Essay, poster contest open to studentsThe second annual...

HOWARD COUNTY EDUCATION

November 06, 1994

Essay, poster contest open to students

The second annual Credit Drives America Essay and Poster Contest, sponsored by Ford Credit, is under way, and all Columbia juniors and seniors are eligible to enter.

Two nominees, one for essay and one for poster, will be selected from each school and will be eligible for the contest finals.

The prizes, U.S. Savings Bonds of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 to be used toward college, will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place essay and poster contest winners.

Students are invited to submit written essays or posters on the topic "Why is Good Credit Important?" The contest entry deadline is Nov. 30.

Students interested in entering should contact Demetra Buckley, Ford Credit Regional Operations services coordinator at 312-3407.

College applicants should ask for help early

High school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 1995 should apply early for financial aid and scholarships, say representatives from the Aid to Association for Lutherans (AAL), which has offices in Ellicott City.

part of its fraternal commitment to help Lutherans attend college through aid and private scholarships, the AAL will offer three programs to high school seniors who are AAL members.

The three scholarships are the AAL-College Scholarship, the Vocational/Technical Scholarships and the Lutheran Campus Scholarship.

Scholarships are based on AAL membership, junior year class ranking and Scholastic Assessment Test or American C Test results. In 1993, 870 AAL members nationwide received scholarships totaling more than $1.25 million. Eleven of the 870 scholarships went to AAL members in Maryland and Delaware.

Applications for the scholarships must be submitted by Nov. 30. People planning to attend one of the 49 Lutheran colleges or universities or Bible institutes should contact the financial aid office of the college or institutes they plan to attend.

Schools, offices to close Election Day

All Howard County public schools and offices will be closed Tuesday for Election Day. Schools and offices will reopen Wednesday .

Materials for schools must be preapproved

Nonschool organizations or agencies wishing to distribute materials through the schools to be sent home with students are reminded that such materials must be approved in advance.

Requests to distribute such fliers should be made in writing to the public information office at least four weeks in advance of the proposed distribution date. Information: 313-7199.

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