Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

June 25, 2006

School board holds meeting Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold an administrative meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices in Westminster.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at www.carrollk12.org.

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

The board offices are at 125 N. Court St.

Information: 410-751-3020.

JROTC honors Cadet of the Year

The Westminster Chapter, Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution, has picked Cadet Capt. Tatiana Kish, battalion commander, Winters Mill High School Army JROTC, as this year's recipient of its Outstanding JROTC Cadet of the Year Award.

Candidates must have shown merit in patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship and general excellence.

Kish was given the SAR JROTC Medal, MDSSAR Certificate and $100 U.S. Series EE savings bond, and will be considered for a national SAR award.

Shiloh pupil places in essay contest

Zachary Nibbelink, an eighth grade pupil at Shiloh Middle School, earned second place in Perma-Bound's national annual author contest.

The contest featured award-winning writer Joan Bauer, author of Best Foot Forward. Pupils were required to write an essay telling about a person or situation that helped them put their "best foot forward."

Nibbelink's essay about lacrosse is titled Put Your Best Cleat Forward.

He will receive a free set of signed books by Joan Bauer.

Community college honors employees

Carroll Community College recently honored two employees.

Sarah Sayre, associate professor of biology, was named 2006 Outstanding Educator. She has taught biology, introductory chemistry and environmental science during her 16 years at the college. She also served as adviser to Worldwatch Club and Environmental Club and started the Peace Club.

Becky Palmisano, coordinator of Service Learning, was named Outstanding Adviser/Mentor. Students nominated her for her ability to be a team player, her support, and her dedication in guiding them through community service projects.

Future Educators nationally chartered

The Future Educators Association (FEA) at Winters Mill High School recently received its national charter.

As a national pre-collegiate program for prospective teachers, FEA provides students with opportunities to explore careers in education and gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of a teacher.

Century student given scholarship

The Maryland Retailers Educational Association Foundation has awarded a $500 Gerald Jeffein College Scholarship to Suzanne Taylor, a graduating senior at Century High School.

Criteria include academic performance, extracurricular school activities and volunteer civic and community work.

Students recognized for literature letters

Two Liberty High School students recently were recognized for their entries in the Maryland Humanities Council's "Letters About Literature" program.

The program encourages students in grades four to 12 to read books and write a personal letter to an author explaining how the work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves.

Recognized for their letters were Steve Deal to author G. A. Henry, In Freedom's Cause; and Jenny Hensley, to Richard Adams, Watership Down.

AAA Mid-Atlantic honors two pupils

Two Carroll County pupils were recently named 2006 Outstanding School Safety Patrollers by AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Kyle Shimek, a pupil at Cranberry Station Elementary School; and Morgan Nightingale of Finksburg, a pupil at Sacred Heart School in Glyndon, were among 17 Maryland students honored.

The school safety patrol program recognizes students for their leadership in protecting their fellow students from traffic dangers, as well as their academic skills.

Winners receive a plaque and $150 U.S. Savings Bond.

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