9:50 PM PST, February 3, 2013
Bethany Magner and John Galvin were named students of the month for February at Washington County Technical High School.
Magner is excelling in a rigorous course schedule at Tech High, standing as one of the top students in biomedical sciences, where she and four classmates were selected to represent Tech High at a legislative dinner in Annapolis.
She is also taking advanced-level courses like AP English, AP calculus and a college-level public speaking class.
Her grade-point average is 4.19.
She recently passed her certified nursing assistant class at Hagerstown Community College and plans to get her geriatric nursing license soon.
She wants to work hands-on with patients for experience, with plans to become a physician’s assistant in five years.
At her home school in Clear Spring, she is active in History Club, serves as color guard captain, joined the Drama Club and is in the production of the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”
At Tech High, she is in the National Technical Honors Society.
She volunteers in the community, too, providing help at homeless shelters, churches and hospitals.
Galvin is senior class president at Tech High.
He is a top student in the criminal justice program and will be competing in the Regional SkillsUSA competition for crime- scene investigations.
Galvin is a member of the football team at his home school, North Hagerstown High, has played baseball for 12 years and is an avid bowler, having won a state championship and competed nationally.
Galvin has volunteered with the Washington County Junior Football League.
He has been in Boy Scouts for 10 years and is in the Order of the Arrow, close to earning Eagle Scout honors.
In addition, he is one of only two in the history of his troop to earn the Mason-Dixon Historical Trails Award.
He also earned a Chesapeake and Ohio Canal medal for completing a trek along the entire canal.
He begins an internship at Antietam National Battlefield in April.
His college goal is to earn a master’s degree in criminal justice and he intends to apply for the FBI Academy, hoping for a future position in the Department of Homeland Security or the Drug Enforcement Administration.