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EDUCATION
May 27, 2012
Zoe Siobhan Garcia and Derek Jimenez were named students of the month for May at Washington County Technical High School. Garcia is a junior in the biomedical sciences program at Tech High and is a SkillsUSA/VICA vice president. She maintains a 3.98 grade-point average.  Her home school is North Hagerstown High School, where she plays soccer and competes in track. In her free time, Garcia volunteers at the Humane Society of Washington County. She is looking into many colleges, but her top three choices are Kingston University, University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Washington.
NEWS
March 2, 2011
The Washington County Board of Education will hold its second coffee and conversation with the public this year from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 22 at Washington County Technical High School, Board Vice President W. Edward Forrest said Tuesday. The board held its first coffee and conversation this year on Feb. 8 at the technical high school. — Julie E. Greene
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December 20, 2010
Washington County Technical High School has been named one of 10 "Model Schools" in the nation by Project Lead the Way, the nation's leading provider of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, according to a press release. Tech High was among the schools honored for its innovative approach to engaging students in learning. The 2009-10 Model Schools offer examples of how schools of all sizes and in all parts of the country are preparing middle school and high school students for college and career success, the release said.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | May 24, 2011
While a junior at Washington County Technical High School, Megan Kerns began working as a shampoo assistant at a local beauty salon. She passed the Maryland State Cosmetology Boards before graduating in 2008 from Tech High's Cosmetology program. Now she's a hair designer at Simplicity Salon and Spa on Pennsylvania Avenue — the same salon where she worked as a shampoo assistant. Kerns said she knew she wanted to study cosmetology and be certified by the time she graduated from high school.
NEWS
March 6, 2011
The Washington County Board of Education will hold its second coffee and conversation with the public this year from 6 to 8 p.m. March 22 at Washington County Technical High School, Board Vice President W. Edward Forrest said Tuesday. The board held its first coffee and conversation this year on Feb. 8 at the technical high school.   — Julie E. Greene
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | January 24, 2000
North Hagerstown High School will offer a special program for students interested in medical careers beginning this fall. The Washington County Board of Education last week unanimously approved a medical academy at North High. The academy combines existing courses with internships in local doctors' offices, hospitals and other health care businesses. Washington County Technical High School already offers a health occupations program that prepares students for medical jobs.
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by MARLO BARNHART | September 22, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com Ben Rohrer may be just 17, but the 2003 graduate of Washington County Technical High School has already gained a valuable foothold in the competitive world of 21st-century auto mechanics. "I've been working as an auto technician at Sharrett for one and a half years," Rohrer said. "I can do my job as well as others here who trained elsewhere. " Rohrer exemplifies the strong working relationship between vocational education and the workplace in Washington County and the Tri-State area.
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by JANET HEIM | May 24, 2006
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like ... Ed Distad Age: 64 Occupation: Retired school teacher Hometown: Bethesda, Md. Where would you see Distad? Once a teacher, always a teacher. Distad taught math for 41 years, 31 of those years in Montgomery County, Md. He and his wife, Bonnie, moved to Washington County in 1973, and he commuted to work. In 1997, he "retired," then took a part-time job teaching math at Washington County Technical High School.
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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.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | January 1, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com Teaching more trades, treating teachers better and providing more discipline head up retired teacher William H. Staley's goals if elected to the Washington County Board of Education. Staley, 59, of Cearfoss, is one of 16 people to file for four seats coming open on the School Board. A primary election will be held March 2. Eight candidates will advance to the general election, to be held Nov. 2. Staley was a welding teacher at the Technical High School for 24 years before he split his days between teaching at that school and at Williamsport High School, he said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2013
Washington County Technical High School teacher David Long spoke Thursday morning to middle and elementary school students about potential careers involving computers. “Can you name any job that does not use a computer or the Internet?” Long asked the students. “Even today, I see farmers using cellphones.” Long, who teaches computer repair and networking, told students they will use computers in any job they hold. The computer repair and networking program was one of 17 programs that students from four middle schools and one elementary school in the county toured on the visit to Tech High.
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EDUCATION
March 24, 2013
Cyane Green and Alex Tibbens were named students of the month for March at Washington County Technical High School. Green is a senior in the criminal justice program at Tech High.  She is enrolled in advanced-placement English language and composition and psychology, with a 3.42 grade-point average. Her home school is Williamsport High School, where she participated in the Student Government Association as class secretary.  Green volunteers at her local community center throughout the school year and summer.
EDUCATION
March 22, 2013
Distinguished honor roll  Grade 11 - Sarah Brumback, Alan Clark, Ioana Fedeles-Muller, Caleb Godwin, Sarah Mann, Morgan McCormick, Katelyn Mumma, Sean Paradise, Elizabeth Scrivener, Veronica VanMetre, Krista Wiles  Grade 12 - Zeyzhan Aliyeva, Megan Bell, Meghan Blair, Toby Brechbill, Tori Buskirk, Cody Carlin, Sindy Chicas, Daniel Clark, Kyrstin Colliflower, Katelyn Day, Genesis De, La Cruz, Madison Depew, Christopher Divelbiss, Sierra...
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | February 6, 2013
Happy birthday to Martin “Buck” Harsh Jr., who turns 87 on Feb. 7. Harsh has lived in Williamsport all his life, except for the years he served in the Navy during World War II. He owned Harsh's Meat Market until he retired.   Community Band prepares for 2013 The Williamsport Community Band will begin its 16th season with an all-member and new-member practice Sunday at St. James Brethren Church's auditorium, 17718 Lappans Road in St. James. Rehearsal is from 2 to 4 p.m. The band invites anyone with band-playing experience to come and be a playing member of the band.
EDUCATION
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 1, 2012
As a Washington County Board of Education member for almost eight years, Wayne D. Ridenour said he's enjoyed being part of something that's been an integral part of his life - public education. “It's possible for us to continue to give students better and better opportunities, and that's what it's all about,” Ridenour said. Ridenour, who taught history and government for about 30 years at Boonsboro High School before retiring in 2003, filed Jan. 6 to run for a third term on the school board.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2012
A total of 213 students graduated from Washington County Technical High School Tuesday night in a class that marked several milestones, including $1.7 million that went to students in scholarships - the most in the history of the school, according to school officials. Also for the first time, there were more women than men graduating, and there were no dropouts, fights or suspensions in the two-year period that the students attended the school, Principal Jeffrey E. Stouffer said during the commencement exercises held in Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center.
EDUCATION
May 27, 2012
Zoe Siobhan Garcia and Derek Jimenez were named students of the month for May at Washington County Technical High School. Garcia is a junior in the biomedical sciences program at Tech High and is a SkillsUSA/VICA vice president. She maintains a 3.98 grade-point average.  Her home school is North Hagerstown High School, where she plays soccer and competes in track. In her free time, Garcia volunteers at the Humane Society of Washington County. She is looking into many colleges, but her top three choices are Kingston University, University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Washington.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 23, 2012
Art was in digital form Wednesday at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Seniors from Washington County Technical High School Computer Game Development and Animation Program put on a tech show called “Pixels & Games” that featured games, animation and simulations. “We were the first high school class to actually be doing a video games art exhibit at a small fine arts museum,” said Hagerstown resident Russell Lockwood, an 18-year old student in the program. “Even though this museum may be small, it is world renowned for the collection that it has.” Lockwood was the director of marketing for the exhibition.
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