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By HEATHER KEELS | November 15, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The winning president and vice president in Northern Middle School's student government election this fall had a campaign slogan that was hard to top: "Twin power!" Fraternal twins Morgan and Cameron Kenworthy, 13, of Hagerstown, were the top vote-getters in the school's Student Government Association election, with Morgan elected president and Cameron elected vice president. Both eighth-graders are merit students with schedules already heavy in extracurricular activities, but SGA adviser Donna Almany said they have adjusted well to their new responsibilities.
NEWS
April 12, 2009
Rebecca Amalfitano and Christina Heard stood in a field across from Eastern Elementary School on Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown, where they and their friends placed more than 3,000 paper "tombstones" in support of "Kick Butts Day. " During the annual celebration, smokers are asked to pledge to not smoke for 24 hours during the day of observation which was March 25. Smokers who pledged through the Washington County Health Department were given...
EDUCATION
December 9, 2012
Tanner C. Beal of Hagerstown was one of four Saint Vincent College students who were named officers of the Student Government Association Executive Board for 2013. Beal was named vice president. Beal, a 2010 graduate of Saint Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, is the son of Karen Divelbiss of Hagerstown and Christopher Beal of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Beal is a junior criminology, law and society major with a minor in Spanish. He has served as vice president of the Student Government Association Executive Board, a member and captain of the varsity swimming team, a swimming representative member of the student athlete advisory council, activities programming board team leader, member of the orientation committee, member and vice president of the criminology club, member and treasurer of the Active Minds Club, member and secretary of the pre-law society, and a four-semester member of the dean's list and the Presidents' Athletic Conference honor roll.
NEWS
January 17, 2006
Events this week at Hagerstown Community College: Today Back-to-school celebration kickoff - Start the semester off right by heading to the SGA office in the College Center for a free smoothie. The blending starts at 9 a.m., and the smoothies will be poured until the supplies run out. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Bagelicious Day - Free back-to-school bagels will be available in the College Center beginning at 9 a.m. Women's basketball - The Lady Hawks host MC/Tacoma Park at 7 p.m. in the ARCC.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | November 13, 2008
HANCOCK - For the past 10 or 11 years, Larry Gerber Sr. has been attending the Veterans Day program at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. "But this year's program was one of the nicer ones I've seen," Gerber said. "Students Saluting Veterans" was a joint effort of the Hancock American Legion and the school. The program opened with the Hancock Panther Band playing the "American Heroes March," followed by remarks from Principal Eric Michael. Jill Helmstetter, vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA)
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 18, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Ashley Flanigan admits she was a socially engaged student in high school, but she didn't really put forth much effort in classes and she received average grades. Participating in extracurricular activities and academics at Musselman High School "was not my thing," Flanigan said recently. While marriage and family life have given the 24-year-old Inwood, W.Va., resident a new perspective on advancing her education, Flanigan says she never expected to be involved in student government in college.
NEWS
March 23, 2007
Tiffany Harbaugh N. Hagerstown Cheerleading Junior What do you like best about your sport? "Cheering. " Your greatest accomplishment in your sport? "Jumping high. " Other activities in school are you involved in? SGA Pregame rituals? "Stretching and listening to music. " Besides your parents, the most influential person in your life? "My brother. " Person you'd most like to meet (alive or dead)? Kobe Bryant Favorite professional team?
EDUCATION
January 17, 2011
Charles Smith and Maureen Leavy have been named Students of the Month  for January at Washington County Technical High School. Charles is a junior enrolled in the biomedical science program at Tech High. His home school is Hancock Middle/Senior High School. His academic schedule includes biomedical science, advanced-placement English literature, honors world history, art and honors physics.   Having been an avid reader for as long as he can remember, Charles attributes that to his success in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, coming in 91st out of 258 competitors.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 4, 2011
Less than two months since making his pitch for partial voting rights, student school board member Steven Wang was back before the board Tuesday proposing a student advisory committee for the board. Several Washington County Board of Education members praised Wang for his work and made suggestions on how he can improve his proposal. On Nov. 16, the school board voted 4-3, defeating Wang's effort to get partial voting rights for the board's student member. Wang brought up the idea of a student advisory committee at the Dec. 14 board meeting and made a formal proposal Tuesday.
NEWS
August 30, 1999
By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer Don't call him a "pretty boy. " William D. Jones, 19, might have smooth movie-star looks, but there is more to the Hagerstown Community College sophomore than the "glazed-over part," he says. The artistic stargazer relishes knowledge, respects diversity and strives to become as well-rounded as he can be, said Jones, who was elected the college's Student Government Association president for the 1999-2000 school year.
