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February 18, 2007
In the Feb. 11 edition of the Carroll Sun, an article on the Carroll County Public Network should have stated that the video cameras in the county government complex are operated remotely at the Community Media Center, which is near Westminster High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
D. Kent Parker, a retired supervisor of records and information technology for Baltimore County government, died Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from a fall. He was 77. The stepson of Halbert Fitz, a salesman, and Margaret Polly Fitz, a homemaker, Donald Kent Parker was born and raised in Westminster. He graduated in 1954 from Westminster High School. Mr. Parker, who never used his first name and preferred his middle name, attended business school in Baltimore.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | April 15, 1994
Barbershop singing will go rocking and rolling Sunday when the Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus takes to the stage for its 11th annual concert, "Goodnight, Sweetheart," at 3 p.m. at Westminster High School.2 Information: (410) 489-7270 or (410) 526-6842.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
Ober S. Herr Jr., a retired Carroll County banker and community activist, died Thursday of renal failure at his Westminster home. He was 87. Ober Samuel Herr Jr. was born and raised in Westminster, where he grew up in a home on Ridge Road. He was a grandson of William Roberts McDaniel, who had spent 65 years at Western Maryland College as a student, professor, administrator and trustee. In 2002, college trustees changed the name to McDaniel College in his honor. Mr. Ober was a 1944 graduate of Westminster High School and interrupted his college education at Western Maryland College to enlist in 1945 in the Navy, where he served as an aviation machinist's mate.
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February 12, 1992
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has designated the Owl, Westminster High School's student newspaper, a Crown Award nominee.Crown Award nominees are newspapers receiving 940 or more points out of a possible 1,000. points. The Owl received 979 points for coverage, writing and editing, design, hands-on production and business.
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January 11, 1993
The Carroll County Choral Society will begin rehearsals for its 23rd Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Music Room at Westminster High School.Membership is open to all adults who enjoy singing, and all voiceparts are welcomed.Auditions will be at 7 p.m.Dues are $5.The school is at 1225 Washington Road, Westminster.Information: 549-6827 or 848-9080.
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June 10, 2007
Ballet recital -- The Ballet Slipper of Westminster will hold its annual benefit spring recital, "With Love," at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. June 17 at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the renovation of the Westminster library branch, where advance tickets are available. 410-386-4500, ext. 3196.
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May 30, 1998
A suspect arrested and charged Thursday in connection with an undercover investigation at Westminster High School was misidentified by a Maryland State Police news release. The correct name of the suspect is Kevin William Wayson, 20, of the 1200 block of Campus Court in Westminster. The person incorrectly named in yesterday's editions is Kevin Wayson's brother, Augustus, state police said yesterday.The Sun regrets the errors.
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March 22, 2013
The Rotary Club of Westminster has announced the newest inductees for the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame. The six members of the Class of 2013 will be honored during a special banquet ceremony May 10 at Carroll Community College. They include: two women who were each named Carroll County player of the year; a renowned Carroll County coach and athletic director; the second student in South County's history to be recruited to a Division 1A college; a baseball player later drafted by the Texas Rangers and one of the pioneers of lacrosse in Carroll County.
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November 28, 2000
THE COUNTY'S delay in giving the school board title to the site of the proposed new Westminster high school may be unintentional. But perception is highly important these days in questions of school construction and of relations between the school board and the county commissioners. And holding back the scheduled deed transfer for more than a half-year suggests a continuing distrust of the board by the commissioners rather than a mere bureaucratic oversight. The school system needs the deed to the 37 acres to proceed with appeals for partial state reimbursement of the $35 million project.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
Patricia R. Amass, a retired Carroll County educator and volunteer who focused her efforts on those living in Third World countries, died Monday of abdominal cancer at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. She was 78. "Pat defined the statement of what a professional colleague and a dedicated teacher is. We need more educators in this world who had her sort of dedication," said Francis "Skip" Fennell, professor of education at McDaniel College and a friend of nearly 40 years.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Richard Stem left Westminster High School before graduation to join the military at the start of World War II, and he never returned to pick up his diploma. Now, the 93-year-old is set to become one of the earliest graduates of the class of 2014. On Wednesday, the Carroll County Board of Education will award Stem a high school diploma under a 2000 state law that allows World War II veterans who left for service as seniors in high school before graduation to be awarded diplomas. He will coincidentally receive his diploma the same week he and other current and former military personnel nationwide observe Veterans Day. Carroll County officials said such diplomas do not designate which school the graduate attended and make no mention of the recipient's original graduation year.
