August 4, 2013
Attiya Latif of Hagerstown was elected president of the American Legion Girls Nation program. Latif, who will be a senior at Smithsburg High School, was elected by her peers, who included 97 representatives from 49 states who recently attended Girls Nation at the 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. Latif is captain of the academic team, a member of the debate team, and the founder and president of COEXIST, a club that promotes ethnic,...
June 23, 2013
Caroline Strite of Williamsport has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Scholarship for Military Children program. The scholarship was awarded at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. She is the daughter of Charles Strite. Caroline plans to attend James Madison University in the fall. Caroline's school and community activities include marching band, soccer, basketball, Link Crew and National Honor Society.
June 16, 2013
The Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine announced that high school seniors John C. Britton III of North Hagerstown High School and Natalie Rudisill of Williamsport High School are the recipients of its annual Dr. Tom Altizer Memorial Scholarship Award. This year's pool of scholarship applicants was one of the largest and most competitive in recent history, but Britton and Rudisill stood out due to their academic excellence, perseverance in the face of adversity and the valuable insight they wished to pass on to incoming freshmen.
June 2, 2013
The South Hagerstown High School Rebel Alumni Association recently presented $1,000 scholarships to students graduating from South High in June. Scholarship recipients: Michaela Brewer Brewer maintains a 3.88 grade-point average. She serves as Student Council president, class president, president of the South High National Honor Society, president of the Washington County Student Council, chairwoman of Miles for Mommies 5K, lacrosse team...
April 7, 2013
The Key Club at Heritage Academy was awarded the Best New Club Award at the Capital Key Club District Leadership Conference March 8 to 10 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor. The club, which has 24 members, was formed last year under the sponsorship of the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown. Four students from Heritage - Bryce Nigh, Collin Poyle, Tristan Prejean and Abraham Strickler - attended the district convention to participate in workshops, hear motivational speakers and vote on next year's district officers.
March 24, 2013
Grace Academy recently held its third annual National Honor Society induction ceremony. The chapter had one current member, in addition to seven former members who have graduated from Grace Academy. The purpose of the induction ceremony was to add three students to the Grace Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. The students honored were senior Marley Weagly, and juniors Allison Lehman and Brooke Morgan. Their membership was earned by the effective demonstration of the four qualities held in high esteem by the National Honor Society and the school. Those qualities are scholarship, service, leadership and character. At Grace Academy, juniors and seniors with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher are offered an opportunity to apply for membership in the National Honor Society. Candidates must provide evidence of their service, leadership and character, and only after the selection committee is satisfied that the students meet these requirements are they invited to become members. The committee considers the areas of service, leadership and character just as important as academics.
November 26, 2012
On Oct. 22, five high school students were inducted into the Colossians 3:17 Chapter of the Broadfording Christian Academy National Honor Society. A candlelight ceremony was held in the church auditorium in honor of the inductees who were recognized for their strong academics, leadership, service and character. The inductees were Katy Boring, Derek Durst, Haley Gray, Heidi Miller and Emily Underberg. Haley Hicks, a senior, spoke about last year's leadership study on Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the late quality-control expert.
July 5, 2012
Students in Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently participated in the Middle States Region Officers' Academy and Honors Institute. This year's institute was held at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The institute's purpose was to assist student officers in planning activities that encompass specific Phi Theta Kappa initiatives. Student officers who attended the event included Allen Calvert of Rohrersville; Heather Geary and Rick Howe, both of Boonsboro; Andrea Theodoru of Smithsburg; Leann Tomlin of Hagerstown; and Allie Villatoro of Myersville, Md. In addition, Howe, Phi Theta Kappa president at HCC, was elected the Maryland president of the Middle States Region.