May 18, 2012
A short-story writer dedicated to giving authentic voice to characters as they try to connect with the people closest to them is the 2012 winner of the nation's largest student literary award. Kathryn J. Manion will receive the Sophie Kerr Prize on Sunday at Washington College's commencement. She will receive a check for $58,274. Manion and four other finalists read their poetry and fiction aloud on May 15 at a private event in midtown Manhattan, then watched internationally celebrated novelist Colum McCann open an envelope and announce her name as the 2012 winner.
May 2, 2012
Washington College announced that Brittany Weaver, daughter of Curtis and Dawn Weaver of Williamsport, was recently inducted into the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows. Weaver is majoring in political science and minoring in history. She is a member of the varsity women's soccer team, chairwoman of the honor board, president of the Students Against Human Trafficking organization and is a Relay for Life team captain. Additionally, Weaver represents Public Leadership Education Network as an ambassador to Washington College.
August 29, 2006
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - On a warm, sunny day, Washington College is a delightful feast for the eyes. On campus, the tree-lined paths leading to refined brick buildings are graced by delicate petals in the spring and blazing leaves in the fall. Off campus, charming shops lace Chestertown's quaint downtown. A short walk from the college campus, where the downtown meets the Chester River, stands the Truslow Boathouse, headquarters of the crew and sailing teams. A waterfront pavilion provides a tranquil retreat for students - when the structure is not resounding with the cheers of fans rooting on their watersports teams.
August 30, 2010
Brittany Weaver, a 2010 graduate of Williamsport High School, has been awarded a $1,000 athletic scholarship from High Performance Cabling Inc. of Hagerstown, owned by Paul Plume. Brittany will attend Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and play soccer. She is the daughter of Curtis and Dawn Weaver of Williamsport.
July 31, 2006
HCC student receivesSchaeffer scholarship Daniel M. Baker, a student in the criminal justice associate degree program at Hagerstown Business College, was among 11 students to receive a William Donal Schaeffer Scholarship last week. A ceremony was held in Annapolis to present the scholarships, according to a press release from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The scholarship, named for Maryland's comptroller, provides funding for full-time students who are preparing for careers in public service.
May 13, 2012
Washington College has announced that Maria Noelle Queen, daughter of Roy W. Queen of Hagerstown, is one of five finalists for the Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate literary prize in the nation, this year valued at more than $58,000. Queen is a humanities major and creative writing minor. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she submitted 18 pages of poetry to the Sophie Kerr Committee, much of it focused on the relationship between a daughter and her parents. “Her poetry is at times very funny and at times very sad, and it manages to be both extremely personal and yet objective about how she sees herself in the world," one committee member said.
August 15, 2006
Rebecca Hull, 13, will be a freshman at Boonsboro High School. She is always going to the movies. Nell Barber is a 12-year-old home-schooler from Keedysville who knows her mind and charts her own fashion course. Alexandra Cantone, 11, will be a seventh-grader at Montessori Academy in Chambersburg, Pa. She loves horses, acting and pretty gowns. Lydia Hadfield, 16, of Jefferson, Md., enjoys biking, hiking, reading and writing. She is home-schooled. Sarah Ofosu, 17, graduated this year from South Hagerstown High School.
February 22, 2007
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Powell named Co-Player of the Year McDaniel College senior guard Katy Powell, a Smithsburg graduate, was named the Centennial Conference Co-Player of the Year, an honor she shares with Muhlenberg senior center Meghan Courtney. Powell leads the Green Terror this season in scoring (12.8 ppg), field goals (107), 3-pointers (25), assists (67), steals (54) and blocked shots (20). McDaniel (23-2, 17-1), ranked 19th in NCAA Division III and the winner of 19 straight, hosts the conference tournament this weekend.