, 1998
photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer enlarge A two-day law enforcement camp was held Monday and will be held again today at the Maryland State Police barracks in Hagerstown, the first ever such camp in Maryland, according to Dan Seiler, president of the Western Maryland Troopers Association. A group of 14 to 15 youngsters, ranging in age from 12 to 14, signed up for the camp, which included tours and radar demonstrations. The camp is designed to encourage children to seek law enforcement careers and to improve relations between young people and police.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2011
While some teens are spending the lazy days of summer lounging by swimming pools, sleeping late or relaxing with friends, Katie Gonder is learning how to start an IV. The 14-year-old Gettysburg, Pa., resident is one of 17 students participating in Penn State Mont Alto’s MedCamp this week. “I want to do nursing, and this is helping me learn more about it and how to do stuff,” Katie said. Working in the health care field runs in the Gonder family. Katie’s sister is a nursing student at Messiah College.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | June 10, 2007
HAGERSTOWN-What Bill Bullard tries to spice up, his boss, Chris Jefferies, tries to cool down. Forty years ago, Bullard taught Jefferies how to hold a knife. On a recent afternoon at the Red Horse Steak House & Anvil Bar, where the two chefs met, Bullard and Jefferies laughed about their differences and reflected on their careers as they prepared to close the Dual Highway restaurant. The steakhouse is to officially close after dinner today. "We're like friends. You know someone for 40 years ... We carry on and tease a lot," said Jefferies, 56, who started out as a dishwasher in 1967 at the restaurant he has owned since 1972.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | June 15, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Twenty-eight teenagers will be turning off "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI" next week in favor of the show's real-life counterparts through Med Camp. In its second year, the day camp will offer trips to Waynesboro (Pa.) and Chambersburg (Pa.) hospitals, Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center and Quincy Village Retirement Community. Lessons will be taught in labs, emergency rooms and Penn State Mont Alto classrooms. The goal for the eighth- and ninth-graders is to "whet their taste buds and think about all the job opportunities in health care," said Kathy Donzella, a school liaison for Summit Health.
NEWS
By Richard T. Meagher | October 4, 2005
Sarah Ryan, 15, a junior at South Hagerstown High School, left, and her mother, Amy Ryan, talk Monday with Laury McIntyre, an admissions representative from Antonelli Institute, at Choices In Colleges and Careers 2005 at South High.
NEWS
September 14, 2009
The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board named Cody Fletcher of Laytonsville, Md., Brittany Gaban of Centreville, Md., Grace Garst of Walkersville, Md., and Ben Murphy of Ijamsville, Md., as award recipients of a $2,500 scholarship to further their education in agriculturally related careers.
OBITUARIES
May 28, 2013
Barbara B. Whitcomb of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.  She was the beloved mother of Matthew Whitcomb (Debbi), Julie Whitcomb (Mark Doeler) and Wendy Whitcomb (Daryl Leckron); and the devoted and loving grandmother of Jeremy, Amy, Zoee and Margot. She was the widow of Dr. David T. Whitcomb. Barbara was a graduate of Cleveland Heights (Ohio) High School; the Ohio State University, where she was a member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society; and the George Washington University.
NEWS
June 16, 2008
The Chambersburg Area Hospital Auxiliary awarded five scholarships at the group's spring luncheon held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Auxiliary President Karen Marshall presented the scholarship checks to the recipients, who are pursuing careers in the health field. Two $1,750 scholarships, one funded by the Million Penny Drive, were awarded to Chambersburg Area Senior High School seniors Brittany Martin and Mary Bernacker. Vedran Okilj of Greencastle-Antrim High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
OPINION
June 8, 2011
Careers available to young people today might not have even been identifiable to students of 20 or more years ago. Gone are the days when a teen could learn to rivet sheet metal and be set for life; instead, students today are learning to animate computer games, fiddle with gnomes and install solar panels. Washington County has been blessed with some visionary educational leaders who are seeing to it that our children are schooled in careers that will have relevance in the modern world.
NEWS
By DYLAN THACKSTON | September 18, 2007
I'm sure many students during the years have wondered, "Why do I have to spend every day of my young life in school?" Well, there are some very important reasons why education is important. Face it, there are careers out there that require a lot of smarts, such as psychologist, computer engineer and wildlife biologist. And in order to get to these careers, you need some sort of education. Now a lot of people could argue that you could just apprentice for whatever career you want to take, but there is a flaw in that.
