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.
March 17, 2003
email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 19, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Academic success appears to be in Steven Robison's genetic makeup. Hedgesville High School's graduating student body president recalls last receiving a "B" on his report card in third grade at Potomack Intermediate School. His second cousin, state Sen. John Unger, was a Rhodes Scholar at West Virginia University in 1993. Now, a generation later, Robison, 17, is on his way to Morgantown, W.Va., as one of WVU's five Foundation Scholars. Gov. Joe Manchin formally introduced Robison and the other scholars in a ceremony on May 6 at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va.
July 5, 1999
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Harlan Bayer made his living building hundreds of houses over the last 40 years. He's 77 now and retired, but he's still building houses. Now, however, he works for free. Bayer, of Bayer Drive, a street in Waynesboro's east end named for the 55-home development he built there in the 1970s, has since 1990 been building houses around the world for Habitat for Humanity with former President Jimmy Carter. Carter has been working for and promoting Habitat for Humanity since he left office.