Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

September 16, 2007

Magnet programs to be showcased

The Harford County public schools will hold presentations on the magnet program for eighth-graders.

The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High, the Global Studies/International Baccalaureate program at Edgewood High, and the 19 career programs at Harford Technical High in Bel Air will be showcased in a video by Harford Cable Network.

This week's meetings are at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Aberdeen High School, and Wednesday at C. Milton Wright High School.

For more information, call the middle school or visit www.hcps.org (click on "Magnet Programs").

HCC library to be honored

The Harford Community College Library is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program.

At 10 a.m. tomorrow, a U.S. Government Printing Office representative will present a 40th anniversary certificate to the library to commemorate the event.

On Jan. 17, 1967, Rep. Clarence D. Long nominated the Harford Junior College Library as a Federal Depository library. On June 1, 1967, the U.S. superintendent of documents signed the library into Federal Depository library status.

HCC's library is the only federal depository library in this congressional district, which includes Harford, Cecil and northern Baltimore counties.

As a depository library, HCC receives a variety of government publications for college and community use.

HCC to offer SAT prep courses

Harford Community College will offer "SAT Prep: Writing/Reading" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 24 to Nov. 12 at Harford Technical High School, Room 126.

Students will review writing and reading skills and test-taking strategies needed to excel on the SAT I test.

"SAT Prep: Math" will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 26 to Nov. 14 at the high school, or from 9:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Saturdays from Oct. 6 to Nov. 17 at the college, Edgewood Hall, Room 146.

Students will review math skills and test-taking strategies. This test is recommended for students who are taking or have taken geometry.

Information: 410-836-4376.

Ruritan Scholarship established at Cecil

Cecil College has established the Upper Bay Ruritan Scholarship with a founding gift of $2,000.

The donation from the Ruritan Club provides a pair of $1,000 scholarships for two graduates of Bohemia Manor High School to attend Cecil. Whitney Davis and Joey Carnill are the inaugural recipients of this gift.

A community service-based club serving the Cecilton area of Cecil County, the Upper Bay Ruritan Club is part of the National Ruritan Organization.

Tech curriculum at Harford Friends

Harford Friends School has entered into a collaborative partnership with MParr Solutions, a local computer education business.

MParr Solutions has created a curriculum that begins in sixth grade with basic typing skills, Internet safety rules, and proper procedures when using the Internet.

Successive grades will learn aspects of Microsoft Office and study Web site design, using audiovisual applications and recording live music.

HCC's Wade wins Coke scholarship

Harford Community College student Kristen Wade has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

To qualify, Wade had to demonstrate academic success and perform community service within the past 12 months.

Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the foundation awards 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher education institutions granting two-year degrees.

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