School of Technology sweeps Skill OlympicsThree Howard...

EDUCATION NOTES

April 05, 1993

School of Technology sweeps Skill Olympics

Three Howard County School of Technology students earned gold medallions in the 1993 Maryland Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Skill Olympics held recently at the school, Catonsville Community College and Baltimore International Culinary College.

The first-place winners were Michael Harrison, Hammond High, advertising design; Thomas Schwartz, Atholton High, diesel technology; and Melissa Volvich, Hammond, medical assisting. They will represent Maryland at the VICA United States Skill Olympics June 21-26 in Louisville, Ky.

Second-place silver medallions were won by Vellissa Gowie-Gamble, Centennial High, job interview; and David Wicklein, Howard High, residential wiring.

Third-place bronze medallions were earned by Howard High students Sam Conver, carpentry; Clyde Bernard, collision repair technology; and Randy Shircel, culinary arts.

PTA Council offers 6 scholarships

The PTA Council of Howard County is offering six scholarships to seniors graduating from public high schools in the county. The scholarships are funded by contributions from local parent-teacher associations.

The first award is a four-year academic scholarship of $500 a year to be presented to four students. The selection will be based on academic achievement, financial need and citizenship.

A one-time $1,000 "T. Thomas Goedeke Scholarship" will be awarded to a student wishing to continue his or her education in a trade or technical field.

The final offering is the "Dr. Charles Ecker Scholarship." Based on service to the school and community and academic accomplishment, this is a one-time $500 grant.

Schools to close for Easter, spring

Howard County public schools will be closed for teachers and students Friday through April 16 for Easter break and spring vacation.

When students and teachers return April 19, all schools will close two hours early for parent/teacher conferences. There will be no afternoon kindergarten.

All elementary and middle schools and Cedar Lane School will continue to close two hours early April 20 through April 23.

Morning kindergarten is canceled for April 20 with the afternoon kindergarten attending during the early time period. Afternoon kindergarten is canceled for April 21. All kindergarten classes are closed for school April 22 and April 23.

Honor society inducts Salisbury State junior

Jennifer White, the daughter of Kathryn White-Lathcop of Marriottsville and Donald K. White of Columbia, has been initiated into the Eta Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta national honor society in history at Salisbury State University.

The Eta Iota chapter was established in 1959 to serve the needs of students who have maintained a high scholastic average and who are interested in the further study and teaching of history.

A junior history major, Ms. White is a 1990 graduate of Wilde Lake High School. The 20-year-old works for the Salisbury State University dining services and is public relations director for Students of University Dining Services.

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