A PANEL of high school girls will discuss "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me" as the finale of Computer Mania '96 on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Howard Community College Business and Technology Training Center, 7651 Gateway Drive.
Computer Mania offers technology career information to 250 of this year's Howard County Public Schools' eighth-grade girls.
Four women -- Shirley Collier, president of Paragon Computer Services Inc.; Shelley Johnson, supervisor of educational technology for the Howard County Board of Education; Nancy Ennis, technical resource teacher; and Marie DeAngelis, gifted and talented resource teacher -- coordinated the day of workshops that will be presented by professional women including Ms. Collier, Jane Bourke, Casey Berryman and Donna Wilmer.
High school students will talk about their academic and extracurricular activities, and the interaction of computers and technology at school. Eighth-grade students will learn about telecommunications, applied physics, commercial art and interior design from women in these fields.
Students' parents are invited to attend a workshop to discuss global computer use and opportunities for their teen-agers' futures. Computer science representatives from the schools will provide information on computer classes.
There will be door prizes and refreshments.
Registration forms are available at each middle school. Deadline for preregistration is Jan. 31. Information: (410) 313-6772.
Geography bee winner
Oakland Mills High School's Laura Matthews won the school's 7th Annual Geography Bee last month after competing with 28 other world history students from 10 classes.
Assistant principal Lynda Mitic moderated, asking questions about everything from landforms to seas. Three finalists -- Laura, Holly Buck and Kerin Thornton -- answered 50 questions. All three received $25 gift certificates from the Oakland Mills Village Merchants Association; each participating student received a $5 certificate from the merchants.
As top-scoring class, Brenda McCauley's social studies students enjoyed a pizza party.
The first 1996 Citizens of the Month at Stevens Forest Elementary School are Cherry Team members Jake Simmons, Jim Grandfield and Etica Stryker; Tulip Team members Michael Price and Kevin Harding; Oak Team members Brittany Borish, Elizabeth Bieber and Jonathan Kay; Dogwood Team members Michael Nathan, Robbie Black, Marc Schulman and Kim Frederick; and Sassafras Team members Jasmin Jennifer, Kenny Beyerle and Kristina Campell.