Registration due today for Teen Center's `Operation...


April 04, 2001

Registration due today for Teen Center's `Operation S.M.A.R.T.'

Registration is due today for the Columbia Association Teen Center's "Operation S.M.A.R.T." (Science, Math and Relevant Technology). The program for girls ages 11 to 14 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, beginning this week, at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center, Columbia.

Operation S.M.A.R.T. is designed to help girls become comfortable with science and mathematics through hands-on experiments and activities. This session will focus on rockets, structures and DNA.

Registration is required. The cost is $45 for Columbia residents; $54 for nonresidents. A materials fee of $11 will be charged.

Information: Bobbie Whyte, 410-992-3726.

Session to be held tomorrow on HCC summer program

Howard Community College will hold an information session for high school students and their parents on the HCC Summer Scholars Program at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The program is designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students may choose from five challenging courses: "Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology," "CAD Animation," "Doing Research on the Internet," "Great Science Fiction Movies" and "Religions of the World."

The Summer Scholars Program, from June 19 through July 26, includes guest lectures, trips, seminars and access to campus facilities. Classes are scheduled Tuesdays through Thursdays, with trips on selected Fridays. Students who complete the class earn college credit.

Another information session will be held at 7 p.m. May 3.

Information or to reserve a space: 410-772-4599; TDD, 410-772- 4822.

The college will close for its spring semester break next week. The library and computer laboratory will be open during selected hours.

Information: 410-772-4800.

NAACP opens scholarship essay competition

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced its fourth "Follow Your Dreams" scholarship essay contest.

Contestants should read the novel "Ain't No River" by Sharon Ewell Foster and write an essay of 900 words or fewer on one of two topics: "Expand on the theme `finding your way home' as it is conveyed by the story and how you may have experienced this journey in your own life," and "Discuss which character's journey you can personally relate to and why."

Essays, which should be typed, double-spaced and include the entrant's name, address, telephone number and age, should be postmarked by April 30 and mailed to NAACP, Attention: John Jackson, National Education Director, 4805 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore 21215.

Information: Karen Walker, 800-929-0910, Ext. 8350 or

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