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BY MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2011
Decades from now when Jeremy Harbaugh reflects on his life journey, he will probably remember one day in particular that set him on the right path. It was the day he decided to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Harbaugh was a sophomore at Smithsburg High School when he developed an interest in becoming a midshipman, he said. His parents, Steve and Carmen Harbaugh, had visited the military college as chaperones on a field trip with his younger brother and sister. "They returned home excited and told me I needed to take a trip to Annapolis," he said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 1, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Ella Starr's summer vacation after high school graduation will be cut short by her entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy less than 48 hours before Independence Day. "I wanted to serve my country all my life and be a surgeon," Starr said. Starr, 18, will graduate from Chambersburg Area Senior High School with about 700 other students on Friday. Time after graduation will be spent in continued work at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and preparation for the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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by CAILIN MCGOUGH | July 2, 2002
cailinm@herald-mail.com Lane Drummond hadn't planned on going to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. In fact, in high school he hadn't planned on joining the Navy at all. "I took the ASVAB to get out of taking an English test," Drummond, 19, of Hagers-town, said of the armed services aptitude test. His scores - 94 out of 99 - were enough to make recruiters eager to have him join. "The day they got the scores there were like 30 messages on my machine," Drummond said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 19, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com North Hagerstown High School senior Helen Barnhart has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Barnhart, 18, who will join the academy's Class of 2007 on July 1, said the academy was her first choice out of a list of colleges that included Vanderbilt University, Emory University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., appointed her to the academy. Barnhart said spending a week at the Annapolis-based academy last summer helped her gauge her future experience there.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | June 11, 2000
Plebes at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are known for being yelled at and ridiculed in front of their peers. cont. from front page They must learn to adhere to strict schedules and tough discipline. Hagerstown residents Michael Thomas and Deniz Baykan say they're ready. Thomas, 19, and Baykan, 17, are the only two Washington County residents who have received appointments this year to military academies, according to U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett's office.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 22, 2007
SMITHSBURG - Jeremy Harbaugh has made up his mind. "I want to become a Naval pilot," he said. On Wednesday, his odyssey begins. Harbaugh, a 2007 Smithsburg High School graduate, and other class of 2011 plebes - or freshmen - will be inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Jeremy, the son of Steve and Carmen Harbaugh, said he knows what to expect - a rigid, disciplined life - and he's eager for it. "It's something I've always wanted," he said. "I think it fits my character well.
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By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | July 15, 2011
U.S. Navy Ensign Brittany Churchey is living her dream, but not in the way she expected. Churchey, 23, recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, but instead of heading to medical school, she set her course for the Navy Flight School in Pensacola, Fla. Her road to the Naval Academy was rocky, she said, and her years there were not without trials. "It definitely was a roller coaster ride," said Churchey, a 2006 North Hagerstown High School graduate. Churchey said she first became interested in attending the Naval Academy when her fourth-grade class visited it on a field trip.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 2, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ella Starr's summer vacation after high school graduation will be cut short by her entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy less than 48 hours before Independence Day. "I wanted to serve my country all my life and be a surgeon," Starr said. Starr, 18, will graduate from Chambersburg Area Senior High School with about 700 other students on Friday. Time after graduation will be spent in continued work at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and preparation for the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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by ERIN JULIUS | June 1, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Luckily, 19-year-old Brittany Churchey thrives on structure and schedules. When she joins the United States Naval Academy Class of 2011 on June 27, Churchey signs on for four years of intense study, athletics and leadership training. She's wanted to attend the Naval Academy since her fourth-grade class visited the Annapolis campus, Churchey said. As Churchey describes it, the organization and teamwork emphasized at the academy fit her "to a T. " Churchey, a 2006 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, applied twice before she was accepted to the academy.
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September 22, 2008
Brittany Harrington-Monacelli graduated from Mitchell College in New London, Conn., on May 17. She received a bachelor of science degree in liberal and professional studies in behavioral science with high honors. While attending Mitchell College, Brittany was active in the Behavioral Science Club where she served as secretary and vice president. She also served on the Campus Actives Board. Brittany is a 2005 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School. She is the daughter of Donald and Tammy Harrington of Myersville, Md. CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ella Marie Starr, a 2008 graduate of Chambersubrg Area Senior High School, has completed her six weeks of training at the U.S. Naval Academy.
