Education Notes


July 03, 2005

Bel Air pupil chosen to attend program for young scholars

Dorothy Ellis of Bel Air is one of more than 400 middle-school pupils chosen from a field of 4,300 nominees to participate in this summer's 21st Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young scholars at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.

The academy is designed to challenge the pupils by offering them a college-level curriculum. The scholars are nominated by their school's principal or counselor.

Dorothy maintained a 4.0 average at Bel Air Middle and participated in Destination Imagination, KMO (Knowledge Master Open) and played oboe in the band. She also played soccer, lacrosse and field hockey.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Ellis, Dorothy is studying elementary Latin at the academy. She will be a freshman honors student at Bel Air High in the fall.

Truman State University is a public liberal arts and sciences institution.

Harford Friends School awarded $15,000 grant

Harford Friends School has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Thomas H. and Mary Williams Shoemaker Fund.

The fund was established to assist Friends organizations focusing on education and social service.

KidSave chapter to hold Family Fun Day July 17

KidSave Summer Miracles, a Harford County chapter of KidSave International, will hold a Family Fun Day and fund-raiser from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 at the John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air.

The afternoon includes games and activities -- a chalk art contest, sand dig and relays -- for children and adults.

The nonprofit organization brings children ages 6 to 15, many of them from the former Soviet Union, to the United States for six weeks in the summer to experience American family life and perhaps find permanent homes. The group's mission is to end the institutionalized care of children by 2025.

Admission to the event is $10 to $15. 410-652-5483.



Walk-in registration for fall credit courses at Harford Community College is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 3; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 8 through Sept. 10. 410-836-4222.


Cecil Community College is accepting registration for fall session classes, which begin Aug. 31. Class schedules have been mailed to residents. Schedules also can be picked up at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave., or at the North East campus, 1 Seahawk Drive. Cecil Community College offers 43 associate degrees and 39 certificate programs. 410-287-1000.

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