Education Notes


October 30, 2005

Degree a first in APG/HCC pact

Holly Curtsinger, a former child/youth services employee who came to Aberdeen Proving Ground from Germany in 2004, is the first to graduate from Harford Community College with an associate in applied sci ence degree in early childhood education by using credits through the new APG/HCC Ar ticulation Agreement.

Under this agreement, APG child care providers will be eli gible to receive a total of 21 ar ticulated college credits applic able to the degree from HCC on completion of APG's early childhood education child care industry program.

Edgewood pupil in scholars program

Rebecca Postowski of Edge wood, a pupil at Deerfield Ele mentary School, took part in the national young scholar pro gram at James Madison Univer sity in Harrisonburg, Va., over the summer.

She was one of 360 academi cally talented students to take part in the program.

Volunteers sought for language class

Harford Community College's literacy education department needs classroom volunteers to assist instructors in its English as a Second Language program.

Help is needed at Bel Air High School on Monday and Wednes day evenings and at Edgewood High on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Information: 410-836-4115.

First-grader to appear in opera

Griffin Clark, a first-grade pupil at Prospect Elementary School, will appear in Opera Verdi Eu ropa's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Amoss Center.

This will be his first perform ance in opera.

The opera tells the tragic love story of a beautiful geisha and an American naval officer. Tick ets range from $17 to $35.

To order: 410-836-4211. To re quest accommodations for a disability: 410-836-4402. Some accommodations may require two weeks' notice.

School food drive on through Nov. 11

The "Kids Helping Kids" food drive is under way and will con tinue through Nov. 11.

The drive takes place each fall in every school under the spon sorship of Nancy S. Grasmick, state schools superintendent.

The school collecting the most food per capita will be honored at a reception at the State House in Annapolis in the spring.

Locally, Harford Community Action Agency will receive the bulk of the food.

Information: 410-638-3240.

Harford Glen holds writing, arts contest

The Harford Glen Foundation is sponsoring a Writing Contest and a Visual Arts Contest to commemorate the 25th anni versary of the Harford Glen En vironmental Education Center residential program.

The topic for the writing con test is "What Harford Glen Means to Me." Essays should be no longer than 500 words and must be postmarked by Dec. 1.

The topic for the visual arts category is "Images of Harford Glen." Entries may use any me dium, but matting and framing are requested when appropri ate. The artist's name and con tact information should be in cluded on the back of the entry and must be delivered by April 30.

The prizes for each contest are $500 for first place; $250 for second; and $100 for third. Fi nalists will be invited to an an niversary celebration May 6 where the winners will be named.

Send or deliver entry to: Har ford Glen Foundation, 502 W. Wheel Road, Bel Air 21015. En tries become the property of the foundation.

Information: 410-278-6748.


Open House -- Harford Communi ty College will hold a Fall Open House offering information for high school seniors and their parents on the college and its programs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Student Center. Campus tours will start at 6 p.m. 410-836-4107.

Forensics -- Harford Community College will hold a free lecture, "A Real Life Etched in Bones: Real vs. Docudrama Forensics," led by foren sic anthropologist Dr. Anna Marie Mires at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Edge wood Hall, Room 132. Dr. Sharon Stowers, 410-836-4000, ext. 7189.

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