Education Notes

Education Notes

January 23, 2005

2 school publications win awards from press association

Two local school publications were recognized for excellence in the Maryland Scholastic Press Association's 2004 publications contest.

Annapolis High School's literary magazine, Perception, advisor Leslie Gershon and the staff won an award in the first-place category. Wanda Trimnal, yearbook advisor, and the staff for Arundel High School's yearbook, Panorama, won an award in the third-place category.

The Maryland Scholastic Press Association is a nonprofit association headquartered at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. The annual contest offers advisers and students from around the state an opportunity to compete against other newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and scholastic journalism Web sites for recognition and honors.

Black History Month events planned at AACC

Anne Arundel Community College will celebrate Black History Month with several special events sponsored by the college's Black Student Union.

Step Afrika!, a dance percussion ensemble based in Washington, D.C., will kick off the month of activities at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on AACC's Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, AACC employees and children 12 and under, and $6 for AACC students.

Cover Story: Quilting an African-American Legacy, will be on exhibit through Feb. 25 in the Truxal Library Foyer. This display of books and materials describes the many ways that African-Americans used the quilt: as artistic expression, family history and tradition, a source of income, and as a secret way to communicate to fugitive slaves aiding in their escape north during the Civil War.

The library exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call for other days. The Black Student Union will have displays and giveaways from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 in the dining hall on the Arnold campus to help promote this exhibit.

BSU will bring two movies to campus, Ray, a film biography of Ray Charles starring Jaime Foxx, on Feb. 7; and Two Can Play That Game, with Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut, on Feb. 14. Both films are free and scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology, Room 107.

Other events include a presentation, "Sistahs Speak Out: Hip Hop," noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 23, in the Florestano Building Room 101, and "Black Jeopardy" from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25, in Student Union Room 100. Information: 410-777-2284 or 410-777-1307.

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