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October 15, 2013
The first in a series of community charrettes to gather input on the Carroll County Public Schools' Facilities Utilization Study will be held today, Tuesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at North Carroll High School, Panther Drive, Hampstead. The study stems from a discussion last year in which the Board of County Commissioners requested a look at how school facilities are being used, and if there might be any opportunities to close, combine or otherwise restructure school programs.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Lester A. Houck, a retired Treasury Department worker who was the oldest member of Wesley United Methodist Church, died Aug. 16 of liver failure at Vir-Les, his Westminster farm. He was 101. The son of farmers, Lester Adelbert Houck was born on the Carroll County farm that has been in his family since 1863, and where he lived his entire life. He was a 1927 graduate of Westminster High School and attended what was then Western Maryland College for a year, before returning to help operate the family farm.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
Suelyn Rivera, who lives in Westminster, knows the transformative power of reading to children. As a media specialist at Carrolltowne Elementary School in Sykesville, her job is to order books for the school library, work with teachers, read aloud to students in the school, and share her love of reading and libraries with the community. "One day, one of my students didn't show up because he was getting a biopsy," she recalled. Rivera had been planning a story time at the library that day, and she wished she could somehow bring the experience to the absent student.
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May 6, 2013
Sunday 5/5 Wine and art Sykesville will host a Fine Art and Wine Festival on May 5 at noon, on Main Street. More than 60 artists, local and national wine, food and live entertainment. Wildflower walk Walk through Hashawha at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, with a naturalist on May 5 at 1 p.m. Learn about flowers' lore and uses. Cost is $5. 410-386-3580. Family sounds Carroll County Community Concert Association presents Fabulous Family Entertainment on May 5 at 3 p.m. at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster.
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October 13, 2012
Brian Drake, an instrumental music teacher and band director at Westminster High School, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Carroll County Music Educator Award, sponsored by the Music Advocates of Carroll County. The award was scheduled to be presented during the Westminster High School Marching Band Show on Saturday, Oct. 13. Drake has been an instrumental music director at Westminster High School for more than 10 years. During this tenure, the school has been recognized for exceptional ensembles, both outside on the marching field and inside on the concert stage.
NEWS
May 1, 2007
A 15-year-old Westminster High School student was charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault after punching a fellow student between classes yesterday morning, Maryland State Police and school officials said. The victim, also 15, was taken to Johns Hopkins Children's Center "as a precaution," said Trooper A.J. Hall of the Maryland State Police. "Everything appears to be fine," said Hall, who spoke with the victim's father about her condition. The incident seemed to be part of an ongoing argument, apparently over a boy, Hall said.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
Laura Doolan, an English teacher at Westminster High School, was named Carroll County 2013 Teacher of the Year during the Board of Education's employee recognition ceremony on Thursday. "Ms. Doolan is a champion of students, working tirelessly beyond expectations to nurture students' academic growth and social well-being," said Janetta Jayman, supervisor of English and World Languages for Carroll County Public Schools. "Her belief in creating successful learning experiences for all students has been the foundation for her own successful teaching career.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | April 11, 2013
The Havre de Grace High School Warrior Pride Marching Band was chosen to perform in the prestigious Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 13. The marching band auditioned for the parade for the first time and was selected to be a part of a special All-Star Maryland marching band. The Warriors band will be combined with the Westminster High School marching band and the two will have the privilege of leading off the parade, band director Rick Hauf said. The parade travels down Constitution Avenue from the Washington Monument to the White House and is televised live in the D.C. market.
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