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8 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's SS Coordinators Discuss Program Meeting to review the PASS program recently were PASS coordinators from the individual schools in the county. Shown here are, front row, left to right: Eric Vandell, Harpers Ferry Junior High; Ann Ebersole, Charles Town Junior High; Debera Spates, Jefferson High School; and Heather Pindell, Page Jackson Elementary School. In the back row are: Vicki Frye, South Jefferson Elementary School; Peg Bagladi, Wright Denny Intermediate School; Vicky Savage, Shepherdstown Elementary School; Linda Housden, C.W. Shipley Elementary School; Lisa Carper, countywide coordinator; Laura Richmond, Charles Town Junior High; Barbara Cum- berland, Ranson Elementary School; Sylvia Geiman, T.A. Lowery Elementary School; and Su- zanne Offutt, South Jefferson Elementary School. School coordinators of the gram designed to offer a boost to PASS program met recently to dis- students who are experiencing cuss initiatives for this school learning problems. year. PASS - which stands for Pro- PASS was implemented in the viding Academic and Self-esteem Jefferson County School system in Support - is a school-based pro- 1991. Currently, more than 200 / Citizens Boosts Local Chris Smith, left, of Citizens Communicatio~as, presents Tim Grove, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Jef- ferson County, with a contribution toward the $125,000 reno- vation of the Boys & Girls club. The club is located at 334 N. Lawrence Street in Charles Town, the former Dixie Narco/ Maytag building. For information on the club, please call 728- 3143. The Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson County as a United Way Agency. t Retreat in Bermuda Long & Foster, Realtors the top real estate company in the Eastern Panhandle recently held its annual agent retreat in Bermuda. These top producers spent several days in the sun- shine and still found time for an educational seminar. It was announced at the retreat that Long & Foster realtors are on target to close $11 billion in sales company wide. Pictured, from left, back row, are Butch Cazin, Mary Ellen Mahoney, Wes Foster (owner) and Kay Potter. Front row, Claudia Testa, Carol Snyder and Dottie Haderer. These agents are from the Charles Town and Martinsburg offices. All of the agents have been recognized with a National Sales Award ranking them in the top 5% of all residential sales professionals in the nation. New Business Partner Wright Denny Intermediate School and Godfather's Pizza recently signed a school/business partnership. The business is partners with several schools and is involved in a number of programs, including providing student rewards and incen- tives. Shown following the official signing of the school/busi- ness partnership agreement are, from left, Jefferson County Board of Education Vice President Doris Cline, Principal Wil- liam Willingham, Godfather's Pizza representative Debra Bennett and Superintendent David W. Markoe. people volunteer to serve as men- tors to students,at all grade levels. Approximately 225 students were served through the program in the 1997-1998 school year. School coordinators meet to share examples of how they iden- tify possible volunteers and to de- velop different formats to orient those volunteers and match them with students. PASS volunteers spend time at the school with students, offering assistance with schoolwork, pro- viding a friendly ear or enjoying an activity. "This program can and does make a difference in a child's school experience. It has proven to be a rewarding experience for the students and volunteers," said Lisa Carper, School Social Worker and countywide coordinator of the program. Anyone interested in becoming a PASS volunteer can call Carper at 725-9741 or contact a school di- rectly. Essay Contest Slated by DAR Jefferson County students in grades 5 through 10 who are inter- ested in adding to their list of achievements for college applica- tions and the like are encouraged to enter one of the two annual es- say contests sponsored by the Na- tional Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, through the Pack Horse Ford Chapter of Shep- herdstown. The American History Essay Contest is open to grades 5 through 8 and the Christopher Co- lumbus Essay Contest is open to grades 9 and 10. All Jefferson County students in public, pri- vate, and religious schools are eli- gible as are those who are in a sancA*oned home-school program. Topic for the American History Essay is "A Naval Hero of the Early American Republic: 1789- 1815. Word limit for grades 5 and 6 is 600 words and for grades 7 and 8, 1000 words. Topic for the Christopher Columbus Essay is "How would western civilization be different if Columbus had not discovered America?" Word limit is 750 words. Previously, students entered these contests through a school sponsored assignment, but this year, Pack Horse Ford Chapter of. Shepherdstown is making the con- tests available to Jefferson County students who wish to en- ter as individuals. Interested stu- dents should send a self-ad- dressed, stamped envelope, speci- fying which contest they are eli- gible for, to Mrs. Myles Cogan, P.O. Box K Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Mrs. Cogan will then send them the complete guidelines sheet. Essays must be returned to Mrs. Cogan by November 30. Local winners will receive cer- tificates and savings bonds. Their essays will then be forwarded for state competition and those win- ners will be sent on for national competition. The national winner will receive a substantial mon- etary award as well as national recognition. For more informa- tion, please call Mrs. Cogan at (304) 876-3232. EXTERNAL DIPLOMA PROGRAM SET Now, through the External Di- ploma Program, Berkeley, Jeffer- son, and Morgan county residents 25 years of age and older, can earn a regular high school diploma by demonstrating the skills learned on the job or in raising a family. Flexible scheduling is provided, and the confidentiality of all appli- cations is respected. Attend an upcoming public ,information ses- sion on November 9 and 30 at 8 a.m. or 12 noon, or November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Cen- ter of James Rumsey Technical In- stitute. Call 754-9712 for more in- formation. ADVOCATE - Thursday, October 29, 1998 happiness. The Jefferson County Chapter, American Red Cross has scheduled the following Bloodmobile visits to the area during the month of No- vember: Monday, November 2, at the Li- ons' Center in Ranson from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, at the Shepherd College Center Ball- room from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Friday, November 20, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, November 23, at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall from 2 to 7 p.m. Jefferson County is part of the Johnstown Region in Pennsylva- nia. With the holiday season ap- proaching, it is essential for the Red Cross to maintain an adequate supply of blood to service patient needs in area hospitals. For more information about do- nating blood or additional donation sites, please call 1-800-732-0382, or your local Red Cross office. Pansy flowers are so called from the French pensde, meaning "thought". "TheSpa For Your C rt" 603 N Mildred St Ranson, WV (On Old Route 9) 725-2586 Richard is moving his dental 1 15 South Charles Charles Town, WV He will continue to treat patients at the Washir until Monday, November :50, 1998 RE ~Lmi/I Road We also have Gourds, Indian Bundles of Corn Stalks. tl MUMS ARE ON, Local Produce- Homegrow Potatoes, Apples, Pears, we can M.A CCC-A Rt. 340 N. Somerset Plaza Center Charles Town, WV 2541, "-