Education Notes


August 06, 2006

Board of Education to meet Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Group to discuss homeschooling

Educating Our Own, an inclusive home-school support group based in Carroll County, will present "Homeschooling 101: An Introduction to Homeschooling," at 7 p.m. Friday at the Westminster library branch, 50 E. Main St.

Parents who are new to homeschooling or who are considering homeschooling are encouraged to attend.

Information: Debi Robertson, 410-848-3390.

Out-of-state colleges honor area students

A number of Carroll County students graduated, made the dean's list or were awarded scholarships this spring from out-of-state colleges.

Angela Noll of Manchester and Christopher Ransdell of Eldersburg made the honors list this spring at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J.

Aziz D. Barnard Luce of Westminster was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Boston University. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in music in percussion performance.

Daniel Schultz of Millers, an architecture major at Virginia Tech, has been invited to join Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society for Architecture and Allied Arts.

Matt Malagari of Mount Airy has received the Pamplin Merit Scholarship from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech.

Sierra Guynn of Westminster, a student in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, was honored at Virginia Tech's commencement ceremony.

College names technology aide

Jennifer Raasch has joined Carroll Community College as learning technology specialist.

She will provide support and training to faculty and assist students who need help with the college Blackboard system. She also will maintain the web content for distance-learning online.

Raasch, a former children's librarian, has worked at colleges in California and Ohio. She has experience working with Blackboard, cable TV and audio-visuals.

Raasch has a Bachelor of Science in art education, and a Master of Science in organizational communications, learning and design. She also has a master's of Library and Information Science.

Lutheran Village gives scholarships

Carroll Lutheran Village recently presented scholarships to six high school graduates at its annual scholarship awards reception.

The students, who work in nursing and food service at the retirement community, will receive up to $2,800 for as many as eight semesters at their chosen schools.

Recipients are: Alisha Bollinger, Erin Milliken and Lauren Stallings, attending Carroll Community College; Meghan Kavanagh, attending Christendom College; Allison Keller, Towson University; and Lynne Perry, attending West Virginia University.

Hospital announces health care awards

Carroll Hospital Center recently awarded five one-time $1,000 scholarships to Carroll County high school graduates pursuing degrees in health care.

Recipients are Wayne Jones of South Carroll High, who won the minority scholarship; Beth Lappin and Stephanie Rodgerson, of Westminster High; Daniel Adamczyk of Winters Mill High; and Jennifer Schissler of Liberty High.

In addition, two one-time awards for $100 were presented to Rebecca Markle and Cindy Clark, graduates of Carroll County Career and Technology Center.

Graduating seniors wishing to apply for next year's scholarship should call 410-871-6841

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