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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1999
COLLEGE PARK -- Acceptance letters went out this month to high school seniors who will make up a college freshman class with average test scores in the top 5 percent and enough advanced courses that their grade point average exceeds 4.0.The 700 students will not be attending an Ivy League school. They will be enrolled in the highly competitive Honors Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.With the high cost of private schools driving more top-flight students to state universities, virtually all major public schools are responding with programs to challenge the best and the brightest.
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Susan Reimer | May 3, 2014
Richard Harryman was wearing a crisp blue shirt for the occasion, and his hospital bed was in the living room. There were punch and cookies on a table in the hall, and family and friends were waiting when a car arrived carrying four midshipmen. Harryman, 85, served in both the Marine Corps and the Air Force. The midshipmen were there to deliver a final salute to a dying veteran. In a program unique among the service academies, young people from the Naval Academy, on the threshold of their military careers, are visiting veterans at the end of their lives to acknowledge their service as only another member of the military can. "Detail, cover," senior Kimberly Bernardy barked gently, and in unison the mids pulled their hats from beneath their arms and slowly put them in place.
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By DAVID P. GREISMAN and DAVID P. GREISMAN,SUN REPORTER | July 9, 2006
Carroll Community College will launch an honors program designed for top students beginning in the fall of 2007. The Hill Scholars Program will provide an opportunity for groups of 20 to 24 full-time students to progress through their first two years of college together in classes offered specifically for them. "We know we're getting a bunch of high-achieving students here," said Candace Edwards, coordinator of admissions at Carroll Community College. "We decided to tailor a program to meet their specific needs."
SPORTS
Sports Digest | November 20, 2012
Swimming Phelps, Schmitt, Ledecky win Golden Goggle honors Michael Phelps of Baltimore was named Male Athlete of the Year on Monday night at the USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, held at the New York Marriott Marquis. Phelps capped his career at the London Olympics by becoming the most decorated Olympian in history, with 22 medals, 18 of which are gold. Katie Ledecky of Bethesda took home two awards, earning Breakout Performer of the Year and Female Race of the Year for her American-record performance in the 800-meter free.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1997
With college board scores of 1,600 -- the highest possible -- and a stellar high school academic record, Saul Cohen could enter any number of prestigious out-of-state colleges this fall.Instead, Cohen, 17, will enroll at a school that recruited him with a generous scholarship and promises of small classes, exposure to top professors and the chance to do serious research in physics as an undergraduate.The school is down the road from Cohen's Millersville home. It's the honors program at the University of Maryland College Park, one of dozens of public colleges and universities recruiting the nation's high-achieving students to Ivy League settings at public college prices.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1999
Stroll by the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall tonight and you might get the impression that Darth Vader and his Death Star compadres have landed in Baltimore.Strains of John Williams' "Star Wars" score will burst forth as young musicians -- part of Baltimore County's annual High School Honor Band, Chorus and Orchestra -- play violins, violas, cellos and double basses.Later, students playing trumpets, tubas and trombones will interpret C.E. Duble's "Bravura," creating visions of a circus high-wire with glamorous, lithe performers.
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June 5, 1995
An article in the Howard County edition of The Sun May 25 incorrectly stated that the Rouse Scholars program at Howard Community College is the only honors program at state community colleges. In fact, many others have honors programs, but the Rouse program is the only one that limits entrants to graduating high school seniors.The Sun regrets the error.
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November 7, 2004
Carroll school board to meet Wednesday The Carroll County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster. The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at www.carroll k12.org. Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday. Information: 410-751-3020. Program helps families with learning, parenting Families Learning Together, a program of the Carroll County public schools, is open to all families who would like to work on parenting and educational goals.
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May 29, 1997
Academic, activity and leadership awards were recently presented to alumni and members of the Class of 1997 at the annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation at Western Maryland College.WMC board of trustees member Carolyn Seaman Scott ofWestminster was inducted as an alumnae member into the college's Delta of Maryland chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the paramount honor society in the United States.A 1967 cum laude undergraduate, Scott earned a master's degree from the college in 1976. Active in the community, she is a member and former chairwoman of the county Board of Education and is president of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | May 25, 1995
An article in the Howard County edition of The Sun May 25 incorrectly stated that the Rouse Scholars program at Howard Community College is the only honors program at state community colleges. In fact, many others have honors programs, but the Rouse program is the only one that limits entrants to graduating high school seniors.The Sun regrets the error.A unique group of students -- the first class of James W. Rouse scholars -- will receive associate degrees at Howard Community College's commencement today, marking the success of an innovative attempt to satisfy the needs of bright students at two-year colleges.
