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m Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Is/Young pie PAGE CHARLES TOWN -School ii officials, parents and oth- , iers concerned about underage drinking will gather here next week as hundreds of communi- ties nationwide hold town hall meetings on the problem: With April designated as .-'Alcohol Awareness Month, : officials with the federal government's Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking are helping to organize the gatherings. The meetings are designed to educate parents, teachers, officials, youth and other community members about the impact of underage drinking and possible ways to combat" the issue. In Charles Town, a town hall begins at 6 p.m. April 26 at Washington High School at 300 Washington Patriot Drive. Two other town halls are scheduled for the Eastern Panhandle: starting at noon April 24 at Panorama at the Peak restaurant on W.Va. 9 at the scenic overlook just outside of Berkeley Springs and at 7 p.m. April 25 at Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at 2500 Foundation Way in Martinsburg. Research indicates that families exert a great deal of influence on whether a pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE A town hail meeting on underage. drinking will be held in Charles Town next week. Other town 'halls on the Child uses alcohol, reports parents are involved in their subject will be held in Martinsburg, that children and teens are children's lives, make ,and Berkeley Springsandaroundthena- less likely to abuse alcohol if enforce clear rules, and are tion. positive role models. Parents' involvement can make a huge difference, says Keleigh Taylor, program director of Building Our Lives Drug-free (BOLD), the Eastern Panhandle Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership. "What parents may not realize is that children say that their parents' disapproval of underage drinking is a key reason they have chosen not to drink," Taylor said. For more information on the town halls in Berkeley and )efferson counties, call 304-886- 1347. Information on the Morgan County meeting may be obtained by calling 304-258-7807: . :--- ::.:.,. POTOMAC: VALLEY AUDUBON SOCIETY Teens participating in the Potomac Valley Audubon Society's innovative five-day nature photography day cardp will learn about the fundamentals of digital ; nature photography and image editing from expert instructors. The camp will include four days of field and lab training on the Shepherd University campus '~ and a one-day field trip to nearby natural areas. ,= Students can sign up for photography camp Teens interested in photogra- will be held June 25-29 from 9 k phy can sign up for the Potomac a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. It will : Valley Audubon Society's inno- include four days of field and lab vative nature photography day training on the Shepherd Univer- camp. sity campus and a one-day field :~Now in its sixth year, the camp trip to nearby natural areas. Campers will have full access to computers and photo editing software in the computer lab at the Universi.ty's Center for Con- See CAMP Page C6 Shepherd Robotics Club takes third place in international competition Members of Shepherd University's Robotics Club won third place at the Trinity College International Fire Fighting Competition in Hartford, Conn., on March 31. Shepherd teams also took fourth place, ninth place, and 1 lth place. Shepherd students represented four of the 48 teams that participated in the competition from. schools including James Madison University, Pennsylvania State University, Rochester Institute of TechnologyI and Westminster College. Teams from China, Indonesia, and Canada also participated. Third place winners included Shepherd students Jeff Carter, seniorcomputerengineeringmajor from Shepherdstown; Emad Khan, senior computer engineering major from Hagerstown, Md; and Leslie Uri Acuesta, senior computer engineering major from Gaithersburg, Md. Fourth-place winners included Matthew Tark, junior computer engineering major from Hagerstown,Md; Gareth Glewwe, freshman computer engineering major from Frederick, Md; and Randy McCright, sophomore Pictured left to right, back row is Dr. Seung-yun Kim, Leslie Acuesta, Emad Khan, Jeff Carter, and Randy McCright; second row, Matthew "lark, Matt AIt, Gareth Glewwe, Courtney Crites, and Ryan Hernandez; front row, Amanda Haupt, Desiree Wade, Christiana Pointier, and Michael Skaggs. computer engineering major from M~chael Skaggs, junior c(xr~ater Shepherdstown. engineering major from Amoldsburg; Ninth-place