Education Notes

Education Notes

October 26, 2003

Annual Drug Summit set for 7 p.m. Nov. 4

The Carroll County commissioners and Junction Inc. will hold the annual Carroll County Drug Summit, "Maintaining the Gain," at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Westminster Senior Center.

All community members are encouraged to attend this program, which focuses on drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse prevention.

The keynote speaker will be Mike O'Hara, father of Liam O'Hara, who died of a heroine overdose.

Youth presentations will be made by Fool Proof, a teen improvisational theater group; SHOUT middle school clubs; and notMYkid Coalition of Carroll County.

A panel of experts will address issues in treatment, prevention, co-occurring disorders, grassroots efforts, law enforcement, the judiciary and public schools.

The senior center is at 125 Stoner Ave. The program is free.

Information: 410-848-6100.

Krebs appointed to panel on higher education

Del. Susan W. Krebs from South Carroll has been appointed to a committee to examine the financial future of Maryland's higher education system.

She was one of seven Republicans named to the 24-member Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility that will hold its first meeting next month at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The committee will seek input from national experts, state higher education officials, regulatory agencies, parents and students on how to maintain quality universities that are affordable to students.

Winters Mill to honor veterans with breakfast

Winters Mill High School will hold a Veterans Day Breakfast and Celebration at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 11 in the school cafeteria, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

The continental breakfast is free to anyone who has served in the U.S. armed forces and their immediate family members.

The celebration will include an address by U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a Republican serving Western Maryland, and musical selections by the Winters Mill chorus and advanced dance classes.

Veterans interested in attending are encouraged to call Dave Herman or Rachel Harrison at the school at 410-386-1500 by Nov. 5 to make reservations.

GED practice tests scheduled for November

The Carroll County public school system offers 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. To earn their diploma, students must achieve a passing test score.

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 a fee to take the test. It is recommended to 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 Nov. 15 and 21 at Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 224 N. Center St., Room 101, Westminster.

The next test dates are from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 13 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and the same times Dec. 11 and 13 at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

Information: 410-751-3680.

Macurak, Dotterweich get social studies award

Social studies teachers Lisa Macurak at New Windsor Middle School and Patrick Dotter- weich at Shiloh Middle School have been named recipients of the Maryland Council for the Social Studies Educator of the Year Award.

Selection for this award is based on specific achievements, outstanding service to students and social studies programs in the state, outstanding professional qualities and contributions to the profession.

Macurak and Dotterweich were honored at the MDCSS Fall Conference Oct. 17 at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County.

Law enforcers group offers scholarship at CCC

Carroll Community College and the Carroll Community College Foundation Inc. recently received its 16th annual scholarship check for $1,500 from the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc. for students who plan a law enforcement career.

Money for this scholarship is contributed by active and retired members of law enforcement agencies, invested in a trust fund and dispersed to colleges and universities throughout Maryland.

MLEO stipulates that the scholarship recipient should be a student in good academic standing, in need of financial assistance, planning a career in law enforcement and a permanent Maryland resident.

Scholarship information: 410-386-8432.

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