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EDUCATION
July 14, 2013
Benjamin Seibert, a senior at Williamsport High School, was recognized as the recipient of the 47th annual E. Russell Hicks-Louis E. Tuckerman American History Award Scholarship by the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table at its May 23 meeting. Seibert's essay was chosen from six that were submitted. He received a $1,500 check and a scholarship certificate from John Munday, scholarship chairman. Benjamin will attend the University of Maryland this fall, where he will major in civil engineering.
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OBITUARIES
July 12, 2013
Robert Lee "Bob" Flora, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Preston Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Swope Flora. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leila Virginia Good Flora, in 2011. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School, Williamsport. He was employed by the Maryland Correctional Training Center of Hagerstown until retiring in 1986.
EDUCATION
July 7, 2013
On June 3, Potomac Computers awarded a refurbished laptop with a one-year warranty to a teacher-nominated Washington County college-bound student. Brandon L. Barnhart of Williamsport High School was chosen from multiple countywide nominations based on his academic achievement, as well as other factors. Brandon was in the first graduating class of the AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, program. The program enforces strict academic discipline and requires committing to a rigorous college-prep sequence of courses.
EDUCATION
July 7, 2013
Williamsport Moose Lodge 2462 awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Stephen Flessner of Williamsport High School on June 23. To qualify for the scholarship, each applicant had to have at least a 2.5 grade-point average and submit an essay, not exceeding 1,000 words, on why they should receive it.  Flessner carried a 4.40 grade-point average and never scored less than 92 percent in any class during his high school career. He was named to the distinguished honor roll every marking period.
EDUCATION
July 7, 2013
The Alsatia Club Foundation announced the awarding of two scholarships to graduating Washington County seniors. Amanda Kerr from Boonsboro High School was awarded a $500 scholarship. Amanda is the daughter of Alan Kerr and Caren Cramer of Rohrersville. Amanda plans to attend Northeastern University and major in environmental science. She wants to work in the conservation field. Also receiving a $500 scholarship was Natalie Rudisill from Williamsport High School. Natalie is the daughter of Douglas Rudisill and Pamela Leake of Williamsport.
EDUCATION
July 3, 2013
Casie Files , a senior, was named to the distinguished honor roll for the sixth marking period at Williamsport High School. Her name was omitted when the list appeared recently in The Herald Mail.
EDUCATION
June 23, 2013
A Williamsport High School senior who maintained a 3.7 grade-point average while excelling on the school's soccer and track teams has been named the first recipient of the Samantha Kelly Memorial Scholarship. Lauren Weicht was a four-year varsity letter winner in girls soccer, leading the team as captain in her senior year to a 13-3-1 record, according to a news release. Weicht also lettered in both indoor track and outdoor track and qualified for the state championships in the 4x400 and 4x200 relays, according to the release.
EDUCATION
June 16, 2013
The Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine announced that high school seniors John C. Britton III of North Hagerstown High School and Natalie Rudisill of Williamsport High School are the recipients of its annual Dr. Tom Altizer Memorial Scholarship Award. This year's pool of scholarship applicants was one of the largest and most competitive in recent history, but Britton and Rudisill stood out due to their academic excellence, perseverance in the face of adversity and the valuable insight they wished to pass on to incoming freshmen.
OBITUARIES
June 11, 2013
Betty Jane Teach, 84, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport. Born Sept. 19, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William Allison and Suella Decker Speaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evan Francis Teach, in 1999. She was a 1946 graduate of Williamsport High School, Williamsport. She was employed by A&P grocery for 20 years until retiring in 1983.
OBITUARIES
June 11, 2013
Ida Kate Grimes, 108, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hagerstown, Md. Born Feb. 16, 1905, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Hamilton and Nettie Lee Bowser Grimes. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School, and received her teaching certificate at Towson Normal School in Towson, Md. She started her teaching career at Pinesburg School, and ended it at Surrey School in Hagerstown. She taught for 44 years until retiring. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport.
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