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By DAVE McMILLION | January 28, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. Trevor Ford and academic success have been synonymous since the Jefferson High School senior was a boy. When Ford was in first grade in central New York, he was in a gifted program. He again was enrolled in a gifted program at Shepherdstown Elementary School after his family moved to Jefferson County, said his mother, Susan Ford. This year at Jefferson High School, Ford's schedule is loaded with advanced placement and honors courses, and he is vice president of the school's student government organization, the National Honor Society and the school's thespian troupe, according to his mother and school officials.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 29, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Trevor Ford and academic success have been synonymous since the Jefferson High School senior was a boy. When Ford was in first grade in central New York, he was in a gifted program. He again was enrolled in a gifted program at Shepherdstown Elementary School after his family moved to Jefferson County, said his mother, Susan Ford. This year at Jefferson High School, Ford's schedule is loaded with advanced placement and honors courses, and he is vice president of the school's student government organization, the National Honor Society and the school's thespian troupe, according to his mother and school officials.
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January 19, 1998
Pa. student aces SAT By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In between milking his family's cows and feeding them, Philip Mummert opened a piece of mail that could change his life. At first glance, Mummert, 18, believed it was a mistake. The Chambersburg Area Senior High School senior could hardly believe he was looking at a perfect score on the computer-printed results of his Scholastic Aptitude Test, better known as the SAT. "I saw the two 800s sitting there and thought, 'wow,'" Mummert said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 5, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The "one-stop problem" posed by a railroad crossing Saturday at the 2007 D.M. Bowman Driving Championship appeared easy to solve, at least from a spectator's point of view. But for most of the tractor-trailer drivers competing in the Williamsport-based company's corporate rodeo off Showalter Road, the last of six obstacles in the annual competition for trophies, cash and bragging rights proved to be the most difficult. This year's grand champion, Vernon Curtis of Huntersville, N.C., defied the odds and received a perfect score of 50, said Scott Bowen, director of Risk Management & Safety for the transportation company.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 4, 2007
The "one-stop problem" posed by a railroad crossing Saturday at the 2007 D.M. Bowman Driving Championship appeared easy to solve, at least from a spectator's point of view. But for most of the tractor-trailer drivers competing in the Williamsport-based company's corporate rodeo off Showalter Road, the last of six obstacles in the annual competition for trophies, cash and bragging rights proved to be the most difficult. This year's grand champion, Vernon Curtis of Huntersville, N.C., defied the odds and received a perfect score of 50, said Scott Bowen, director of Risk Management & Safety for the transportation company.
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By THAISI H. VELASQUEZ | July 28, 2008
BOONSBORO -- With his recent win at the Maryland State Truck Driving Championship in his rearview mirror, Boonsboro truck driver Otho Kretzer is looking forward to competing again this summer, but at the next level. Kretzer's state championship win qualified him for an opportunity to compete in August at the 2008 National Truck Driving Championships in Houston. "I get to go to nationals this year and compete in the five-axle sleeper class," Kretzer said. According to the American Trucking Association's Web site, there will be nine classes in the competition, including straight truck, three-axle, four-axle, five-axle, flatbed, tank truck, twins, sleeper and auto transporter.
NEWS
January 23, 1998
To Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, for his commitment of $13.5 million to upgrade the Interstate 81 intercharge at Halfway Boulevard. The economic benefits will be tremendous. To Rosemary Burtner, who taught for 45 years in the Washington County schools, touching the lives of countless local youngsters with her caring nature and her exuberant attitude toward life and all that can be learned. To James Michael Borum, a 25-year-old Hagerstown man who stole more than $20,000 in jewelry from his own grandmother.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 25, 2006
HAGERSTOWN andrews@herald-mail.com Oliver's Pub Restaurant in Longmeadow Shopping Center was shut down for five days because of health-code violations, but reopened after the problems were fixed, the Washington County Health Department said Friday. A reported based on a Feb. 17 inspection listed 14 violations, many of them concerning cleanliness. One violation was listed as major: rodent droppings observed on a 5-pound bag of graham cracker crumbs. The bag, which appeared to be chewed open, was discarded, the report says.
