Education Notes

Education Notes

October 24, 2004

Nominations sought for bay trust awards

The Chesapeake Bay Trust needs nominations for its 2004-2005 awards program. The trust sponsors three annual awards in recognition of the contributions that Maryland teachers, students and volunteers make to the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.

The awards include the Ellen Fraites Wagner Award, the Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship and the Teacher of the Year awards.

The Wagner Award recognizes a Maryland citizen for his or her contributions to the protection and restoration of the Bay and its rivers. The winner will receive $5,000. The award is named for former Gov. Harry Hughes' staff member who encouraged the creation of the trust.

The Teacher of the Year Award celebrates the contributions that Maryland teachers make to restoring and protecting the bay. The trust will present one award to an elementary or middle school teacher and another to a high school teacher who demonstrates a genuine and sustained commitment to bay education, field experiences and restoration efforts. The winners will be recognized in February.

The Arthur Dorman Scholarship recognizes a high school senior or college undergraduate for his or her commitments to the bay restoration and the promotion of ethnic and cultural diversity. The trust will present the recipient with a $2,000 scholarship at the Anne Arundel County Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dinner in January.

Information: All submissions must be received by the trust no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 3. Information: 410-974-2941.

Ex-Miss Maryland to speak at event

The fifth annual Flavors of Fall celebration honoring county business leaders, educators and students will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at LaFontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

Marina Harrison, Miss Maryland 2003, will be the keynote speaker. Harrison is a 1999 graduate of Meade High School and has the distinction of being one of a few students in the country to serve on a local school board with full voting rights.

Guests can sample cuisine from some of the county's best restaurants, hotels and caterers. A silent auction of more than 100 items will be held. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships, incentives, field trips and the graduation ceremony for Anne Arundel Academies' students.

Tickets are $50 each. Information: 410-222-5383.

College of Notre Dame sets information session

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland is holding an information session for its Weekend College and Accelerated College at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle, in Hanover.

Weekend College, a part-time bachelor's program for working women and men, has provided the Maryland community with innovative academic excellence for nearly 30 years. Information: 410-532-5500.

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