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News/Social A8 Wednesday, July 24, 2013 pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE 7 Graduation ceremonies were held last month for Jefferson County's 22 GED students. The graduates were honored at the bO Betty J. Roper Auditorium at Wright Denny Intermediate School. By ARTHENA ROPER Jefferson County Schools CHARLES TOWN - To the sounds of the time- honored graduation processional, Jefferson County's 22 GED students on June 3 marched into the Betty J. Roper Auditorium at Wright Denny Intermediate School to accept their diplomas. Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Susan K. Wall welcomed the Class of 2013, including James Bennett, Shain Breeden, Thomas Cook, Stacey Hib- bitts,Aaron Himes, Thomas Langley, Catherine Light- ner, Andrew Palmer, Brittany Palmer, Leon Raney, Justin Richards, Keith Pierson, Jessica Rexmde, Tan- ner Russell, Judith Sanchez, Kenneth Sheilenberger, Nathan Snyder, Shirley White, Amber Williams, Mat- thew Wilson, Nitika W'dson and Jessica Yazbek. Daniel Zappia was absent because he was out of the countly. Wall told the graduates, each wearing a maroon graduation gown and cap and seated in the auditori- um's front rows, how proud the school system is of their achievements and then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Martin Soltis, the County's Coordinator of Career Adult and Community Education, introduced guests and Congratulated the graduates. Soltis reminded the group that a number of famous achievers had earned their GEDs, including actors Bill Cosby, Christian Slater, Michael J. Fox, Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Chris Rook; Dave Thomas, found- er of Wendy's restaurants; politican Ruth Ann Minner; Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton; and singers Waylon Jennings, Jerry Garcia, Pink and Eminem. "That's good company" he said. "One thing all of these famous people have in com- mon is that they did not stop achieving after they re- ceived their GED," he continued. "They went on to ex- cel in their chosen careers. That is not to say that each of you will become famous, but it does say that each of you has that opportunity. "Don't make this the end; make it the beginning. The sky's the limit. Dream big!" Echoing a similar theme, Jefferson County Board of Education members Mark Osboum and Larry Togans both encouraged the new graduates to continue their education. Beth Rehberger, an English as a Second Language IF I] ..... Martin Soltis, Coordinator of Career Adult and Community Edu- cation, reminded the group that a number of famous achievers had earned their GEDs, including actors Bill Cosby, Christianl Slater, Michael J. Fox, Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Chris Rock; Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's restaurants; politican Ruth Ann Minner; Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton; and singers Waylon Jennings, Jerry Garcia, Pink and Eminem. instructor, introduced one of the graduates who'd come to the United States from Mexico 12 years ago. Well- educated when she arrived, Sanchez didn't speak flu- ent English and was unable to secure employment. Re- hberger said that now, with her GED, Sanchez can ap- ply for the jobs she wants. Husband and wife grads Matthew and Nitika Wilson also testified as to the importance and significance of achieving their GEDs. The ceremony concluded with Wall, Togans and Osboum presenting diplomas. Fol- lowing the recessional, the graduates and their families' and friends were treated to a reception in the school cafeteria. The event was put together by Monica Zei- gler, Loft Soltis and Ellen Houston. Each graduate also had the opportunity for profes- sional photos of the big day. School board member Gary Kable took portraits of each graduate in their ma- i roon cap and gown. - Arthena Roper is the Cultural Diversity and StaffDe- '~ velopment Coordinator. Evan Want to know more? FROM PAGE A1 For more information about Water for Life, go online to wa- In addition to raising money for Wa- ter for Life,Evan speaks about and hands Evan's father Paul Frank said out bracelets for "LIFE," a movement the family researched the non- he started to persuade people to aim to profit and stays in close touch tackle one good deed every day, he ex- with the organization's leaders plained, throughout his son's fundralsing. All the money Evan collects goes to To talk about partnering with Water for Life, and then, Paul Frank said, Evan Frank on a Water for Life his son goes about being a 12-year-old. ftmdraiser, contact Paul Frank at "He realizes God put this in his heart," 724-3004 or pfrank@pffassoci- he said. TB to fight the bacteria to stop them from employees. It was done based on who that growing," explains the CDC's website, individual might have come into contact l FROM PAGE A1 "People with latent TB infection do not with" Bemadino said, adding that officials '. feel sick and do not have any symptoms, are trying to determine whether they will i TB infection commonly seen in patients. People with latent TB infection are not in- need to do any outreach to casino patrons. One, called latent tuberculosis infection, or fectious and cannot spread TB bacteria to Tuberculosis can be effectively treated LTBI, does not cause any symptoms and is others." with a six-to-nine month regimen of d(u.g not contagious. According to the CDC, if TB bacte- therapy, according to the CDC, but physi- Active tuberculosis disease, on the other, ria becomes active in the body and mul- cians do not always prescribe drugs in LTBI i is contagious and causes a variety of symp- tiplies, the person will go from having la- cases, if they think the risk of the disease i, toms, including chest pains, fever, chills, tent TB infection to being sick with TB progressing to active TB disease are low. i a bad cough, coughing up blood, fatigue, disease. Individuals who have been diag- The Health Department offers skin TB" loss of appetite andnight sweats, according nosed with LTBI are receiving further test- tests Mondays from 9 aan. to 11 aan., on' to the Centers for Disease Control. ing and monitoring, including blood tests Tuesdays from 1 pan. to 3 p.m., and on "In most people who breathe in TB bac- and chest X-rays, Bemadino said. Fridays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3' teria and become infected, the body is able "We did some lab tests on a bunch of pan. Anniversaries Hammanns' 60th Mary Ann Glenn and Con- rad C. "Connie" Hammann of Shepherdstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 18. They were married in 1953 at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town with the Revs. Stanley Hauser and Cornelius Tarplee officiating. The Hammanns have three children, Conrad C. "Skip" Hammann Jr., Lisa Hammann Boyle and Karen Hammann Bull, and seven grandchildren, Kristen Boyle McCavera, Peter C. Bull, Leslie Lynn Hammann, Conrad Tyler Hammann, Chris- topher C. Bull, Adam S. Boyle and Alexander D. Boyle. Mary Ann Glenn and Conrad C. "Connie" Hammann Rizzos' 49th Martha and Bob Rizzo of Shep- Karen Hensell, and six grandchil- herdstown celebrated their 49th wed- dren. ding anniversary July 18. Both graduated from Concord Uni- They wed in Beckley at the Firstversity in Athens and are retired Jef- Christian Church and at St. James fersonCounty teachers. Catholic Church in Charles Town.They are active members of St. Ag- The couple have three children, nes and the Order Sons of Italy in Robert F. Rizzo, Jeanna Mancini and America. Social news policy: The Spirit of Jefferson will print at no charge wedding articles along with a black-and-white photo of the bride or the couple. Wedding news should be submitted within three months of the ceremony. ..... Four senior Boy Scouts from Scotland hiked to Harpers Ferry following their flight from Glasgow to D.C. earlier this month. Scouts (from left) Alasdair Carrick, Jamie MaCevoy, Alec McCallum and Harley Sedgewick paused to assist with a garden project being completed by The Woman's Club in Harpers Ferry before continuing their hike to Gettysburg, Pa. Professional Quality Service Done Right The First Time! 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