Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

April 08, 2007

Local organizations offer scholarships

College-bound high school seniors in Carroll County schools are eligible for a variety of local scholarships.

The Community Foundation of Carroll County offers 41 scholarships. Applications are available at www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org or 410-876-5505.

State Sen. Larry E. Haines offers senatorial scholarships to all students in Legislative District 5. 410-841-3683.

The Optimist Club of Westminster will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who has displayed academic achievement and civic involvement. Applications are available at Westminster and Winters Mill high schools.

The Freedom Area Recreation Council Scholarship will be awarded to a senior from Liberty and a senior from Century high schools. Recipients must have been involved in recreation council programs. The scholarship amount is $600. Deadline is April 30. 410-549-6296.

The Carroll County NAACP will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student of African-American descent. Applications are available at high school guidance offices. Deadline is April 20.

Stu's Music Shop will award a music scholarship to a high school senior planning to attend college and major in music. Letters of inquiry should be sent by April 29 to: Stewart W. Myers Memorial Scholarship Committee, c/o Stu's Music Shop Inc., 723 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster 21157.

Del. Susan W. Krebs is accepting applications for the annual House of Delegates Scholarship program. Deadline is April 30. 410-841-3200 or www.susankrebs.com.

The Historical Society of Carroll County will award two $500 Jay A. Graybeal scholarships, open to college-bound high school seniors, undergraduate or postgraduate college students, or those pursuing certification or apprenticeship in traditional arts, industries, trades or crafts. 410-848- 6494.

School board to meet Tuesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and April 19, and at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Online businessman to speak at school

Friendship School of Eldersburg will present a talk by Evan Paul, a dyslexic high school senior and chief executive officer of a successful online business, at 7 p.m. Thursday at 1545 Progress Way.

Paul will speak to students at an assembly at 11 a.m.

Paul, who attends the Landmark School in Boston, owns the multimillion-dollar company eGamePlace. He will discuss how determination can overcome dyslexia and how dyslexics can lead successful lives.

Information: 410-552-6880.

CCC announces spring offerings

Carroll Community College is offering specialty classes this spring at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Class topics include decorative card making, silk painting, quilting, beadwork jewelry, stained glass, calligraphy, sumi ink painting, a startup camp for those wanting to start a business, family emergency preparedness, family caregiver, pharmacy technician training, dental assisting and EKG technician training. Also scheduled are programs on the Civil War soldier, the Vicksburg campaign, and Civil War and other military photographs.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Boating class set for this month

The Carroll County Bureau of Recreation will offer boating classes taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 and 28 at Westminster West Middle School.

Another class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 and 19 at Northwest Middle School.

State law requires that anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, who operates a registered or documented pleasure boat in Maryland, must have a boating safety education certificate. Both classes must be attended for certification.

The cost is $20. The class is for age 12 and older.

Information: 410-386-2103, or the Coast Guard at 410-750-1960.

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