St. John's College begins major fundraising campaign

April 23, 2006|By ANICA BUTLER

St. John's College has begun a major fundraising campaign.

Through "The Campaign for St. John's," the school is seeking to increase its endowment of about $97 million by 50 percent, meet a growing demand for student financial aid and raise faculty salaries.

The campaign was announced during a ceremony last week.


Scholarships to be awarded to 28 public school seniors

Twenty-eight graduating seniors from Anne Arundel County public schools will be awarded more than $95,000 tomorrow from Scholarships for Scholars Inc.

The awards ceremony will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a reception from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. The speaker will be Jason Kamras, the 2005 National Teacher of the Year.

The seniors will be awarded individual scholarships in 13 academic categories. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $6,000. Recipients were required to have a grade point average of above either 3.0 or 3.5, depending on the scholarship, on a 4-point scale and had to be involved in their school and community. The Anne Arundel County Board of Education founded Scholarships for Scholars in 1983, and since then, the organization has awarded $1.6 million to graduating seniors.

Meade High School honored by state for making progress

Meade High School will be honored by the Maryland State Department of Education with this year's Excellence for Minority Achievement Award.

The award recognizes groups or individuals working in education or the community who have made contributions to the achievement of minority, disabled or poor students. Meade High School won the award for achieving "adequate yearly progress" targets on standardized tests last year. The school also will need to meet those targets this year to be removed from the state's school improvement list.

Nine members of the Meade High School administrative team will receive the award Friday.

Archbishop Spalding High hires Coastal Carolina University coach

Pete Strickland has been appointed varsity boys basketball coach of Archbishop Spalding High School.

Strickland was most recently head coach of the men's basketball program at Coastal Carolina University. Before that, he had been an assistant basketball coach at DeMatha Catholic High School, Virginia Military Institute, Old Dominion University and the University of Dayton. Strickland also has held clinics in Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland and Canada.

Harbour School presenting `Music Man Jr.' Friday, Saturday

The Harbour School, 1277 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, will present The Music Man Jr.

The show, which features students from Harbour's high school, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $5 at the door.

The Music Man Jr. is a one-hour, author-approved version of the American Musical Theater masterpiece.

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