Education Notes


July 09, 2006

Exchange program seeks host families

Academic Year in America is seeking Carroll County families to host foreign exchange students for the 2006-2007 school year. Students are 15 to 18 years old and have full medical insurance, spending money and a desire to experience life in America by living with a local family.

Information: 800-322-4678, ext. 5164.

53 students receive college scholarships

Republican Del. Tanya Thornton Shewell has awarded college scholarships to 53 students from Carroll County for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Scholarships were based on financial need, academic record, community involvement and extra-curricular activities.

Recipients were: Bethany Bromwell, Garrett Love, Amanda Buckel, Barbara Major, Holly Buell, Norili Maldonado, Stephen Carnaggio, Jennifer Matthews, Molly Clemons, Ian McHale, Cheryl Conover, Christopher Miller, Kelsey Coons, Brittany Morris, Laura Coons, Katina Mullican, Benjamin Cowman, Michael Nies, Richard Dahlberg, Shannon Osborne, Rachel Drozinski, Justen Peeling, Bilal Durrani, Nathan Rettig, Mustafa Durrani, Jamie Ridgely, Matthew Eckholm, Erica Royer, Cory Feezer, Nikia Sayre, Ashlie Fisher, Rachel Segovia, Ashley Frye, Lindsay Southworth, Christie Henderson, Melinda Stephens, Joseph Jirsa III, Nicolas Stephens, David Johansson, Tinsley Stokes, Daniel Johnson, Kevin Teal, Whitney Kiler, Ellen Townsend, Amy King, Cheryl Williams, Zachary Koch, Jessica Worden, Matthew Laumann, Donna Wright, Bonnie Lauterbach, Kelly Wunder and Elliot Levy.

Arts council awards high school seniors

The Carroll County Arts Council has awarded scholarships to high school seniors who will be pursuing college degrees in the fine arts.

A committee appointed by each school's principal chose the recipients. Awards were based on artistic promise and financial need and ranged from $400 to $600.

Recipients were: Francis Scott Key High: Abbi Hoff and Jay White; Liberty High: Abbey Salvo; North Carroll High: Whitney Kiler; Westminster High: Cara Wolf and Nikia Yung Sayre; Winters Mill High: Evan Diamond.

Employers reward graduating workers

Student employees at Fairhaven, Copper Ridge and EMA were recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships for their college education. Graduating seniors working at least 12 hours per week for one year of employment were eligible for a $1,000 scholarship; $2,000 for two years of employment; or $3,000 for three years of employment.

Recipients were:

Fairhaven $1,000 scholarships: Liberty High: Brandy Hilling, Kayla Johnson, Alexandra McCormick; Century High: Codi Miller; South Carroll: Amber Kuhnke.

EMA $1,000 scholarship: Century High: Suzanne Taylor.

Fairhaven $2,000 scholarships: Liberty High: Chad Kimmey; Century High: Bonnie Aitken, Amberly Little, Danny Polk, Brian Thompson; Boys' Latin School: Brandon Reider.

Fairhaven $3,000 scholarships: Liberty High: Kevin Pugh, Erin Szymanski.

Copper Ridge $3,000 scholarships: Century High: Amber Michaud, Angie Peterson.

Four scholars earn Byrd honors

Four Carroll County Public Schools students have received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship for 2006 from the Maryland State Department of Education.

Recipients were: Danielle Crickman, Liberty High; Richard O' Steen, South Carroll; and Ruchi Parikh and Patricia Repsher, Westminster High.

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is designed to promote student excellence and achievement and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence as they pursue higher education goals.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $1,500 and are awarded based on the merit of each scholar's four years at an institution of higher education in any state.

College graduates nursing assistants

Carroll Community College recently graduated 12 Certified Nursing Assistant students.

Graduates were: Susan Burke, Cynthia Casper, Amanda Fritz, Lorraine Gibson, Danica Giles, Karen Goldsborough, Natalia Lupascu, Amelia Quiroz, Victoria Reid, Cynthia Richardson, Sarah Richardson and Yelena Tsvetkova.

Carroll Lutheran Village was the clinical site used for training the class. The 126-hour course comprises both classroom and clinical work, and includes learning patient care skills, infection control, disease processes and safety procedures.

The graduates are now eligible for Maryland state certification.

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