May 19, 2013
Wilson College's Class of 2013 is poised to make a great impact on the natural world because the next 10 years will be key in protecting the planet, the class' graduation speaker said Sunday. Sylvia A. Earle said that just last week, the Earth passed a milestone in which carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere passed the 400 parts-per-trillion mark. She also said half the coral reefs are gone, as she witnessed during a dive at the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia this month.
November 12, 2012
On Oct. 12, Michael Spalding was honored by the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He received his dean's honor list certificate for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Spalding is a junior at Texas Tech University and a graduate of South Hagerstown High. He is a business management major. He is the son of Steve and Jill Spalding of Hagerstown.
October 15, 2012
Rachel Powell of Boonsboro will perform with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans dance group at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. She is a 2009 graduate of Boonsboro High School. The Tamburitzans is a multicultural song and dance company. The world-renowned troupe is made up of about 30 dancers. The group is dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures.
September 17, 2012
While Kelsey Helman was skating for inline gold for the U.S. Team at the Mondiali In-Line 2012 world championships in Italy, one of her teammates was cheering her on from home. Whitney Garvin, a 2009 graduate of North Hagerstown, skated with Helman on the Fast Forward Speed team at the Indoor National Championships in Lincoln, Neb., taking bronze medals in the 200-meter time trial and the 500-meter sprint. She also took silver with Helman in the 4 Lady Relay. Unfortunately it was not enough to qualify for the world championships.
September 10, 2012
The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Tessa Walls, a 2009 graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High School and 2011 graduate of Hagerstown Community College. Wells will attend the University of Maryland in College Park and will be returning in the fall semester as a senior. Walls is majoring in neurobiology and physiology, as well as psychology. She is pursuing a career in the medical field as a psychiatrist. She is the daughter of Joseph Walls and the late Tammy Walls of Hancock.
September 2, 2012
Teri Jene Keller of South Hagerstown High School graduated with a grade-point average of 3.97 and will attend Salisbury University in the fall. She was selected to receive the Salisbury University Presidential Scholarship, the West Virginia University Blue and Gold Scholarship, the South Hagerstown High School Alumni Scholarship, a Senatorial Scholarship, Maryland Del. John Donoghue Scholarship and a scholarship from Towson University. Keller was the class secretary, a National Honor Society officer, a Peer Helper, and a member of the color guard, student government, Link Crew, Key Club, Green Crew, and the Honor Club.
July 16, 2012
Casey Arnone, a Williamsport High School graduate, was awarded the John and Tillie Kendle Scholarship. Casey is the daughter of Nancy and Brian Arnone. She will attend Salisbury University, where she plans to play soccer and major in education. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Williamsport High graduate who has committed to play a sport at a four-year college. The scholarship is renewable for four years.
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.
June 5, 2012
A total of 213 students graduated from Washington County Technical High School Tuesday night in a class that marked several milestones, including $1.7 million that went to students in scholarships - the most in the history of the school, according to school officials. Also for the first time, there were more women than men graduating, and there were no dropouts, fights or suspensions in the two-year period that the students attended the school, Principal Jeffrey E. Stouffer said during the commencement exercises held in Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center.
June 4, 2012
Emily Marie Hornbaker of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, was among the graduate and undergraduate students recognized at Frostburg State University's Honors Convocation in May. Hornbaker, who received departmental honors in music, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in K-12 music education, with an emphasis in clarinet. She has been actively involved in FSU's Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Marching Bobcats and University Chorale.