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By Connor Letourneau | June 22, 2012
This morning, the Ravens, the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism and M&T Bank announced the 13th annual Honor Rows program, which recognizes youth groups or organizations that provide outstanding volunteer service to communities. Winning groups will receive up to 100 tickets to a 2012 Ravens home game. Participants will also receive Honor Rows T-shirts, a pre-game on-field visit, official in-game recognition on the RavensVision screens and a spot during a WBAL-TV telecast every Thursday prior to the game.
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June 22, 2011
Editor: St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Aberdeen just graduated one of its largest classes in recent memory. Thirty-two young men and woman walked across the stage Thursday, June 2. That by itself isn't even the impressive part. Of these 32 students, 12 have been accepted into The John Carroll School and many of them accepted into honors and AP courses. That is nearly half the class. Two of the five academic scholarships awarded by The John Carroll School were awarded to members in this graduating class.
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June 14, 2011
  Ashley Palaigos and Trey Witt III   Catonsville residents Anthony and Linda Palaigos announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Rae Palaigos, to Lt.j.g. Wallace Thurston "Trey" Witt III, son of W. Thurston Jr. and Marion Witt, of Dallas. An alumna of Catonsville High School, the future bride received the Banneker/Key Scholarship, the school's most prestigious merit scholarship, to attend the University of Maryland on its College Park campus. She participated in the elite Honors Program, served as an Images Ambassador and graduated cum laude with a degree in government and politics.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2009
The rain gardens that dot Ring Road on Anne Arundel Community College's campus have their roots in the mind of an honors student. Eileen Catte, 33, brainstormed the rain garden idea for her environmental science class. To earn honors credit, she agreed to assess whether the campus would benefit from tiny gardens strategically placed near storm water drains to slow rushing water and filter out impurities before they wash into larger bodies of water. With guidance from biology professor Susan Lamont, Catte determined that rain gardens would stop erosion near the walking trail on the Arnold campus and help prevent nitrogen and phosphorus from running into Mill and Dividing creeks.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2008
Eileen Catte decided to try out some honors classes at Anne Arundel Community College this semester. But both of the ones she signed up for were canceled. As she scanned the course catalog for other honors classes, she zeroed in on an environmental science course. Although it wasn't an honors class, Catte was able to make it one under a new honors contract program launched this semester at the college. Under the honors contract, a teacher and a student must agree to 15 hours of one-to-one instruction as well as a project in addition to the regular coursework.
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By DAVID P. GREISMAN and DAVID P. GREISMAN,SUN REPORTER | July 9, 2006
Carroll Community College will launch an honors program designed for top students beginning in the fall of 2007. The Hill Scholars Program will provide an opportunity for groups of 20 to 24 full-time students to progress through their first two years of college together in classes offered specifically for them. "We know we're getting a bunch of high-achieving students here," said Candace Edwards, coordinator of admissions at Carroll Community College. "We decided to tailor a program to meet their specific needs."
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By Jonathon Shacat and Jonathon Shacat,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 18, 1997
Chester Stacy wanted to create something unusual for his final honors project at Western Maryland College.Neither a research paper nor an artistic performance, the usual vehicles, would do.Instead, the graphic arts major chose to build a red brick wall.It's a sculpture, really: an expanse of 1,512 bricks off West Main Street near the college admissions office.Stacy, who graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in graphic arts, calls his work the Voice Wall."I wanted to do something that would be a highly noticed and interactive public piece," said Stacy, 22, a Garrett County native who was enrolled in WMC's honors program.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 14, 1998
Academic, activity and leadership awards were presented to members of the Class of 1998 at the annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation at Western Maryland College.Honorees included student award winners and those inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and these other honor societies and organizations: Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Omicron Delta Kappa, a national honor society recognizing leadership qualities; and the Trumpeters, a local honor society honoring students dedicated to service.
NEWS
July 17, 2005
Proposed textbooks on public display at system headquarters Social studies textbooks and textbook-related materials recommended for use in the Howard County schools for the first time are on display through Aug. 4 in the lobby at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City. Viewing times are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Forms will be available to comment on any of the proposed materials. Information: 410-313-6622. Additional sessions of Teens on Tour set Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is offering two more two-week sessions of "Teens on Tour Summer Camp," starting July 25 and Aug. 8. Participants will travel with friends to amusement parks and out-of-state attractions (including a supervised overnight stay in a hotel)
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