County Comment/Middle School Youth Of The Month

by Norman Bassett
Washington County Public Information Officer


At its regular meeting on January 13th, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners presented a “Youth of the Month” meritorious award to the winner in the Middle School category for the month of November 2003.

Middle School honors were presented to Danielle Higgins, daughter of Eric and Jeanette Higgins of Funkstown, by Commissioner John Munson.

Danielle, an eight-grade student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School has achieved the Distinguished Honor Roll every marking period from the sixth grade through the present time. The 2003 winner of the Washington County Free Library Poetry contest held for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, Danielle also scored a 1000 on the SAT test given to seventh graders through the John Hopkins Talent Search.

Danielle is a member of the E. Russell Hicks marching and concert bands and currently holds the first chair position in the clarinet section. Danielle is president of the student council and is Editor of the school newspaper. After many years of not having a newspaper, Danielle was actively involved in restarting the paper this year.

Outside of school, Danielle participated in both soccer and karate.

Danielle has been called a very hard worker who many times goes beyond the required work necessary, is always prepared for class, is enthusiastic about everything the class does, and shows leadership quality in many ways.

Washington County Commissioner John Munson presents Youth of the Month honors to Danielle Higgins of Funkstown.

Middle School honors were presented to Danielle Higgins, daughter of Eric and Jeanette Higgins of Funkstown, by Commissioner John Munson.

Danielle, an eight-grade student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School has achieved the Distinguished Honor Roll every marking period from the sixth grade through the present time. The 2003 winner of the Washington County Free Library Poetry contest held for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, Danielle also scored a 1000 on the SAT test given to seventh graders through the John Hopkins Talent Search.

Danielle is a member of the E. Russell Hicks marching and concert bands and currently holds the first chair position in the clarinet section. Danielle is president of the student council and is Editor of the school newspaper. After many years of not having a newspaper, Danielle was actively involved in restarting the paper this year.

Outside of school, Danielle participated in both soccer and karate.

Danielle has been called a very hard worker who many times goes beyond the required work necessary, is always prepared for class, is enthusiastic about everything the class does, and shows leadership quality in many ways.

Washington County Commissioner John Munson presents Youth of the Month honors to Danielle Higgins of Funkstown.