Education Notes


July 16, 2006

County offers GED alternative

Carroll County Public Schools offer the External Diploma Program, a self-paced alternative to the GED test. Information sessions on the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 55 N. Court St., Suite G27, Westminster.

Registration is requested at 410-751-3680.

Long & Foster names scholarship winners

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. recently announced the Long & Foster Scholarship recipients from the company's Mid-Atlantic region.

Carroll recipients of $1,000 scholarships were: Michael Grapes, Century High; Amy Meros, Liberty High; John Fenker, North Carroll High; Jennifer Greisler, South Carroll High; Kara Constantine, Winters Mill High; Rebekah Myers, Francis Scott Key High; and Lindsay Southworth, Westminster High.

Heritage Foundation awards scholarships

The Carroll County Heritage Foundation recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors.

The scholarship is awarded annually to students who recognize the rich Judeo-Christian heritage of the county and demonstrate that understanding through their activities at school, in their church and community.

Recipients are: Steven L. Cohan, South Carroll High; Joanna C. Gilford, Francis Scott Key High and the Carroll County Career and Technology Center; Katelyn Gallager, home schooled and a graduate of South Carroll Covenant Keepers; Caroline Martin, North Carroll High.

Piney Run awards two scholarships

The Piney Run Recreation and Conservation Council has awarded scholarships to two Carroll County high school graduates.

Recipients were Christina Vieira from Liberty High; and Ryan Williams from North Carroll High.

Towson student gets physics award

The National Society of Physics Students Awards Committee has named Anthony Davidson the recipient of its 2006 Outstanding Student for Undergraduate Research Award.

A 2003 graduate of South Carroll High School, Davidson is a senior at Towson University and a researcher in the Materials Research Laboratory.

He was recognized for his research efforts and his contributions as society chapter president.

Davidson will represent the national society at the International Conference of Physics Students in Bucharest, Romania, next month.

Winters Mill student gets JROTC award

Cadet Captain Tatiana Kish, commander of the Winters Mill High School Army JROTC Falcon Battalion, has received a second award in recognition of her outstanding performance as a JROTC Cadet.

The Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution honored Kish as a top cadet in the state as the JROTC & Outstanding Citizenship Committee Outstanding Cadet of the Year.

The Westminster Chapter of the society recently honored her as an Outstanding Cadet.

In the national SAR competition, Kish was named runner-up for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Cadet Award.

She received a silver medal, certificate and $200 savings bond.

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