Education Notes


April 02, 2006

Students to present panel about drugs

Carroll Community College students from the Great Ideas from the Human Experience Academic Community will present an ethics panel discussion about the price of prescription drugs in the U.S. at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Room M157. The event is free to the public.

The college is at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster.

Information: 410-386-8208.

Open house set at Sykesville Center

Carroll Community College will hold a Sykesville Center Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone interested in attending the school and learning about its programs can tour the Sykesville Center and its state-of-the-art classrooms.

Representatives will be available to answer questions.

Registration is requested at 410-386-8435.

Orientation sessions planned about First Steps

People 16 and older who want to learn about high school diploma options and other programs and have their math and reading skills evaluated can attend a free First Steps orientation.

Introductory programs will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at the Business and Employment Resource Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

Advisers will be available to discuss learning needs and educational goals.

Information: 410-751-3680.

CCC registration begins Tuesday

Prospective and returning students planning to take classes at Carroll Community College this summer and fall can begin registering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Summer Term I classes begin May 30, and Summer Term II classes July 5. Fall Term classes begin Aug. 28.

Admissions hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

New and returning students are encouraged to see an adviser for assistance in selecting courses before registration.

Information: 410-386-8430.

Scholarship geared toward future teachers

Delta Kappa Gamma, Omicron Chapter of Carroll County, will award an annual college scholarship of $500 a semester for four years to a female high school student pursuing a teaching degree.

Applications should include letters of recommendation, an essay on "Why I Want to be a Teacher," SAT scores and a high school transcript that includes a grade point average.

Applications are available from school guidance offices. Deadline for applying is April 21.

Completed applications should be sent to Iris Wingert, 331 Kolbe Road, Westminster 21127.

NAACP offers $1,000 scholarship

The Carroll County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will award one $1,000 scholarship to a Carroll County public high school graduate of African-American descent this spring.

Students must have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement and been accepted at a college, university or trade school as a full-time student.

Applications are available at high school guidance offices.

Deadline is April 21.

Information: 410-635-2525.

Writing contest seeks entries

The 10th annual Random House Book Fair to benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation will be held Nov. 11 at Carroll Community College.

All Carroll County students in first through 12th grades can submit previously unpublished short stories and/or poems to the Student Writing Contest.

Each entry may have only one author and only one entry per author may be submitted for each category. A first-, second- and third-place winner in each category (prose and poetry) will be chosen at each grade level.

Random House will publish the winning selections. Winning authors will have a chance to read an excerpt of their work at the fair.

Students can download the criteria sheet and cover page at

Deadline for entries is May 19.

Information: 410-386-8155.


Carroll County elementary schools -- will close two hours and 45 minutes early Tuesday for students. Schools will be closed for half-day kindergarten students. 410-751-3020.

Carroll County Public Schools -- offer the External Diploma Program, a self-paced alternative to the General Educational Development test. Information sessions on the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 11 and 9 a.m. April 12 at Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 55 N. Court St., Suite G27, Westminster. Registration is requested. 410-751-3680.

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