Hagerstown Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Maryland, 23 December 2006, ‘The office stuff gets old': Glaze would be first woman on department’s career staff
One of 10 cadets participating in the Hagerstown Fire Department’s training academy will be the first woman to join the department’s career staff.
Deanna Glaze, 23, was the first woman to pass the department’s physical agility test administered during the hiring process.
The former home-schooler still volunteers with the Maugansville department, where she encourages the 18- to 20-year-old female volunteers to pursue a career in fire service.
Monroe Courier, Monroe, Connecticut, 28 December 2006, Jason Meade knows the value of hard work
The 21-year-old Monroe native recently was invited into the “Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges,” a listing of only the top 10 percent of all college graduates.
Meade, one of four seniors at Fairleigh Dickinson included in this year’s edition, is studying biology and chemistry at the New Jersey college, where he has a 3.86-grade-point average. In addition to serving as president of the school’s biology and chemistry clubs, he is an editor of “The Metro,” the school’s newspaper.
At school, Meade is an active brother of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity. He said that for him, the balance between school and social has always been easy. Being home schooled is the reason why, he said.
“You just have to know when to bite the bullet and do work,” he said. “You have to know your own strengths and weaknesses.”
Lisa Meade echoed these sentiments, explaining that her son has always been a self-starter. As his teacher, she said they had a strong bond built on trust and responsibility.
Although home schooling seemed daunting at first, Lisa Meade said it gave Jason the opportunity to really focus on the subjects he loved. She said it taught him to be organized and well balanced, both of which have helped him reach such a high academic standard in college.
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