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DECEMBER 2017     |   Vol. 22   |    Issue 12    |     Mail Run: 8,472    |     Total Print Run: 11,500

                                                   The                Catoctin

        Your Good News Community Newspaper, Serving Northern Frederick County, Maryland, Since 1995

               Celebrating DISTINGUISHED                                                                                         inside

                           Catoctin GRADUATES                                                                                      this issue

               James Rada, Jr.

               Catoctin High                                                      Photo by James Rada, Jr.  goals for themselves   Local
            School celebrated its                                                                     and to pursue making     Teen
            distinguished graduates,                                                                  those goals become       Builds
            who are making their                                                                      realities.
            dreams come true,                                                                           “Now is the time       Important
            during the 3  Annual                                                                      to decide what you       Garden
            Distinguished Graduates                                                                   want to do, where        — Read story
            ceremony on November                                                                      you want to go,”           on page 12
            21, 2017.                                                                                 Nolan told students.
               The Distinguished
            Graduate Organization                                                                     Meaghan (Eyler)
            was created in 2015                                                                       Delawter
            to recognize Catoctin                                                                       Meaghan (Eyler)
            High graduates who                                                                        Delawter received
            have made a difference                                                                    the academic award.      An Un-
            in their post-high school                                                                 A lawyer who has         expected
            careers. Graduates                                                                        recently started her     Journey
            are recognized in five                                                                    own successful legal
            different categories:        Pictured from left are Rebecca Yates Shorb, Paul Nolan, Meaghan Delawter,           practice, Delawter   Fulfilled
            Academics, Arts and         Jonathan West, Richard Love, Ryan Rippeon, Scott Hahn, and Michael Gray.  told the students a   — Read story
            Humanities, Athletics,                                                                    story of when she          on page 17
            Business, and Service                 as an art teacher at Catoctin from                  was at the lowest
            (community, military, or public).     1970 to 1994. She was recognized     point of her life, and how it only
            Former staff members are also         as a former staff member. She told   turned around when she decided to
            recognized for the impact they        the students that up until this point   “chase the lion.”
            had on the school community.          in their lives, they have been on a     Chasing the lion is a concept       Local
            Each honoree was given an             journey to discover what their gifts   presented in a book she read about
            engraved award, a Catoctin High       are.                                 facing your fears, chasing them        “Chat
            School print, and a Catoctin            “If you pay attention, you’ll know   down, and conquering them. The       with an
            High blanket.                         what direction life wants to take you   book also made her realize that if   Author”
               Catoctin Principal Bernie          in,” she stated.                     trying to achieve her dream didn’t     Event
            Quesada told the senior and             She urged the students to be open   scare her, then it wasn’t a big enough
            freshmen classes, who filled the      to changes, but to always seek to live   dream.                              — Read story
            auditorium for the ceremony,          the life of their dreams.               She told the students that they        on page 43
            that he hoped they would be                                                would fail at some point in their
            inspired by what fellow Catoctin      Paul Nolan                           lives, but they needed to turn those
            graduates had accomplished and          Former Catoctin coach and          failures and the fears of failing into
            that they would “understand the       athletic director, Paul Nolan was also   motivators to achieve.
            legacy” of Catoctin High School.      recognized as a former staff member.    “If I had let my fears scare me,
                                                  He talked about the goals he set in   I’m not sure where I’d actually be,”   Your
            Rebecca Yates Shorb                   his life and working to achieve them.   Delawter advised students.
               Rebecca Yates Shorb worked         He encouraged the students to set                                            Holiday
                                                                                       Jonathon West                           Questions
                                                                                          Jonathon West received the           Answered
                                                                                       athletics award. A former Frederick    — Read column
                                                                                       County Player of the Year, and
                                                                Residential Customer
                                                                                       currently an estimating analyst            on page 32
                        E D D M
                                                                                       for NVR, he praised the staff and
                       P A I D
                                                                                       offerings at Catoctin High for giving
                                                                                   Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
                                                                                       him the opportunity to figure out
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