St. John the Evangelist pupil wins Spalding scholarship


March 23, 2000|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THERE IS STIFF competition each year among eighth-graders applying for acceptance at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn. Winning one of the school's academic scholarships is icing on the cake.

More than 450 applicants began the scholarship process in December by taking an academic placement test. Semifinalists were required to write an essay, and finalists were interviewed.

Scholarship results have been announced.

The winner of a full-tuition scholarship -- $6,300 for one year, and renewable -- is Kristen Schratz, who attends St. John the Evangelist School in Severna Park.

Recipients of half-tuition scholarships were Nikeeta Khetan from Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel, Ryan Kinsella from Severna Park Middle School, Meaghan Mohr from Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School in Glen Burnie and Madison Parker from Indian Creek School in Crownsville.

Winners of a $1,000 Principal's Scholarship, a one-time award, were Kelsey Hunter and Steven Rutland from Severna Park Middle, Michael Malloy from Arthur Slade, Hayley McDonough and Daniel Woodburn from Indian Creek, and Marissa Wentzler from St. John the Evangelist.

Information about the school and its scholarship program: 410-969-9105.

Women's club scholarships

If you are a female high school senior or college student whose home is on the Broadneck Peninsula and you will be attending college in the fall, you might want to check out the Arnold/Broadneck Women's Club scholarships.

The club is offering two scholarships -- annual awards presented in memory of club member Sara Span.

The amount awarded is based on income from the club's primary fund-raiser, its fall crafts fair.

The scholarships for the 2000-2001 school year are $1,000 each.

Awards are based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement and community involvement, with no specific age qualification.

Applicants must submit the scholarship application, transcripts of grades, two letters of recommendation, and copies of financial aid or loan applications for which the student and her family have applied.

Application forms are available at Broadneck library, Anne Arundel Community College, Broadneck High School, or online at

Applications must be received by May 1 at Arnold/Broadneck Women's Club: 847R Shore Acres Road, Arnold 21012.

Information: 410-974-4407.

College Fair report

More than 2,000 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and their parents brought their questions about college to Anne Arundel Community College's annual College Fair last week.

Prospective students had an opportunity to hear from representatives of more than 150 institutions of higher learning and branches of the military.

Schools were there to meet every need: large ones like American University in Washington, smaller ones like St. John's College in Annapolis, military academies, including the Naval Academy, and schools with names not so well known -- such as Cottey College, a women's institution in Nevada, Mo.

The fair was co-sponsored by the county Department of Education.

Free workshops were conducted twice during the three-hour event to help parents with college finances and to help students make appropriate choices in schools.

Tom McGinn, AACC's director of admissions and enrollment development, promises another fair next March.

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