School briefs

Show Choir Camp: The Blue Ridge Show Choir Camp will be held from Monday through Thursday in the Jefferson High School Auditorium. The camp will consist of two sessions: 9 a.m. — noon and 1 — 5 p.m. The morning session is for 6th – 12th grade students and the afternoon session is for 9th — 12th grade students. The cost is $100 for one session and $150 for both sessions. For more information and a registration form,

Local students named to honor roll: Glenville State College has announced the names of GSC students who attained the Provost’s Honor Roll for the 2012 Spring semester. Students from Jefferson County who were named are: Nicole A. Himes of Harpers Ferry, Amelia D. Park of Shepherdstown, and Renee V. Ritenour of Kearneysville. To be named to the GSC Provost’s Honor Roll, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99.

Students receive journalism award: Potomac State College of West Virginia University honored many of their students with awards and recognition during its annual Weekend of Honors. The following students received the journalism award: Kayla Wolford, Katelyn Eichelberger, Professor of Journalism and Pasquino Adviser Fred Jacoby, Kate Sedgwick, and Marshall Porter. These awards were given to sophomore journalism students who displayed excellence during the academic year in news writing, feature writing, sports writing, or editing for the student newspaper, the Pasquino.

Teacher awarded fellowship: Derek Hughes, a teacher at Washington High School, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. A total of 58 fellowships were awarded in 2012. James Madison Fellowships support further study of American history by college graduates who aspire to become teachers of American history, American government and social studies in the nation’s secondary schools, as well as by experienced secondary school teachers of the same subject.

Country Day School honor roll: Third grade honor roll — Jason Ashman, Isabella Bottner, Keller Bottner, Isabelle Charboneau, Isha Gupta, Addison Hough, Eli Simpson, Melanee Wagner, Carter Wasielak; fourth grade honor roll — Mychaela Wagner; fourth grade headmaster’s list — Jacob Chadwick, Sophie Crowder, Sam Shunney, Mallory Steeley, Chloe Steer; fifth grade honor roll — Thomas Chilton; fifth grade headmaster’s list — Emily Happy, Jacob Shakesprere; Sixth grade honor roll — Annette Toth; seventh grade headmaster’s list — Braeden Bottner, Shreyas Mehta. To achieve the honor roll, a student’s grade point average is 87 to 92.5. Headmaster’s list is 93 to 100.

Civil War seminar: The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University will hold a Civil War seminar from June 28 to July 1 at the Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Va. The seminar “McClellan’s War: The Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days’ Battles” will offer analysis of the campaign, including how and why McClellan moved on Lee in Virginia, focusing on placing it in the context of McClellan’s approach to war in general and the Civil War in particular. The price of the seminar is $425 per person. For details, visit or call 304-876-5429.

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