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BY MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2011
Decades from now when Jeremy Harbaugh reflects on his life journey, he will probably remember one day in particular that set him on the right path. It was the day he decided to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Harbaugh was a sophomore at Smithsburg High School when he developed an interest in becoming a midshipman, he said. His parents, Steve and Carmen Harbaugh, had visited the military college as chaperones on a field trip with his younger brother and sister. "They returned home excited and told me I needed to take a trip to Annapolis," he said.
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By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | July 15, 2011
U.S. Navy Ensign Brittany Churchey is living her dream, but not in the way she expected. Churchey, 23, recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, but instead of heading to medical school, she set her course for the Navy Flight School in Pensacola, Fla. Her road to the Naval Academy was rocky, she said, and her years there were not without trials. "It definitely was a roller coaster ride," said Churchey, a 2006 North Hagerstown High School graduate. Churchey said she first became interested in attending the Naval Academy when her fourth-grade class visited it on a field trip.
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By BILL KOHLER | July 10, 2010
Years ago, a reporter bellowed to me, "Why do we have to cover graduations? These people mean nothing to me. " After I scooped my jawbone off the floor, I reminded she-who-must-not-be-named (this was before I worked at The Herald-Mail) that the importance of covering high school graduations went beyond the obvious. I explained that this was a major milestone in the lives of many, many people -- students, parents, teachers, coaches, administrators. Our job as journalists includes many responsibilities, but one of its most important is chronicling the history of the communities that we cover.
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By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413 | October 21, 2008
Homecoming this weekend If you haven't heard, this is homecoming weekend at South Hagerstown High School and a full calendar promises to keep us on our toes. The festivities kick off Thursday with a bonfire at School Stadium from 7 to 9 p.m. All the sports teams will be represented and recognized. The game is Friday at 7 p.m. against Middletown. Tailgating will begin at 4 p.m. The big dance is Saturday and tickets can be purchased this week in school. Day for veterans to include game While we are on the subject of the greatest game ever ... let's turn the calendar to December for a minute.
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September 22, 2008
Brittany Harrington-Monacelli graduated from Mitchell College in New London, Conn., on May 17. She received a bachelor of science degree in liberal and professional studies in behavioral science with high honors. While attending Mitchell College, Brittany was active in the Behavioral Science Club where she served as secretary and vice president. She also served on the Campus Actives Board. Brittany is a 2005 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School. She is the daughter of Donald and Tammy Harrington of Myersville, Md. CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ella Marie Starr, a 2008 graduate of Chambersubrg Area Senior High School, has completed her six weeks of training at the U.S. Naval Academy.
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June 27, 2008
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June 20, 2008
Chambersburg YMCA camps CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Memorial YMCA will offer the following camps for children: · Biddy "Animal Planet" camp for 3- to 5-year-olds, Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27. Children will learn about different animals, complete with visits from local animals. Directed by Jen Dandy. $47 for YMCA members; $63 for nonmembers. · Biddy "Nursery Rhyme Time" camp for 3- to 5-year-olds, Monday, July 14, to Friday, July 18. Children can rhyme, listen to stories, and create crafts.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 2, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ella Starr's summer vacation after high school graduation will be cut short by her entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy less than 48 hours before Independence Day. "I wanted to serve my country all my life and be a surgeon," Starr said. Starr, 18, will graduate from Chambersburg Area Senior High School with about 700 other students on Friday. Time after graduation will be spent in continued work at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and preparation for the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 1, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Ella Starr's summer vacation after high school graduation will be cut short by her entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy less than 48 hours before Independence Day. "I wanted to serve my country all my life and be a surgeon," Starr said. Starr, 18, will graduate from Chambersburg Area Senior High School with about 700 other students on Friday. Time after graduation will be spent in continued work at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and preparation for the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 14, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two of Louie Talbott's Christmas presents arrived via the U.S. Postal Service at his Gerrardstown, W.Va.-area home in the days before and after the holiday last month. In two letters, one from U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and the other from U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, Talbott learned the same thing - he received the lawmakers' nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. "It was quite a Christmas present," Talbott, a 17-year-old Musselman High School senior, said in a recent interview at school, where he serves on Student Council and is president of the FFA chapter.
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