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by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 7, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com Be real. That's the best advice for winning a school election. It worked for Adam Hockensmith, who won his run for president of the Student Government Association at South Hagerstown High School this year. Adam narrowly beat fellow senior Trang Phan for the position - and he did it by being sincere, upbeat, funny and confident, he says. "I just tried to be myself, to be positive, and not to have a fake niceness about me," says Adam, 16, of Hagerstown.
NEWS
February 1, 2009
The Smithsburg High School class of 1953 celebrated its 55-year reunion Sept. 20 with a luncheon at Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa. Following a social hour, Donald Leather, class treasurer, gave the invocation and had a moment of silence prayer for the deceased members of the class. Richard Happel, class president, conducted the business meeting. It was unanimously decided to hold the next reunion in five years, with a get-together each year until then.
NEWS
October 31, 2009
The Clear Spring High School class of 1959 held its 50-year reunion Oct. 10 at the Two Top Ruritan Club. Twenty-seven class members and 16 guests, including two former teachers, attended. Attendees were presented with an engraved cherry wood paperweight provided by class president Vera Mae Ernst Schultz and a commemorative booklet prepared by Kenneth Clopper, who served as master of ceremonies. Reuben Darby read the names of the 14 deceased class members as a memorial.
EDUCATION
July 9, 2012
Lyndsay Michelle Himes of Hancock Middle-Senior High School was selected to receive the $500 Russell Weibel Sports Scholarship for the 2011-12 school year. Himes carries a 3.47 grade-point average. She lettered in varsity volleyball in grades 10, 11 and 12; in girls basketball in grades 11 and 12; and in varsity track and field in grades nine, 10 and 11. In addition, she was student government association president in grade 12 and parliamentarian in grade 10. She was class president in grade 11 and class secretary in grade 12. She plans to attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall.
NEWS
August 31, 2004
INWOOD, W.Va. - A student at West Virginia University has been crowned the new West Virginia State Horticultural Queen. The new queen is Weslie Taylor Boyd, the daughter of Scott and Tammy Boyd of Gerrardstown, W.Va. She is the granddaughter of Bill and JoAnn Butler, of Inwood, Miriam Boyd, of Ocala, Fla., and the late James Boyd. Her grandfather, Bill, and uncle, Todd Butler, own Butler Farms, which produces apples in the Arden area. They also raise beef cattle and host upland bird hnting through their business, Shenandoah Valley Sportsmen.
NEWS
March 31, 2008
David Burkey has been named North Hagerstown High School's Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership recipient. He will attend the 30th annual HOBY Maryland Leadership Seminar at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md., in May. The three-day seminar brings together a select group of students to interact with leaders in the business, governmental and educational arenas to discuss present and future issues. David is the son of Danny and Susan Burkey of Hagerstown. He has a 4.0 grade-point average and is active in drama, chorus, FCA, student government and is class president.
NEWS
July 7, 2006
The Hagerstown High School class of 1951 celebrated the 55th anniversary of its graduation June 17 at the Four Points Sheraton. About 150 graduates and guests attended the dinner-dance. Master of ceremonies Bob Wantz welcomed the attendees and asked for a moment of silence for those classmates who had passed away. The class president, Dr. John Ramer, gave the invocation, followed by silence for the graduates of the class who because of illness or other reasons could not attend the reunion.
NEWS
By HEATHER LOWERY | August 21, 2010
Ryan David, 18, was given one of 60 spots in the Pennsylvania State University School of Architecture, an interest he contributes to his South Hagerstown High School drafting teacher, Bob Myers. "It was a little more rigorous than some other applications I filled out," David said about the application process. David, a 2010 South High graduate, said he will major in architecture at Penn State, but he does not know what his plans are for the future. "I think there is too much going on for me to worry about that," he said with a laugh.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | June 9, 2009
FANNETTSBURG, Pa. -- "What do you get when you take 42 of the most amazing people, times by 13 years, times by one graduation?" Catherine Miller paused to let her question sink in among the audience. Turning to look at her 41 friends nervously waiting in red and white caps and gown, Miller, the class president, smiled. "Answer: the 2009 class of Fannett-Metal Senior High School. " The small group of graduates and their hundreds of family and friends took advantage of a break in the stormy weather Tuesday to celebrate the school's 56th commencement.
