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Winters Mill senior Margo Huffman became just the third participant from Carroll to win Maryland's Distinguished Young Woman competition in 56 years July 13 at the competition at Carroll Community College's Scott Center in Westminster. The Distinguished Young Woman scholarship program has awarded more than $65 million in scholarships to participants. The program formerly known as America's Junior Miss holds a national competition each June in Mobile, Ala. Huffman, 17, will be headed there next summer representing Maryland. Huffman was also Miss Teen Maryland International in 2011 and Miss Teen District of Columbia International in 2012. By winning the statewide competition, Huffman is now eligible for several full scholarships to college and universities, particularly those in Alabama.

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Parents of incoming McDaniel College students got a chance to see what the school was all about at a pair of two-day parent preview sessions. About 225 parents were expected to attend the sessions, the second of which concludes today. The two-day sessions educate parents and alleviate their fears before move-in day. The parents receive a binder of resources that they can take home with them after parent preview weekend, and visiting parents attend a variety of informational sessions, including ones about residential life, academics, international programs, a resource fair and a question-and-answer session with a student panel.

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Independent filmmakers have increasingly turned to Carroll County for creating scenes and screening movies in the last year. At least seven different independent film projects have either been filmed or screened in Carroll in the last year. They ranged from full-length features to episodic series. With camera and editing technology costs no longer prohibitive for even those on the tiniest of budgets, an independent movie boom is starting to occur in the region. Finding an audience can be a more difficult endeavor, filmmakers said. In order to generate publicity for their projects, filmmakers have started using community theaters like the Carroll Arts Center for screenings in recent years.

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Unchained Charities Inc., a nonprofit group and motorcycle club that raises money for children's charities and other causes, recently installed a ramp and lift in the vehicle of the family of Carmen Chanaud, a 7-year-old from Manchester who has cerebral palsy. The group will hold its third annual Mitchell Ride for Children today, in which motorcyclists will ride to various spots. Participants pay $20 to ride and the same fee for passengers, with most of the proceeds going toward paying for the items Carmen will receive. Drivers can follow the ride for $20 or pay the fee to attend the group's after ride party at the American Legion Sykesville Memorial Post 223.


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