BOARD CALLS MEETING
UNIONTOWN - WEDNESDAY -- The Carroll County Board of Education will have a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Room 271 of the Board of Education offices in the Courthouse Annex Building, 55 N. Court St.
The board will complete discussion of the remaining state initiatives for school improvement and may begin discussion of the 71 School Improvement Task Force recommendations.
The public is encouraged to attend.
STUDENT EARNS AWARD
UNIONTOWN -- Angela Gail Graybill, a Francis Scott Key High School senior, has captured the 1990 Shell Century III Scholarship.
The scholarship, sponsored by Shell Oil Co. Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals for the past 15 years, acknowledges high school students who are leaders in both the classroom with academics and outside with extracurricular activities.
Angela is president of the National Honor Society, senior class vice president, a varsity winner on the track team and captain of the field hockey team.
Along with other local winners, she is in the running for one of two $1,500 college scholarships. The two state winners will take part in a five-day convention in Williamsburg, Va., with other national winners and compete for a $10,000 scholarship.
Angie hopes to continue in the field of education, preferably in English.
TOP STUDENTS PICKED
WINFIELD -- Senior Shannon Gerhold and junior Joe Brosenne were chosen as October Students of the Month at South Carroll High School.
The students were selected by a Student Recognition Team from among a group of teacher recommendations. The committee was formed to award the efforts of those students doing outstanding work in school.
Shannon was recognized as being the catalyst for SCHS's Environmental Club, which led to the establishment of the school as a recycling center.
She began with a letter-writing project in a science research class.
Commissioner Jeff Griffith, who was aware of the project, put Shannon in touch with county and state officials, which led to the recycling center.
Gov. William Donald Schaefer visited the school earlier this fall to see the recycling center and commend the students for their actions.
In addition, Shannon is a part of the school's Madrigal Group and the Carroll Gymnastics Center. She plans to attend Johnson State College in Vermont to study environmental chemistry, with an aim to becoming a corporate consultant.
CELEBRATING THE SEASON
ELDERSBURG -- Culminating a unit about Pilgrims and Indians, kindergartners at Eldersburg Elementary will experience a Thanksgiving feast today.
Students will dress in costume to enjoy the meal they have prepared.
In other Thanksgiving news:
* Carol Sterner's first-grade class at Sandymount Elementary will enjoy an ABC potluck feast based on the book, "Alligators Arrived with Apples."
* Taneytown Elementary first-graders are having a Thanksgiving feast today.
* Schools will be closed for the holiday tomorrow and Friday and closed for a teacher in-service day Monday and Tuesday.
* Westminster High School's National Honor Society collected money last week for the Carroll County General Hospital Children's Fund for their Thanksgiving project.
GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS
WESTMINSTER -- The Hampstead Players of New Hampshire will present a production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" for West Middle students today.
The PTO is sponsoring the play to reinforce instruction of the Dickens novel in seventh-grade Language Arts.
In other school news, Joan Prall, author of "Schoolbells and Slates," recently spoke to Hampstead Elementary fifth-graders about the history of education in Carroll.