July 25, 2006
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Joseph W. Kinzer, son of Betty Jo and Eric Rhinehart of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Kinzer is a 2005 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. Lt. Col. David N. Ramsey has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, where he served as chief of staff at the multinational corps headquarters, Task Force Troy. A 1974 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, Ramsey also is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a master's degree.
August 5, 2007
North Hagerstown High School held its graduation ceremony June 8 in the school auditorium. Principal Valerie A. Novak and Washington County Board of Education member Bernadette M. Wagner presented diplomas to the 268 members of the Class of 2007. Valedictorian Christianna C. Beachley's address was "What Now: A Path to Success. " The daughter of Ed and Betsy Beachley, her interests and activities include basketball, tennis, church youth group, piano and Key Club. She plans to attend Emory University.
February 13, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Lexi Bryan , a sophomore at Penn State University, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester, the third time in three semesters. Lexi is majoring in accounting/finance. She is a member of the Smeal College of Business, a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and is active with “Thon,” one of the largest, on-campus Philanthropic events in the country. The dance marathon raises more than $7 million per year for the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports Children’s Cancer Research at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
June 12, 2009
It's been quite a spring for Smithsburg pitcher Bethany Garnand. She recently graduated as valedictorian of her class, but not before leading the Leopards to a 13-6 season -- Smithsburg's best in several years -- with her pitching and hitting prowess. "This year going into the season I had a lot of hopes for us," Garnand said. "I knew we were going to be strong. We had our rough spots, but we worked through all of them and by the end of the season we were hitting and playing great.
April 3, 1998
Apodaca-Moore Mr. and Mrs. Joe Apodaca of Northridge, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jo Apodaca, to Matthew Carl Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl V. Moore of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Miss Apodaca is a graduate of California State University in Northridge. She is a bilingual kindergarten teacher at Walt Disney Elementary School in Burbank, Calif. Mr. Moore is a 1990 graduate of Wake Forest University and teaches Spanish, music and computer skills at Westridge School in West Pasadena, Calif.
August 6, 2006
Smithsburg High School held its graduation ceremony June 9 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. Principal Melvin G. Whitfield and Washington County Board of Education member Wayne D. Ridenour presented diplomas to the 198 graduating seniors. Valedictorian Usama Qadri spoke on "Thinking Outside the Box. " The son of Anwar Qadri and Samina Anwar of Hagerstown served as president of the Student Government Association, was captain of the academic team and was a member of the National Honor Society, the Environmental Club and the varsity tennis team.