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Education Beat

December 25, 2005

High school students honored for service

More than 100 students from a Havre de Grace High School volunteer group attended the Baltimore Ravens game against the Green Bay Packers last week after being selected as Honor Rows winners.

The Ravens' Honor Rows program, sponsored by M&T Bank, salutes youth groups and organizations that provide outstanding volunteer service to communities.

Honorees were selected by a panel of youth judges from the Maryland Youth Action Corps, the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism and Ravens and M&T Bank staff.

Havre de Grace High School SMILES volunteered 4,475 hours in activities such as the Children's Art Festival, the holiday shopping tour for underprivileged children, and the Thanksgiving dinner and prom for seniors.

Bel Air High teacher named award finalist

Mary Y. Procell, a biology teacher at Bel Air High, is a finalist in Maryland's 2005-2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in the teaching of science.

The award was established in 1983 and is administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation.

Awards are given to one teacher from each state. Winners receive $10,000, and trips to Washington and Disney World.

Nominees sought for education award

Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 10 for the Excellence for Minority Achievement Awards.

The awards are presented by the Maryland State Department of Education to recognize people who have contributed to the promotion of students' educational opportunity.

Each district is eligible for an award for an educator as well as one for an individual or group outside of the school.

County educators invited to join new alliance

All Harford County public school instructional employees -- including administrators, teachers and paraeducators -- are invited to join the new Harford County Alliance for Black School Educators.

Information: Patrice Brown, instructional facilitator at Havre de Grace High, 410-612-2033; or Mike Seymour, supervisor of equity and cultural diversity, 410-273-5678.

Bel Air High seniors to host bingo Jan. 13

The Bel Air High Class of 2006 will host a basket bingo fundraiser at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.

To order tickets, send a check to: Bel Air High School, Attn: Basket Bingo, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air, 21014.

Information: Connie Richmond, 410-569-2358.

Wright High to hold college open house

C. Milton Wright High School will hold a College Night Open House from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 in the gymnasium.

More than 60 colleges, universities, technical schools and military personnel from the Mid-Atlantic region will participate. Students and their parents can meet with college representatives to learn about academic studies, campus life, the admission process and tuition. Snow date is Feb. 2. Information: Cyd Wentsel, 410-588-5251.

Students named finalists for festival logo design

The Artscape Graphic Identity Competition has selected Harford Community College visual communications students Brianna Norcross, Frank Alger and Jen Ruck as three of four finalists for their Artscape 25 logo designs.

The winning design will be featured on printed materials, banners, T-shirts, program covers, stickers and other graphics related to the festival, which will be held July 21 to 23 in Baltimore.

The winner will receive $1,000 for his design. Each finalist receives $100.

HCC president completes leadership program

Dr. James F. LaCalle, president of Harford Community College, recently completed an eight-month leadership development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland.

Leadership Maryland, an independent educational leadership development organization, informs top-level executives from the public and private sectors about the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland.

HCC trustees to hold open meeting Jan. 10

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Chesapeake Center boardroom.

Residents may address the board about topics relating to the college during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Those wishing to speak must complete a request form and return it to the college's marketing and public relations director before the meeting begins.

Information: 410-836-4408.

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