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Briefly Shepherdstown

By Staff | Apr 8, 2011

Professor of music performs

Scott Beard, Shepherd University professor of music, performed a benefit “Concert for the Children” in Houston, Texas, March 26.

Sponsored by the Honorable Luis Gallegos, Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States, and the Honorable Frank Cargas Anda, Consol of Ecuador in Houston, the concert benefitted the Algarrobos Bilingual School in Canoa, Ecuador. The concert and auction netted $10,000 for the school, which educates nearly 60 students in grades K-4 in both Spanish and English.

Beard and his partner Alan Gibson are members of the board of the James Dean Byrd Foundation, which raises funds for the school in the United States.

For more information, visit the website at www.jamesdeanbyrdfoundation.org/.

Residents named to dean’s list

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Heather Ishman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ishman of Shepherdstown, and Caileigh Oliver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Oliver of Martinsburg, were named to the Wilson College dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester.

To earn a place on the list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Ishman is a senior at Wilson College, where she is majoring in Equestrian Studies.

Oliver is a freshman at Wilson College, where she has an undeclared major.

Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

Bark in the Park to be held June 4

CHARLES TOWN – The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their 5th annual Bark in the Park on June 4 at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town.

They are looking for vendors to set up for the day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to set up a booth to display a craft or business, visit the AWS website at www.awsjc.org to register or call 304-725-5972 for more information.

A 10 ft. by 10 ft. vendor space will cost $25. You must provide your own set up. Animal Rescues will be provided space free of charge.

Resident to be honored April 14

MARTINSBURG – The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle’s 2011 Champion for Youth Honoree is Joan Roach, a Berkeley County resident, Martinsburg High School and Shepherd College graduate, who has been an advocate for children through her involvement with many youth organizations over the years.

On April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle will honor Roach, one of their greatest champions. Tributes will be offered by several community leaders as well as a spokesperson for the Roach family.

Dinner sponsorships are available for $500, $750, $1000 and $2500. Individual tickets may also be purchased for $50 per person at any Boys & Girls Club location in the Eastern Panhandle, Prettyman Broadcasting or from any member of the board of directors.

For more information on sponsorships or tickets, contact Norm Slemenda at 304-263-8868, ext. 100 or Stefani Pierson at 304-263-1832.