Education Notes

Education Notes

September 05, 2004

School board to hold monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, at 125 N. Court St. in Westminster.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site, www.carroll

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

Information: 410-751-3020.

Public hearing Thursday on budget requests

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2006 state and local capital improvement program budget requests at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 007 of the board offices at 125 N. Court St. in Westminster.

The board will hold a meeting to approve the fiscal 2006 capital budget at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in Room 007.

The public is invited to both meetings.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Information offered on service academies

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a Republican representing the 6th Congressional District, will hold Academy Night, an information session about the service academies for high school students and their parents, Sept. 20 at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. The college is at 7932 Opossumtown Pike.

Representatives from all five service academies will provide briefings.

The presentation will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., followed by questions from the audience.

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and after the question period, students and parents can meet with academy representatives and with parents of current students from the West Point Parents and Air Force Parents clubs for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

Registration is required by Sept. 17. Call Micki Hamilton at 301-694-3030 or 888-297-8006.

The deadline to return a completed application for a nomination by Bartlett for 2005-2006 is 5 p.m. Oct. 29.

Nominations from members of Congress are required to apply to the Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the Naval Academy at Annapolis; the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.

Students apply directly to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn.

Ceremony to honor 20 Carroll students

Twenty Carroll County students will be named finalists and semifinalists in Maryland's Distinguished Scholar Recognition ceremony Sept. 18 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The Distinguished Scholar Program is a $4.2 million grants program that provides 350 scholarships each year, plus continuing education awards to students with at least a 3.0 grade point average in college. The awards are for $3,000 a year.

Carroll students in the program are:

Century High School: Jennifer L. Burgoyne, semifinalist.

Liberty High School: Sean M. Clancy, Christopher M. Pesto, finalists; Catherine E. Caviglia, Laura A. DelGiorno, Tricia M. Melka, semifinalists.

North Carroll High School: Andrew S. Young, finalist; Timothy D. McDermott, semifinalist.

South Carroll High School: Joseph M. Schmidt, finalist, instrumental music; Josef D. Schmid, semifinalist.

Westminster High School: Hayley N. Bonsteel, David J. Kelly, Nadia M. Schafer, semifinalists.

Winters Mill High School: Mariah C. Dickinson, Garrett R. Love, Davalyn R. Powell, semifinalist.

Calvert Hall College High School: Benjamin H. Obriecht, semifinalist.

Dematha Catholic High School: Elijah O. Smith, semifinalist, instrumental music.

Maryvale Preparatory School: Sara E. Fridinger, semifinalist.

Mount DeSales Academy: Kelsey J. McGrew, semifinalist.

Zoo takes animals to child care center

Staff members from Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo took an albino Burmese python, an Amazon parrot, a Fennec fox, a chinchilla and a crocodile to Carroll Child Care Centers in Westminster recently.

The visit was part of the child care center's efforts to bring educational opportunities to its children, who range in age from 6 weeks to 10 years old. The children were allowed to pet the animals.

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