June 30, 2007
Miss College Park Outstanding Teen Kasey Staniszewski of Swan Point, Md., was crowned Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Friday as a series of pageants continues at The Maryland Theatre. As the new Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen, Staniszewski will receive a $500 scholarship, among other gifts. She will compete at the Miss America Outstanding Teen competition in Orlando, Fla., where a $30,000 scholarship is at stake. Staniszewski, soon to be a junior at La Plata (Md.) High School, performed "Good Morning Baltimore" from the Broadway play "Hairspray" for the talent competition.
August 25, 1997
TIMONIUM, Md. - Kelly Beckley of Hagerstown was third runner-up in the Maryland Farm Queen contest at the Maryland State Fair here Sunday night. Sarah Roberts of Charles County was crowned queen. Beckley is the 16-year-old daughter of Steve and Karen Beckley and attends Williamsport High School.
December 20, 2010
Conococheague Elementary School held its geography bee Dec. 8. The winner was fourth-grader Carl Bowers. Mason Nemes, a fifth-grader, was runner-up. Other finalists included fourth-graders Logan Ritchey, Kyrstin Smith, Teddy Bowers and Andrew Weaver; and fifth-graders Brayden Karn, Jacob Blickenstaff and Alex Pensinger.
February 2, 1997
By TERI JOHNSON Staff Writer Nineteen-year-old Heather Metzger was crowned Miss Antietam 1997 Saturday night before a crowd of about 250 people at South Hagerstown High School. Metzger, of Millersville, Md., is a sophomore at Anne Arundel Community College, where she is pursuing a degree in speech pathology and audiology. "I'm anticipating a great year," she said after the crowning. "I'm determined to do well at Miss Maryland. " Metzger, the daughter of Bobbi Metzger, was Miss Howard County 1996.
March 15, 1997
By KATE COLEMAN Staff Writer HANCOCK - Julie LaPole was crowned Miss Western Maryland 1997 before a crowd of about 200 at Hancock High School Saturday night. LaPole, a 21-year-old biology student at Coastal Carolina University, performed Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" on the clarinet. She is the daughter of William and Tina LaPole of Hagerstown. "I feel wonderful," she said immediately after she was crowned. "I'm exhausted, but I'm really looking forward to the coming year.
January 26, 1997
By TERI JOHNSON Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Traci Staley was crowned Miss Berkeley County 1997 before a crowd of 250 at the Apollo Civic Theatre Saturday night. Staley, a 21-year-old student at Shepherd College who is seeking a bachelor's degree in communications, sang "What Will I Tell My Heart. " She is the daughter of Joseph and Marcia Croghan of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. "I feel wonderful," she said immediately after the crowning. "I'm very happy. I'm going to be able to represent Berkeley County again.
April 13, 1998
In one day, Susan Woda gave up one crown in exchange for another and will compete for the second time in the Miss Maryland contest in June. Woda, 22, of Crofton, Md., was crowned Miss Potomac Valley on Saturday night at the Ramada Inn in Hagerstown. She received a $200 scholarship. Earlier that day, she crowned Hagerstown resident Amanda Hartman as the next Miss Central Valley, a title Woda won last year. Woda sang "I Still Believe," from the musical "Miss Saigon" in the talent portion of the scholarship pageant which she'll also perform as a contestant in the Miss Maryland competition at the Maryland Theater in June.
March 22, 2011
The sport is often just called “track.” But don’t forget about “field.” Anthony Winter will remember both forever. After winning the Class 2A title in the 55-meter dash last month at the Maryland State Indoor Track & Field Championships in Landover, the North Hagerstown senior completed a very rare double by also prevailing in the shot put. Winter is The Herald-Mail’s 2010-11 Washington County Boys Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
September 17, 2007
The City of Hagerstown recently initiated an award program known as "Highlight Hagerstown," aimed at encouraging residents and business owners to improve the curb appeal of their properties. The Hagerstown Beautification Advisory Committee, promoting the new program, asked individuals in the community to help find neighbors who deserve recognition by nominating homeowners and business owners who have beautified their residential or commercial property in various ways, ranging from landscaping to facade improvements.
September 2, 2009
SMITHSBURG --Â In 2008, the title of Miss Washington County Fire Prevention was bestowed on Jennifer Barciz, ending a drought of at least 20 years the county had been without such a representative. Barciz has further distinguished herself and the county she represents by winning first runner-up at the Maryland Firemen's Convention in Ocean City in June. "I have been traveling a lot already in my capacity as first runner-up," Barciz said. "I have put in 3,500 miles since June.