Education Notes

Education Notes

April 27, 2003

GED practice sessions, tests planned next month

Carroll County Public Schools offers General Educational Development tests and practice sessions for the exam to those age 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.

To take the test, individuals must be age 16 or older, have been a state resident for at least 90 days, have been withdrawn from school for at least 90 days and pay the test fee. It is recommended that individuals take the practice test before taking the exam.

The next practice tests will be given from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and May 16 at Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 224 N. Center St., Westminster. The next test will be given from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 12 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

Information: 410-751-3680.

Preparation classes set for PSAT and SAT exams

Preparation courses for the PSAT and SAT exams will be offered this spring.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 and 31 at North Carroll High School in Hampstead. Students must take both classes.

The cost is $100, plus $50 for materials. Part of the proceeds go to the school's guidance library.

Information: 410-461-6949.

Youth leadership seminar slated for July in capital

The Association of Maryland Families will give students a chance to attend City on the Hill, a youth leadership conference, this summer in Annapolis.

AMF is a nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to strengthening Maryland families.

City on the Hill will go to Annapolis from July 21 to 26 with a curriculum of civic and academic instruction. Youth ages 14 to 18 will participate in leadership training to learn how government works.

Students will practice their skills in the Annapolis State House and will meet with legislators, lobbyists, lawyers, educators and others in leadership roles.

The cost for the six-day conference is $295, which includes a $75 nonrefundable application fee. Students will be lodged at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore. All meals, lodging and transportation are included. Limited scholarships are available. Forty students will be accepted for the program.

Information: 410-760-9161.

Eldersburg Goddard School honored for 5th anniversary

The Goddard School in Eldersburg recently received a five-year anniversary ring at the company's annual convention.

The Goddard School is a franchise of Goddard Systems Inc., which has 140 sites in 20 states.

Information: 410-549-8822.

Seven new trustees elected to McDaniel College board

The McDaniel College board of trustees recently elected seven new members.

Newly elected are Mary Lynn Durham, Class of 1971; J. Elizabeth Garraway; Joel Goldblatt, Class of 1968; Donald P. Hutchinson; David Jernigan; Robert W. Smith Jr.; and James H. Yates, Class of 1972.

Durham of Cleveland, Ohio, does legal work for Early Stage Partners, a venture capital fund, and is active in the community. Garraway of Annapolis retired as president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association to become a consultant.

Goldblatt of Manasquan, N.J., is a managing member of Spire Capital Partners, a private equity fund that focuses on the media and communications industries. A former Baltimore County executive for two terms, Hutchinson is Maryland regional president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Jernigan of Cockeysville is senior vice president and director of the Northern Division of Legg Mason Wood Walker. Smith, a Baltimore attorney, is a partner at Piper Rudnick. Yates, of Phoenix in Baltimore County owns N.H. Yates & Co., a water systems company.

With the new trustees, the board has 42 members who meet three times a year and oversee the college's operation.

5 college students take part in national speaking contest

Five Carroll Community College students recently participated in the national convention and tournament of Pi Kappa Delta, the oldest forensic association in the United States.

Scott Taylor, Jeni Anderman, Lauren Torbeck, Gavin Fogarty and Ashley Mack attended the event. Taylor, Anderman and Fogarty earned excellent and good ratings. In addition to Taylor's excellent rating in the Impromptu Speaking category, he also was recognized with a plaque for his verbal skills.

More than 60 universities, colleges and community colleges attended the convention at Morgan State University. Seven of those were community colleges. Carroll was the only community college from Maryland.

Susan Ondercin, speech team adviser and communications and speech professor, said Taylor's was one of 24 excellent awards of 127 participants in the category where students are given seven minutes to divide between preparation and speaking on a choice of two topics.

Anderman received a good rating in Informative Speaking, while Fogarty was recognized as good in Impromptu Speaking.

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