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Kids in the News

Kids in the News

Smithsburg Middle School. Congratulations goes to the following students who have already met the 25-book challenge! Great work. John Spahr, Stephen Aabbott, Ryand Edwards, Emma Zahm, Iijanae Whitfield, Jenaya Francis, Kate Mosely, Jasmine Flores, Austin Lane, Cody Hartman.
So many students are picking up books and reading to try to meet the 25-book challenge.
6th Grade: Jamie Burnett, Austin Ryan, Crystal Keller, Katlyn Yano, Josh Yoder, Jennifer Daniels, Brianna Meyer, Colton Duvall, Lexi Ernst, Sebastian Almeida, Emily Seward, Jessica Benner, Andrew Appel, Sidney Rubion, Kaya Johnson, Eric Lee, and Sandra Reynolds.
7th Grade: Lauren Johnson.
8th Grade: Mrs. McCallion's classes are required to complete the challenge and are doing a great job!
Ms. Gjurich's classes are required to complete the challenge and to date 33 students are on task to meet the challenge.
Clear Spring High School. Emily Myers, a senior at the high school, was recently invited to sing the National Anthem at the February 1st Maryland State Agricultural Dinner in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Emily, who is the daughter of Amy and Mark Myers, met Governor Martin O'Malley at the event.
"Amy was one of only a handful of students across the state selected for All Eastern Chorus," said Rob Hovermale, Coordinator of Music and Fine Arts for Washington County Public Schools. "She is a very talented singer and we are proud she represented her school and her county at this statewide event."
Old Forge Elementary School. Congratulations go out to the Old Forge students, staff and community. At the January 23, 2007 Washington County Board of Education meeting Old Forge Elementary was recognized for their success on the 2006 Maryland School Assessment (MSA). Their recognition included a certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education. The certificate was signed by Edward L. Root, President of the State Board of Education and Nancy S. Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools.
Also at Old Forge, congratulations goes to Adasen Klinger, Cole Huntzberry, Josh Miller, and Liza Dennis for being the school's Elk's Hoop Shoot free throw contest winners! The age group winners from each school were eligible to compete in the Washington County Elk's Hoop Shoot held on Saturday, Jan. 13th at St. Maria Goretti High School. A special congratulations to Cole Huntzberry for finishing 2nd overall for his age group in Washington County!
Bester Elementary School. The following students received the Citizen of the Month Award for January 2007: Courtney Alexander, Jaidlyn Mason, Robert Camponelli, Eric Seby, Jamal Walker, Hallee Robinson, Mindy Mocchi, Kayla Swauger, Samantha Purnell, Mycca Gaston, Tanisha Love, Alonzo Coleman, Melissa Collins, Tre Guessford, and Sabrina Atha. One of these students will win a computer that was fixed up and donated by Mr. Barger. Congratulations to all!

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