Education Notes

Education Notes

Education Beat

News from Harford County schools and colleges

April 10, 2005

N. Harford High grad on dean's list at U. of Delaware

John Lawrence, son of Bob and Barbara Lawrence of Pylesville, was named to the dean's list in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware for the fall semester.

Lawrence was a 2001 graduate at North Harford High School.

Soccer event to honor victim of fatal accident

A young soccer player killed nearly 18 months ago by a drunken driver will be honored Saturday during two scholarship benefit soccer games. Teams from the Darlington and Level volunteer fire companies, the Maryland State Police and the Perryville Soccer Stars will be featured during the Janet Marie Hardy Memorial Soccer Games at Francis Silver Park, 2122 Shuresville Road in Darlington. The gates will open at 11 a.m. Donations will be accepted at the gate.

Thirteen-year-old Janet, a Perryville High School freshman, was killed in October 2003 when a drunken driver crossed the center line at U.S. 1 and Route 440 in Dublin and struck the vehicle in which she was riding.

Last year, Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarships were awarded to three graduating high school seniors. High school students in Harford and Cecil counties can apply. The deadline is May 1. Applicants will be considered this year if they have a GPA of 3.25 or better and have participated in at least one season of soccer during their high school years. Participation in Scouting also will be considered.

For more information about the game or the scholarship fund, call 443-466-4990.

HCC offers program to aid in job searching

Harford Community College is offering Job Search Skills for youths ages 14 to 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Edgewood Hall on the HCC campus.

Students will learn the most effective job search methods, work with sample job applications, and learn to describe skills, select references and answer application questions. Also included are interview techniques to give students an edge during the interview process. Information: 410-836-4376 or 410-879-8920, ext. 376.

College sponsoring trip to historic Pa. mansion

Harford Community College is offering a daylong tour of the Wheatland Historic Mansion in Lancaster, Pa., from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Wheatland, built in 1828 and a fine example of Federal architecture, is the restored mansion of President James Buchanan. The tour will begin in the carriage house with a film and continue in the mansion residence with costumed guides. Participants will travel to the Walnut Street Grille for lunch and an optional tour of the brewery. Course fee of $70 includes transportation, admission to the mansion, guided tour, lunch, brewery tour, and academic escort. Bus leaves Edgewood Hall on the HCC campus promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Information: 410-836-4376 or 410-879-8920, ext. 376.

Ceremony planned May 25 to honor GED students

The Literacy Education Department of Harford Community College is planning a ceremony at 7 p.m. May 25 in the Chesapeake Center to honor students who recently passed the General Educational Development (GED) examination to earn a high school diploma. After the ceremony, a reception will be held for the graduates and their guests in the Chesapeake Dining Rooms.

Invitations have been mailed to GED graduates whose scores have been reported to the college. Anyone who has obtained his or her high school diploma by passing the GED exam within the past year and has not received an invitation to the ceremony is invited to attend. For an invitation or further information, call 410-836-4115 by May 13.

Cecil nursing graduates can transfer to Drexel

NORTH EAST - Students who complete the registered nurse associate's degree program at Cecil Community College could be nearly 75 percent of the way toward a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Drexel University, under a new articulation agreement that allows Cecil graduates to transfer up to 90 of the 121 credits required to earn a degree from Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions. Cecil's students will also be given a 20 percent tuition discount.

Students who transfer to Drexel may attend classes in the traditional in-class method, online or both ways. Drexel's e-Learning program has been designed so coursework can be done anywhere there is a computer and Internet access, the college said.

There are no residency requirements, and students never have to come to campus, the college said. Clinical experiences are arranged in concert with the student, based on interest, location and schedule.

Information: 410-287-1000.

College offers children theatrical experience

ELKTON - The Cecil Community College Young People's Theatre Program is offering children 4 to 12 the opportunity to appear on stage in the Performing Arts Hall of the recently opened Elkton Station for three costumed performances of Wonderland.

Participants will visit Alice's Wonderland and meet the characters they have imagined.

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