Education Notes


April 16, 2006|By ANICA BUTLER

Two schools to host forum on college admissions April 23

Key School and Severn School will host a college admission forum for students in 10th and 11th grades and their parents April 23.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Key School activity building, 534 Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis.

Speakers will include Martha M. O'Connell, dean of admissions at McDaniel College; Suzette Stille, director of admissions at the College of Charleston; Nanette H. Tarbouni, director of admissions at Washington University in St. Louis; and Steve Thomas, director of admissions at Colby College.

Topics will include academic preparation for college, the college admission process, scholarships and financial aid.

Information: Paul Stoneham at Key School, 410-263-9231; or Norwood Johnston at Severn School, 410-647-7700.

Career day to be held April 25 for road construction jobs

The third annual Highway Construction and Engineering Career Day will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 25 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York and Timonium roads in Timonium.

The event is for high school students interested in careers in civil engineering, construction, equipment maintenance and related fields.

The engineering area will include interactive presentations on the phases of project development. The presentation stations will include local companies, contractors, material producers, suppliers and personnel from the State Highway Administration.

The construction area will include interactive presentation stations on sand and stone operations, transporting concrete and asphalt materials, equipment maintenance, construction site preparations and materials placement.

Harbour School to hold live, silent auctions Saturday

The Harbour School will hold "It Takes a Village," its annual live and silent auction, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel in Annapolis, 173 Jennifer Road. Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table for 10. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the school.

The live auction will follow a buffet dinner. Auction items include travel packages, sports memorabilia, gourmet foods and themed gift baskets. Proceeds from the event will be used for athletic equipment and science instructional materials.

Information and tickets: Stacey Sullivan, 410-971-4248.

Scholarship applications to be accepted until May 15

Applications for the annual Hattie Boyer Scholarship, given by the Friends of Hattie Boyer, are being accepted until May 15.

Established as a memorial to Boyer, a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, the $1,000 scholarship is available to women ages 35 and older who are county residents and need financial assistance for education or training in a field related to children. The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, transportation costs or child care. The Friends of Hattie Boyer will select the recipient and will award the scholarship at a reception in June.

Information and applications: Barbara Gleason, 410-685-1460, ext. 403 or barbara.gleason@ Brochures are available around the county.

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