Education Notes

Education Notes

October 26, 2003

AACC to honor health workers Nov. 2 through Nov. 8

Anne Arundel Community College will celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week from Nov. 2 through Nov. 8 by paying tribute to area health care professionals in more than 80 allied health professions.

Most jobs require less than four years of education. AACC holds free orientations each month to educate the public about allied health opportunities. Orientations on the emergency medical technician program will be given at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Florestano Building, Room 402. The physician assistant program orientation will be given at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 in the Florestano Building, Room 311.

AACC offers programs in emergency medical technician, geriatric nursing assistant, gerontology, human services, LPN to RN upward mobility, medical assisting, medical coding, medical transcription, patient care technician, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, physical therapist assistant, physician assistant, radiologic technology, registered nursing, RN first assistant and therapeutic massage.

Information: 410-777-7310.

County public library praises summer readers

Anne Arundel County Public Library has awarded the Chesapeake Cup to the public and private schools with the highest participation per enrollment in the library's summer reading program.

Central Elementary School in Edgewater is the winner in the public school category, and Chesapeake Academy takes highest honors in the private school category. Both schools will keep and display the trophy throughout the 2003-2004 academic year.

Meade Middle, Annapolis Middle, Crofton Middle, Severn River Middle and Arundel Middle boasted the highest participation among the county middle schools. Meade Senior High, Arundel Senior High, Annapolis High, South River High and Northeast High had the strongest showing among county high schools.

Gibson Island Country School, Rockbridge Academy, St. Martins in-the-Field Day School and Montessori International Children's House joined Chesapeake Academy on the list of top five performers in the private elementary school category.

The Anne Arundel County Library's summer reading program is designed to encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer break.

Students

7 at Spalding High named Commended Students

Seven students from Archbishop Spalding High School have been named Commended Students in the 2004 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal, Kathleen K. Mahar, to these seniors: Ryan Kinsella of Millersville, Joseph Pereira of Davidsonville, Paul Riley of Gambrills, Ashley Rodriques of Glen Burnie, Kristen Schratz of Arnold, Edward Watters of Millersville and Daniel Woodburn of Millersville.

Although they will not continue in the 2004 competition for Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2002 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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