Education Notes


August 20, 2006

Ecker conference to air on CETV

Cable TV Channel 21, CETV, will air the news conference that Carroll County Public School Superintendent Charles I. Ecker held Tuesday regarding the embezzlement of school funds by a former employee.

A financial secretary at South Carroll High School allegedly took more than $200,000 from South Carroll High School, Ecker announced.

His statement on the school system's response will air at 5 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

School board to hold meeting Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold an administrative meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 at 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

The board will meet with the county commissioners at 1 p.m., followed by a work session at 2 p.m. on the Carroll County Career and Technology Scope Study.

The agenda will be posted at

Information: 410-751-3020.

Career, technology courses offered

Carroll County Public Schools offers career and technology education programs in business, agriscience, marketing, allied health, trade, industrial and technical education, family and consumer sciences, and technology education.

Many programs are offered in the seven high schools, while trade, industry and technical programs are held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center and South Carroll High School.

An allied health program is available at the Career and Technology Center.

School guidance offices have details about programs.

A local application for Career and Technology Education programs has been submitted to the Maryland State Department of Education for approval.

The application is available for review and/or comment by the public.

Information: 410-751-3104.

Schools recognized for high test scores

Century, Liberty, North Carroll, South Carroll, Westminster and Winters Mill high schools were recently recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education for high achievement on the 2005 Maryland High School Assessments (HSA).

The HSA tests measure school and individual student progress toward Maryland's High School Core Learning Goals. Students are tested in four core subjects -English, government, algebra/data analysis and biology - after completion of the courses.

Test scores for schools and the county can be found online at

Information: 410-751-3068.

$40,000 awarded in scholarships

Del. Susan Krebs, R-9B, has awarded $40,000 in state scholarships from the Delegate Scholarship Program to 38 high school graduates in her legislative district.

A committee of county educators evaluated applicants based on leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, academic achievement and work ethic.

Recipients were:

Century High: Michelle Esworthy, John Colin Haser, Katherine Huggins, Christine Jones, Lisa Kelly, Joshua Kusnick, Patrick S. McLeod, Codi Miller, Shana Myers, Ann Neeley, Rebecca Paulsgrove, Marshall Schroeder, Brenton Skolaski, Alison Teuber, Jason Trent and Alexandra Urban.

Liberty High: Daniel Brown, Andrew Cherenzia, Richard Deitchman, Andrea Dragan, Jessica Dunn, Callie Jo Gillen, Brian Hellman, Robert Hollasch, Matthew Latham, Ryan Liberatore, Caroline Martin, Amy Meros, Keslye Neal, Jennifer Schissler, Paul Seegren, Adam Shaw, William Cory Shaffer, Steven Slack and Jennifer Thompson.

Mount St. Joseph High: Thomas Dembeck and Andrew Zink.

Homeschooled: Katelyn Gallagher.

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