Education Notes


March 05, 2006|By ANICA BUTLER

National Merit scholars named

Four more Anne Arundel County high school students have been named National Merit finalists: Chloe J. Moyer, Annapolis High School; Jillian Foley, Broadneck High School; Alex Neville, Meade High School; and Lauren Mehl, South River High School.

The National Merit Scholarship Program was founded in 1955 to recognize achievement and offer scholarships, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Students who score in the top 1 percent on the PSAT become semifinalists.

The Sun reported last week that nine Severna Park High School students, one Archbishop Spalding High School student and one student at Severn School were named finalists.

Students to compete in science fair

Young scientists will gather at the Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair at South River High School from Saturday to March 15 to present their research.

Students will have the opportunity to win hundreds of awards. The grand prize winner will compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis in May. Winners will be announced March 15 at an assembly from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of South River High School.

The public will be able to view student projects from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday at South River High School, 201 Central Ave. in Edgewater. Information: 410- 222-5451.

AACC offers sports summer camps

Registration is open for the Kids in College summer sports camps at Anne Arundel Community College. There are 15 different camps for children ages 4 to 18.

Camps are available in tae kwon do, soccer, golf, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, swimming and other activities.

Sports Jamboree for ages 7 to 12 offers a sports mix of bowling, swimming, kickball, lacrosse, miniature golf, soccer and capture the flag.

Soccer camps led by the coaching staff of the nationally ranked AACC soccer team are available for all ages and skill levels. There also are lacrosse and basketball camps taught by the AACC coaching staff.

Most camps meet on AACC's Arnold campus; the golf camps also meet at the Severna Park Golf and Sports Center and martial arts camps meet at Vuong's Fitness Center in Crofton.

Children enrolled in full-day camps have supervised lunch and snack breaks.

Kids in College registration forms are available online and at the Arnold campus in Room 212 of the Johnson Building or in Room 115 of the Center for Applied Learning and Technology.

The Arnold campus is at 101 College Parkway. Information: 410-777-2325 or

Martin Barr school plans open house

Martin Barr Adventist School, 2365 Bell Branch Road in Gambrills, will hold an open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14.

Martin Barr Adventist is a private, co-educational school for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school has a pupil/teacher ratio of 10 to 1 and multiple-grade classrooms.

Parents and children interested in learning more about the school are welcome to stop by for a few minutes or the entire school day. Information: 410- 451-0078 or martinbarrschool. org.

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