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EDUCATION
July 4, 2011
Nearly 1,400 students graduated from Mountain State University in May. The following is a listing of graduates from Mountain State University Martinsburg: Associate degrees Edward Edens, Kenneth Jean, Heather Klockmann and Cynthia Stevick. Bachelor’s degrees Victoria Abiodun, Nike Adebanjo, Adeniran Adeleye, Ganiyat Adeyemo, Cynthia Adofo, Folashade Akinbinu, Anthony Akpan, Tiffany Anderson, Victoria Anifowoshe, Felix Anusie, Emilia Atem, Fatmata Bah, Charnell Banjoman, Sally Benjamin, David Bennett, Bonnie Bennie, Charles Besong, Estime Bien-Aime, Ashley Boarman, Carolynn Boone, Kristy Brown, Rosalind Burton, Christina Chapman, Richard Connelly, Faith Cupp, Erin Dennis, Barry Detwiler, Doris Dickson, Isaac Djampouop, Jeanne Dossou, Hylarion Doue, Amy Duncan, Kelly Durkin, Rodney Ebersole, Edward Edens, Amanda Edwards, Juliet Egwim, Colman Ejerenwa, Joseph Ekoh, Marla Ellis, Ernestine Enohmbi, Joseph Enongene, Isaac Fofie, Rosaline Fontah, April Funkhouser, Blessing Gabriel, Regina Gardiner, Benjamin Gross, Lisa Guido-O’Donnell, Justine Hall, Nathan Hall, Pamela Harper, Beverly Haymes, Rebecca Hess, Ara Hessamy, Linda Hill, Chantal Hlontor, Chad Hott, Christopher Houck, Yetunde Ifelowo, Ogechukwu Igbo, Eddy Iyeke, Amanda Johnson, Rabi Kaidbey, Philippe Kakou, Chinyere Kalu, Jean-Baptiste Kassi, Moromoke Kehinde, Corey Keiner, Abiola Kiladejo, Heather Klockmann, Heather Knorr, Zainab Koroma, Alusine Kumala, Maame Kyeremateng,...
NEWS
June 2, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! McConnellsburg (Pa.) High School Salutatorian Lisa DeShong, left, has her tassel adjusted by fellow graduate Ryan Defibaugh prior to commencement Wednesday night at the school.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 16, 2011
When Sharita Statum walked to the podium to accept her diploma from Penn State Mont Alto during Saturday’s spring commencement, she had three things on her mind — Jayden, 7, Ja’nye, 4, and Lyric, 1 month. Juggling the role of busy mother while taking classes was grueling at times, but for Statum it was worth everything she endured to earn her associate degree in occupational therapy and teach her children an important lesson. “I was determined to have a bright future and for my kids.
NEWS
November 9, 2005
Members of the South Hagerstown High School class of 1963, their spouses and guests are invited to a pregame tailgate party Friday at 5 p.m. at Doub's Woods Park. There will be steamers, homemade vegetable soup, and hot and cold drinks. Those attending the tailgate party are asked to bring a chair, $2 and a covered dish; or bring $5 if not bringing a covered dish. Game time for the North Hagerstown-South Hagerstown game is 7 p.m. Tickets to the game will be available for $5.
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by MARLO BARNHART | March 3, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com Northern Utah? Isn't that a strange place for a Smithsburg High School class reunion. That's exactly what Joey Gardenhour thought when he learned that he was one of four Smithsburg grads currently stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. "The connection is great - when we get together on the base, we talk about things we had in common growing up," Gardenhour said during a post-holiday visit home with his family, who still live in Smithsburg.
NEWS
December 21, 2005
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. - Two 2005 Heritage Academy graduates, Whitney Schlimgen and Heather Stamper, were members of the Baptist Bible College volleyball team that won the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II regional volleyball tournament and participated in the NCCAA national championships in Lincoln, Ill. Schlimgen, daughter of Jim and Denise Schlimgen of Smithsburg, had five kills, two aces and 15 digs as BBC swept Lancaster...
NEWS
May 10, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. - G. Warren Elliott, Franklin County commissioner and Penn State Mont Alto alumnus, will serve as the commencement speaker during the May 19 ceremony at Penn State Mont Alto. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Multipurpose Activities Center. Tickets are required for guest admission to the ceremony, and seating is first come, first served. The gymnasium doors will open at 9 a.m. Guests are asked to be seated by 9:45 a.m. The first row of seats will be reserved for those who are unable to climb, and there will be wheelchair-accessible seats on the floor.
NEWS
October 9, 2006
Two South Hagerstown High School graduates recently received $500 scholarships from Queen Esther Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3. Lindsay Ann Beattie and Ashley Crawford were selected by the chapter's grant scholarship committee based on their academic excellence, community support and their desire to continue their education, according to a press release from the chapter. Beattie studied in all honors and advance-placement classes, served four years in the Rebel music program, ran cross country for two years and played softball for four years.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2012
More than 16,000 students have graduated from South Hagerstown High School since it opened its door in 1956, Assistant Principal Matthew Mauriello told the audience Friday as this year's graduates were poised to receive their diplomas. “I hope you all cry later and smile now ... and hold onto this moment before it slips through our fingers,” Valedictorian Maranatha Teferi told her classmates gathered in the school's gymnasium. As for their futures, Teferi advised: “Meet your challenges, pursue your goals, figure out who you are.” Teferi was one of about 36 students to receive scholarship offers, which Assistant Principal Sherry L. Hamilton said totaled about $2.5 million.
