Education Notes


July 13, 2008

Foundation names scholarship winners

The Columbia Foundation, Howard County's community foundation, has announced this year's scholarship winners. The privately donated funds are managed and disbursed by the foundation to Howard County public high school seniors planning to attend two-or four-year colleges or universities and technical schools.

This year's recipients include:

Kathryn Rouse of Glenelg High School (Ascend One Scholarship);

Kyle Feldman, Marriotts Ridge High School (Karen and Howard Carolan Jr. Howard County Youth Program Scholarship);

Nathan Bolton, Hammond High School (Mike Chang Sunshine Scholarship);

Madison Miller, Long Reach High School (Robert J. Gaw Memorial Scholarship);

Timothy Honchel, Glenelg High School (Freeman K. Hill Scholarship);

Peter Greenberg, Glenelg High School (Bob Kittleman Scholarship);

Meg Sawyer, Atholton High School (Ernesto Phillips Scholarship for Talented Youth);

Laura Bradley, Chapelgate Christian Academy (C. Merritt Pumphrey Memorial Scholarship);

Bernice Frimpong, Long Reach High School (Stephanie Russel Scholarship);

Julia Lustbader, Atholton High School (Stillman Scholarship);

Anthony Coburger of Wilde Lake High School, Matthew Jones of Atholton High School, Daniel Park of Long Reach High School and Andrea Williams of Oakland Mills High School (Tropf Family Scholarship).

Each scholarship has an application and criteria for choosing a recipient are determined by the individual or family establishing the fund. The Columbia Foundation sends applications to high school guidance counselors; a committee of board members and community leaders selects students for each award.

HCC to introduce culinary program

Howard Community College will hold a free, no-obligation Hospitality & Culinary Management Open House, to introduce the college's new hospitality and culinary management degree and certificate programs, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 in Room 401 of the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The event will include culinary demonstrations, audience participation and information from local industry professionals. A free light lunch will be served.

Information or to reserve a space: 410-772-4785.

Orientation sessions offered at HCC

Howard Community College will hold new-student orientation sessions from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the college's Athletics Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

First-time students are encouraged and expected to attend.

Parents are also invited to attend a parents program during both orientation sessions.

Both sessions include refreshments, information packets and activities, including interactive workshops, campus tours and prizes. A continental breakfast will be served, starting at 8:15 a.m., before the Aug. 20 session, and the college will provide lunch. After the session, students can stay to participate in HCC ThinkFast, an interactive game show that offers a chance to win as much as $200.

Information: 410-772-4896. To register: 410-772-4430. Or visit

Volunteers needed for committee

The Howard County school system is seeking applications for membership on its Instructional Materials/Criteria Review Committee.

Members must be residents of Howard County.

Five new members are needed for two-year terms. Two student members are also needed for a two-year term.

Application forms are available at, under "Latest News." Applications must be submitted to Elaine Zavaleta, Office of Secondary Language Arts, by Aug. 29.

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