Scholarship winners will be honored April 24 in...

EDUCATION NOTES

April 15, 2001

Scholarship winners will be honored April 24 in Annapolis

Outstanding high school seniors will be honored April 24 at the Scholarships for Scholars Inc. awards dinner at the Radisson Hotel in Annapolis.

The nonprofit organization is presenting $106,000 in scholarships to 29 county students planning to attend four-year colleges or universities - the largest a teacher education award worth up to $30,000 over five years.

Established by the county Board of Education in 1983, Scholarships for Scholars is administered by an independent board of directors. Money for the awards comes from interest on an endowment from estates in the county for which there are no heirs, and donations from corporations, community organizations and individuals to the general fund or for specific scholarships.

Jeremy Hsieh of Severna Park High School has named winner of the county teacher education scholarship - essentially a loan for tuition, with repayment forgiven for fulfilling a commitment to teach in county schools upon college graduation.

Others receiving awards include Gauray Singal of Severn School, winner of the $5,000 Edward J. Anderson Scholarship, named for a former county schools superintendent; and Jeffrey Meekins of Southern High, Barrie Moorman of Annapolis High and Lisa Gahs of Severna Park High, all $4,000.

Receiving $3,000 scholarships are Matthew Yake of Severn School, Erin Kolarik of Broadneck High, Kristin Kiriluk of Glen Burnie High, Elliot Hayes of South River High, Brianne Cobuzzi of Severna Park High, Emily Boggs of Annapolis High, Katrina Buckley of Chesapeake High, Kiril Datchev of Broadneck, Kathleen Davis of Severn, Nicholas Good-Malloy of Annapolis High, David Fries of Arundel High, Audrey Chan of Old Mill High, Jack BeVier of South River High, and Tue Huyen Dao of Annapolis High.

Also, Janet Jefferson of Key School, $2,500; Lara Falk of Annapolis High, $2,000; Calandra Dyson of North County High, $2,000; Michael Sellman of Southern High, $2,000; Hana Morford of Annapolis High, $2,000; Lisa Eckman of Meade High, $1,500; Rebecca Slomski of Northeast High, $1,500; Christina Marinakis of Chesapeake High, $1,500; Channing Giddens of Severna Park High, $1,000; and Christina Rabaglia of Arundel High, $1,000.

The public is welcome to attend the 6:30 p.m. dinner, for which tickets are $50.

Information on tickets or corporate sponsorships: 410-626-7013.

Foundation awards grants to 6 county schools

The 21st Century Education Foundation - an organization of business and community leaders - has awarded "mini grants" to six county schools. They are:

Park Elementary in Brooklyn Park, awarded $1,000 for activities highlighting Japanese culture, including assemblies; creating Japanese fans and masks; writing haiku poetry; and learning Japanese instruments.

Bates Middle in Annapolis, $550 for "survival kits" for newly registered Spanish-speaking students and their English language-limited parents. The kits include information in Spanish about the school, classes and procedures and supplies needed to attend classes led by non-Spanish-speaking teachers.

Tracey's Elementary in Deale, $375 to expand its science curriculum. The money will go toward a school science fair that will award students with certificates, ribbons and T-shirts for participation.

Sunset Elementary in Pasadena, $984 for an early-intervention program that encourages reading skills in kindergarten and first grade. Training and materials will be provided for classroom teachers, teaching assistants and special education teachers to help pupils who perform below grade level in reading.

North County High in Ferndale, $984 for a mentoring program to ease the transition of incoming ninth-graders. Older students act as mentors, in a one-on-one relationship with freshmen.

Point Pleasant Elementary in Glen Burnie, $1,000 for a project to motivate boys to read for enjoyment.

Information on the foundation and its grant program: Executive Director Sherry Yaniga, 410-222- 5420, or visit the Web site at www.21stcef.org.

State's judiciary system to be topic of forum

A panel of Maryland judges will discuss the state's judiciary system at a forum from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Florestano Building Room 101 on Anne Arundel Community College's Arnold campus.

The panel will include Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court; Raymond G. Thieme Jr., retired associate judge of the Court of Special Appeals; Clayton Green Jr., chief judge of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County; Martha F. Rasin, chief judge of the District Court of Maryland; James W. Dryden, associate judge of the District Court for Anne Arundel; and Cynthia Ferris, master in chancery of the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel.

Panel members will discuss their jobs and the problems faced by the courts, and they will address topics including mediation and arbitration guidelines and the juvenile justice system. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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