Education Notes

Education Notes

April 25, 2004

2 county students chosen for Carson Scholars Award

Hayley Clark-Braverman, a student at Westminster High School, and Jessica Horn, a seventh-grader at Oklahoma Road Middle School, have been selected to receive the 2004 Carson Scholars Award.

The Carson Scholars Fund Inc. was founded in 1994 by Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, to help children stay competitive in science, math and technology.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be in grades four to 12, have at least a 3.75 grade point average and possess outstanding humanitarian qualities. Students also must write three essays.

Hayley and Jessica will be honored at the Carson Scholars Fund awards banquet today. They will be presented with a certificate and personalized medal. Their schools will receive a trophy.

School board to meet Wednesday afternoon

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a business meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices in Westminster.

The schools' 2004-2013 Educational Facilities Master Plan will be presented as a report during the meeting. The plan will be presented for approval at the regular Board of Education meeting June 9.

A work session will be held at 2 p.m. by elementary school principals.

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Cable Channel 21, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The board offices are at 125 N. Court St.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Religious historian to talk at McDaniel on Thursday

Luther Howard Martin Jr., an internationally known religious historian, will speak on "The Roman Cults of Mithras and of the Christ: A Cognitive Comparison" at 8 p.m. Thursday at McDaniel College.

The lecture in McDaniel Lounge is free to the public.

McDaniel also will honor Martin, a 1959 graduate of the college, with a Trustee Alumni Award.

Martin is a professor of religion and chairman of the department at the University of Vermont, where he has taught since 1972.

He earned master's of divinity and master's of sacred theology degrees from Drew University and a doctorate from Claremont Graduate School.

Martin's book, Hellenistic Religion, An Introduction, has become the standard textbook in the field and is used at McDaniel College.

In 1985, Martin founded the North American Association for the Study of Religions, serving as its executive secretary for 10 years.

Information: 410-857-2290.

Art extravaganza, dinner Friday at Carroll Springs

Carroll Springs School will hold an art extravaganza and spaghetti dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the school, 495 S. Center St., Westminster.

Dinner will include spaghetti, bread, salad, beverages and dessert and will cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner reservations are required.

The silent auction will close at 7:30 p.m.

Information: 410-751-3620.

Open house set Saturday at community college

Carroll Community College will hold a spring open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for prospective students.

All departments will be represented, and admissions and financial aid information will be available. Information sessions will be offered from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. on computer technology, teacher education and physical therapist assistant; and 11:15 a.m. to noon on health and exercise science, nursing and allied health and criminal justice.

Tours of the 1601 Washington Road campus will be offered every 20 minutes.

Information: 410-386-8000.

Applications being taken for prekindergarten class

The Carroll County public schools prekindergarten program is taking applications for income-eligible children for the 2004-2005 school year.

Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 30. The pre-K program is designed to help prepare children for kindergarten. Students attend class weekdays for 2 1/2 hours a day.

Information and an application: Department of Minority Achievement and Intervention Programs, 410-751-3353.

NAACP is offering a $1,000 scholarship

Carroll County Branch 7014 of the NAACP is offering a $1,000 scholarship this year to a qualifying African-American high school graduate.

The scholarship is open to all African-American high school seniors who will be attending college, university or a technical school.

The NAACP's original amount of $500 is being matched by South Carroll resident Cynthia A. Pehl, who collects fine art by women and minorities.

Pehl has offered to provide $500 a year for the next 10 years for a continuing scholarship program by the NAACP.

Applicants must submit an essay on the topic, "What I Know About African-American History." Essays must be typed, double spaced and at least three pages.

The application deadline is May 15. Applications are available from school guidance offices.

Information: 410-751-7667.

English teacher's book is all about Shakespeare

Thomas Delise, an English teacher at Century High School, has written a book, That Is the Question: The Ultimate Shakespeare Quiz Book, being published this month.

The book contains more than 2,000 questions about Shakespeare, his works, film and stage productions.

Delise teaches Shakespeare and British literature and has organized Shakespearean festivals.

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