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By TAYLOR ECKEL | | July 22, 2011
When Matthew Blair was a senior at Clear Spring High School, he participated in various volunteer efforts as the Student Government Association president. However, he said, he was best able to share his abilities through peer tutoring. At the beginning of his senior year, Blair was asked by his teacher to be a peer tutor. He agreed. "I'm strong in math, and I can help people understand it,"said Blair, who is the son of Patti Blair of Clear Spring. However, peer tutoring conflicted with the world history class Blair needed to take in order to graduate.
July 20, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 GOLF UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - North Hagerstown High School graduate Becky Gossard reached the final in the 3rd Flight of the 90th annual Maryland Women's Amateur at Lake Presidential Golf Club. Beginning Thursday morning at 8:10, Gossard will meet Stefanie Herndon of Argyle Country Club in match play for the championship. Gossard pulled off a 3 & 2 semifinal victory on Wednesday over 51-year-old Deborah Klein of Norbeck Country Club.
by TAYLOR ECKEL | | July 15, 2011
Veronica Morris has dreamed of being a teacher since her first-grade teacher told her she had a teacher's handwriting. Morris' dream became one step closer when she won a silver medal in the Preschool Teaching Assistant category at the SkillsUSA Championships. SkillsUSA is a national organization for students in various occupational education programs. The contests assess skills necessary for an entry-level career in specific fields. Morris, 18, is a 2011 graduate of Washington County Technical High School's Early Childhood Professions program.
July 8, 2011
Heather Lowery, daughter of James and Marilynda Lowery of Williamsport, graduated magna cum laude from Robert Morris University in May. She finished with a 3.91 grade-point average after only three years. Heather was engaged in several student organizations. She was editor-in-chief of the university newspaper, The Sentry, president of the pre-law society, and a student coordinator for the Society for Collegiate Journalists. Heather was also an active community service volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center and the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.  She was a volunteer instructor for a Manchester Craftsmen's Guild course called "Photo in the 'Burgh.
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,...
June 27, 2011
The Community Foundation of Washington County announced that Luke Slick is the recipient of the Young Scholars Award.   The scholarship was established by Mike and Marlene Young to benefit graduating seniors at Smithsburg High School.  Eligible students must have maintained honor- roll status throughout their junior and senior years in high school, and plan to pursue a career in business, education or music. Luke will use the award at Hood College beginning in the fall. To make a contribution to the fund or to find out how to create a scholarship fund, contact the Community Foundation of Washington County at 301-745-5210.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | June 8, 2011
With bottled water at their seats and an industrial fan behind them, 178 graduates from James Buchanan High School's Class of 2011 received their diplomas on an evening when the temperature exceeded 90 degrees. "Be proud of your accomplishments, and be proud you're a James Buchanan High School graduate," Principal Rodney Benedick said at the start of Wednesday's ceremony. Graduates' family and friends piled into the bleachers at Rocket Stadium and lined the track fence. They joined the teenagers in singing the school's alma mater.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | June 7, 2011
Waynesboro Area Senior High School's Class of 2011 — described by its members as especially close-knit — graduated Tuesday in a ceremony filled with nostalgia and thoughts of the future. "Today is not an ending. It's simply a new beginning with endless possibility," Class President Derek M. Null said to graduates in the school gymnasium. Karissa Stoner and Jaela Walton, both 18, said their classmates bonded over the years. "We're all close friends," Stoner said. "We're more like family," Walton said.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | June 5, 2011
As they live their lives after their time at Saint James School, commencement speaker Juan Williams said his prayer for the school's Class of 2011 is that they surprise themselves. In doing so, they will serve as an inspiration to others, Williams said Sunday. Williams is an author and political analyst for Fox News who has been a Washington Post columnist and National Public Radio news correspondent. Williams said his prayer for the graduates is not about pleasing anyone or meeting anyone's expectations, but "surprising yourself with your abilities, with your willingness to take on challenges, to be uncomfortable, to learn languages, to travel, to give up much ... to give up much for what is right and good in the world.
By DAN DEARTH | | June 3, 2011
What is a Hub? W. Edward Forrest, vice president of the Washington County Board of Education, said Friday during the North Hagerstown High School graduation ceremony that he hears that question all the time. "Hubs are the teachers and staff who come early, stay late and reach out personally to help support and encourage students of all academic levels," Forrest said. "Hubs are involved in their school and community. Hubs are champions on the field and in the classroom .... Hubs rally around and lend a shoulder to students who have suffered the loss of a parent or friend in the community.
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