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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 3, 2009
o Discover what time forgot -- in students' lockers WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Public Schools students have a lot to do in only 11 weeks of summer vacation. Students interviewed Wednesday -- the last day of the 2008-09 school year -- said they planned to frequent area pools, take trips, attend summer school and, most importantly, sleep in. The 2009-10 school year begins Aug. 19 for students. Jordon Russ, a Northern Middle School seventh-grader, said the school year was fun, but she's excited about summer vacation and a planned trip to California with her family.
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By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | June 2, 2009
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Summer vacation Wednesday is the last day of school and there will be a 2 1/2-hour early dismissal. So, be on the lookout for those little ones (yeah! summer vacation!) Summer reading The summer reading kickoff party at the Clear Spring Library will be held Wednesday, June 17, at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of stories, a craft, snacks and more as the library celebrates the first month of the Summer Reading Club with "Be Creative at Your Library.
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By JESSICA SMITH / Pulse Correspondent | August 19, 2008
In 1503, Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands. He named the islands "Las Tortugas," meaning "the turtles," upon seeing the copious sea turtles that dwelled there. More than 500 years later, the islands are now thriving and are a popular place to visit. My family and I were fortunate enough to rent a house and spend a week there this summer. Stepping off the airplane in Grand Cayman, I didn't see any sea turtles, but I did see a steel drum band welcoming us to the island playing their traditional music.
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By LAURA BELL / Pulse Correspondent | August 5, 2008
Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, peace and quiet. Maybe a trip to a day camp or sleepaway camp. But a camp that's like college? Who would want more school, or anything like it, right? The National Student Leadership Conferences are an opportunity for high school students to gain leadership skills, meet new people, experience college life and learn about a chosen field of work. A few months before summer began I received a packet in the mail explaining that I had been nominated to participate in the NSLC program.
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By BRIGITTE GREWE / Pulse Correspondent | June 10, 2008
Imagine soaring in the air in a small plane, leaving your worries behind and sailing through the sky. That's what I did this week. I flew a Cessna 172, a small single-engine airplane, at the Hagerstown Aviation Academy. I was with academy owner and instructor Evan Smith, who sat down with me and talked to me about his life as an aircraft instructor and about his school before he took me up to fly. Smith, 45, is the youngest of three siblings. His parents wanted him to become a physician like his father.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 5, 2008
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- Editor's note: This is the 13th and final entry in a series of stories The Herald-Mail has published during the 2007-08 school year about Bobbi Blubaugh's fifth-grade classroom at Fairview Elementary School in the Waynesboro (Pa.) Area School District. For today's story, staff writer Jennifer Fitch talked with students about what they've learned. Check out Monday's Herald-Mail for Jennifer's column on what she learned in fifth grade this year. Weighed down by overstuffed backpacks, shoulder bags, canvas totes, plastic bags and lunch boxes, children shuffled out of Bobbi Blubaugh's classroom on Wednesday afternoon with everything that had been stashed in their desks.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 2, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ella Starr's summer vacation after high school graduation will be cut short by her entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy less than 48 hours before Independence Day. "I wanted to serve my country all my life and be a surgeon," Starr said. Starr, 18, will graduate from Chambersburg Area Senior High School with about 700 other students on Friday. Time after graduation will be spent in continued work at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and preparation for the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 1, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Ella Starr's summer vacation after high school graduation will be cut short by her entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy less than 48 hours before Independence Day. "I wanted to serve my country all my life and be a surgeon," Starr said. Starr, 18, will graduate from Chambersburg Area Senior High School with about 700 other students on Friday. Time after graduation will be spent in continued work at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and preparation for the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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