winners included MattAlt, senior computer engineering Ryan Hernandez, senior computer major from Baker, Desiree Wade, information science major from sophomore c aaputer engineering Falling Waters; Courtney Crites, major from Kearneysville; and junior computer engineering AmandaHaupt, sophomore computer major from Moorefield; and en~ineefing major from Falling Christiana Pointier, freshman Waters. computer engineering major from Shepherd's Robotics Club will Charles Town." participate in RoboGames in San Eleventh-place winners included Francisco, April20-22. ? :v New teaching certification pro- gram: American Public Univer- sity System announced a new on- line teaching endorsement and cer- tificate program for West VLrginia K-12 teachers. The APUS program, developed in collaboration with the i West Vhginia Department of Edu- cation, is designed to help enhance online instructional competencies and improve student achievement outcomes. The program adheres to the tenets of the U.S. Depart- ment of Education National Educa- tion Technology Nan 2010, which ' calls for personalizexl leaming and learning supported by technology. , In addition to the certificate, West Virginia teachers may enroll in any of the five graduate-level APUS courses individually for profession- al development, which can be ap- plied toward recertification. 5ign up for the ZZnd Annual : Art g ,allery exhibit: Shepherd Uni- versity s Scarborough Library will ~?host a gallery opening Thursday 'from 5 to 7 pan. for the painting :-and sculpture exhibition "EQUUS, :~The Finished Works, by senior ::painting and drawing student Is- ~:abelle Truchon. The exhibit will be on display through April 30. A resident of Harpers Ferry, Tru- chon will exhibit relief paintings, School briefs $chooJ hrie|s Performances happen Saturday at 8 Shepherd University choir con- School's three audition choirs mvlte p.m. at St. James Catholic Church cert: The Shepherd University the public to an evening of song and in Charles Town and on Sunday at Deparmaent of Music Preparato- celebration April 26 at 7:00 pan. in 7 p.m at the Frank Center Theater ry Division will present the Shep- the JHS auditorium. All pr~__eexts on the campus of Shepherd Uni- herd Preparatory Chorus in concert from the concert will fund scholar- versity as part of the Friends of along with the Preparatory Orches- ships for graduating seniors in the Music concert series. Featured so- tra and Junior String Ensemble in vocal music department. The Vo- loists in the program include Nata- the Frank Center Theater on April cal Music Department is asking lie Conte, Melanie Regan, Joseph 25 at 7:30 pan. Admission price is for a minimum $5 donation at the Regan, and Colin Brady. General $5, and flee for Shepherd students door. Those whocannot attend may admission for Beethoven's "Ode and Friends of Music MAC Card- send a donation to Jefferson High to Joy" is $22 in advance and $27 holders. For details, call 304-876- School Vocal Music .Scholarship at the door. The tickets are $22 for 5555 or visit Fnnd,4141 Flowing Springs Road, faculty, staff and seniors; and $15 musicweb. Shenandoah Junction 25442, At- for stud.ents 18 and under. For tick- tention Karma Wood, director. et information, call 304-876-5765 Jefferson High School Sehol- or visit' arship concert: Jefferson High i!iii iiiiii iiii!ii iiiiiiiii i!ilili!i!i: i!i!i!i! ii!iiii~!iii!i!i~ili ::::::::::: ..................... ::::::::::::::::::::: organic sculptures, and large scale ~iiii!~ii::ii:::~j :,gestmal paintings,-which feature iiiiiii~:i::iiii : horses in a monochromatic pal- ~'~'i::~::;:: : ette. The opening reception is free to the public, and the artist will be : present to answer questions and discuss her work. Visit Isabelle - Truchon's website for more infor- , marion on the artist at www.isabel- ." letruchn'cm" Gallery hours are : Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 - p.m.; Friday, 8 aan. to 6 paaa.; Sat- urday, 10 a.m. to 5 pan.; and Sun- . day, noon to 11 p.m. For formation, contact Isabelle Tru- chon at 571-291-5988. Performance by Masterworks : Chorale: Shepherd University's Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Erik Reid Jones, will present Rossini's "Stabat Matef' and the fmal movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. : 9, "Ode to Joy," with flail orchestra : and soloists this weekend. N I I I I I Clip this ad and bring it in when you buy next week's #bpirit and get a FREE just-baked doughnut! i 778 Foxcroft Avenue I Martinsburg, WV 25401 i 304.262.97221 I I. 0 0 ! 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