Ulman Cancer Fund honors eight with college scholarships...

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August 07, 2002

Ulman Cancer Fund honors eight with college scholarships

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults in Columbia has awarded $9,000 in eight college scholarships.

One of the recipients, Andrew Gnagey, was awarded the 2002 Marilyn Yetso Memorial College Scholarship. The $1,000 award was established by the Ulman Cancer Fund and Brock Yetso, a graduate of Centennial High School in Ellicott City, in honor of his mother, Marilyn, who died of colon cancer March 17, 2000.

Gnagey, also a graduate of Centennial High, lost his father, John, a math teacher at Dunloggin Middle School, to a brain tumor in July 1999.

Recipients of the 2002 Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship are Amanda Valenzuela, Meghan DeBruycker, Catherine Beglan, Joseph Harrold, John Wu, Larrie Thomas and Adriane Riddle.

The award was established to support the needs of college students diagnosed with cancer. At the time of his death, Stauffer was a student at Williams College in Massachusetts and captain of the men's varsity soccer team. The award honors the spirit and courage that Stauffer displayed.

School advisory committee seeks at-large members

The Citizens Advisory Committee to the Board of Education seeks at-large members for the 2002-2003 school year.

The panel serves in an advisory capacity to the elected school board, sponsors educational programming for its members and provides them with opportunities to study and have input into curricula, policy, redistricting and the budget. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the boardroom at the Department of Education, Ellicott City.

At-large members serve two-year terms.

Information: 410-313-6682.

2 parents needed to plan school walking routes

The Howard County public school system's Pupil Transportation Office seeks two parent members to serve for at least two years on the Student Walking Route Committee.

The committee will review about five to six walking routes to schools and bus stops per year. The panel will also provide a written report of the findings and recommendations. Committee members meet independently at their convenience to walk the routes and evaluate them.

Information: 410-313-6732.

Howard Pre-School Inc. moves to site in church

Howard Pre-School Inc., a private, nonprofit preschool, has moved to 12470 Old Frederick Road, in the education wing of St. James United Methodist Church in West Friendship.

The state-accredited school offers classes for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Information: 410-442-2381.

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