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EDUCATION
July 9, 2012
Lyndsay Michelle Himes of Hancock Middle-Senior High School was selected to receive the $500 Russell Weibel Sports Scholarship for the 2011-12 school year. Himes carries a 3.47 grade-point average. She lettered in varsity volleyball in grades 10, 11 and 12; in girls basketball in grades 11 and 12; and in varsity track and field in grades nine, 10 and 11. In addition, she was student government association president in grade 12 and parliamentarian in grade 10. She was class president in grade 11 and class secretary in grade 12. She plans to attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall.
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By HEATHER LOWERY | August 21, 2010
Ryan David, 18, was given one of 60 spots in the Pennsylvania State University School of Architecture, an interest he contributes to his South Hagerstown High School drafting teacher, Bob Myers. "It was a little more rigorous than some other applications I filled out," David said about the application process. David, a 2010 South High graduate, said he will major in architecture at Penn State, but he does not know what his plans are for the future. "I think there is too much going on for me to worry about that," he said with a laugh.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 30, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.-- Choices appear to be endless after talking to some of the 179 Washington High School seniors who received diplomas Sunday evening at commencement exercises in the Butcher Athletic Center at Shepherd University. Take Raphaella Eastman of Charles Town, W.Va. She enrolled in West Virginia University's nursing program, but she really wants to be a doctor, a surgeon really. "I'm scared. Being a surgeon is what I really want to do, but I'm going to be a nurse first, then maybe.
NEWS
October 31, 2009
The Clear Spring High School class of 1959 held its 50-year reunion Oct. 10 at the Two Top Ruritan Club. Twenty-seven class members and 16 guests, including two former teachers, attended. Attendees were presented with an engraved cherry wood paperweight provided by class president Vera Mae Ernst Schultz and a commemorative booklet prepared by Kenneth Clopper, who served as master of ceremonies. Reuben Darby read the names of the 14 deceased class members as a memorial.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | June 9, 2009
FANNETTSBURG, Pa. -- "What do you get when you take 42 of the most amazing people, times by 13 years, times by one graduation?" Catherine Miller paused to let her question sink in among the audience. Turning to look at her 41 friends nervously waiting in red and white caps and gown, Miller, the class president, smiled. "Answer: the 2009 class of Fannett-Metal Senior High School. " The small group of graduates and their hundreds of family and friends took advantage of a break in the stormy weather Tuesday to celebrate the school's 56th commencement.
NEWS
February 1, 2009
The Smithsburg High School class of 1953 celebrated its 55-year reunion Sept. 20 with a luncheon at Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa. Following a social hour, Donald Leather, class treasurer, gave the invocation and had a moment of silence prayer for the deceased members of the class. Richard Happel, class president, conducted the business meeting. It was unanimously decided to hold the next reunion in five years, with a get-together each year until then.
NEWS
December 26, 2008
The Hagerstown High School class of 1953 held its 55th reunion Oct. 25 at Beaver Creek Country Club. A total of 119 members and guests attended. Co-chairs Barbara Snyder Stouffer and Doug Stine welcomed the group. Jane Davies Blankenship gave the invocation, followed by a silent prayer for the deceased members of the class. The dinner included crab cakes, filet mignon, chicken and all the trimmings. A choice of gourmet desserts was offered. Sidney Bowman, class president, served as master of ceremonies.
NEWS
March 31, 2008
David Burkey has been named North Hagerstown High School's Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership recipient. He will attend the 30th annual HOBY Maryland Leadership Seminar at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md., in May. The three-day seminar brings together a select group of students to interact with leaders in the business, governmental and educational arenas to discuss present and future issues. David is the son of Danny and Susan Burkey of Hagerstown. He has a 4.0 grade-point average and is active in drama, chorus, FCA, student government and is class president.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | January 5, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - More than a dozen members of the graduating class of 2002 at Waynesboro Area Senior High School gathered on the lawn of Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home on Thursday, remembering a classmate who died Dec. 27 from injuries suffered in Iraq. Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer, whose funeral begins at 11 a.m. today, suffered extensive burns when a roadside bomb exploded near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in mid-November. The Mont Alto, Pa., soldier will be remembered by many as a quiet, sweet person who shared lighthearted moments with friends.
NEWS
December 3, 2006
The Clear Spring High School Class of 1961 held its 45th anniversary reunion on Oct. 14 in the Pen Mar room of the Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown, with dinner by the Fireside Restaurant. Twenty-three of the surviving 61 classmates were in attendance as the class shared tales of the last 45 years and memories of their years together in high school. Music from the early 50s to early 60s provided background, and decorations in the class colors of red and white greeted the gathering. The highlight of the evening was an auction of items supplied by class members.
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