TOP SCHOLARS NOTED
WINFIELD -- Several South Carroll High seniors have been recognized for receiving honors in the Distinguished Scholar Program.
Students who are selected for this program have demonstrated the potential for academic success in college through their grade point average and their scoreson the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Distinguished students who received an honorable mention are Kelley Bellinger, Eric Cronise, Gretchen deWitt, Jessica DiSantostefano, Joseph Goodwin, Andrea Grata, Jennifer Hickey, Timothy Legore, Elizabeth Masterson, Erin Mooney, Amanda Pedersen, Melanie Phipps, Shelly Salmon, Aaron Stein, Somchart Thepvongs, Gail Zanti and Carey Zylka.
Semifinalists are April Ludwig, Suzanne Matsko, Terence Olesnicwiczand Courtney Sullivan.
Finalists are Michelle Davis and Timothy White.
In other scholastic achievement news, four South Carroll High seniors were honored for their results in the National Merit Scholarship program.
Matthew Birk was recognized as a semifinalist, while April Ludwig, Erin Mooney and Timothy White were honored as commended students.
SUPERVISOR IS HONORED
David Miller, supervisor of vocational and technology education, has been honoredby the Carroll County school board for being elected president of the Maryland Council of Local Administrators of Career and Technology Education.
His responsibilities will include planning and conducting organizational meetings and serving as liaison to the State Advisory Council on Vocational Technical Education and the Division of Career and Technology Education at the state Department of Education.
Miller was also honored as a recipient of the National Future Farmers of American VIP Citation for his many years of service.
He is one of nine people selected to receive the award this year and the third Marylander since the award began in 1970.
Other noteworthy Carrollschool employees include:
* Jane Dotson, cosmetology teacher at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, received the annual Outstanding State Teacher Award from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
* James LaBarre, diesel technology teacher at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, received the 1990 state Department of Education's Distinguished Career and Technology Education Program Award.
* Sharon Schaeffer, art teacher at Westminster High, received an Innovative Project Grant from the Alumni Committee of the College of Education of Towson State University in Baltimore County.
Schaefferwill develop a program in the commercial art curriculum to teach students to create art on computers and evaluate their results.
* Peter B. McDowell, director of secondary schools, has written "Campaign Increases Vo-Tech
Class Enrollment," which was published in the National Association of Secondary School Principals bulletin.
SCIENCE IS PRESENTABLE
Several Carroll science teachers made presentations at the Maryland Association of Science Teachers' annual fall conference.
Carla Criss and Mary Hoy of West Middle, Alan DeGennaro of Westminster High and Timothy Durkin of Liberty High served as presenters.
Donald Bell, extended enrichment teacher at Northwest Middle, isthe president of the Maryland Association of Science Teachers.
* Amy Magee and Rita Karr of Sykesville Middle presented, "ConstructingMeaning in Science Through Writing."
* Timothy Hontz of North Carroll Middle and Magee discussed, "What Is a Box Plot Anyway?"
* Durkin presented, "Let's Have a Physics Olympics!"
* Karen Krupinskiof Sykesville Middle and Amy Filsinger of Liberty High discussed, "Writing Your Way Through Bloom's Taxonomy."
* Cynthia Perouty-Byre of South Carroll High presented, "Scatterplots, Box Plots and Glyphs,Oh My!"
HELPING THOSE IN NEED
MANCHESTER -- Pupils at Manchester Elementary are collecting new children's books through Friday.
Thebooks will be distributed through the Human Services Program's distribution of food to the needy during the holidays.
Other school philanthropic projects include:
* Pupils and staff at Eldersburg Elementary are collecting food in "Helping Hands for the Holidays."
* Future of Homemakers of America at Northwest Middle sold handmade crafts at Superthrift Market Dec. 7 to raise money for toys and gifts for their adopted family.
* Seventh-grade home economics classes at Northwest Middle prepared soup with donated canned vegetables for theTaneytown soup kitchen Nov. 25.