Youth Meritorious Awards Presented

Youth Meritorious Awards Presented

In the regular meeting of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners on May 15th, Commissioners' President John Barr presented Youth Meritorious Awards to middle and high school students for the month of May.
Alexandra Bates, daughter of Debra Rauer of Clear Spring is an 8th Grade Student at Clear Spring Middle School. Alexandra's Scholastic Achievements include Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll many times throughout middle school as well as the STARS Award in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. She encourages others, provides homework assistance, directs plays in her mother's daycare, babysits, and sells tickets for lemonade stands and bead sales for the poor. Her Community Services include visiting nursing homes, picking up trash along the street, singing in church and visiting elderly persons. Counselor Earl Meagher said Alexandra is a highly motivated and responsible young person who puts forth-special effort in her schoolwork. She is a kind and caring person.
Ashley Hill, a 12th Grade Student at North Hagerstown High School is the daughter of James and. Kelli Hill of Hagerstown. Her Scholastic Achievements include the Honor Club in grades 9-12, the Distinguished Honor Roll, and Honor Roll in grades 9-12. Leadership Qualities include serving as a math tutor, Captain of the varsity cheerleading team in grades 11 and 12, participating in Best Buddies Peer mentoring program for learning disabled students, and serving as a Counselor at "Little Cheer Camp" for four years. She serves the community through volunteerism with 31 hours over the last three years served at Washington County Teen Hospital and as a volunteer classroom assistant with her mom, a teacher at Paramount Elementary, two days a week.
The Commissioners select outstanding youth each month, based on scholastic, leadership and community service criteria.