Teen to participate in leaders conferenceJoanna Bush of...

EDUCATION NOTES

February 28, 1994

Teen to participate in leaders conference

Joanna Bush of Columbia will participate in the National Young Leaders Conference tomorrow through Sunday in Washington, D.C. The conference is a "hands on" leadership program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit.

Joanna, a student at Wilde Lake High School, will be among 350 young leaders from across the country at the convention.

The theme of the conference is "The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today." Participants will interact with key leaders and news makers from the three branches of government, the media and the diplomatic corps.

Highlights of the conference will include welcoming remarks from a member of Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives. Students will participate in a panel discussion with distinguished journalists at the National Press Club and visit a foreign embassy for an international policy briefing. Participants also may meet with the elected senators and representatives or designated congressional staff.

Applications sought for PTA scholarships

The Parent Teacher Association of Howard County will award five scholarships to seniors graduating from public high schools in Howard County this year.

These scholarships are financed by contributions from local PTAs.

Two $2,000, four-year academic scholarships will be awarded to students who will attend four-year colleges. The selections are based on academic achievement, financial need and citizenship.

The M. Thomas Goedeke Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a student who will continue his or her education in a trade or technical field.

Two Dr. Charles Ecker Scholarships of $500 each will be awarded this year. The criteria for these awards are service, involvement in the school, and community and academic achievement.

Applications for these scholarships are available at all Howard County high school guidance offices. The filing deadline is April 16. Information: Jan Rollins, 461-1146.

Exchange program seeks host families

The American International Youth Student Exchange Program, a nonprofit high school foreign exchange program, is seeking 25 host families for students from high schools in Europe and other foreign countries.

The foreign students will arrive in the United States in late August, attend a local school and return home in late June next year. The students, all fluent in English, have been screened by school counselors in their home countries, and will receive medical insurance and spending money.

Host families are sought for 25 European and foreign students age 16 and 17 for four to six weeks this summer. Families with small children are welcome to participate in both programs. Families sponsoring a student for the summer can deduct $50 a month for tax purposes.

The exchange program also is seeking American students age 15 to 19 who would like to spend a high school semester or year with a European family or participate in a four- or six-week stay.

Interested students and families can contact the AIYSEP International Headquarters, Office of the Director, 200 Round Hill Road, Tiburon, CA 94920, or call (415) 499-7669.

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