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March 25, 2013
Renovations will be done at Williamsport High School this summer to create a security vestibule at the front entrance that visitors would be directed to go through instead of directly entering the school, Washington County Public Schools officials said. The Board of Education unanimously approved a contract for the work as part of its March 19 consent agenda. The contract was awarded to GRC General Contractors, of Zullinger, Pa., said Purchasing Supervisor Lisa Freeman, according to an online video of the March 19 board meeting.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2011
Williamsport High School is getting a new principal about halfway through the school year, as Principal Henry “Hank” Bohlander is retiring for personal reasons, Washington County Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said Tuesday. April Bishop, the school system's secondary math supervisor, became acting principal at Williamsport High, effective Tuesday, according to a news release from the school system. While the title is acting principal, Wilcox said his intent is for Bishop to become the regular principal at Williamsport High.
EDUCATION
November 11, 2012
The Williamsport High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Driving) Chapter will conduct a campaign this week called “It Only Takes One,” meaning it only takes one text, one phone call or one drink to throw your judgment off the road. The campaign will target junior and senior students who have a driver's license, to urge them to stay focused on the road. Many activities are scheduled throughout the week to support this issue. Students from SADD plan to decorate the sidewalks outside the school to remind students to stay focused on the road.
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OBITUARIES
September 8, 2013
David Albert Bowers, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away of natural causes Sept. 7, 2013, at his home. A graveside service conducted by Pastor Herb Busick will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Manor Church Cemetery, Boonsboro, Md. He will be laid to rest beside his mother, Lena Mae Gaylor, who passed in July 2011. David was a 1972 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Hagerstown Community College. He worked at Mack Trucks in the 1970s. He is survived by his son, Christopher Hornbecker of Ashburn, Va.; sister, Pamela M. Rinehart of Hagerstown; grandson, Chase; and two granddaughters, Lane and Bree.
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Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | September 5, 2013
The Williamsport High School Blue Band will hold tag day in Williamsport on Saturday. Members of the Blue Band will be traveling throughout the Williamsport community between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, knocking on doors, delivering tags and asking for donations for the band.  All donations to the Blue Band will go toward purchasing new music and instruments, the repair of old instruments, festival fees and travel expenses. The band asks that all checks be made out to Williamsport High School.
EDUCATION
September 1, 2013
Frostburg State University announced that the following area students received scholarships:   Jaclyn Franzak of Jefferson, Md., received the Academic Honor Scholarship. Franzak is the daughter of Jane Sutcliffe and Jay Franzak, and attended Brunswick (Md.) High School. Sandra Hammond of Williamsport received the Associate Degree Scholars Award. Hammond attended Williamsport High School. Rosanne Horst of Clear Spring received the Associate Degree Scholars Award.
OBITUARIES
August 22, 2013
Dale Edward Taylor, 93, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at his home. He was born June 12, 1920, in Williamsport to the late Roman Edward and Mary Naomi Salsgiver Taylor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Emma French Taylor in 2001. He was a 1938 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. of Hagerstown until retiring in 1983. He was a member of Maranatha Brethren Church, Hagerstown.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
First it was football, then boys basketball and now it's girls basketball - Williamsport is in the market for another head coach. Veteran Chris Malott, with nine seasons under his belt as the headmaster of the Wildcats girls basketball program, has decided to step down. “I pulled the plug, it's time to do it,” Malott said. “After 26 years, it's time. I love coaching the kids at game time, but I hate the bus trips, especially to Carroll County.” Malott has never been overly concerned about wins and losses.
OBITUARIES
August 19, 2013
Nancy Lee Curry, 75, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at her home. Born March 1, 1938, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Nellie Pearl Forsythe Young. She was a 1956 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was previously employed by Tri-State Electronics Manufacturing and Gabriel Bros., both of Hagerstown. She was a Christian. Nancy enjoyed bowling, reading, spending time at the beach and spending time with her family.
SPORTS
August 17, 2013
Williamsport Nationals tryouts The Williamsport Nationals baseball organization will hold tryouts for its fall prospect team on Aug. 24 starting at 3 p.m. at the Williamsport High School field. Any high school age player who lives in Washington County is eligible. The Nationals will field 17U and 18U teams during the 2014 summer season. For more information, contact David Clugston at 240-675-1960, or visit the website www.eteamz.com/williamsportnationals. Kickball tournament The Chambersburg Recreation Department will hold a kickball tournament on Saturday, Sept.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
Cheered on by family members and friends, 21 Washington County students received their high school diplomas Thursday during a ceremony at North Hagerstown High School. In addition to the students who participated in the ceremony, there were about 20 other graduates from the Washington County Public Schools' Summer Learning Center this year, according to Scott Buhrman, coordinator of summer school programming for the school system. He said students attend the summer program for a variety of reasons.
SPORTS
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
Samantha Kelly left a lasting impression on Karah Knight and Brynne Kirsch - whether as a volleyball teammate, an opponent or simply as a friend. Now, Knight and Kirsch have come together to organize Sunday's “Spikes for Sam” co-ed volleyball event in honor of Kelly and in support of her memorial fund. “We have more than 20 teams. We are ridiculously excited. All of our hard work is paying off,” said Kirsch, a 2012 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. “I just picked up the T-shirts and they look perfect.
EDUCATION
July 14, 2013
The Rotary Club of Williamsport awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Williamsport High School students June 3. During the school's annual awards program, Rotary Member Brent Bailey  presented    scholarships to  Connor X. McNaney  and Benjamin M. Seibert.  Connor is the son  of Shellie and Brian Hoffman, and Gabe Davis. Ben is the son of Sally L. Seibert and the late John B. Seibert.  Both students will attend the University of Maryland in the fall. The Rotary Club sponsors the school's Interact Club and also supports sending students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards each year during the second week of June at Juanita College in Huntingdon, Pa. The Williamsport high students attending were Sarah Browning, Emilee Crawford, Julianne Baker, Sonya Goebel,  Abigail Socks and Hope Wolford.  The program emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth.  It also demonstrates Rotary's respect and concern for youth and encourages leadership of youth by youth.
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