Education Digest


Education Beat

News from Howard County schools and colleges

September 11, 2005

HoCoPoLitSo plans for 25-year reunion of award winners

HoCoPoLitSo is planning a 25-year gala reunion for winners of its Literary Awards for Howard County high school writers and is seeking past winners of the awards.

Students from county high schools are invited each year to compete in writing contest categories that include personal essays, short stories and poetry.

Award winners and their friends and family members are asked to contact HoCoPoLitSo (the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society).

The 25th reunion will coincide with spring literary book awards in May.

The society hopes to give past winners a chance to meet this year's poet in residence and current winners.

Well-known poets who have participated as poets-in-residence for HoCoPoLitSo are to be invited to the celebration, as are past judges and local celebrities.

Send names and information to information@hocopoolit, or 410-792-4568.

Board of Education to hold luncheon meeting Saturday

The Board of Education of Howard County will hold a luncheon meeting with student leaders at 11 a.m. Saturday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Homeschool group schedules support meeting

The Columbia Homeschool Community will hold a homeschool information and support meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Bryant Woods Neighborhood Center, 10449 Green Mountain Circle.

The topic will be "Portfolio Reviews: Everything You Need to Know!" Admission is free.

Information: 410-740-6688, or

Columbia Association is holding poetry contest

The deadline for Columbia Association's a poetry contest for students 13 to 18 is tomorrow.

Entries are due by 5 p.m. to Carol Wasser, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044, or by e-mail to Carol.Wasser@colum

Information: 410-715-5523.

Safety education offered for families

The STTAR (Specialized Trauma Treatment, Advocacy & Recovery) Center Inc. is providing private safety education for families at its Columbia location.

Information: Heidi Strominger, 410-290-6432.

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