July 18, 2011
FREDERICK, Md. - Sarah Johnston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Johnston of Hagerstown, recently graduated cum laude from Hood College, where she was a member of the Honors Program, with a degree in English and certification in secondary education. Johnston was named to the dean's list for the spring semester. In April, Johnston was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, a national collegiate honor society for seniors who rank among the top 10 percent of their class. During her academic career at Hood, Johnston also held membership in several other collegiate honor societies, including Mortar Board, Ionic Society, Kappa Delta Pi and Alpha Lambda Delta.
June 26, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College offers a program for those who want to change careers and become teachers even though their baccalaureate degrees are in different fields. Students who would like to begin the program in the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 24, must apply by Wednesday. Those who would like to begin the program in the spring 1999 semester, which begins Jan 20, 1999, must apply by Thursday, Oct. 15. Students may enter the certification programs after earning a baccalaureate degree from Hood or another accredited institution.
November 24, 2004
GIRLS BASKETBALL Jessica Myers had a game-high 14 points to lead St. Maria Goretti past Broadfording Christian 48-38 in the championship game of the Lion Classic. Sarah Spierenburg and Erica DeMercurio each added eight points for the Gaels (2-0), which outscored Broadfording 11-4 from the free throw line. Tina Conner led the Lions (1-1) with 11 points, while Cindel Young grabbed 12 rebounds. Emily Stranskey had seven rebounds and Leslie Brown had five steals in the loss.
October 25, 2004
COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY FREDERICK, Md. - Brittany Strite led the Hagerstown Community College women's cross country team to a tri-meet victory at Hood College on Saturday. Strite won the women's race, finishing the 5k course in 20 minutes, 51 seconds to help the Hawks (28 points) edge Hood (31) and Mary Baldwin (64). Kara Wastler finished in 21:31 and Nikki Sentofonti completed the course in 21:44 for HCC. Kyle Eccard won the men's race in 17:58 for the Hawks.
July 13, 2006
HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council on Wednesday awarded two $500 scholarships sponsored by Pepsi to two 2006 graduates of Hancock Middle-Senior High School. Jennifer Willison and Dylan Shives won the scholarships after writing essays on what it meant to them growing up in Hancock. Pepsi donated $1,000 for the scholarships. Willison plans to attend Hood College in Frederick, Md., as a possible pre-med major, and Shives will attend Hagerstown Community College to study administration of justice, Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said.
June 18, 2007
Piano students of Barbara Peters were featured in a May 24 recital at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown. Music from composers Clementi, Schumann, Chopin, Scarlatti, Albeniz, Khachaturian, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and others was featured during the evening. The guest artist was Justin Furnia, a student of Dr. Noel Lester at Hood College in Frederick, Md. This year's adult class included Dr. Craig Edmonds, Althea Reaves, Edith Stouffer, Barbara Hunt, Elaine Farrar, Miriam Boehmer and Cindy Noia.
June 16, 2008
Recipients of the Lake and Nellie Lytton scholarships awarded by the Washington County Retired Educational Personnel Association are, from left, Stephanie Toone from Williamsport High School; Hannah Crosby from Boonsboro High School; Tyler Austin from Boonsboro High School; Sarah Johnston, a freshman at Hood College and a graduate of North Hagerstown High School; and Ashley McKinley from Washington County Technical High School. Mildred Lichtenberg from South Hagerstown High School was not present when the photo was taken.
February 15, 2009
The Hagerstown Lioness Club will meet Thursday, March 5, at the Academy Theater in Hagerstown. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Joy Derr, director of development communications at Hood College in Frederick, Md., will talk about "Women Who Paved the Way. " Cancellations and additional reservations must be received by Monday, March 2, by calling Sukey Rankin at 301-790-2831. The Academy Theater is off the city parking lot.
April 19, 2010
The Washington County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee awarded two scholarships to Washington County students. Katie Coffman is a senior at Washington County Technical High School. She will study speech pathology/audiology at West Liberty University. Paige DeVore is a senior at North Hagerstown High School. She will study biochemistry at Hood College. The committee also has 28 returning students majoring in a medical field. Each will receive $1,000 per year ($500 for spring and fall semesters)
March 24, 2003
Assistant principal, North Hagerstown High School Family: Wife, Cheree; son, Ryan. Education: Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Mount Saint Mary's College; master's degree in Educational Leadership from Hood College. Mentors: Richard Gehrman, Valerie Novak, Greg Rouse, Dave Ambrose and Bo Myers. Favorite part of the job: "Being witness to student success. " Biggest challenge of your job: "Balancing work and family. " Favorite music: Variety.