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Fair winners Jessica Ballard and Chad Wall, Jefferson High School, were awarded first place in the state Social Studies Fair. They swept each of the divisions in this year’s Fair. Hunter Palmer and Cole Resitrup, of Harpers Ferry Middle School, Won second place in the state Social Fair Division Two, the largest division at the […]

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WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL and JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Graduation 2012

Washington High’s first four-year class of 241 students graduated Saturday afternoon in a ceremony held in the gym of the Butcher Center at Shepherd University. Washington High School opened in 2007. For decades, the consolidated Jefferson High School had been the county’s school high school, but the county’s population growth in recent years prompted school […]

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Students at Page Jackson Elementary School have a long history of jumping rope and for 29 years they’ve helped raise $152,125.46 for the American Heart Association. This year, students and staff raised $6,339.53. The project was begun by William Reed, a former physical education teacher at the school more than a quarter of a century […]

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Essay contest winner: Roula Hammer, a fifth-grade student at the Morgan Academy, has won first place in West Virginia in an American history essay contest sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The local Pack Horse Ford chapter of the NSDAR announced news of the award at the chapter’s annual […]

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Shepherd to host grant webinar: Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library will host a grant webinar on Thursday at 1 p.m. designed for nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grants. The webinar, presented by the Foundation Center, will provide an overview of the research funding process and offer tips on how best to identify funding sources, including electronic […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Anyone that has had chicken pox as a child could get shingles as an adult. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending a shingle vaccination for people 60 years of age and up. “We recommend the shingles vaccination for people 60 and older,” said Dr. Craig Hales is the […]

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CHARLESTON – Five Jefferson County eighth-graders will be honored Thursday at the State Capitol for winning the Golden Horseshoe contest, which assesses students’ knowledge of all things West Virginia. Three of the county’s winners – William Shultz III, Christian Thrasher and Ryan Brigman – attend Charles Town Middle School. Samuel Dilima, a student at Shepherdstown […]

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BERKELEY SPRINGS — It was a challenge readily embraced by fifth-graders here. Their mission? Correspond with troops deployed overseas. Back at a Veterans Day event at the American Legion in Berkeley Springs, a nurse assigned to the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing urged those in attendance to write to soldiers unable to […]

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