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September 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Congress Working to Award Medal of Honor to Clarksburg WWII Veteran Posthumously

“To correct an historical injustice,” U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen said he will introduce bipartisan and bicameral legislation to award Corporal Waverly Woodson the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions during D-Day in World War II. Woodson, who died in 2005, received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart and was nominated for the […]

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March 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black D-Day Hero’s Widow Fights for His Medal of Honor

Joann Woodson spent years investigating contributions black residents made in Clarksburg’s development since the 1800s. Because of her research as president for the Clarksburg Historical Society, two new elementary schools were named after her ancestors: Snowden Farm Elementary School and Wilson Wims Elementary School. Through her work with Clarksburg Historical Society, Woodson, a lifelong resident […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Clarksburg Public School Named Snowden Farm Elementary

New Elementary School Named After Clarksburg’s Snowden Family Montgomery County Board of Education passed a resolution to name the new elementary school opening in Clarksburg in September 2019 Snowden Farm Elementary School. The school is named after Snowden Farm which was founded in 1845 in Clarksburg by Thomas Snowden, an African American dairy farmer.  The […]

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August 26, 2014 | Krista Brick

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Family of F. Wilson Wims Shares Thoughts on New Clarksburg School (Video)

F. Wilson Wims’ daughters and cousin were on-hand as the doors opened to students at the new Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg. They talk about what the new school means to them and the community in this MyMCMedia Extra.

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