Rebecca Dow and Jennifer Janyska, juniors at Liberty High and drum majors for the Liberty Marching Lions, accepted recognition at the Feb. 13 Carroll County School Board meeting for the band's first-place award in the Maryland State Band Championships.

The Lions, under the direction of Steve Miles, also won first place in the Chapter XIII Championships and Grand Champion Superior Rating in the National Peach Bowl Festival Field Show.

In other school news:

* The board recognized February as BlackHistory Month, Feb. 10 through Feb. 16 as Vocational Education Week,Feb. 16 through Feb. 23 as FFA Week, and March 4 through March 8 as Newspapers in Education Week.

* