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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 17, 2010
MONT ALTO, Pa. -- Waynesboro Area Middle School seventh-graders are swapping their regular classrooms this week for the ones at Penn State Mont Alto, where they are learning about things like physical therapy, the human body and physics. They're also getting a taste of college life by eating in the campus cafe and touring the dorms. "It's awesome," Jared Weisbrod said of the experience. The annual field trips are sponsored by the Waynesboro Area Business, Education and Community Foundation.
NEWS
by ASHA PATEL | July 2, 2002
When kids go off to college, parents and students have one thing in common: fear. But that's where the similarity ends. Students may be scared because they don't know if they'll make friends easily, or if they'll like their roommate, or even if they'll like the school. Parents are scared because they know that when their children are at school, they can for the most part do whatever they want whenever they want. I think all parents know curfews don't exist in dorm life. But try this: Freshman Daniel Reardon and junior Alexander Klochkoff died on the University of Maryland at College Park campus this past year.
NEWS
by ROSE RENNEKAMP | March 1, 2004
Senioritis. Senior Slump. Senior Slack. It doesn't matter what you call it, if you know a high school senior, you know what it means - taking it easy in those last few months of high school before stepping into the "real world. " It may seem harmless to relax a little after almost 13 years in school, but senioritis can be serious, and it can seriously endanger your teenager's chance of succeeding in college. What's the worst that can happen? That acceptance letter, the one you wanted to frame and hang on the wall, could be worth nothing more than the paper it's printed on. Last summer a North Carolina high school graduate made headlines when his family sued the University of North Carolina for taking back its admission offer.
NEWS
October 9, 2005
WASHINGTON The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore will host the second annual McDonald's College Expo ... A Taste of College Life on Oct. 15 at City Museum of Washington at 801 K Street N.W. at Mount Vernon Square. The expo gives area high school juniors and seniors and their families the opportunity to meet with college counselors and recruiters, speak with current college students about their experiences and explore the many facets that make up college life.
EDUCATION
July 14, 2013
Sheldon Ray Crossland, a junior at Williamsport High School, attended the National Student Leadership Conference at American University in Washington, D.C., from June 16 to 26. The conference is a program in which students from across the nation and around the world get to experience college life, while learning about their future college field of study. Sheldon's future college field of study is journalism, film and media arts. While attending the conference, he attended leadership and communication sessions, and met directors, writers and journalists.  He worked in groups to create and direct film and  experienced what it takes to be a news reporter and journalist.
NEWS
By LAURA BELL / Pulse Correspondent | August 5, 2008
Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, peace and quiet. Maybe a trip to a day camp or sleepaway camp. But a camp that's like college? Who would want more school, or anything like it, right? The National Student Leadership Conferences are an opportunity for high school students to gain leadership skills, meet new people, experience college life and learn about a chosen field of work. A few months before summer began I received a packet in the mail explaining that I had been nominated to participate in the NSLC program.
NEWS
July 30, 2010
Twenty-two years ago, Hagerstown Community College and the Washington County School Board teamed up to create College for Kids, a summer enrichment program held at HCC. More than two decades later, the program continues its mission of providing youths in grades one to 10 with hands-on interactive learning experiences. This summer's program began June 23 and ends next Friday. Anne Myers, College for Kids coordinator, said the program was created to allow elementary and high school age students the option to explore career fields they might chose as their profession.
NEWS
By DON AINES | July 13, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. ? A group of upcoming seniors got a look at life after high school Friday, spending a summer day at the Penn State Mont Alto campus. The "Spend a Summer Day" event at Mont Alto was designed to introduce prospective 2008 students to the small campus, as well as provide broader information about the 20-campus Penn State University system. This was new for most of the students, but some of the parents are veterans. "It's still as exciting with number five as it is with number one," said Sue Shetter of Waynesboro, Pa., who has gone through the process with four other children and stepchildren.
NEWS
By DON AINES | July 14, 2007
MONT ALTO, PA.-A group of upcoming seniors got a look at life after high school Friday, spending a summer day at the Penn State Mont Alto campus. The "Spend a Summer Day" event at Mont Alto was designed to introduce prospective 2008 students to the small campus, as well as provide broader information about the 20-campus Penn State University system. This was new for most of the students, but some of the parents are veterans. "It's still as exciting with number five as it is with number one," said Sue Shetter of Waynesboro, Pa., who has gone through the process with four other children and stepchildren.
NEWS
Lisa Prejean | November 1, 2012
My students' writing assignment this week so closely paralleled real life that it would be difficult to duplicate the impact in any other way. After viewing a photo of a roaring fire, the students were told to assume they were journalists reporting on a natural disaster that occurred in a nearby town. They were to tell readers why the disaster occurred and what happened as a result. They were told to create a plausible account of the event shown in the photograph. When I planned this lesson, little did I know that what has been called "the storm of the century" would pound the East Coast with rain, snow, high winds, fallen trees and power outages.
