SABF recognizes local athletes

Shenandoah Apple Blossom 2022

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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Fire evacuates Millbrook High School

Millbrook High School in Frederick County had to evacuate and send students home early yesterday.

A fire started in a dust collector in one of the schools career and technical education areas and produced a visible cloud of smoke.

All staff and students evacuated safely to the football stadium across school grounds.

The school faced minor damages and students who left items during the evacuation will receive further instructions this weekend on how to retrieve their belongings.

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Fredrick County 8 year old orchestrates a large Veterans Day ceremony

ABC’s News is reporting that 8 year old Austin Riddell inadvertently created one of the areas largest Veterans Day Ceremonies.

The fourth grader attended several Frederick County meetings asking officials to  make Veterans Day an official school holiday.

After being refused his request Riddell informed officials he would not be in school that day so he could hold his own ceremony at Red Bud Elementary School’s  flagpole and everyone was welcome.

The gathering grew so large that it had to be moved to Millbrook high school football field.

Close to 200 people attended the ceremony including Lt. Governor elect Winsome Sears, School Superintend David Sovine, VFW post members, American Legion members and a motorcycle club.

Young Riddell hopes to become a U.S. Senator after he becomes the fifth generation service member in his family.

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