Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

Education Beat

News From Anne Arundel County Schools And Colleges

April 03, 2005

Severn School junior wins $1,000 scholarship

A Millersville high school junior has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her work in a national epidemiology competition.

Pooja Singal, a student at the Severn School in Severna Park, was named a semifinalist in the Young Epidemiology Scholars competition.

The contest is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the College Board. Its goal is to encourage interest in the study of disease.

Pooja received the honor for her project titled "Do Flu Shots Really Cause Flu?"

Her project was one of 650 nationwide. Of those, 60 were named semifinalists. An additional 60 - 10 from six regions - will advance in the competition.

Each student developed a research question, analyzed data and suggested possible solutions.

Technology group adopts Meade High

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association recently announced that Meade Senior High School has been chosen as the first recipient of their Adopt-a-School and Bridge program. The school is being awarded a $1,000 grant for computer hardware and software to improve science education.

Higher-education guide published in Spanish

The Maryland Higher Education Commission recently published a Spanish-language version of the Student Guide to Higher Education. The guide has been distributed throughout the state to high school counselors.

This is the first time that the guide has been published in Spanish, and will help Hispanic parents who do not speak English to participate in their child's education. The guide informs parents about opportunities that are available in higher education and financial aid.

The guide is available by visiting www.mhec.state.md.us.

Multicultural education group to meet May 14

The 2005 National Association for Multicultural Education will hold its spring conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road.

This conference is sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools, and focuses on the "Three R's of Diversity - Rigor, Relationships, Relevance."

Registration is being accepted for participants, presenters and vendors. 410- 222-5318.

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