The county's 1996 public school graduates earned...

TOWSON --

July 08, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- The county's 1996 public school graduates earned more than $26 million in scholarships this year, according to the district's guidance office.

Among the county's 24 high schools, Perry Hall High graduates drew the most -- $4 million for use in college and other post-secondary schools. Forty-two percent of the high schools reported scholarship awards in excess of $1 million. More than 75 percent of graduating seniors plan to attend college or pursue other post-secondary education.

Society offers course for genealogy beginners

PARKVILLE

PARKVILLE -- Is a king or queen dangling from your family tree? Perhaps an intrepid pioneer or a merchant prince? Or just ordinary folk who helped to make the world go round?

The Baltimore County Genealogical Society is offering a three-session course for beginners in tracing their ancestry, and for researchers who want a refresher, at its Parkville headquarters, 8601 Harford Road at Hiss Avenue. The classes will be from 7 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. July 24, Aug. 7 and 21.

Instruction is free, but $20 is charged for textbook and materials. Advance registration may be made with a $20 check to the society at Box 10085, Towson 21285-0085. Participants may register at the start of the first class. Information: (410) 750-9315.

Reptiles to be exhibited at Essex library tomorrow

ESSEX

ESSEX -- Children bored with two-dimensional diversions can get a real-life thrill by visiting the Essex library tomorrow, when a county park naturalist will exhibit snakes, salamanders and other reptiles.

Tickets for the 1: 30 p.m. event are free but must be reserved by calling the library at 887-0295. The branch is at 1110 Eastern Blvd. in the Middlesex shopping center. Children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Another presentation will be at the Reisterstown library at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Later this month, the show will be repeated at more branches, including Hereford, North Point, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Rosedale and Towson; call those branches for dates and times.

No Matter What The Weather Inc., a nonprofit group of longtime East Baltimore civic activists, is sponsoring a "gospel extravaganza" Saturday featuring the "Choir Boyz" of Eastern United Methodist Church to raise money for a homeless shelter on the east side.

The all-day event will take place at Elmer A. Henderson Elementary School at 1101 N. Wolfe St. and will include food, games and a massed choir performance led by Curtis Pitts, said Angela W. Owens, head of the nonprofit group.

Owens said her organization wants to raise $450,000 through a series of fund-raising events to open a shelter. Admission to the festival is $2 for adults, $1 for children and no charge for children under age 6. Information: 276-0983.

Pub Date: 7/08/96

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