August 20, 2010
Dinner is eaten on the run. Television and movies celebrate rude behavior. E-mail and text messaging have eroded the art of conversation. Social graces seem to be disappearing. But if you walked into a meeting room at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church recently, you might have been pleasantly surprised. Here, a small group of young women has been leading a charmed life. They have learned about good posture, how to set a dinner table and the importance of saying "please" and "thank you. " This isn't exactly etiquette boot camp, but one message has been drilled home -- first impressions are lasting impressions.
May 27, 2011
Three local women were recently recognized by Church Women United in Washington County. Debra Banks of New Joys Fellowship, Meloney Smith of Zion Baptist Church, Lara Shepherd of First Christian Church, received the Outstanding Young Church Women award. The award recognizes the valuable contribution young women are making in their local congregations, schools, community and business. Nominated by their congregation for this award, Banks, Shepherd and Smith join the 26 other young women recognized since 2002.
January 22, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Five young women will compete for a crown, scholarships and other prizes at the Miss Berkeley County pageant at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St. Each contestant, young women from Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Glengary, W.Va., will showcase a talent during competition. The winner will receive the crown, scholarship money, flowers, gift certificates and a place in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant later in the year, which is preliminary to the nationally televised Miss America pageant.
December 7, 2007
BOONSBORO - The Colorado sky was a blinding blue on this particular summer day. And standing atop a mountain looking down on a view that she could only describe as "breathtaking," the 20-year-old confessed to having a life-changing experience. Gone was the low self-esteem and the fear of failing. Instead, she saw a future overflowing with potential. "I felt a sense of peace," the young woman said. "I knew I could trust myself to handle any challenge that was ahead of me. " It was the opportunity to "do something different, something exciting," that drew nine residents of San Mar Children's Home to participate in Adventure Experience Inc., a program designed to challenge individuals physically, emotionally and spiritually through a variety of outdoor trials.
February 15, 2007
Fifteen young women will go after the Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland pageant titles Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. And four teens will vie for the title of Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen 2007 Pageant director Barbara W. Carson said the featured guest will be the reigning Miss Maryland, Brittany Lietz, and the winner of each title will advance to the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant in June. Here are this year's Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland contestants (in alphabetical order)
July 9, 2002
Eight young women were crowned Honor Stars recently at Bethel Assembly of God in Hagerstown. As part of the Missionettes' ministry, these young women completed a three-year Stars program consisting of 27 badges, nine honor star steps, scripture memorization and reading the entire New Testament. They are, from left, Emily Tritsch, Rachael Toms, Jaime Young, Hayley Bond, Cayla Broadwater, Amy Taylor, Malea Snyder and Alyssa Beattie.
February 2, 2012
On Dec. 28, four young Washington County women were presented at the annual Assembly Club of Hagerstown Ball at Fountain Head Country Club. The ball preserves an early Southern tradition, one introduced at the Assembly Club of Hagerstown in 1930. Abigail Lindsay Urner and escorts Todd Hart Hershey of Keedysville and Wyatt Reeder of Hagerstown led the couples in a circular promenade before more than 200 onlookers. Courtney Marie Peterson was escorted by James K. Peterson of Sharpsburg and Elias Nicholas Orfan of Hagerstown.
December 12, 2012
The fifth annual Miss Appalachia competition is Saturday, Jan. 19. Young women ages 13 to 17 may enter the Outstanding Teen competition, and those ages 18 to 23 may enter the Miss competition. There is also a sign-up for girls ages 3 to 9 for the Princess program, and 9 to 12 for the Preteen program. The Princess program is a mentoring program only. The winners will compete for the title of Miss Maryland in June in Hagerstown. Deadline to enter the Miss Appalachia competition is Sunday, Dec. 30. The winners will serve as a role model for young women and as an ambassador for The Miss America Organization.
May 13, 2002
firstname.lastname@example.org CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Timothy Gaughenbaugh knows he's not the typical Wilson College graduate. At 39 years old with 22 years of work for the federal government under his belt, he said he has encountered some odd glances from people who think of Wilson only as a women's college. But in cap and gown and as speaker for the College for Continuing Education's Class of 2002, Gaughenbaugh accepted his bachelor of arts diploma Sunday after addressing about 115 graduates.
August 3, 2006
The Lions Club of Halfway celebrated its annual education night recently. The Lions are one of the official scholarship sponsors for the Miss Washington County-Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation, which is committed to giving scholarship assistance to young women ages 18 to 24. The Rev. Jan Dorsey introduced Miss Washington County Carrie Shank and Miss Western Maryland Autumn Smith. Both young women spoke briefly regarding their platforms. Western Maryland's Outstanding Teen, Lindsay Hanna, was introduced by pageant Executive Director Barbara Carson.