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EDUCATION
December 9, 2012
Tanner C. Beal of Hagerstown was one of four Saint Vincent College students who were named officers of the Student Government Association Executive Board for 2013. Beal was named vice president. Beal, a 2010 graduate of Saint Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, is the son of Karen Divelbiss of Hagerstown and Christopher Beal of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Beal is a junior criminology, law and society major with a minor in Spanish. He has served as vice president of the Student Government Association Executive Board, a member and captain of the varsity swimming team, a swimming representative member of the student athlete advisory council, activities programming board team leader, member of the orientation committee, member and vice president of the criminology club, member and treasurer of the Active Minds Club, member and secretary of the pre-law society, and a four-semester member of the dean's list and the Presidents' Athletic Conference honor roll.
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NEWS
January 30, 2012
Talent show at South to be held Wednesday The Student Government Association of Washington County Public Schools is presenting a student talent show on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School.  Inclement weather forced a change in the original scheduled date, Jan. 21. Talents that include singing and performing music, dancing, a drum solo and a performance by a band from Hancock will be on display by middle and high school students. A panel of judges will rate the performances and the top three finishers earn cash prizes.
EDUCATION
January 17, 2011
Charles Smith and Maureen Leavy have been named Students of the Month  for January at Washington County Technical High School. Charles is a junior enrolled in the biomedical science program at Tech High. His home school is Hancock Middle/Senior High School. His academic schedule includes biomedical science, advanced-placement English literature, honors world history, art and honors physics.   Having been an avid reader for as long as he can remember, Charles attributes that to his success in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, coming in 91st out of 258 competitors.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 4, 2011
Less than two months since making his pitch for partial voting rights, student school board member Steven Wang was back before the board Tuesday proposing a student advisory committee for the board. Several Washington County Board of Education members praised Wang for his work and made suggestions on how he can improve his proposal. On Nov. 16, the school board voted 4-3, defeating Wang's effort to get partial voting rights for the board's student member. Wang brought up the idea of a student advisory committee at the Dec. 14 board meeting and made a formal proposal Tuesday.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 18, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Ashley Flanigan admits she was a socially engaged student in high school, but she didn't really put forth much effort in classes and she received average grades. Participating in extracurricular activities and academics at Musselman High School "was not my thing," Flanigan said recently. While marriage and family life have given the 24-year-old Inwood, W.Va., resident a new perspective on advancing her education, Flanigan says she never expected to be involved in student government in college.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | November 15, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The winning president and vice president in Northern Middle School's student government election this fall had a campaign slogan that was hard to top: "Twin power!" Fraternal twins Morgan and Cameron Kenworthy, 13, of Hagerstown, were the top vote-getters in the school's Student Government Association election, with Morgan elected president and Cameron elected vice president. Both eighth-graders are merit students with schedules already heavy in extracurricular activities, but SGA adviser Donna Almany said they have adjusted well to their new responsibilities.
NEWS
April 12, 2009
Rebecca Amalfitano and Christina Heard stood in a field across from Eastern Elementary School on Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown, where they and their friends placed more than 3,000 paper "tombstones" in support of "Kick Butts Day. " During the annual celebration, smokers are asked to pledge to not smoke for 24 hours during the day of observation which was March 25. Smokers who pledged through the Washington County Health Department were given...
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | November 13, 2008
HANCOCK - For the past 10 or 11 years, Larry Gerber Sr. has been attending the Veterans Day program at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. "But this year's program was one of the nicer ones I've seen," Gerber said. "Students Saluting Veterans" was a joint effort of the Hancock American Legion and the school. The program opened with the Hancock Panther Band playing the "American Heroes March," followed by remarks from Principal Eric Michael. Jill Helmstetter, vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA)
NEWS
November 3, 2008
Martens, Pekar honored by Technical High Sara Martens and Victor Pekar, both seniors, were named Students of the Month for November at Washington County Technical High School. Sara, a senior at the Technical High School, is enrolled in Criminal Justice and Advanced Placement United States History, Advanced Placement Literature, and is on the Yearbook Committee. She was elected this year as SkillsUSA/SGA president and yearbook editor, and also selected for a countywide leadership program.
NEWS
June 1, 2008
The 2007-08 Student Government Association at Hagerstown Community College recently held a fundraiser for CASA (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused) Inc. A total of $240 was collected for the charity. Pictured, from left, SGA President Jeremy Vancour; CASA Board Member Sherry Beer; SGA Secretary Jenna McBeath. CASA is an organization that provides professional support and guidance to individuals and families that have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and rape, in the Washington County area.
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