31 Of 42 Participants Pass Boating Course

Education notes

January 04, 1991

Kim Latta, the Annapolis Power Squadron's safe-boating coordinator, announced that 31 of 42 participants had successfully completed the squadron's fall Safe Boating course. This brings the total to over 150people who have successfully completed 1990's two course offerings. In addition, 11 teen-agers completed the course and became eligible for a Department of Natural Resources boating operation permit.

Thesafe-boating course covers all phases of boat handling, including seamanship, equipment and government regulations, charts and aids to navigation, use of the compass, piloting, marine radio telephone operation and other important topics. The course is given by the squadron as part of its continuing public service activities to make recreational boating in the Annapolis area safer.

The squadron plans to offer the Safe Boating course again in lateJanuary. Information: 849-8887.


A scholarship fund for displaced homemakers has been established at Anne Arundel Community College in the name of Carole B. Baker, theUnited Way of Central Maryland's manager of regional services and former eight-year member of the Anne Arundel County Council.

The Carole B. Baker Endowed Scholarship Fund for Displaced Homemakers will be awarded to a displaced homemaker who would be unable to attend the community college otherwise. The fund will pay for tuition and fees, textbooks, child care and transportation. All money raised for the fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the state.

More information can be obtained by writing the Carole B. Baker Scholarship Fund, 900 Bestgate Road (Suite 206), Annapolis, Md. 21401.


Salisbury State University student David D. Newby, 20, son of Thomas and Patricia Newby of Millersville, has been initiated into the Eta Iota chapter of PHi Alpha Theta national honor society in history.

A 1988 graduate of Old Mill Senior High School, he is a junior majoring in communication arts at SSU.

The Eta Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established in 1959 to serve the needs of those students who maintained a high scholastic average and who are interested in the further study and teaching of history. Membership is restricted to juniors and seniors.

Newby is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and serves as their eminent correspondent. As a resident assistant for one of the university's dorms, he successfully completed Outward Bound wilderness training programs in western Maryland. He has won academic and leadership awards for his participation in Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Following graduation, Newby will be an officer in the Army.


Giant Food presented its first Apple Computer to an Anne Arundel County School as part of the company's 1990-1991 "Apples for the Students" program. The presentation was made Dec. 10 at a special school assembly to St. Mary's in Annapolis.

Giant's "Apples for the Students" program provides all area public, private and parochial schools, grades kindergarten through 12, with an opportunity to obtain free Apple Computer equipment from Giant. Schools save pink register receipt tapes from Giant and turn them in to receive their computers. More than 2,300 schools, including 150 in Anne Arundel, have registered for the program this year. During the 1989-1990 school year, the program enabled more than 7,000 computers, printers and software packages to be given to participating schools.


Backstage theater tours, seminars with Broadway professionals and tickets for three New York City shows are on tap this spring through a travel-study course at Anne Arundel Community college.

Professional Theater in Performance, sponsored by the college theater arts department and the Moonlight Troupers Drama Club, lets the students earn college credit while spending five days and four nights immersed in the New York scene.

Participants can choose from two tours -- May 18-22 or May 25-30 -- at a cost of $430. The course includes round-trip chartered bus transportation, a New York City orientation session, a $60 orchestra or mezzanine seat for Miss Saigon, an orchestra seat for a Broadway non-musical and a ticket to an off-Broadway play or musical. The package offers two seminars with Broadway professionals, a backstage tour of a Broadway theater or visit to aBroadway costume shop, a backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera House and accommodations at the Edison Hotel, just off Times Square. Meals, tuition and fees are not included.

A nonrefundable deposit of$100 is due upon registration, with half of the balance due Feb. 1 and the remainder April 1. Early reservations are advised. Information: 541-2458.


A hands-on course at Anne Arundel Community College has professional engineers and computer programmers joining students to learn how to work with the new technology of robotics.

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