Education Digest


March 10, 2004

African American Republican Club sets essay contest

The African American Republican Club of Howard County is sponsoring its annual essay contest for high school seniors.

The essay is to profile a prominent African-American.

This year's topic is "The Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Delroy Leon Cornick, Sr.," a veteran of World War II and Howard County Republican activist and politician.

The winner, who will be selected for his or her initiative, research and writing skill, will receive a $500 scholarship.

The deadline for submissions is April 19. Winners will be announced at a reception April 25 at Nixon's Farm in West Friendship.

Essays should be sent by e-mail as an attachment to spat or mailed to African American Republican Club of Howard County, Del Cornick Chapter, P.O. Box 1578, Columbia 21044, Attn: 2004 AARCHC Essay Contest.

Information: 410-997-8683, or

Board of Education to meet twice tomorrow

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The afternoon and an evening session, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a public forum, during which members of the public can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal hearing process.

Sign-up in advance is preferred.

The board will hold a luncheon meeting with student leaders at noon March 18 in the boardroom.

Information: 410-313-7197 or 410-313-6682.

Child-care nominees sought for ceremony

County Executive James N. Robey invites nominations of child care providers, early childhood programs, child care centers, businesses or individuals that have shown outstanding commitment to young children.

Nominees will be recognized at the county's "Celebrating Successes" ceremony, during the Month of the Young Child, at 7 p.m. April 27 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Nominations must be received by Monday. Forms are available from the Howard County Child Care Resource Center at 410- 313-1940, or, and click on "Upcoming Events/ Seminars."

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