SABF recognizes local athletes

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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival will recognize some of the area’s top athletes at the upcoming Sports Breakfast.

Athletes representing Warren County include Skyline’s Ethan Caperton and Warren County’s Will Waller.

Frederick County Public School’s nominated athletes include  Avery O’Roke of Millbrook, Ella Carlson of Sherando, and Jaden Ashby from James Wood.

Private school honorees include Mountain View Christian Academy’s Alle Jerles, and Legacy Christian Academy’s Mikayla Combs.

Handley’s Stephen Daley and Clarke County’s Dain Booker round out the high school honorees.

Olivia Weinel will represent Shenandoah University at the event.

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The Shenandoah Valley mourns the loss of a football legend

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The Shenandoah Valley is morning the loss of Legendary football coach Walter Barr.

In a social media post from Shenandoah University (SU) the school calls Barr the father of intercollegiate football at SU.

Barr was a native of Clarke County and the first football coach at SU.

The legendary coach made a football impact at Clarke, Frederick, Loudon Counties as well as the City of Winchester.

The coach not only had success with SU championships but successes with James Wood and Sherando as well as his own success as a player with Clarke County.

Barr passed away Friday at the age of 85 and will be inducted into the SU hall of fame in 2022.

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FCPS announce new assistant superintendent

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Frederick County Public School (FCPS) Board announced the appointment of Vernon J. Bock as the new Assistant Superintendent of Administration.

Bock, a 1991 James Wood graduate, succeeds Dr. Albert Orndorff who retires July 1.

Orndorff has been with FCPS for 42 years.

Bock has been in the school system since 1996.

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FCPS expect to award over 1,000 diplomas in 3 days

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Three high schools will present diplomas to more than 1,000 seniors over three days.

In person commencement exercises start tomorrow Jun. 16 and last through Friday Jun.18 in Frederick County.

Millbrook High School’s ceremony begins at 6 tomorrow Jun. 16 with approximately 320 seniors at Pioneer Stadium.

Sherando High School has approximately 360 seniors expecting diplomas at Arrowhead Stadium Thurs. Jun. 17 starting at 7.

James Wood High School’s graduation starts at 7 Fri. Jun. 18 with approximately 340 receiving diplomas at Kelican Stadium.

Law enforcement will be on hand to help with traffic flow but you should arrive early to avoid congestion.

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