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January 17, 2011
The Washington County Technical High School advisory breakfast meeting that was to be held at the school at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday has been canceled due to the anticipation of icy weather, school system spokesman Richard Wright said Monday.
EDUCATION
April 4, 2011
Logan Hershberger and Allison Wile have been named students of the month at Washington County Technical High School for the month of March.   Logan is a senior enrolled in the computer repair and networking class at Tech High. Logan’s academic schedule includes AP English language studies, honors psychology and CISCO Academy. Logan’s home school is Williamsport High School. He maintains a 3.93 grade-point average. After Logan graduates, he plans to attend Hagers-town Community College for two years and transfer to Shepherd University.
EDUCATION
March 7, 2011
Andrew Kronawetter and Jocelyn Sornson have been named Students of the Month for February at Washington County Technical High School. Andrew is a senior enrolled in the computer repair and networking class at Tech High. Andrew’s academic schedule includes AP English language studies, financial literacy and honors sociology. During his last period on his academic days, Andrew works with his computer repair and networking teacher, David Long, to enhance his curriculum and teaching resources for the junior class.
NEWS
August 9, 2010
Younger Toyota recently made a donation to Washington County Technical High School. The money was raised through a Younger Toyota employees' silent auction of the dealership's unused equipment. The money will be used for new supplies and equipment for the high school's Automotive Technical Department.
NEWS
December 19, 2012
Beauty System Group, of Denton, Texas, donated $7,862 worth of cosmetology products to Washington County Technical High School's cosmetology program, school system officials said. Beauty System Group is a distributor that, when it provides new product lines to salons, takes the salons' previous unused inventory and donates those products to beauty schools, said Marjorie Chapman, who used to work for the company and teaches cosmetology at Tech High. The company donated hair color products to the school program, Chapman said.
EDUCATION
February 4, 2013
Bethany Magner and John Galvin were named students of the month for February at Washington County Technical High School. Magner is excelling in a rigorous course schedule at Tech High, standing as one of the top students in biomedical sciences, where she and four classmates were selected to represent Tech High at a legislative dinner in Annapolis. She is also taking advanced-level courses like AP English, AP calculus and a college-level public speaking class. Her grade-point average is 4.19.
NEWS
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | January 22, 2012
The fourth annual Cinderella's Closet fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County is scheduled for Friday, March 9, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Health Occupations classroom at Washington County Technical High School on Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.  The event is hosted by the student government at Tech High. The public is invited. The premise of Cinderella's Closet is to provide formal dresses for students to purchase at reduced prices. None of the dresses will be sold for more than $40.  The students are asking for donations of gently worn gowns/formal wear.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2011
It’s a comprehensive technology magnet high school for juniors and seniors in Washington County, one that prepares students to get jobs or get into college, education officials say. So Jeffrey Stouffer, principal of Washington County Technical High School, wonders why some parents and educators still try to steer students away from the school. “My worst frustration is that students get talked out of coming here when they want to be here. We have two years of solid programs.
EDUCATION
April 22, 2012
Six students recently gave their impressions of what Washington County Technical High School has meant to them: Alexa Mills is a senior in the biomedical class at Tech High. Alexa said she feels that Tech High has provided her with the tools and information in making her career choice of becoming a physician's assistant. Alexa plans to attend Saint Francis University, where she received a scholarship for the five-year master's program. She plans to be in the physician's assistant program.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
After much discussion Tuesday, the Washington County Board of Education voted 6-1 on first reading to change the graduation honors policy systemwide so that valedictorians and salutatorians would have the right to speak at their high school graduations. The board also voted 6-1 to support having the grade-point averages used to determine top academic honors calculated at the end of the final marking period, and that the changes would go into effect with the 2014-2015 school year. Currently, the GPAs for graduation honors are calculated at the end of the third marking period.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
A Washington County Board of Education committee will recommend the school board amend its graduation honors policy so the valedictorian and salutatorian are given the first options - at all county public high schools - to provide commencement speeches, school board officials said. All three members of the board's Policy Committee said they agreed on that recommendation. Board President Justin Hartings and board members Jacqueline Fischer and Karen Harshman serve on the committee. If the valedictorian and/or salutatorian doesn't want to give a speech at graduation, the honor would be passed to the student with the third highest grade-point average, and so on, down the GPA list, said Fischer, who chairs the Policy Committee.
