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Briefly Shepherdstown for March 11

By Staff | Mar 11, 2011

Youth art exhibit runs through the month

CHARLES TOWN – The Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, will sponsor “A Celebration of West Virginia Youth Art Month in Jefferson County.”

The show features pieces by young artists of Jefferson County. Organized by Judy Chesley, South Jefferson Elementary School art teacher, and assisted by art teachers Nena Stowell and Donna Hoffman, the exhibit will be at the Firehall Gallery and Charles Town Visitors Center, 108 N. George St.

The exhibit will run through the month of March. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about AHA, visit www.ahajc.org.

Ogden named county agricultural officer

Feb. 17 the Jefferson County Commission voted to appoint Shepherd Ogden of Bakerton as Jefferson County’s new agricultural development officer. Ogden, a Shepherd University graduate, is currently an adjunct professor at Shepherd where he teaches Sustainable Agriculture.

Ogden is a nationally recognized organic gardening specialist and has been on the board of a number of agricultural and journalistic associations. He has served as consulting editor at three national horticultural publications and authored five books on the topic.

As agricultural development officer, Ogden will work to integrate the county’s agricultural heritage into its long-term social and economic planning.

Cogswell named

to VT dean’s list

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Michael A. Cogswell, a junior computer science major from Shepherdstown, was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Virginia Tech.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

JHS wrestlers finish

tournament with honors

CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson High school juniors, Cody Butts and Keynan Williams, ended up in the top 12 at the state wrestling tournament.

Both wrestlers made the “50 Plus Club” in career wins this year: Butts has 78 total and Williams has 63.

Butts had the best record this year 37-16 with a winning percentage of 69.8 and also has a career high and school record of 51 pins. Williams stands at 46 pins.

Both wrestlers have the chance of breaking the 100-plus wins next year and setting a school record.