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September 3, 2007
South Hagerstown High School history teacher John Priest traveled this summer to the University of Virginia to attend a one-week competitive application seminar titled "The American Civil War: Origins and Consequences, Battlefields and Homefront. " The seminar was led by Gary Gallagher, John L. Nau III professor of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. The seminar, sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, was attended by 30 teachers, and examined the scope and consequences of the Civil War. The Gilder Lehrman Institute's summer seminars are designed to strengthen educators' commitment to high-quality history teaching.
September 11, 2000
Jurors urged to donate daily fee By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer No sooner had the new jurors been told Monday they would get $15 a day for jury duty then Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick Wright tried to talk them out of it. A program called Generous Jurors was introduced to the 100 county residents who showed for their one-month jury duty indoctrination at the Washington County Circuit Court. "This is an effort to help the foster care program in Washington County, which needs funds for clothing and other needs for these children," Wright said.
January 18, 2012
On Jan. 10, the Shepherdstown Rotary Club bade farewell to Abby Butler, an Australian high school student who returned home two days later after spending a year living and studying in Shepherdstown under the auspices of Rotary's Youth Exchange Program. Abby, 16, is from Inverloch, a village of about 4,000 people near Melbourne on Australia's southern coast. While in Shepherdstown she stayed with two local families and was enrolled in Jefferson High School - as a sophomore last spring and as a junior last fall.
by RICHARD BELISLE | March 17, 2003 MERCERSBURG, Pa. - If Mightily Onward, Mercersburg Academy's $100 million fund-raising campaign, was anything, it was mighty. The drive netted the 430-student private prepatory school $103 million last year, said Douglas Hale, head of the school since 1997. Emboldened by success, Hale is ready to launch a new fund drive - this one for $15 million to build the academy's first arts center. The first campaign got its biggest single boost in April 2002 from a $35 million gift from H.F. Lenfest and his wife, Marguerite.
By DAVE McMILLION | May 19, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Gayle McCrossin wanted a master's degree in nursing, but there was no way she could commute to a university in another part of Maryland and continue working full time for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown came to the Sharpsburg woman's rescue. By being able to take her classes at the local university on Washington Street, McCrossin was able to fit her studies in among her work duties. "It's wonderful.
January 10, 2001
Two sentenced on DUI charges By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two multiple drunken-driving offenders received harsh sentences with special provisions in a Franklin County court Wednesday. Marc B. Osman, 27, 222 Hartzel Drive, Fayetteville, Pa., will spend eight months and five days to 23 months in Franklin County Prison, and is barred from frequenting his favorite bar while on probation. "All three involved Dilly's. Dilly's is off bounds for you," said Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Walker.
May 6, 2012
Three faculty members at Saint James School have been awarded a fullyfunded fellowship to the 2012 Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers offered by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Jonathan Schwab (English, history), Mary Baer (science) and Daphne Clyburn (Spanish) earned the award, granted to 75 beginning teachers annually, providing faculty with a program of intensive study, specifically designed to make early career teachers more effective leaders in the classroom and throughout the school through an exploration of teaching styles, educational philosophies, issues and personal development.  The fellowship provides full tuition for four graduate credits as well as room and board.
November 24, 2012
Princeton offers significant financial aid to students To the editor: It was great to read “ To Harvard from here? Yes, it is possible ” by Spence Perry (Nov. 14). It is unfortunate that qualified students in Washington County continue to be discouraged from applying to Princeton or Harvard because of the “high cost.” This, despite major efforts to inform students, parents, educators and administrators in this area that Princeton is firmly committed to meeting 100 percent of the financial need for every qualified student, with an aid package that does not require a loan.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts | March 18, 2011
Special to The Herald-Mail "In painting the Grand Canyon ... I have to be full of my subject," the famous American landscapist Thomas Moran (1837-1926) told reporters in 1912. Something of a character but a learned one, Moran went on to reassure his fans that he was a scientist. He knew the geology of the canyon, the atmosphere that hovered over it, the torrents of the Colorado River far below and even the wildlife that inhabited the area. Tourism to the famous landmark had come into its own by the turn of the century, and Moran was the artist who assisted it. Born into a family of painters in Philadelphia, he fell in love with the American West after his first trip across the Mississippi in 1871.
By MARLO BARNHART | May 31, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Nearly 55 years ago, the Hagerstown Rescue Mission was created out of thin air by the late Jimmy Resh and his wife, Ellen. Their goal was to rescue men abandoned by their families, friends -- even society -- because of poor choices they made in life. Even though one of the goals for the men has always been hope for a better future, the mission is now stressing the "hope" factor through its existing and new programs. "We're more focused now," said Bruce L. "Sonny" Shank, executive director of the Hagerstown Rescue Mission and The Hope Center at 125 N. Prospect St. Recently, three mission residents successfully completed the 13-month Christian Life Recovery program, which is called Foundations.
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