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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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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 DON AINES | September 11, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - SAT scores for Chambersburg Area Senior High School students fell in 2006 compared to 2005, but the district is starting a test preparation program that could lead to higher scores for those taking the exam during this school year. Critical reading scores, until last year known as the verbal portion of the SAT, fell from 512 in 2005 to 506 this year, according to Janet Martin, chairwoman of the high school's counseling department. In math, the scores fell from 511 to 501. In a new third category, writing, students scored 493, Martin said.
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July 10, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public School student Christine M. Liu, 15, earned a perfect score of 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test she took this spring. Since her kindergarten year at Yellow Springs Elementary School, Liu's teachers have nurtured her math and writing skills. After kindergarten, she was urged to attend the magnet program for gifted and talented students at North Frederick Elementary School. During Liu's sixth-grade year at North Frederick, she was introduced to Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School teacher Nick Diaz.
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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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March 30, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., is the most conservative congressman in the Tri-State delegation and U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., is not far behind, according to scorecards kept by 10 prominent lobbying groups. The only Democrat in the bunch, U.S. Rep. Bob Wise, D-W.Va., not surprisingly scored better with liberal groups. The ratings reflect how the congressmen voted on the key issues of five conservative and five liberal organizations in 1996.
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by DON AINES | March 15, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com ST. THOMAS, Pa. - From a distance of 20 yards, Kyle Gottfried squinted through the peep sight of his Browning Micro Midas 3 compound bow and drew a bead on a 40-centimeter target about the size of a large pizza. The arrow failed to find the bull's-eye on his 52nd shot of the day, but the center 10-point ring of the paper target, a little bigger than a silver dollar, had been perforated several times already. "I'm going for 525 today," Gottfried said during a break at the St. Thomas Sportsmen's Association.
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January 6, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - After scoring well above 1400 on the SAT in his junior year, Gregory Rohman didn't need to take the test again. [cont. from front page ] The Mercersburg Academy student took the test a second time early in his senior year and scored 1540, but even that didn't satisfy him. The third time was the charm. He scored a perfect 1600 when he took the test again in November.
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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 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.
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