EDUCATION
July 21, 2013
The following is the text of the graduation speech that Washington County Technical High School Valedictorian Bethany Magner wanted to give at Tech High's commencement: Abraham Lincoln once said, “I believe that people should fight for what they believe and only what they believe.” Belief comes in many forms; in religion, school, sports, and just everyday life we all believe in something. Whether it's that you're going to pass your next test, or that your team will win the World Series, belief is what drives us to have faith and trust.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2013
The issue of whether the valedictorian and salutatorian should get first crack at being graduation speakers is being reconsidered by a Washington County Board of Education committee after one school's valedictorian didn't get to speak this year, school system officials said. Board of Education member Jacqueline Fischer, who chairs the board's Policy Committee, said Superintendent Clayton Wilcox asked the committee to review the issue after he received a complaint that Washington County Technical High School's valedictorian didn't get to speak at the June 4 graduation ceremony.
EDUCATION
July 10, 2013
Washington County Technical High School's three-member team won a silver medal in the Career Pathways Showcase - Business, Management and Technology  category at the recent National SkillsUSA Competition in Kansas City, Mo. Phillip McField, Brian Tew and Peter Crampton earned second-place honors for their presentation on the theme, cybersecurity. The team successfully used the electromagnetic radiation from one monitor screen and captured it for display on another screen. Scoring criteria includes demonstration and evidence of technical skill, quality of presentation, integration of business and industry, community value and overall effect.
EDUCATION
June 2, 2013
Zachary Boger and Katelyn Mumma were named students of the month for May at Washington County Technical High School. Boger is a senior in the pre-engineering program at Tech High, where he is carrying a 3.75 grade- point average, with a course schedule that includes two advanced placement classes and an honors class. In pre-engineering, Boger's senior design project is a custom dog safety harness that will help keep a dog calm while riding in a vehicle. Outside of school, Boger is a member of Boy Scout Troop 17 in Williamsport, where he hopes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
EDUCATION
May 12, 2013
Miriam Tasker and Owen Marx were named students of the month for April at Washington County Technical High School. Tasker is a junior enrolled in Tech High's pre-engineering program and doing well in several advanced-placement courses this year. She holds a 4.11 grade-point average. Tasker plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and later study aeronautics. Marx has successfully balanced academics and athletics, and is a junior enrolled in Tech High's pre-engineering program.
EDUCATION
May 12, 2013
Twelve students from Washington County Technical High School earned medals recently at the Maryland SkillsUSA competition in the Baltimore area. A total of 45 Tech High students participated in technical and leadership contests. The gold medal winners are eligible to compete at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo., June 24 to 28. The teams earning gold medals: The Career Pathways Showcase (engineering) team of Miriam Tasker, Alex Corapi and Owen Marx.
EDUCATION
May 12, 2013
The Home Builders Association of Washington County recently presented a donation of $600 to the Transition Skills Program at Washington County Technical High School for the students to purchase home tool kits.  The students learn the skills in school to work with all of the tools in the kit, and then they are able to take the kits with them when they graduate.  This is the second year the association has provided the funds for the tool kits....
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 22, 2013
Gerald “Jerry” Overdorff, who lost his eyesight in 2011, and Christian Doub, who is a student at Washington County Technical High School, both received special awards at Monday's Inaugural Volunteer of the Year Luncheon. Another 24 volunteer awards were given during the event, hosted by Volunteer Washington County at the American Red Cross office. “I feel good about it but I realize I'm in a group of volunteers,” Overdorff said outside during the luncheon. “That's what we do.” Overdorff, 80, won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer work at places such as Arc of Washington County and Habitat for Humanity along with his continued involvement with Maugansville Ruritan Club and Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.
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