Education Notes

Education Notes

February 09, 2003

Board of Education to meet Wednesday; agenda on Web site

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at

The meeting will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable television. It will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 20; at 9 a.m. Saturday ; and 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

Information: 410-751-3020.

County schools offer GED test, practice sessions

The Carroll County public schools offer GED tests and practice sessions for the exam to those 16 and older who wish to earn their high school diploma.

The two-day GED test consists of five sections: math, science, social studies, literature and the arts, and writing skills.

Each student must be 16 or older, have been a state resident for at least 90 days, have been withdrawn from school for at least 90 days and pay a fee for the test.

Students are advised to take the practice test before taking the exam.

The next practice tests will be given from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 224 N. Center St. in Westminster. The exam will be administered from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 13 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

Information: 410-751-3680.

McDonald's accepting scholarship applicants

The McDonald's Family of Greater Baltimore is accepting scholarship applications for the annual Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Scholarship Award.

Area McDonald's restaurants, including those in Carroll County, will award $1,500 scholarships and distinguished Ray A. Kroc medallions to 20 college-bound high school seniors who exemplify the principles of McDonald's founder Ray A. Kroc.

Students will be evaluated on community involvement, leadership ability, academics and sportsmanship. An essay and letter of recommendation from a principal, teacher or guidance counselor are required.

Applications are available through school guidance offices. The deadline for applying is March 28.

Bollinger scholarship honors family member

The family of Edward O. Bollinger recently started the Edward O. Bollinger Endowed Scholarship Fund at Carroll Community College with a $10,000 gift that will benefit students majoring in business education.

Bollinger, who died in 1997, was a lifelong Carroll resident who attended Westminster High School and Baltimore Business College. After serving in the military in World War II, he returned to Carroll County and opened a real estate and insurance business.

He and his wife had four children, two of whom followed him in the family business. Bollinger also was active in the community.

Information: 410-386-8150.

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