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We Are Fort Hill Committee to Honor Deeds, Not Words Award Winners

Paul Donahue, Buck Jankey, Henrietta Snyder to be recognized in October


The We Are Fort Hill Committee has announced the 2019 winners of the Deeds, Not Words award, which is given to individuals who may or may not be Fort Hill graduates, but who have given significant service to the school over an extended period of years.


This year’s winners are Paul Donahue, Buck Jankey and Henrietta Snyder. The committee will honor these individuals at a recognition luncheon on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at noon in Fort Hill’s media center. To make a reservation to attend the luncheon, call the school office at 301-777-2570 before September 20th.


Paul Donahue graduated from Fort Hill in 1959. He volunteers his time to support Fort Hill by raising money and donating many hours to special projects. He, along with the help of others, completed much needed work at the Washington Middle School ball field for the Fort Hill girls’ softball team. Donahue also helped to plan and construct the memorial wall that honors Fort Hill graduates.


Buck Jankey is a 1958 graduate of Fort Hill and was scorekeeper for the basketball and baseball team. He is an active member of the Fort Hill F Club where he has served as Vice President, Treasurer, and Program Chairperson.


Beginning in 1947, Henrietta Snyder embarked on a 22-year coaching career sharing her passion with students. As a coach and mentor, she is credited for reviving girls’ sports in Allegany County as she instilled values of citizenship and hard work.


For more information about the We Are Fort Hill organization, visit


Published 7/31/19