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Briefly Shepherdstown

By Staff | Jun 17, 2011

County parks holding event

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission “Slam’n Jam’n Basketball Camp” with the Shepherd Rams will be held June 13 to the 16 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play like a Shepherd Ram? This could be your opportunity.

If you are between the ages of 6 and 17, you can sign up for one of the “Slam’n Jam’n” camps this summer that will be instructed by Shepherd University Head Coach Justin Namolick and his staff and players.

This camp for boys and girls is designed for beginner to advanced basketball players. Participants will enjoy a memorable week learning new skills and tactics while refining their passing, dribbling and shooting skills as well as providing individual fundamental instruction that is applied to the team concept. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Each camper must wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and bring a snack and water bottle to camp daily.

For more information, call the JCPRC office at 304-728-3207. The cost is $80.

Local students graduate

ST. JAMES, Md. – Saint James School awarded 50 diplomas to the Class of 2011 on June 5. Alex DeMarco, Emily Leslie and Chris Pritchard of Shepherdstown were among the students graduating.

Pritchard was awarded the Donn Porter Prize, given in memory of Donn Porter, Class of 1949. The award is given to that member of the Fifth or Sixth Form who has shown genuine courage and real devotion to the team above and beyond the call of duty during his or her time as an athlete at Saint James School.

Homebuyer funds available

First-time homebuyers: The Housing Assistance Program funds provide up to $20,000 in down payment and closing costs for qualified buyers. Effective immediately, federal income limits for HAP have increased and funds are still available for home purchase in Jefferson County.

To apply to the program or for additional information, contact Partnership for Affordable Housing at 304-725-6189 or hafford able@frontier.com.

Glenville sets honor roll

GLENVILLE,?W.Va. – Glenville State College has announced the names of students who attained the Provost’s Honor Roll for the 2011 Spring semester. To be named to the GSC Provost’s Honor Roll, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

Jefferson County students who were named to the GSC Provost’s Honor Roll are Nicole A. Himes of Harpers Ferry and Amelia D. Park of Shepherdstown.

Red Cross offering lessons

The Eastern Panhandle chapter of the Red Cross is offering free swimming lessons at the Jefferson County Memorial Park pool July 5 to15. Five levels of classes will be taught by Red Cross safety instructors.

Registration forms are available at the following libraries: Harpers Ferry, Old Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Summit Point and Martinsburg- Berkeley.

The enrollment date is Thursday, June 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the park pool.

Fairmont sets Dean’s List

FAIRMONT – Seven Jefferson County students were among those named to the President’s or Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2011 semester.

Students must earn a 3.4 or better grade point average to be recognized on the Dean’s List. Students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average also have been named to the President’s List.

Megan Klauck was named to the President’s List. Daniel Blue, Robyn Chopin, David Hartman, Jessica Kromer, Dewey McDonald and Michelle Yost were named to the Dean’s List.

The mission of FSU is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good.