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Washington County, Maryland Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. In 2006, its population was 143,748. It was the first county in the United States to be named for the Revolutionary War general (and later President) George Washington. Its county seat is Hagerstown. , can also boast about having some good, public-spirited teenagers. Two local teens, Diana Escobar, 15, a student at South Hagerstown High School South Hagerstown High School is located at 1101 South Potomac Street, in Hagerstown, Maryland. The current principal is Richard Akers. Background
South Hagerstown High School opened its doors in the fall of 1956.
, and Nevin Harshman, 15, who attends Clear Spring High School, have volunteered to serve with Hospice of Washington County Washington County is the name of 30 counties and one parish in the United States of America, all named for George Washington. It is the most common county name in the United States.  Inc., which provides compassionate com·pas·sion·ate  
adj.
1. Feeling or showing compassion; sympathetic. See Synonyms at humane.

2. Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances:
 care for people with terminal illnesses, and also for their families. The pair works with an adult volunteer mentor, Linda Marshall. Most of their work consists of talking with patients and cheering them up by providing friendly faces. Marshall said of the pair: "They're two of the greatest kids in the world."

When asked about their reasons for getting involved in hospice care by the Hagerstown Herald-Mail, Nevin said: "Hospice helped nay nay  
adv.
1. No: All but four Democrats voted nay.

2. And moreover: He was ill-favored, nay, hideous.

n.
1. A denial or refusal.
 great-grandma out a lot, and I knew they were the one to choose."

Diana said: "Showing [patients] pictures and telling them about your own like brings back memories and helps them connect with our generation. After doing this for some time, I feel less shy and am more able to interact with people. It makes you feel good when you help."

One of the patients that the two teens and their mentor visit regularly is William "Bill" Shaffer, 59, who has lived at Julia Manor for nearly a year. Shaffer's daughter, Amy Brooks of Martinsburg, West Virginia Martinsburg is a city in Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of Martinsburg was 14,972. However, the 2006 Census estimate places the city with a population of 16,392 [2]. , told the Herald-Mail that she appreciates the services provided by the hospice and by Linda, Diana, and Nevin. She is most grateful for the fact that they are with her father on days when she cannot visit.
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Title Annotation:Washington County, Maryland,
Author:Mass, Warren
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 29, 2006
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