Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

March 04, 2007

Student wins $10,000 scholarship

An Annapolis High School student is among 250 seniors across the nation to earn a $10,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Maroulla Plangetis is now in the running for the top prize: a $20,000 college scholarship.

Maroulla, 17, was selected as a finalist from a field of more than 2,100 semifinalists based on her grades, school leadership and community activities. She will join other finalists in Atlanta next month for the chance to earn one of 50 four-year college scholarships.

Maroulla has applied to the University of Maryland, the University of Delaware, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Miami and George Washington University. She is interested in majoring in business.

She has served as class president for grades 10, 11 and 12, and is a member of the superintendent's teen advisory board, National Honor Society and Interact Club, Raising for Reasons, and Kids as Problem Solvers.

This year, she has been recognized by the Annapolis Optimist Club for service and the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Seminar to discuss disorganization

Clinical child psychologist Dr. Joyce Cooper-Kahn will discuss ways to help disorganized children succeed in school at an event sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Special Education Citizens' Advisory Council on Thursday

The seminar, "Why Can't This Child Get Organized? Raising Competent Kids with Executive Dysfunction," will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Vineyard Community Church, 255 Najoles Road, Suite J, Millersville.

Dr. Cooper-Kahn, a co-founder of Psychological Resource Associates in Severna Park, will discuss what executive dysfunction means and how parents can combat it.

Information: 410-222-5410.

Schools present theater festival

Anne Arundel County Public Schools will present the 36th annual Theatre Festival at South River High School from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Eleven of the 12 high schools will attend, with more than 300 students participating and more than 100 performing throughout the day.

Judges from professional companies and university theater departments will evaluate the productions and provide written feedback.

Individual actors will perform monologues that they are preparing for college and scholarship auditions.

Master class workshops will also be available.

Information: 410-222-5459.

100 participate in Model U.N.

About 100 students from four county high schools and three middle schools took part in last weekend's second Annapolis High School Model United Nations Conference.

The following students were honored for their diplomatic skill and understanding of issues:

Outstanding Delegates Awards: Marley Crank of Bates Middle School, Dakota Young of Marley Middle School, Zack Wiener of Baltimore City College and Matt Stock of South River High School.

Honorable Mention: Cecil Cummins and James Biddle of Bates Middle School and Ian Goldin of South River High School.

AAUW scholarship applications sought

The American Association of University Women of Anne Arundel County is on the hunt for scholarship applicants for the 2007-08 academic year.

Two $2,250 scholarships will be awarded to women who live in the county and are:

Attending Anne Arundel Community College,

Eligible for junior standing and pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning,

Show academic excellence and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher,

Demonstrate good citizenship and professionalism through extracurricular activities, employment or volunteer experiences,

Show evidence of financial need.

The transfer scholarships are for one year. The application and a copy of school transcript are due by March 30.

Information: Kathy Schaivone at kasepva@aol.com or www.geocities.com/aauwmdsevernapark.

School wins $2,500 Teach Award

Annapolis Area Christian School has won a $2,500 Teach Award from Best Buy for using interactive technology in classrooms.

The money will be used to enhance the lower school computer lab, said lower school Principal Nancy Pavlischek.

Best Buy started the Teach Award Program in 2003 to reward schools that creatively use technology in classrooms. All accredited schools within 50 miles of a Best Buy store were eligible to apply.

Annapolis Area Christian School is accepting applications for the 2007-08 academic year.

Information: Cheryl Townshend, director of admissions, 410-266-8251, Ext. 114.

Singers picked for Jamestown tribute

Forty members of the Severna Park High School Vocal Ensemble have been selected to join a choir to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown, Va., settlement May 13.

The choir will include 1,607 voices from all 50 states.

President Bush and Queen Elizabeth II of Britain are expected to attend and hear the musical tribute.

Information: 410-544-0900.

College fair to be held at AACC

Representatives from more than 130 colleges and universities will gather at Anne Arundel Community College for College Fair 2007 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free event, co-sponsored by AACC and Anne Arundel County Public Schools, helps students explore higher-education options, gather and compare information. Representatives from two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities come armed with handouts, curriculum information and answers to typical questions.

Check out familiar and unfamiliar colleges. Talk face-to-face with counselors and admission representatives. Parking is free. The fair is at the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

Information: Sarah Booker, admissions and enrollment management, 410-777-2831.

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