Education Notes


September 17, 2006|By Anica Butler

7 seniors named test semifinalists

Seven Anne Arundel County seniors were named National Merit semifinalists last week. They were among 16,000 seniors nationwide who scored in the top 1 percent on the 2005 PSAT/National Merit qualifying test.

The semifinalists are:

Christopher W. Hart-Moynihan of Annapolis High School.

Alyssa R. Massey of Glen Burnie High School.

Matthew C. LeFavor and Keith T. Rafferty of Old Mill High School.

Alexander J. Fu of Severn School.

Emily A. Frost and Mark C. Strother of Severna Park High School.

About 15,000 semifinalists will become finalists and compete for scholarships.

AACC notes rise in enrollment in '06

Continuing a growth trend, Anne Arundel Community College enrolled more than 50,000 students last year and the second-highest number of students in its history, the school reported Friday.

The AACC Planning, Research and Institutional Assessment office recorded 21,293 credit students during the 2006 fiscal year, which ended June 30. That is a jump of 1.8 percent from the previous year.

Total credit enrollment at AACC has increased 23.4 percent in the past five years.

Noncredit continuing education enrollment increased by 1.4 percent from last year; the total noncredit enrollment of 35,971 students is second only to fiscal year 2002.

The number of students enrolled in both credit and noncredit continuing education courses rose 2.8 percent from 1,802 in fiscal year 2005 to 2,294 last year.

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