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May 5, 2010
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- An unidentifiable odor prompted an evacuation of Hedgesville High School at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday, school officials said. School administration and the fire department checked the building and detected the odor was entering the building through the HVAC air handlers from an outside source, according to Berkeley County Schools spokewoman Leah Catlett. Students and staff were permitted to return to the building and resume instruction, Catlett said in a news release.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2011
They're the same height, but the similarities between fraternal twins Allyson Brooke and Jade Nicole Angeline seem to end there, even in the careers they will pursue after graduating Saturday from Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School. The 18-year-old twins were part of Hedgesville's graduating class of 370 seniors. Allyson, a brunette, will head to West Virginia University in the fall to study criminology, while Jade, a blonde, will go to Fairmont (W.Va.) State University to learn how to become a radiology technician.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2011
A former custodian at Hedgesville High School is accused of sexual assaulting an 18-year-old woman this summer while the school was being cleaned, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Kenneth Weigle, 64, 555 Mauve Road, Hedgesville, retired from Berkeley County Public Schools on Aug. 16 as a result of the allegations, school officials said Friday. Weigle was arraigned Friday by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of sexual abuse by a person of trust and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to court records.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
Kelsey Chaney, a Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School sophomore, is about to follow her grandfather and father into the FBI Academy, but she doubts that her ultimate goal will be a career in law enforcement. Kelsey, 15, is leaning toward the fields of public relations or communications with an eye on attending Georgetown University. She said her father, Mark Chaney, a Secret Service agent, encouraged her to apply for the eight-day leadership training camp for 14- to-16-year olds at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. The camp, part of the FBI National Academy Associates 2012 Youth Leadership Program, takes place June 20 to 28. She more than meets the camp entrance qualifications - above-average academic standards and good citizenship.
NEWS
March 12, 2002
Hedgesville High School class of 1992 HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - The class of 1992 is planning a 10-year reunion. Class members who have not received a letter or who have questions should contact Kristen, 1-304-264-2748; Shelly, 1-304-274-2819; or send e-mail to SHJR25@aol.com as soon as possible.
NEWS
by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | January 20, 2007
Martinsburg High School junior Jesse Jean came with his game face on Friday night as the Bulldogs hosted Hedgesville High School.
NEWS
February 1, 2009
Stacey Lynn Heck and Jonathan Christopher Cushwa were married on May 24, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Mitchell Heck and Sherry Heck of Martinsburg. The bridegroom is the son of John and Jeanie Cushwa of Martinsburg. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Hedgesville High School and a 2007 graduate of Shepherd University. She is employed by WVUH-EAST in Martinsburg. The bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Hedgesville High School and a 2007 graduate of James Madison University.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | December 22, 2009
HEDGESVILLE, W.VA. -- The annual DECA Club Christmas party at Hedgesville High School was canceled Tuesday due to the weather, but the gift giving was not. Frank DiNicola, marketing teacher at Hedgesville High School, said he and two DECA Club students will be at Hedgesville High School Wednesday inside the front entrance from 10 a.m. to noon to give out the gifts to 10 students from Hedgesville and Opequon elementary schools. "I talked with all the parents," he said. "We can't deliver them.
NEWS
December 15, 2004
Trombonists Zach Waters, in blue T-shirt, and Dave Shaffer perform with the Hedgesville (W.Va.) Middle School eighth-grade band Tuesday night during the school's holiday concert at Hedgesville High School. The band was under the direction of Mark Albright.
NEWS
December 21, 2008
Veronica Elaine Brown and Dustin Lee Church were married on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Clarion Courtyard in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Ellen Brown of Falling Waters, W.Va. The bridegroom is the son of Jacqueline Files of Hedgesville and Brian Butts of Martinsburg, W.Va. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Hedgesville High School. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Shepherd College in 2002 and a master's degree in reading education from West Virginia University in 2006.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2013
Two Martinsburg men, Michael Parkinson and Donald Naylor, certificates in hand from the James Rumsey Technical Institute's Culinary Arts program, are headed for second careers.  They weren't alone, many of the 135 graduates who earned certificates in more than a dozen programs were also changing careers or finding first ones. In a ceremony held at Hegesville High School, the graduates received certificates Friday night in courses ranging from licensed practical nurse to truck driving, surgical technology, electrical technician, machine trades, automotive technology, and even the regional technical school's newest class - massage therapy.
