Early registration to be accepted at at community...

EDUCATION NOTES

April 15, 2001

Early registration to be accepted at at community college

Carroll Community College will accept early registration for the summer and fall semesters Tuesday through Thursday at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Registration will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. all three days. Copies of the credit class schedule are available in the Admissions, Advising, Career and Transfer Center, Room 102A, and in the Records Office, Room A112.

Early registrants need not pay tuition until August.

Summer Term I starts June 4, Summer Term II July 9, and the fall semester begins Sept. 5.

Information: 410-386-8000.

Autism support group to meet Thursday

The new Autism Support Group in Carroll County will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Change Inc. in Westminster.

Parents of children with autism are welcome to join the group. Parents discuss and share experiences and tips for dealing with children who have autism.

Free child care is available with reservations, which can be made by calling 410-876-2179 by Tuesday.

Information: 410-857-1596 or 410-775-2620.

Deadline for entering writing contest April 30

Carroll County students in grades one through 12 have until the end of the month to enter the annual student writing contest for the Random House Book Fair to Benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation.

The book fair will be held Nov. 10 at the college. Students may submit previously unpublished short stories or poems.

Entries will be accepted from Carroll County students only and must have only one author. Only one entry per author per category is allowed.

Submissions must be typed, double spaced with a font size of 12 or larger. Short stories may range from two paragraphs to three pages. No illustrations are permitted.

Entries must be signed by the author and accompanied by a required cover sheet, available from each school's English department.

Entries must be submitted by April 30 to Carroll Community College, Room A117, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster 21157, Attn: Valarie Mares.

Information: 410-386-8155.

College foundation seeks board nominees

Carroll Community College Foundation Inc. is opening nominations for new board members. Nominating Chairman Bernard Jones welcomes community recommendations for board nominees.

An application and biographical information are required. The nominating committee will review applications and make recommendations to college President Faye Pappalardo and to the foundation's president, who will make the final decisions.

Anyone wishing to submit a name or needing more information may call Jacqueline Harrington, executive director of institutional development, at 410-386-8150.

College to offer video English course

Carroll Community College has been chosen by the Maryland State Department of Education to offer a new video course for foreign-born residents who need to improve their English.

Flexible hours and sites will enable students to study at their convenience. Students will pay a deposit of $30, which will allow them to use a video and written materials at home.

The deposit will be refunded at the end of the course, when materials have been returned. Students may also view a video in a classroom or at the college's Learning Resources Center.

A teacher will be available at various times to help the students with their learning. Sites for open classes will be the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library and the Annex of Carroll Community College.

The first orientation for the course will be May 5, and the course will continue throughout the summer.

Information: the Office of Continuing Education and Training, 410-386-8100.

Westminster High honors 3 fine arts students

Three Westminster High School students have been honored for their accomplishments in the fine arts.

Deanna Scott received her art letter. She is co-president of the National Art Honor Society, has completed four art classes, has displayed her work at the school and at Youth Art Month exhibitions and has been accepted at Bradley Academy of Art in York, Pa.

Diana Bode received her art letter and pin. An outstanding art student, she has taken eight art classes, is a member of the Carroll County Arts Council, is active in the honor society and has displayed her work around the county.

Her work has been published in the National Art Honor Society newspaper, and she is a basket-weaving demonstrator for the Carroll County Farm Museum. She has been accepted at Central Michigan University, where she will major in graphic design.

Chastity Hare will receive her art pin after earning her art letter last year. She is former vice president and current president of the honor society, has completed five art classes, has displayed her work around the county and in Annapolis, and is active in 4-H.

She attended a summer program at Bradley Academy of Art, where she has been accepted to major in graphics.

Students honored at Mount de Sales

Mount de Sales Academy for Girls in Catonsville has announced awards to several Carroll County students.

Inducted into the National Honor Society were: junior Lauren Owen of Finksburg; and sophomores Caitlin Brilhart of Sykesville, Amy Huggins of Eldersburg and Nicole Street of Westminster.

Inducted into the National Art Honor Society were juniors Caitlin Forst of Westminster and Carissa Morency of Marriottsville.

Most Valuable Player Awards for winter sports went to Janet McKinnon of Westminster for varsity basketball and Hailey Tucker of West Friendship for junior varsity basketball.

Mount de Sales is a Roman Catholic college preparatory high school for girls.

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