NEWS
April 24, 2010
OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Hagerstown Heat All Stars Competitive Cheer and Dance team's Small Youth Cheer Level 4 Team, known as Sizzle, won the title at a competition in Ocean City. The squad had four teams compete in the event and Sizzle won the championship. There were more than 300 teams at the event, all ages, levels and divisions. Sizzle was in a division by itself, but still was required to beat a set score (75 percent of the perfect score of 300; 75 percent would be 225)
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 24, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Who initiated the practice of antiseptic surgery in 1865? How many weeks are in an Olympiad? Calvin Broadus is the original name of what popular rapper? After a few rounds of such questions Sunday afternoon, John DeRonda and his friends were feeling a bit befuddled. DeRonda and his friends called themselves the Brain Freeze. "And it hasn't thawed out yet," DeRonda said. "It's definitely taxing whatever memories I had from school," said team member Krista Steiding of Charles Town, W.Va.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 2, 2012
The 60.3 percent of Washington County Public Schools seniors, 886 seniors, who took the SAT college entrance exam last school year is believed to be an all-time high participation rate for the school system, Testing and Accountability Supervisor Jeremy Jakoby told school board members Tuesday. Those figures included seniors who took the exam in May and June 2012, according to presentation documents. Board of Education member Justin Hartings congratulated the staff on the increase in seniors taking the SAT, while the composite SAT score increased one point.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2011
From 2010 to 2011, Washington County Public Schools students' average SAT scores decreased in every area except writing. Still, the school system's average scores were above the state public schools' average. The average WCPS composite SAT score was 1,488 in 2011, down 10 points from 1,498 in 2010, according to data provided by the school system. The county's latest average was 16 points higher than the state public schools' average of 1,472 and five points higher than the national average of 1,483 for public schools.
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April 24, 2010
OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Hagerstown Heat All Stars Competitive Cheer and Dance team's Small Youth Cheer Level 4 Team, known as Sizzle, won the title at a competition in Ocean City. The squad had four teams compete in the event and Sizzle won the championship. There were more than 300 teams at the event, all ages, levels and divisions. Sizzle was in a division by itself, but still was required to beat a set score (75 percent of the perfect score of 300; 75 percent would be 225)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 19, 2009
EASTERN PANHANDLE -- ACT test scores of Eastern Panhandle students this year remained relatively unchanged from 2008, even as the number of students tested continued to increase in all three counties, according to data released Wednesday by school district officials. The only change from 2008 scores was a tenth-of-a-percent drop in Morgan County's average score, from 20 to 19.9 this year. Berkeley and Jefferson county's respective scores of 20.9 and 21.4 in 2008 did not change this year, school officials said.
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By THAISI H. VELASQUEZ | July 28, 2008
BOONSBORO -- With his recent win at the Maryland State Truck Driving Championship in his rearview mirror, Boonsboro truck driver Otho Kretzer is looking forward to competing again this summer, but at the next level. Kretzer's state championship win qualified him for an opportunity to compete in August at the 2008 National Truck Driving Championships in Houston. "I get to go to nationals this year and compete in the five-axle sleeper class," Kretzer said. According to the American Trucking Association's Web site, there will be nine classes in the competition, including straight truck, three-axle, four-axle, five-axle, flatbed, tank truck, twins, sleeper and auto transporter.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | December 16, 2007
Debra Swain feels justified. Swain, who lives near Leitersburg, has known for years that fellow parishioners at First Christian Church have liked her Sour Cherry Pie. "If I take a pie in for potluck, they follow me down the steps (into the fellowship hall)," Swain said. But it wasn't until her pie was stacked up against 38 other pies in The Herald-Mail's first pie contest - and she won - that Swain said she felt validated that that particular pie was as good as she thought.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 15, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Once you're in, you're in. Once you're out, you're out. That's the policy being enforced this year at athletic events at public schools in Washington County, said Ed Masood, supervisor of arts, health and physical education and athletics. After buying a ticket and entering the stadium, ticket holders are not able to return to the parking lot. "You used to be able to come and go," Masood said. "But then we found out they were going out to their cars and drinking.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 5, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The "one-stop problem" posed by a railroad crossing Saturday at the 2007 D.M. Bowman Driving Championship appeared easy to solve, at least from a spectator's point of view. But for most of the tractor-trailer drivers competing in the Williamsport-based company's corporate rodeo off Showalter Road, the last of six obstacles in the annual competition for trophies, cash and bragging rights proved to be the most difficult. This year's grand champion, Vernon Curtis of Huntersville, N.C., defied the odds and received a perfect score of 50, said Scott Bowen, director of Risk Management & Safety for the transportation company.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 4, 2007
The "one-stop problem" posed by a railroad crossing Saturday at the 2007 D.M. Bowman Driving Championship appeared easy to solve, at least from a spectator's point of view. But for most of the tractor-trailer drivers competing in the Williamsport-based company's corporate rodeo off Showalter Road, the last of six obstacles in the annual competition for trophies, cash and bragging rights proved to be the most difficult. This year's grand champion, Vernon Curtis of Huntersville, N.C., defied the odds and received a perfect score of 50, said Scott Bowen, director of Risk Management & Safety for the transportation company.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 29, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Trevor Ford and academic success have been synonymous since the Jefferson High School senior was a boy. When Ford was in first grade in central New York, he was in a gifted program. He again was enrolled in a gifted program at Shepherdstown Elementary School after his family moved to Jefferson County, said his mother, Susan Ford. This year at Jefferson High School, Ford's schedule is loaded with advanced placement and honors courses, and he is vice president of the school's student government organization, the National Honor Society and the school's thespian troupe, according to his mother and school officials.
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