Education Notes

Education Notes

September 05, 2004

VFW post seeks contestants for essay competitions

VFW Post 2462 is seeking contestants for the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest and Patriot's Pen Essay Competition.

The Voice of Democracy contest is for high school students. Students compete by writing and then recording a three- to five-minute audio essay expressing their views on this year's theme, "Celebrating Our Veteran's Service."

The Patriot's Pen Essay competition is for pupils in grades six, seven and eight. Pupils compete by writing a 300- to 400-word essay expressing their views on this year's theme, "What Service to Our Country Means to Me."

The post winner will receive a $200 cash award and advance to the district level. The deadline for submitting entries is Nov. 1.

Entry forms can be obtained at www.vfw.org/programs.youth development. Select Voice of Democracy or Patriot's Pen. Submit entries to: VFW Post 2462, Attn. Bill Willis, 1720 Bayside Beach Road, Pasadena 21122.

Arts foundation plans showcases at 3 schools

The Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County will hold its annual Arts Education Showcases this month at three county public elementary schools.

The host schools are Tyler Heights Elementary, 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Sept. 22; Jones Elementary, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28; and Waugh Chapel Elementary, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sept. 30.

Cultural arts coordinators and school administrators from public and private school are invited to attend the free showcases to see more than 50 performing artists demonstrate their talents in samplings of their work before live audiences of children from the host schools.

The artists performing at the showcases offer assembly programs, workshops and artist residences during the school year. The Cultural Arts Foundation provides grants to public and private Anne Arundel County schools to bring artists to the schools for assemblies and residences.

A catalog listing of approved artists will be available at the showcases and can be found at www.artsfoundation.com, along with the grant guidelines and applications. Information: 410-222-7949.

AACC plans barbecue for alumni Sept. 18

Anne Arundel Community College will welcome its alumni back to campus with an Alumni and Friends Homecoming Barbecue from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 in the atrium of the new Center for Applied Learning and Technology on the Arnold campus.

Participants will meet Martha A. Smith, who is celebrating her 10th year as AACC president, visit with faculty and staff members, and reunite with friends and former classmates.

Attendees will have a chance to win door prizes and receive a VIP tour of CALT, the new classroom building featuring architectural design studios, electronics, and engineering labs and the latest in computer technology.

The barbecue costs $5. RSVP by Sept. 15. Payment can be made by phone or mailed to Anne Arundel Community College Alumni Relations, ADMN 116, 101 College Parkway, Arnold 21012-1895. Checks should be payable to AACC. Information: 410- 777-2709.

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