Shane Absher of Hedgesville is a West Virginia Air National Guard veteran who served multiple tours of duty in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. He's also Mountain State University's student of the year.
Hagerstown's airport is the winner of this year's low-cost airport award.
Brandon Barnett and Travis Jewell finished 7th in the auto skills competitive event that took place at the Maryland Ford AAA competition last Saturday in Baltimore County.
David White got his first national top 10 swimming time, placing sixth in the national in the YMCA National Top 10 List for 11-year-old boys in the 100 yard butterfly!
A special Sunday Edition of Braggin' Rights goes Ms. Kimberly O'Kane's Spring 2012 Classes at North Hagerstown High School.
Together they hosted a career day. Students and their teacher-mentors from the career center gave presentations to students in grades three to five.
Seven members of Allegany High's Future Business Leaders of America and five members of the Career Center's FBLA will attend the 2012 FBLA Leadership Conference in Texas this June.
Katie Reeder raised $760 for the Humane Society of Washington County at Hempen Hill's 5th annual Wake N' Bake fundraiser.
The Linganore High School marching band recently traveled to Walt Disney World to march in the Main Street Parade. Congratulations, Linganore!
7-week-old Audrey just recently learned how to smile and now she never stops.
Frank Culler from Waynesboro caught a huge 24-pound rock fish.F
Giant Food in Landover, Maryland donated nearly 150 hams to the Maryland Food Bank this week.
The Lady Hatters are ranked number one in Pennsylvania, and as of Monday number three in the Nation.
Brandy Long was recently named City Hospital's quality service award winner.
Enthusiastic employees of Bank of America merchant services recently collected a large amount of much-needed items for the Humane Society of Washington County.
Dr. Karen Bishop runs the Medical Assistant Program at Frederick Community College. It has been chosen to receive an award of excellence from the Maryland State Department of Education.
Members of the West View Rehab at Williamsport Retirement Village recently undertook a project to benefit the animals at the Humane Society of Washington County.
The National Honor Society at Mountain Ridge High recently collected and sent donations to troops overseas.
Students at Walkersville Middle School are presenting a version of "Into the Woods" this Friday and Saturday. The musical tells an enchanting story about what happens when fairy tales collide.
Sean Maguire received the "God and Me" religious award on Sunday at the Paramount Baptist church in Hagerstown.
Dr. Erik Bergman and Sheri Bergman recently celebrated the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art building on Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown.
Glenn Thomas recently finished his Eagle Scout project.
Allan Bryan from Greencastle is a truck driver who is being honored for reaching two million miles of accident-free driving.
More than a dozen players and coaches from Frostburg State's baseball team recently volunteered their time at Bel Air Elementary during it's Read Across America celebration.
Kaitlyn Wassel placed 1st in Miss Twirl Mania, an international baton competition, at Walt Disney World. She is with the Washington County Show Kids. She is a 6th grader in the Magnet Program at Springfield Middle School. Way to go Kaitlyn!!!!
Tonight's Braggin Rights goes to a teenager who is standing tall in uniform.
The Smithsburg High School bocce ball team took part in the Polar Bear Plunge in the Chesapeake Bay. They went into the chilly waters at Sandy Point Beach not once, but twice. All the money they raised goes to the Special Olympics.
Ryan Shank donated his Christmas money to the Humane Society of Washington County.
The school's Christmas committee collected hundreds of donated items and stuffed 25 stockings to help 25 students and two families in the Cumberland area.
Kavonte Duckett of Frederick is a leader at school and church.
Two high school band musicians from our area have been chosen for an impressive honor. They'll play in the Army All-American Marching Band.
On Wednesday, Uno's will help support Toys for Tots. Marines will act as guest bartenders. There will also be a snack hour special. Uno's will collect toys through December 19th. Bring a toy and 20% of your check will go towards Toys for Tots.
Cheyenn Fairfax is a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue unit of the Boys and Girls Club in Washington County. She is one of ten winners in a national technology contest called "Picture This!"
Harley joined the 167th Air National Guards in West Virginia in October 2011 were she attends one weekend every month. After she graduates she will attend bootcamp and field training.
On Saturday November, 19th 2011 the Frederick Police Department's Training Division held the Practical Scenario/Graduation Day Presentation of its 19th Citizens Police Academy.
Chris walked all 60 miles with his mother and grandfather.
Students and staff at Washington Middle in Allegany County raised close to $1,000 for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The Future Educators (FEA) Club at Hagerstown Community College recently donated more than 50 ponchos to fifth graders at Winter Street Elementary School.
Southern Fulton High School will be presenting "You can't take it with you", a Comedy in Three Acts by Moss Hart and George S. Kauffman on Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1, 2011 at the Southern Fulton HS Auditorium.
West Side Elementary School has been celebrating Grandparent's Day with a variety of daily activities in which more than 200 grandparents have attended.
Braggin' Rights go to four dedicated Boy Scouts.
Griffin presented HSWC Executive Director Paul Miler with a donation of $244.13 to the Humane Society of Washington County.
Anne Dingzon was the youngest participant at the 11th annual Tomato Tasting Day contest in Chambersburg.
At the 2011 Long Course Swimming Junior Olympics, David White swam in 12 events and medaled in eight of them, including three golds.
Alexis Fischer is an 11-year-old Honor Star at Life House Bethel. She won Citizen of the Year at Rockland Woods Elementary.
Maria Jones, a 2011 graduate of Saint Maria Goretti High, was in Los Angeles this past week to compete in the America's Homecoming Queen pageant.
Lee Follett of Smithsburg received the Special Olympics Maryland Sportsmanship award from the 2011 summer games.
The Frederick County Babe Ruth 13 to 15-year-old Smithsburg 2 team won their championship game on June 25th.
A local teacher went to the space academy.