NEWS
August 10, 2009
On June 28, 20 Mother Seton School graduates from the class of 2004 had a fun evening celebrating their five-year reunion at the Emmitsburg, Md., home of Mary Robinson. They came from far and wide - one classmate traveled from Nazareth, Pa., nearly three hours away, to be at the Emmitsburg Catholic school's reunion. Planned by Hilliary Benjamin and Robinson, there were many activities, including a game of "Where Are You Now" to see where everyone is working or going to college, volleyball, corn hole, a bonfire, reminiscing and lots of food and cake.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2013
Landing a good job may still be elusive for some in today's economy, but workers on average can make $5,000 more a year in the skilled trades than college graduates, officials said Thursday night during a graduation ceremony for the Barr Construction Institute in Hagerstown. The institute, operated by the Cumberland Valley chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors Inc., offers training in the electrical, heating, air-conditioning, plumbing and carpentry fields at a location on North Locust Street.
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OPINION
August 12, 2013
Some were ahead of the game; some were behind. But all students who walked across the stage last week and received their high school diplomas deserve a round of applause. “Summer school” is a term that strikes fear into the hearts of youngsters everywhere, but about 40 Washington County students hit the books instead of the pool and a jubilant graduation ceremony was the reward. Superintendent Clayton Wilcox told the 21 graduates who attended the ceremony that they were an inspiration, and we agree.
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 14, 2013
Artist Erin Mettille opened her one-woman exhibit and hosted an opening reception at the Washington County Arts Council May 30.  Mettille's art was chosen from multiple submissions to be the “look” of the 18th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest. The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts graduating senior is on her way to Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., in the fall and plans to major in illustration.   Mettille participated in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Collaboration in 2012 and the painting of the Greater Hagerstown Bicycle Mural Project in 2011-12.
EDUCATION
June 10, 2013
Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School, at 15 High St. in Hagerstown, announced its Class of 2013 graduates. Graduation was held May 18 in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church, High Street and Washington Avenue. The guest speaker was the Rev. H. Wallace Webster, senior  pastor at Mount Airy (Md.) Bible Church. Graduates were: • Patricia Anne Auxt, Bachelor of Science in church education • Elissa Ruth Elliott, Bachelor of Science in biblical studies • Jeremiah Daniel Gayman, Bachelor of Science  in missions • Joshua Nahum Toole, Bachelor of Science in  pastoral studies Graduates from the seminary and graduate school were: • Barbara Denise Calhoun, Master of Arts in Christian education • Bernard Albert Domowski, Master of Arts in biblical studies • D. Neil Suders, Doctor of Ministry in practical theology
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 7, 2013
Some of the closest attachments people form in their lives occur during their school years, but for eight graduates of South Hagerstown High School's Class of 2013, the bonds go back to Day One. “Eighteen years and nine months we've been rooming together,” said Khyri Baker, referring to his twin brother, Khalib. The Bakers are one of four sets of twins among the more than 250 South High graduates who received their diplomas at the school Friday. They are now set to take separate paths in life: Khalib is going to York (Pa.)
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 6, 2013
Touching on themes as varied as legacy, the workforce, teamwork and the speed of technology, student and adult speakers took to the podium Thursday night to prepare Williamsport High School's 206 graduates for the next chapter in their lives. Co-Salutatorian Benjamin M. Seibert, asked the students how they want to be remembered in life. Will they volunteer? What kind of parents will they be? Will they put others' needs before theirs? “Only you know the answers to these questions,” Seibert said in his address inside Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 23, 2013
Members of the “exceptional, respectful, laid back, quiet and cautious” Musselman High School Class of 2013 received their diplomas Thursday night during Musselman's 64th commencement at Shepherd University's Butcher Center. The adjectives describing the graduates came from Musselman Principal Holly M. Kleppner, who told the seniors that their kind of character “will take you far in life. You will be successful and you will be leaders by example. I'm certain that you will make an impact in whatever you do.” In all, 379 seniors, the school's largest graduation class to date, received diplomas.
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By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | May 23, 2013
The largest graduating class in Berkeley Springs High School history received their diplomas Thursday night at the 124th annual commencement. Instead of on the football field, the ceremony was held in the school gymnasium, where the 195 graduates were applauded and cheered by about 1,000 family members and friends while heavy rain poured outside. The school auditorium held about 400 people who watched a live video feed of the ceremony. Principal Lance Fox said about 70 percent of the class members will be attending college or joining the military.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2013
Martinsburg High School graduates, their families and faculty were forced to evacuate the Butcher Center at Shepherd University Tuesday night when the second of two fire alarms went off moments before the commencement ceremony was to begin. Campus police investigated the incident, along with members of the Shepherdstown Fire Department. An unofficial report circulating among faculty members indicated that one or more pranksters were involved. “All we know is that two alarms were activated on the lower floor,” said fire department Lt. Zachary Morgan.
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