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EDUCATION
September 8, 2013
Six area students who plan to pursue or are pursuing health care careers were honored recently as the recipients of the Medical Staff Scholarship Award at a Chambersburg Hospital medical staff meeting. • Brianna Dade of Waynesboro, Pa., is a member of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School class of 2013. She plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in medicine, specializing in pediatrics. • Shannon Leary of Chambersburg is a member of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School Class of 2013.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2013
In her 22 years of teaching, Annie Anders has had many great experiences, but the veteran teacher recently returned from what she described as “one of the best things I've done in my career.” “It was a unique experience. I don't think anything could top it,” said Anders, 43. Anders attended the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a one-week, all-expenses-paid, intensive professional development program for third- through fifth-grade teachers. The goal of the program is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math, according to the academy's website, www.sendmyteacher.com.
EDUCATION
August 21, 2013
Graduation for the students of the August class of Franklin County Career and Technology Center's practical nursing program was held Aug. 8 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. It was the 109th graduating class of the nursing program, which has served the citizens of the area for more than 54 years. Welcoming comments were given by Keith Yohn, administrative director of Career Tech. The graduation address was given by Dr. Paul Orange, who challenged the graduates to make full use of their senses - light, hearing and smell - to better understand a patient.
SPORTS
August 11, 2013
Stephen Strasburg pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the first complete game of his career, Jayson Werth had his second straight three-hit game and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. Strasburg (6-9) dominated the reeling Phillies for his first win since July 7 against San Diego. The Nationals had lost five straight games started by the right-hander. The Phillies never had a runner in scoring position during their 11th straight road loss.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2013
Paul T. Lochstampfor of Waynesboro, Pa., a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director for 25 years, recently was honored for his dedication and professional service by the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, or PFDA. The award was presented by JoAnn Pavlic, president of the PFDA, at a ceremony during the 131st annual PFDA Convention & Expo on June 11 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantsville, Pa. Lochstampfor is a graduate of the University of Maryland system, statewide mortuary science program at Catonsville, Franklin University, and has taken classes at Eastern University, University of Massachusetts and West Chester State University.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
Mackenzie Frampton graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor's degree in sociology in May, but hasn't been able to find a job in that field or a full-time job in any other. To her, that's not necessarily a problem yet. What's important, Frampton said, is that she doesn't let a not-so-wonderful economy push her into a not-so-wonderful job. “My friends are getting jobs and I was bummed,” said Frampton, 22, who lives in Harpers Ferry. “But a lot of people I know work contract jobs.
EDUCATION
June 27, 2013
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission sponsored the 29th annual Awards for Excellence in Career Technology Education ceremony at South Hagerstown High School on May 6. Kaplan University and Washington County Public Schools joined together to recognize seniors who excelled in career technology education programs. Washington County Public Schools recognized the following students: ¿ Arts, media and communication: Skyler O'Neill, computer game development and animation; Larissa Saunders, digital communications; and Christopher Brittle, multimedia and graphic design.
OBITUARIES
May 28, 2013
Barbara B. Whitcomb of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.  She was the beloved mother of Matthew Whitcomb (Debbi), Julie Whitcomb (Mark Doeler) and Wendy Whitcomb (Daryl Leckron); and the devoted and loving grandmother of Jeremy, Amy, Zoee and Margot. She was the widow of Dr. David T. Whitcomb. Barbara was a graduate of Cleveland Heights (Ohio) High School; the Ohio State University, where she was a member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society; and the George Washington University.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
Franklin County's career and technology center will showcase the school's $14 million renovation and expansion during a day-long open house Saturday. The open house at the newly named CareerTech is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school's campus on Loop Road. A full day of activities is on tap including tours of the school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. “I'm hoping that the public sees the value in what they have invested in in order to upgrade (our facilities) and move this school forward for the future,” said Keith Yohn, administrative director of CareerTech.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 19, 2013
A image from a microscope was projected onto the screen in a classroom at Bester Elementary School on Friday afternoon, showing a translucent worm slithering into view. The response it elicited from the students was not unexpected. “Eeyoou!” they said in unison. “I love my job,” said Kristen A. Lennon, the Biotech Microscopy Outreach Coordinator at Hagerstown Community College. She explained to the students it was a vinegar eel, though they are filtered out of the cider vinegar their parents buy at the store.
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