Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

March 04, 2007

Lifelong Learning classes offered

Carroll Community College is offering Spring 2007 Lifelong Learning classes at its Sykesville Center, 6852 4th St.

Classes include: "Merging Your Money and Your Life" March 15-29; "ASL Basic 2" March 19 to April 30; "Sign With Your Baby" March 19 to April 16; "Animal Photography" March 20 and 24; "Spanish Basic 2" March 20 to May 1; "Understanding Digital Photography" May 1-29; "Photography - Beyond the Basics" May 2-23; "Calligraphy" May 7-21; and "ASL Basic 1" May 10 to June 14.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Coaches recognized for achievements

The National Federation of High Schools has recognized two coaches from Carroll County public schools for their outstanding accomplishments.

Rob Pennington, from South Carroll High School, was selected as the federation's Maryland Coach of the Year, for both boys and girls cross country.

Pennington has also been selected as the Mideast Section Coach of the Year for boys cross country.

The Mideast Section consists of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and the District of Columbia.

As a sectional winner, he is eligible for the national Coach of the Year.

Rose Pentz, girls lacrosse coach at Century High School, was selected as the federation's Coach of the Year for Maryland. She has been the coach at Century since the school opened in 2001.

The 2006 team went undefeated (19-0) and was the 2A/1A State Champion.

Pentz has coached the Century High varsity program for four years with a 67-4 record, four county titles, four conference titles, four regional championships, two state championships and two state finalists.

Kable selected for leadership class

Robin Kable, coordinator of business and community partnerships for Carroll County public schools, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2007.

Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, non-profit organization designed to inform top-level executives from the public and private sectors about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland and its regions.

Kable is one of 52 individuals selected to participate in the eight-month program.

Kable works with the business community to develop partnerships that enhance education.

Optimist Club contest is March 21

The Optimist Club of Westminster will hold its annual oratorical contest for students at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Poole Road in Westminster.

The topic is "My Biggest Challenge is ... ." Students younger than age 16 as of Dec. 31, 2006, are eligible to participate.

Speeches will be judged on content and presentation. The top three winners will go to the next level of competition. Deadline to turn in speeches is March 16.

Information: 410-848-4173.

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