May 18, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In an emotional ceremony, actress Jean Stapleton, best known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker on the popular 1970s television sitcom "All in the family," received an honorary degree from Wilson College at Sunday's outdoor graduation ceremony on campus. "This is a very moving and stirring honor and I do feel a deep responsibility to it," Stapleton said, her voice shaking. Stapleton and Darby Lewes, an assistant professor and author, were the two keynote speakers during the graduation ceremony honoring 105 graduates from the women's college and the college of continuing education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 1, 2005
Air Force Master Sgt. Roy E. Brake Jr. and his daughter, Army Spc. Kari McKown , recently reunited while deployed in Iraq. As an air transportation craftsman, Brake loads aircraft with as much cargo as possible to avoid convoy necessity. McKown is an Army supply specialist dealing with convoys. Brake, son of Roy and Coralee Brake of Mercersburg, Pa., is assigned to the 167th Aerial Port Squadron in Martinsburg, W.Va. Brake is a 1971 graduate of Chambersburg (Pa.)