May 25, 2008
Conner M. Gilbert, a junior at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., was recently inducted into the Upsilon Nu Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official studies honor society of the National Communication Association. A communication major and dean's list student, Conner is a writer for St. Vincent's campus newspaper and works for the school's sports information office. He also covers the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp during the summer, where he is responsible for interviewing players and coaches, taking photographs and writing stories for St. Vincent's Web site.
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 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.
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.)
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.