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NEWS
May 23, 2013
A Hedgesville (W.Va.) Middle School student and two Hedgesville High School students were detained Thursday after authorities seized knives at the school campuses, police said. Neither knife was brandished and no one was put in immediate danger, Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth M. Lemaster Jr. said. The first incident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. at the middle school and involved a 13-year-old student who was dressed in a full “camo gilly suit,” the sheriff's office said in a news release.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2013
Minutes before receiving her diploma Wednesday night, Hedgesville High School graduating senior Stephanie Gardner said she plans to become a history teacher. “I want to go back (to school), I guess,” the 17-year-old girl said smiling. “I just had some really great history teachers at Hedgesville that inspired me to the same sort of thing,” Gardner said. Gardner was among 375 in this year's graduating class, which was saluted at Hedgesville High School's 112th commencement in the Butcher Center at Shepherd University for netting “well over” $3 million in scholarships.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2013
Spring Mills High School is set to be dedicated Aug. 7, but Berkeley County's fourth public high school is expected to be finished well before then, Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon said Tuesday while giving a tour of the school. Hallway clocks displayed the correct time during the tour, basketball backboards were installed in the main gymnasium and cafeteria equipment in the kitchen appeared practically ready for food service. The cafeteria and every other room visited Tuesday had yet to be furnished, but Arvon said all of the remaining work is expected to be finished by June 1, if not sooner.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 15, 2012
Elizabeth Morgan took seriously the challenge of raising enough money to make the best Christmas for a child she didn't even know. Morgan, 17, a Hedgesville High School junior, is a student in Frank DiNicola's marketing class. Students in his three classes - Marketing One and Two and Entrepreneurship - are keeping up a 32-year tradition of raising money for an annual Christmas party for five students each from Hedgesville and Opequon elementary schools. Principals at Hedgesville and Opequon select the students.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2012
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among West Virginians between the ages of 15 and 24, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin told more than 300 Hedgesville High School students at an assembly Monday. He said it's a “heartbreaking” statistic. Earlier Monday in Charleston, W.Va., Tomblin signed a proclamation proclaiming this week as Suicide Prevention Week in the Mountain State. It is also National Suicide Prevention Week. According to Tomblin, a suicide occurs every 14 seconds in the United States.
OBITUARIES
September 5, 2012
Geraldine "Gerri" Ann Dellinger, 59, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at City Hospital. Born June 8, 1953, in Dupont, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank Xavier Konicki and Frances (Warunek) Konicki. She taught 37 years with the Berkeley County Board of Education, and 34 years at Hedgesville High School. Gerri was a dedicated teacher who loved her students and the staff she worked with. Gerri loved the beach, and was an avid sports fan for Hedgesville High School and West Virginia University.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2012
The world opens up for high school graduates. Options abound - work, the military, college, marriage. But two local young women - Diane Draper of Williamsport and Jensen Roman of Falling Waters, W.Va. - took a less common path after school. They each wrote and published a novel. In getting their stories into print, Draper and Roman had to confront obstacles - friends' doubts, family expectations and the authors' own fears and insecurities, not to mention the challenge of sticking with the solitary work of writing for months and months.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
Kelsey Chaney, a Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School sophomore, is about to follow her grandfather and father into the FBI Academy, but she doubts that her ultimate goal will be a career in law enforcement. Kelsey, 15, is leaning toward the fields of public relations or communications with an eye on attending Georgetown University. She said her father, Mark Chaney, a Secret Service agent, encouraged her to apply for the eight-day leadership training camp for 14- to-16-year olds at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. The camp, part of the FBI National Academy Associates 2012 Youth Leadership Program, takes place June 20 to 28. She more than meets the camp entrance qualifications - above-average academic standards and good citizenship.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2012
Hedgesville High School, which has won the boys state AAA track championship twice without actually having a track on campus, might finally be able to get some home-field advantage. The Berkeley County Board of Education voted Monday night to advertise the site-preparation work for an eight-lane track at the school. “These kids deserve it,” Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon said after the meeting. If the project's financing works in the school district's favor, the site work will be part of a two-phase plan, Arvon said.
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