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EDUCATION
July 14, 2013
Sheldon Ray Crossland, a junior at Williamsport High School, attended the National Student Leadership Conference at American University in Washington, D.C., from June 16 to 26. The conference is a program in which students from across the nation and around the world get to experience college life, while learning about their future college field of study. Sheldon's future college field of study is journalism, film and media arts. While attending the conference, he attended leadership and communication sessions, and met directors, writers and journalists.  He worked in groups to create and direct film and  experienced what it takes to be a news reporter and journalist.
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Lisa Prejean | November 1, 2012
My students' writing assignment this week so closely paralleled real life that it would be difficult to duplicate the impact in any other way. After viewing a photo of a roaring fire, the students were told to assume they were journalists reporting on a natural disaster that occurred in a nearby town. They were to tell readers why the disaster occurred and what happened as a result. They were told to create a plausible account of the event shown in the photograph. When I planned this lesson, little did I know that what has been called "the storm of the century" would pound the East Coast with rain, snow, high winds, fallen trees and power outages.
NEWS
July 30, 2010
Twenty-two years ago, Hagerstown Community College and the Washington County School Board teamed up to create College for Kids, a summer enrichment program held at HCC. More than two decades later, the program continues its mission of providing youths in grades one to 10 with hands-on interactive learning experiences. This summer's program began June 23 and ends next Friday. Anne Myers, College for Kids coordinator, said the program was created to allow elementary and high school age students the option to explore career fields they might chose as their profession.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 17, 2010
MONT ALTO, Pa. -- Waynesboro Area Middle School seventh-graders are swapping their regular classrooms this week for the ones at Penn State Mont Alto, where they are learning about things like physical therapy, the human body and physics. They're also getting a taste of college life by eating in the campus cafe and touring the dorms. "It's awesome," Jared Weisbrod said of the experience. The annual field trips are sponsored by the Waynesboro Area Business, Education and Community Foundation.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 28, 2009
BOONSBORO -- Even Katie Wennick's mother, Linda, wasn't allowed to read the short story that won a $30,000 scholarship from romance writer Nora Roberts' foundation. Wennick, who graduated from Boonsboro High School this month, showed her story only to four friends, for reactions and editing, and to Roberts. "It has more me in it than I wanted to (have)," Wennick said, "and that kind of made it more private. " She said she's thrilled to get affirmation from Roberts, a world-famous author who lives in Keedysville, and plans to go to Roberts' next book signing.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | November 16, 2008
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Hazel McDonald Hendricks, who died Nov. 6 at the age of 95. Her obituary was published in The Herald-Mail on Nov. 8. SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Some of Max Derr's earliest memories of Hazel McDonald Hendricks are of her outspoken nature.
NEWS
By LAURA BELL / Pulse Correspondent | August 5, 2008
Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, peace and quiet. Maybe a trip to a day camp or sleepaway camp. But a camp that's like college? Who would want more school, or anything like it, right? The National Student Leadership Conferences are an opportunity for high school students to gain leadership skills, meet new people, experience college life and learn about a chosen field of work. A few months before summer began I received a packet in the mail explaining that I had been nominated to participate in the NSLC program.
NEWS
By DON AINES | July 14, 2007
MONT ALTO, PA.-A group of upcoming seniors got a look at life after high school Friday, spending a summer day at the Penn State Mont Alto campus. The "Spend a Summer Day" event at Mont Alto was designed to introduce prospective 2008 students to the small campus, as well as provide broader information about the 20-campus Penn State University system. This was new for most of the students, but some of the parents are veterans. "It's still as exciting with number five as it is with number one," said Sue Shetter of Waynesboro, Pa., who has gone through the process with four other children and stepchildren.
NEWS
By DON AINES | July 13, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. ? A group of upcoming seniors got a look at life after high school Friday, spending a summer day at the Penn State Mont Alto campus. The "Spend a Summer Day" event at Mont Alto was designed to introduce prospective 2008 students to the small campus, as well as provide broader information about the 20-campus Penn State University system. This was new for most of the students, but some of the parents are veterans. "It's still as exciting with number five as it is with number one," said Sue Shetter of Waynesboro, Pa., who has gone through the process with four other children and stepchildren.
NEWS
October 9, 2005
WASHINGTON The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore will host the second annual McDonald's College Expo ... A Taste of College Life on Oct. 15 at City Museum of Washington at 801 K Street N.W. at Mount Vernon Square. The expo gives area high school juniors and seniors and their families the opportunity to meet with college counselors and recruiters, speak with current college students about their experiences and explore the many facets that make up college life.
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