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By JANET HEIM | May 31, 2010
BOONSBORO -- For some high school students, completing the required number of Student Service Learning hours is a joy, not a chore. Christian "Christy" Midgett, who will graduate from Boonsboro High School this Friday, is a shining example of that. She far exceeded the 75 required hours of community service, racking up 706 hours and earning the distinction of most SSL hours accumulated by a Washington County Public Schools senior this year. "It really wasn't work, because I loved it so much," said Christy, 17. She was honored by the Washington County Public Schools at the Service Learning Senior Honor Night on April 28, along with 89 other seniors who had more than 150 SSL hours.
NEWS
by SARAH JOHNSTON | March 13, 2007
Ashley Daniels knows that patience truly is a virtue. Ashley, 17, a senior at North Hagerstown High School, has volunteered at Star Equestrian Center - a facility offering therapeutic horseback riding, for more than nine years. "When I'm working with disabled riders, I have to pay close attention to their needs," she says. "What works for one rider doesn't always work for another; you have to be understanding. It takes a while to build trust with the rider. My time at Star Equestrian has taught me patience.
NEWS
April 24, 2007
The second annual spring craft, flower and gift show to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley Inc. is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at Clarion Hotel & Conference Antietam Creek, Maryland's grand ballroom, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. High school students in need of student service learning hours are invited to work at various times during the show - help carry vendors' supplies from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, and from 6 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28; provide customer assistance from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and help vendors pack up at 5 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
May 25, 2010
If you are a high school student who is interested in writing, photography or video, Pulse might just be the right fit for you. Students can earn SSL hours for participating in Pulse during the summer. This is perfect for students who have an interest in journalism. Classes meet for two hours a week during the summer months. For an application, e-mail Interim Lifestyle Editor Crystal Schelle at : crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | March 23, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com Imagination is the only limitation to the fun you can have while earning the community service hours you need to graduate from high school in Washington County. Like the outdoors? Then consider tackling a service project at one of the area's national parks. Are animals your thing? Call local animal rescue shelters to find out about service-learning opportunities. Like to write? You could help produce newsletters and brochures for area nonprofit agencies.
NEWS
April 22, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer He hears it over and over again from Washington County high school seniors who, according to his official records, lack the full 75 Student Service Learning hours needed to graduate. "One of the problems we've had is a number of students have claimed to be finished, but they haven't turned them in yet," said Fred Jacobs, who coordinates the school system's Student Service Learning (SSL) program. Until the paperwork is on his desk, it's just talk, Jacobs said.
NEWS
April 20, 2010
Attention high school students in need of Student Service Learning hours: The annual spring craft show will be Saturday and Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Hagerstown. There is an opportunity to earn SSL hours throughout the show. The organizers need help for vendors unloading starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, then throughout the day for various jobs until 5 p.m. Also, they could use some help Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to Holly Place.
NEWS
April 6, 2010
We are looking to add to our Pulse staff. Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to pursue a career in communications? Do you have an interest in graphics? We could use your help. We are looking for writers for Pulse. We are also looking for students interested in video. Pulse meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Herald-Mail. The program is open to high-schoolers. Home schooled students are welcome to apply. Students can earn SSL hours for participating. Those who are interested, should e-mail interim Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle at crystal.
LIFESTYLE
April 20, 2010
We are looking to add to our Pulse staff. Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to pursue a career in communications? Do you have an interest in graphics? We could use your help. We are looking for writers for Pulse. We also are looking for students interested in video. Pulse meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. The program is open to high-schoolers. Home schooled students are welcome to apply. Students can earn SSL hours for participating.
LIFESTYLE
September 14, 2010
Today, journalism is about new media, which includes filming, producing and editing video. So we are looking to add staff to Pulse with a variety of interests. Do you want to pursue a career in communications? Do you have an interest in graphics? Do you like to write? We could use your help. We are looking for writers for Pulse. We also are looking for students interested in video. Pulse meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown.
