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OCTOBER 2018     |   Vol. 23   |    Issue 10    |     Mail Run: 8,391    |     Total Print Run: 11,500

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

                                                     Comm unity Sho w

                                   Kicks Off Catoctin High

                                                    50th Anni v ersar y

               James Rada, Jr.

               For 62 years, the Thurmont and                                                                                the communities of Emmitsburg and
            Emmitsburg Community Show                                                                                        Thurmont. The Board of Education’s
            has been highlighting the role of                                                                                site selection for the new school did
            agriculture in northern Frederick                                                                                not sit well with either community.
            County and spotlighting the talents                                                                              Both towns wanted the new school
            of area residents. This year’s show                                                                              to be nearer their town. Since we
            was held at Catoctin High School on                                                                              could do nothing to alter the physical
            September 7-9. More than $13,000                                                                                 position of the school building, we
            in prizes were awarded to the                                                                                    tried to bring the two communities
            hundreds of exhibitors.                                                                                          together. We all worked to develop
               On one end of the school, area                                                                                respect for each others’ needs.” It is
            residents spread out artwork,                                                                                    a mission that all of these principals
            agricultural items and baked foods                                                                               have worked at accomplishing.
            in the large gym. On the opposite                                                                                   The professionals who served as
            end of the school, other students                                                                                Catoctin High School’s principals
            groomed animals preparing to                                                                                     since its opening include Bernard
            show them. In between these two                                                                                  Quesada (2010 – current), Jack
                                                   Front row left to right: Jan Gardner, Frederick County Executive; Betsy Huber, National Grange
            points, businesses and local civic    President; Jennifer Martin, Secretary of the Community Show Committee; Mary Fisher, widow of Dr.   Newkirk (2005 – 2010), Ann
            organizations displayed their services   James Fisher former CHS Principal; Marty Tarr, former CHS Principal; Cathy Little, Asst. Treasurer of   Bonitatibus (2001 – 2005), Marlene
            and purposes.                                  the Community Show Committee; Robert Hahn, Catoctin FFA Ambassador.  “Marty” Tarr (1996 – 2001), Earl
               The show is sponsored by the                                                                                  Miller (1984 – 1996), Bruce Brown
                                                     Back row left to right: Dave Harman, Community Show Committee member; Bob Valentine,
            Thurmont Grange, Catoctin High’s        Vice-President of the Community Show Committee; Daniel Myers, Community Show Committee   (1983 – 1984), James Fisher (1977 –
            FFA Chapter, Catoctin Area FFA         member; Rodman Myers, President of the Community Show Committee; Earl Miller, former CHS   1983), Harper Long (1969 – 1977),
            Alumni, the Maryland Agricultural     Principal; Jack Newkirk, former CHS Principal; Bruce Brown, former CHS Principal; Bernie Quesada,   and Howard Goodrich (1969).
            Fair Board, and the Maryland State      current CHS Principal; Terry Alban, Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools; Amy Jo   During the opening ceremony,
            Grange. It comes together each year                     Poffenberger, CHS Agriculture Education Teacher.         Catoctin High student Robert Hahn
            through the efforts of hundreds of    the 50th anniversary of the opening   turmoil but has since become a       was chosen as the school’s FFA
            volunteers.                           of Catoctin High School.             binding force for northern Frederick   ambassador for the coming year.
               The line for the Thurmont            Catoctin High’s current Principal   County. It is due, in part, to the      National Grange Master Betsy
            Regional Library’s annual used book   Bernie Quesada and all of Catoctin’s   efforts of these men and women who   Huber congratulated the community
            sale began forming even before the    former principals — with some        led the school and fostered its growth   on putting together the show each
            community show’s 6:00 p.m. start      of them in attendance — were         with the community.                   year. She said, “Grangers everywhere
            time Friday evening.                  recognized for their contribution to    Dr. Harper Long, Catoctin’s first   are involved in fairs and shows like
               The show opened with               the Catoctin community. “They’ve all   principal who currently resides in   this one because we’re all doers.”
            its traditional flag ceremony         had distinguished careers and made   Iowa, wrote an e-mail to Principal       Frederick County Superintendent
            highlighting all of northern Frederick   a difference in thousands of lives of   Bernie Quesada, saying, “One of Mr.
            County’s civic and public service     young people,” Quesada said.         Goodrich’s and my highest priorities   … Story   continued on page 12
            organizations. The evening honored      Catoctin High was born in          that first year was to bring together

                                                                                                Community Show Results                                      13
                                                                                          Inside  this issue  Catoctin Mountain Park’s Role in Espionage    18
                                                                                                CHS 50th Anniversary Activities Begin
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                                                                                                Catoctin High School’s Controversial History
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