Education Notes


February 04, 2007

AACC students win theater honors

Three Anne Arundel Community College students won top honors in recent theater competitions.

Chelsea Adams of Severna Park, Adam Christy of Arnold and Arthur Sanchez of Annapolis won honors in the Region II Festival of the American College Theatre Festival.

Adams, a theater arts major, won first place in the category of Stage Management for her entry based on the AACC Moonlight Troupers drama club's fall production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Sanchez and his scene partner, Christy, were semifinalists in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition.

Literary magazine gets top rating

Annapolis High School's literary magazine, Perception, received the "Highest Award" rating by the National Council of Teachers of English program to recognize student literary magazines.

The award puts Perception at the top of the county and state class. The "Highest Award" goes to a magazine in which students handle most aspects of writing and production. Judges consider the magazine's quality of writing, layout, graphics and the variety of genres represented.

Perception also won a "Gold Award" from the Maryland-D.C. Scholastic Press Association this year. It is the fourth consecutive year the magazine has garnered the association's top award.

Three other schools, all in Montgomery County, were given "superior" ratings.

Meade High School's magazine, Meade Mag-Meditation, received an "excellent" rating, and South River High School's magazine, Etchings 2006: The Shortest Distance, was judged "above average."

"We are thrilled that the judges viewed our students' work in such a good light," said Leslie Gershon, Annapolis High School's faculty adviser for the magazine. "Our students work very hard to turn out a great product, and this is a reflection of all the hours they've invested."

College offers camps, courses in summer

Anne Arundel Community College will offer 73 camps and courses this summer, including 38 new classes in computer and graphic arts areas, digital photography, digital moviemaking, hands-on robotics and claymation.

Camps run June 18 to Aug. 10 in one- or two-week formats. Most camps are offered as full-day classes from 9 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m., or as half-day classes.

Registration begins Feb. 26. An open house will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Room 100 of the Center for Applied Learning and Technology on the Arnold campus.

For information about the summer program and teacher credentials, visit For information about the open house, call 410-777-2325.

Sojourner-Douglass accepting registration

Registration for Sojourner-Douglass College, Annapolis Southern Maryland Campus started Monday and will run through March 10.

Classes start March 5.

New students are encouraged to apply now to allow time for testing and advice.

At the Edgewater campus, baccalaureate degrees are available in human and social resources, human growth and development, and administration. Master's degrees are offered in public administration, human resources and urban reading.

The evening, five-week courses that run Monday to Thursday help most full-time working adults complete their degrees within three years. Saturday courses run for 15 weeks.

Applications can be downloaded from or delivered to the campus, 135 Stepney's Lane, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

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