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Education Beat

November 27, 2005

Student wins 4-week ballet scholarship

Lindsay Moore, a Severna Park High School senior, has won a four-week summer scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.

"I'm extremely excited and terrified about this opportunity," says Lindsay, who has been dancing since age 4, according to a news release from the Anne Arundel County public schools. "I know I will learn a lot at the Joffrey. It's one of the best ballet schools in the world."

Lindsay studies ballet, jazz and tap at the Dance Academy of Severna Park and is a co-captain of the Severna Park High School Dance Company. She was awarded the scholarship at a statewide audition at the Maryland Council for Dance's festival, held Nov. 5 and 6 at Broadneck High School.

Also winning scholarships at the dance festival were Broadneck High sophomores Emily Sushko (one week at the Marsh Ballet Academy in White Marsh) and Brittney Phebus (a one-day workshop at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City).

Emily and Brittney also study at the Dance Academy of Severna Park.

Culinary students to have cook-off

Thirty high school students will demonstrate their cooking skills Thursday at the fifth annual Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute Cook-off.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. at the HCAT Institute, 7438 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

Participating students are from area schools' Culinary Arts Tech Prep program. They will be judged on cooking procedures and the final appearance and taste of their prepared foods.

St. John's College president honored

St. John's College President Christopher B. Nelson was honored for his dedication to literature and education Nov. 19 by the Rosenbach Museum & Library of Philadelphia.

Nelson is a 1970 graduate of St. John's and has been president since 1991. He is also chairman of the board of directors for the Maryland Independent College and University Association and chairman of the Annapolis Group, a consortium of more than 100 residential liberal arts colleges.

Nelson earned a law degree at the University of Chicago and practiced law in the Chicago area for 18 years before returning to St. John's.

The Rosenbach Museum recognized Nelson's contribution to academia at its 2005 Rosenbacchanal, an annual fundraising event.

Students can serve in government for day

Anne Arundel County has announced the kickoff of the "County Executive/Councilperson for a Day" and Model Government Program.

The contest is open to all 11th-graders who live in the county. Eight students will be chosen to fill the duties of the county executive and the County Council for a day. In addition, 30 students will be chosen to serve in the Model Government Administration as department heads, police and fire chief and members of the executive staff. Students who want to enter must submit a short essay describing what they want to accomplish if given the chance to serve the Anne Arundel County government.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Dec. 16. The event will take place Feb. 21.

Information: 410-222-1879.

Feedback deadline on superintendent

The deadline for offering feedback on a new Anne Arundel County schools superintendent has been extended to Thursday.

Feedback forms may be downloaded from under the heading "Superintendent Search," and then scrolling to "Anne Arundel County."

Information: 410-222-5311

Holiday ceramics sale to benefit AACC

Anne Arundel Community College will hold a holiday ceramics sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Arnold campus. Items for sale include mugs, vases, dishes, teapots and planters. Select items will be sold by silent auction. Proceeds from the sale will help fund books, tools and other educational materials for the ceramics studio. Information: 410-777-7495.

Dance company plans performances

The Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company will perform "Bodies in Motion" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Arnold campus. Tickets are $8 general admission, $7 for seniors and children younger than 12, and $6 for AACC students and employees. Information: 410-777- 2457.

Crafts show to benefit Health Services office

Anne Arundel Community College will hold a holiday crafts show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Student Union dining hall on the Arnold campus. The free event is sponsored by AACC Health Services and features crafts, gifts and artwork. Proceeds will benefit the Health Services office, which offers free health education programs.

Vendor spaces are available by advance reservation for a fee. Information: 410-777-2480.

AACC admissions information sessions

Anne Arundel Community College will hold admissions information sessions from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 12 at the Center for Applied Learning and Technology, Room 107 on the Arnold campus. The sessions will provide information about academic opportunities, admissions, financial aid, student life and academic support. Information: 410-777-2246.

AACC 2-week winter term registration

Registration is under way for Anne Arundel Community College's winter two-week credit term for teachers, business employees, health professionals and students to receive training and advance their education. Classes begin Jan. 3 and end with finals Jan. 13.

Teachers and education students can choose from five courses scheduled to fit busy professional schedules. Telecourses are also offered. Information: 410-777-2222.

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