Education Notes

Education Notes

November 02, 2003

Carroll Co. yearly youth Drug Summit to be held Tuesday

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

The program will focus on drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse prevention. In recent years, substance abuse prevention groups say they have seen a decrease in use by youth in the county, but problems still exist.

The keynote speaker will be Mike O'Hara, last year's recipient of Geico's National Prevention Award, whose son died of a heroin overdose.

Youth presentations will be made by Fool Proof, the teen improvisational theater group; SHOUT, middle school clubs active in making an impact in substance abuse in their schools; and notMYkid Coalition of Carroll County.

A panel of experts will address issues in treatment, prevention, co-occurring disorders, grass roots efforts, law enforcement, the judiciary and public schools. The group also will look at successful strategies.

The senior center is at 125 Stoner Ave. The program is free and the public is welcome.

Information: 410-848-6100.

Programs offer data on diploma options

Anyone 16 or older who wants to learn about high school diploma options and other programs and obtain an evaluation of math and reading skills can attend a free "First Steps" orientation. Introductory programs will be held:

From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Student Support Services and Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 55 N. Court St., G27, Westminster.

From 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 125 Airport Drive, Suite 20, Westminster.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Northeast Social Action Program, 1046 S. Carroll St., Hampstead.

From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Business and Employment Resource Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

Advisers will be available to discuss learning needs and educational goals.

"First Steps" is part of Student Support Services and Carroll Adult Learning Connection. Information: 410-751-3680.

Student teams to square off in ethics bowl

The Great Ideas Academic Community at Carroll Community College will present "Ethics Bowl 2003 -- War and Peace" from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Scott Center theater.

Two teams of students will present their solutions to ethical dilemmas related to the justification for and conduct of war. The audience will be asked to question both teams and rate each team's performance to determine winners.

The college is at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. Information: 410-386-8227.

Special education workshop is Nov. 19

The Partners for Success Center of Carroll County Public Schools will sponsor the annual "Understanding Special Education" workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Carroll Community College.

The workshop is an overview of the special education program for anyone who has an interest in special education. Participants can discuss laws, processes and parental involvement and advocacy. Activities and skills are identified to help parents participate in educational planning for their children. A workbook is provided.

Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act is available by calling 410-751-3177. Individuals needing auxiliary aids and services for the workshop should call 410-751-3020.

The workshop is free, but registration and requests for assistance are required by Nov. 12.

Information: 410-751-3955.

Carroll residents earn convocation honors

Seven Carroll residents recently were recognized at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland's Honors Convocation. The honored students are:

Eldersburg: Rebecca Cowart, dean's list, Delta Mu Delta (business/economics/computer science honor society); Catherine Owens, dean's list.

New Windsor: Kimberly Wall, honors at entrance, Elizabeth Morrissy Honors Program.

Sykesville: Barbara Dickerson, dean's list, Elizabeth Morrissy Honors Program; Christina Miller, dean's list.

Westminster: Katie Kraus, Elizabeth Morrissy Honors Program; Bonita Ward, dean's list.

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