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OPINION
April 1, 2012
Student Service Learning serves valuable purpose To the editor: In regard to the article questioning the purpose of Student Service Learning as a graduation requirement, I am writing to explain from a recent graduate's perspective why it is so valuable. Although School Board member Edward Forrest, who was quoted in Saturday's article, may not be attempting to belittle Student Service Learning as a requirement, he is. Saying that we should, “set the bar a little higher,” does not make any sense considering the fact an attempt is being made to remove an important part of a student's learning process.
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LIFESTYLE
January 27, 2012
Do you enjoy writing? Or maybe your interests include editing film or wanting to be on TV? Pulse is currently looking for new members. Pulse is a journalism group for high school students overseen by The Herald-Mail. Here are a few members who shared their experience with Pulse. Hi, I'm Courtney Bradford, a senior at Boonsboro High School. My passions are music and writing. I'm also a member of the Boonsboro Warrior band and play the euphonium. I've been a Pulse member since the spring semester of my sophomore year.
LIFESTYLE
September 14, 2010
Today, journalism is about new media, which includes filming, producing and editing video. So we are looking to add staff to Pulse with a variety of interests. Do you want to pursue a career in communications? Do you have an interest in graphics? Do you like to write? We could use your help. We are looking for writers for Pulse. We also are looking for students interested in video. Pulse meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | May 31, 2010
BOONSBORO -- For some high school students, completing the required number of Student Service Learning hours is a joy, not a chore. Christian "Christy" Midgett, who will graduate from Boonsboro High School this Friday, is a shining example of that. She far exceeded the 75 required hours of community service, racking up 706 hours and earning the distinction of most SSL hours accumulated by a Washington County Public Schools senior this year. "It really wasn't work, because I loved it so much," said Christy, 17. She was honored by the Washington County Public Schools at the Service Learning Senior Honor Night on April 28, along with 89 other seniors who had more than 150 SSL hours.
NEWS
May 25, 2010
If you are a high school student who is interested in writing, photography or video, Pulse might just be the right fit for you. Students can earn SSL hours for participating in Pulse during the summer. This is perfect for students who have an interest in journalism. Classes meet for two hours a week during the summer months. For an application, e-mail Interim Lifestyle Editor Crystal Schelle at : crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com.
NEWS
April 20, 2010
Attention high school students in need of Student Service Learning hours: The annual spring craft show will be Saturday and Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Hagerstown. There is an opportunity to earn SSL hours throughout the show. The organizers need help for vendors unloading starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, then throughout the day for various jobs until 5 p.m. Also, they could use some help Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to Holly Place.
LIFESTYLE
April 20, 2010
We are looking to add to our Pulse staff. Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to pursue a career in communications? Do you have an interest in graphics? We could use your help. We are looking for writers for Pulse. We also are looking for students interested in video. Pulse meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. The program is open to high-schoolers. Home schooled students are welcome to apply. Students can earn SSL hours for participating.
NEWS
April 6, 2010
We are looking to add to our Pulse staff. Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to pursue a career in communications? Do you have an interest in graphics? We could use your help. We are looking for writers for Pulse. We are also looking for students interested in video. Pulse meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Herald-Mail. The program is open to high-schoolers. Home schooled students are welcome to apply. Students can earn SSL hours for participating. Those who are interested, should e-mail interim Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle at crystal.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | June 20, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- Marcus Peterson has discovered a passion through his volunteer service - the Civil Air Patrol. What will really make the Williamsport High School rising senior fly, though, are the many hours he's volunteered to the patrol and another favorite organization, Camp Joy El in Greencastle, Pa. Marcus, 16, who lives in Boonsboro, attends Williamsport High School with special permission because his mother is an English teacher there....
NEWS
April 24, 2007
The second annual spring craft, flower and gift show to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley Inc. is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at Clarion Hotel & Conference Antietam Creek, Maryland's grand ballroom, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. High school students in need of student service learning hours are invited to work at various times during the show - help carry vendors' supplies from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, and from 6 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28; provide customer assistance from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and help vendors pack up at 5 p.m. Saturday.
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