County Comment: Youth Meritorious Awards for November

County Comment
Youth Meritorious Awards for November
by Norman Bassett, Public Information Officer
Washington County, Maryland

In its regular meeting on December 16th, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners honored Dylan Barger of Clear Spring Middle School and Karly Logsdon if Hancock Middle/Senior High School with the Youth Meritorious Awards for November 2008.
Dylan, an 8th Grade Student at Clear Spring Middle School is the son of
Larry and Jodi Barger, and was nominated by counselor Earl Meagher.
Dylan's Scholastic Achievement honors include Honor Roll throughout middle school, and recipient of the Language Arts Achievement in grade 6. Dylan has applied for the Barbara Ingram School of Arts in Theatre and Visual Arts
He exemplifies peer leadership qualities as a photographer, capturing school events for the yearbook; as a YMCA assistant yoga instructor, and as a church youth helper.
In the Community he helps in distributing Food Stamps, assists with church clean-up and has assisted with a church remodel project.
Dylan is seen as a very conscientious, cooperative and highly motivated student, as well as a highly community-minded individual.
Karly Logsdon is a 12th Grade Student at Hancock Middle/Senior High School and is the daughter of David and Justine Logsdon, She was nominated by counselor Susan Schultz
Karly has been highly involved in many areas of service while in high school while maintaining high grades and being involved in both fall and spring varsity athletics. She has also been involved in Washington County pageants through the Miss Maryland organization earning titles of Miss Teen Hagerstown and Miss Teen Washington County.
Through her church youth group, she has helped hurricane victims in Mississippi as part of a mission trip, and served as a volunteer through the United Way National Youth Service Day. She has been involved as a teen volunteer at the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center She was recognized for her community service last year by Washington County Schools with a Service Star Award. Karly received a "Women of Tomorrow" Award for leadership and community services. In November, Karly was a speaker at the school's Veterans Day commemorative event and has been involved in the student government blood drive.
She has been called a fun and energetic person who desires to help others.