Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

Education Beat

News from Carroll County schools and colleges

April 17, 2005

Convocation set tomorrow to honor Elie Wiesel

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel will be at McDaniel College tomorrow to meet with students in an informal seminar at 4 p.m. and to accept an honorary degree during a convocation and address at 7:30 p.m.

In honor of Wiesel's visit, the college will observe Human Rights Day on Monday. Those attending the convocation will receive a bookmark listing ways everyone can promote human rights and social justice.

The convocation is by invitation only.

School volunteers to be honored

The Carroll County public school system will celebrate Public School Volunteer Week tomorrow through Friday.

Volunteers assist teachers and staff with day-to-day activities and are part of a team that works together to ensure that all students succeed.

This school year, about 12,000 volunteers will spend 180,000 hours serving the schools as chaperones, mentors, after-school tutors, club leaders, booster club members, PTA/PTO members, guest speakers and classroom helpers.

For information on being a volunteer, call 410-386- 1536.

Students to attend leadership seminar

Student leaders from area high schools will attend the Pathways to Leadership seminar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Century High School.

Mike Wood, a nationally recognized developer of student leaders, will present a workshop for students who were selected by their principals and sponsors.

Wood will share techniques and skills developed and used by major corporations. Students will be challenged to think, plan, create and make good choices.

Information: 410-386- 4400.

Town meeting slated to discuss education

School board President Gary Bauer and Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will hold a town meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Sandymount Elementary School, 2222 Old Westminster Pike.

The public is welcome to attend and voice concerns or ask questions on education topics and issues.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Annual spelling bee to be held Thursday

The Literacy Council of Carroll County will hold its annual "Spelin' Be" at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, 1229 Washington Road, Westminster.

Teams of three adult spellers, plus an alternate, compete against each other in a spelling contest. Teams are sponsored by local businesses and organizations.

Television personality Ron Riley will be master of ceremonies. District Court Judge JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones will be the pronouncer. Contest judge will be Lynn Wheeler, director of the Carroll County Public Library.

Spectator tickets are $15 and include a picnic-style dinner. No alcohol is allowed.

Information: 410-857-8555.

Students' photos to be on display

Photographs by the winners of Carroll County schools' 2005 Student Media Festival will be on display through April 30 in the Professional Resource Center at the Board of Education offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

Applications available for medical scholarship

The Carroll County Medical Society awards a scholarship each year in honor of a member of the society.

Recipients must be Carroll County residents graduating from college who have been accepted to an onshore medical school.

Deadline for applications is May 2.

Information: 410-876-5055.

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