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by DAVE McMILLION | October 24, 2006
Mike Sandy, a senior at Martinsburg High School, fills out papers at a Towson University booth Monday night during a college fair hosted by Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Looking on is Kate DeFusco, assistant director of admissions at Towson University. The Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan County Schools College Fair attracted more than 50 institutions to the Butcher Center and gave high school students a chance to learn about higher education schools in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.
NEWS
April 5, 2009
Cortney Brooke Miller and Matthew James Wade were married Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of John Miller of Williamsport, and Kendra Miller of Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of Dave and Sue Wade of Boonsboro. The bride received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Towson University in 2006. She is employed as a second-grade teacher at Maugansville Elementary School. The bridegroom received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and computer information systems from Towson University in 2006.
NEWS
October 14, 2008
Lev Yermolenko, 14, is a junior at Clear Spring High School. He enjoys writing poetry. Mikkel Wallech, 21, is a junior at Towson University in Towson, Md., where he is a mass communications major. He is currently interning with the Herald-Mail.
EDUCATION
May 21, 2012
The Washington County Retired Educational Personnel Association recentlly awarded $1,000 Nellie and Lake Lytton Scholarships to six local students. Scholarship recipients were Christina Dunlop, Mount St. Mary's University; Kayla Grout, Towson University; Sally Johnston, Hood College; Heather Butts, Salisbury University; Samantha Metz, Frostburg State University; and Ralph Weaver, Shepherd University.
NEWS
October 8, 2006
New officers were elected during the fall meeting of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) Advisory Board. John League moved up from his position as vice-chair to accept the position of chair. He replaces Jim Piern. Gaye McGovern was elected to fill the vice-chair position. During the meeting, USMH Executive Director C. David Warner, Ed.D., gave board members a tour of the newly equipped nursing labs and introduced them to the 16 students enrolled in Towson University's nursing program at USMH.
NEWS
June 6, 2012
Special Olympians and local law-enforcement officers will be escorting the “Flame of Hope” across Western Maryland to the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games at Towson University. Athletes will make their way to the square in Hagerstown around noon Wednesday. The Washington County leg of the Maryland Torch Run Relay was to kick off in Hancock at 7:30 a.m., and the runners will travel U.S. 40 into Hagerstown. They will stop for a short ceremony in the square before heading to the Frederick County line at South Mountain.
EDUCATION
January 17, 2012
Zachary A. McGee was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Towson University. He is majoring in political science. McGee graduated from Boonsboro High School in June 2011. He is the son of Kristine and Jeff McGee of Keedysville. COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Richard J. Casto Jr. of Sharpsburg was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Maryland. He holds a 3.7 grade-point average. Richard is a sophomore studying computer engineering.
EDUCATION
July 11, 2011
The Williamsport Girls and Women in Sports Committee has announced that Kaelii Stout is the winner of  the 2011 Williamsport Girls and Women in Sports $500 scholarship.   Kaelii played soccer and participated in both indoor and outdoor track at Williamsport High School.   She will attend Towson University in the fall and plans to major in elementary education.
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EDUCATION
August 18, 2013
TOWSON, Md. - Kelsey Jarvis was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Towson University. Kelsey is the daughter of Jim Jarvis and Patty Jarvis of Hagerstown.  Kelsey is studying elementary education. The United States Achievement Academy announced that Autumn Weyant of Boonsboro was recognized by the academy as a student of excellence in honor roll. Autumn attends Williamsport High School. She was nominated by Krista Downs, a school counselor.
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NEWS
By KAREN MAWDSLEY | kmawdsley@schurz.com | July 22, 2013
Amid a frenzy of oinks, hay and driving tools, dozens of children took to the ring Monday to showcase their prize hogs at this year's 4-H/FFA and Open Class Swine Show at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair. Participants could showcase both their showmanship and their market hogs in the two sections of the competition. Each section was further divided into classes, which usually contained between four and six entrants. For showmanship, those classes were grouped into junior, for ages 8 to 10; intermediate, 11 to 13; and senior, 14 to 18. For the market swine show, they were grouped into weight divisions: light, 176 to 237 pounds; medium, 240 to 263 pounds; and heavy, 264 to 288 pounds.
EDUCATION
June 10, 2013
The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown awarded eight scholarships to graduating high school seniors at club meetings in May. The scholarships are presented annually to area students as part of the club's commitment to young people in the community. This year's scholarships totaled $7,600. Six $600 scholarships were awarded to Key Club members from North and South Hagerstown High Schools and Heritage Academy. Key Clubs are the high school affiliates of the Kiwanis Club. Scholarships are based on academic accomplishments, extracurricular activity, community service and financial consideration.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2013
When Jamie Kenton saw the job description for Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development for the Washington County Extension office, she thought her background was a perfect fit. “It seemed like a nice fit to use all my skills,” Kenton said of the job she started in January 2012. Now, almost a year later, she said her experience working at a 4-H camp in Iowa for three summers, at a day care center and as a middle school teacher prepared her well. “I have to say I love it - the variety of people, the variety of locations.
EDUCATION
June 2, 2013
The South Hagerstown High School Rebel Alumni Association recently presented $1,000 scholarships to students graduating from South High in June. Scholarship recipients: Michaela Brewer Brewer  maintains a 3.88 grade-point average.  She serves as Student Council president, class president, president of the South High National Honor Society, president of the Washington County Student Council, chairwoman of Miles for Mommies 5K, lacrosse team...
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | May 20, 2013
It was seconds after taking the stage that 26-year-old Elese Wade was choking back tears. “I've had sleepless nights, tear-filled days and my finances stretched to the limit. I can honestly say that being finished now feels so good,” Wade said. “I'm the first in my family with my bachelor's degree.” The daughter of a single mother, Wade became a single mother shortly after graduating from high school, she confided to the audience in University Plaza where the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown on Monday held its annual graduation celebration to recognize students getting degrees from USM schools that offer classes in Hagerstown.
EDUCATION
May 19, 2013
The nursing students from Towson University at University System of Maryland at Hagerstown attended and participated in the Health Occupations Students of America  competition as judges for the state event on April 18. It was the 34th annual state leadership conference, which was held in Lancaster, Pa. The health occupations program is a national organization and leadership component for future health care professionals in both secondary and...
NEWS
By BRETT NIEVES | brett.nieves@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2013
The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County held its 23rd Annual Steak and Burger Dinner on Thursday night that featured former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover as the Keynote Speaker. “It means the world to me to be able come here and help a cause that's greater than any one person,” said Stover. Stover played with Ravens from 1996-2008 and retired from the NFL after playing the 2009 season with the Indianapolis Colts. He was part of the Ravens' Super Bowl championship team following the 2000 regular season and was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor in 2011.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners have announced the hiring of Carrie Gray for the position of Franklin County assistant county administrator. Gray has been employed with the county for four years as the county's director of grants and operation management, according to a news release. Originally from Reisterstown, Md., Gray obtained her master's degree from Towson University in 2003. She worked for the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she evaluated public policies and community-building initiatives, the news release stated.
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