September 6, 2013
Smooth jazz saxophonist Steven Grove, who is also known by his musical moniker Euge Groove, is a product of musical education in Washington County Public Schools. And that's one reason why Grove, 50, will return for a show at his alma mater, South Hagerstown High School (class of 1980), for a one-night-only concert Sunday, Sept. 15. Grove's connection with music in public schools started early. His first public performance was in second grade at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown.
September 2, 2013
South Hagerstown High's Alumni Association will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 21, on the school grounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Setup begins at 7 a.m. The event will take place rain or shine. The cost to rent a space is $10. Registration is required. To reserve a space, call Tobey Anderson at 301-582-1923 or send an email to Sharon Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org . All proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Diabetes support group The diabetes support group at Walnut Towers will meet Wednesday, Sept.
August 21, 2013
South Hagerstown High freshman Jake McCarter said he was a little nervous about his first day in high school, thinking he would get lost and worried about the stereotype of first-year students being “fresh meat.” “Now that I've started high school it's, like, a lot easier and a lot more fun than I thought it would be at first,” said Jake, 14, of Hagerstown. Jake was playing the marimba, similar to a xylophone, in Band Director Scott Benford's fifth-period percussion class.
August 20, 2013
The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1958 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Homewood Suites on Pullman Lane in Hagerstown. Reservations are due by Aug. 31 to Edith Bragunier Hahn at 10608 Bratton Court, Williamsport, MD 21795. Those who have not received an invitation can call Joan Poole Bachtell at 301-714-1010 or send an email to email@example.com. The reunion committee is looking for contact information for the following classmates: Judith Barkdoll Flook, Nancy Barry Shoemaker, Robert Bartgis, Ronald Blickenstaff, Beverly Bowman Martin, Larry Cantrell, Ellen Chapman Ferrell, William Colvin, Helen Dennis, Judy Dippel, James Fore, Roberta Kay Fouche Bennett, John Gooding, Vivian Jean Grove Dehart, Joann Hoffman Mentzer, Alma Hollar Kline, Robert Jeffords, Kenneth Johnson, Nancy Kagey Dugger, Dawn Keckler Schaff, Lovelene Kennedy Jones, Pat Martz Warfield, Ann Louise McKenzie, Edwin Miller, Clarence Patterson, Robert Reynolds, Marvin Russell, Kenneth Secrist, Maxine Shank Wiles, Rayetta Smith Gordon, Mary Speilman Smith, Phillip St Clair, Juanita Stoner, Charles Stouffer, Gary Twigg, Charles Walters, Edna Webb Miller, Lois White Shaffer and Hubert Wolford. Anyone with any information about these classmates is asked to call Edith Hahn at 301-223-1870, Bachtell, or Jim Ford, class president and reunion chairman, at 772-783-5334.
August 18, 2013
The South Hagerstown High School girls soccer team recently participated in the third annual Krumpe's Donut Alley Rally 5K run. The group has completed the race for the past three years as a final celebration to its summer conditioning program. Before the race, the team gathered in a team-building activity to make T-shirts together, which represented their unity. The only requirements were creativity and an acknowledgement of the Wounded Warrior...
August 11, 2013
Stephanie Young, daughter of Mary and Philip Young, was awarded the Future Teacher Scholarship, a $700 award presented by the Hagerstown Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international educational honorary organization for women educators. A 2013 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, Stephanie was the class valedictorian, secretary of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Key Club, Annie Club and the school academic team. In addition, Stephanie was the recipient of the Madeline Noll Memorial Scholarship.
July 31, 2013
The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1963 recently held its 50-year reunion. Activities offered during the weekend included: • Friday - Tour of Pry House Field Hospital Museum and lunch at Bonnie's at the Red Byrd, tour of Antietam National Battlefield, Meet and Greet at Elks Lodge 378. • Saturday - Breakfast at the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, tour of the Hager House and lunch at Schmankerl Stube Restaurant, walking tour...
June 10, 2013
Being the coach's kid only counts for so much in a sport like track and field, where results usually supersede any kind of favoritism. While South Hagerstown coach Dwayne Freeman said his daughter, Hayley Freeman, never received any special treatment, he couldn't help but recognize that her work ethic indeed was special - as were her results. At the Maryland state championships - her final high school meet - on Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore, the senior won a Class 3A gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay, silver medals in both the 300 hurdles and 4x200 relay and she placed fourth in the 100 hurdles.
June 7, 2013
Some of the closest attachments people form in their lives occur during their school years, but for eight graduates of South Hagerstown High School's Class of 2013, the bonds go back to Day One. “Eighteen years and nine months we've been rooming together,” said Khyri Baker, referring to his twin brother, Khalib. The Bakers are one of four sets of twins among the more than 250 South High graduates who received their diplomas at the school Friday. They are now set to take separate paths in life: Khalib is going to York (Pa.)