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.
July 18, 2011
Eight members of the junior class of Heritage Academy were inducted into the National Honor Society. Students were chosen by a faculty committee based on the candidates' scholastic accomplishments, leadership, service to the school and in the community, and their character. The ceremony was conducted by members of the NHS, led by Troy Cosner, president. Students gaining membership in the NHS were Callie Butts, Jessica Gaylor, Kathleen Kidd, Abbey Jackson, Rachel Clarke, Robbie Martin, Michael Donmoyer and Peter Therrien.
June 27, 2011
This spring, the Heritage Academy National Honor Society raised funds for the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center through the center’s Baby Bottle Campaign. Churches and Christian schools in the area distributed baby bottles for people to fill with donations of coins, paper money or checks for the center. Due to the generosity of families at Heritage, the National Honor Society was able to raise $214.62 for the center. This money will be used to help the center focus on the needs of girls, women and families dealing with unplanned pregnancies.
May 2, 2011
Boonsboro High School inducted new members into the Spanish Honor Society. The ceremony was preceded by international cuisine prepared by the students and teachers. This year there also was a PowerPoint presentation on Ukraine by Boonsboro exchange student Kateryna Nykonenko. New members of the Boonsboro High Spanish Honor Society for 2011 (in alphabetical order) include Scott Bennett, Chad Cowden, Taylor Cook, Caroline Cukier, Abby Duncan, Hannah Froehlich, Ashlyn Hawbaker, Sara Hobbs, Steven Kurapaty, Brittany Kookaby, Kelsey Mannix, Shannon McClellan, Jennifer Moore, Shannon O’Brien, Brandon Russell and Rami Yanes.
August 16, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The National Honor Society continued the tradition of celebrating the graduating class at Greencastle-Antrim High School with a luncheon, following commencement practice June 11, with help from the senior class representatives and local businesses. Preparation for the event was initiated by NHS junior parents, including Angie Houpt, Martha Coda, Penny Eichelberger, Teresa Zook and Brenda De-Young. Newly inducted NHS juniors, along with parents Penne Baer, Cindy Rudy and Diana Thrush also assisted with the preparations.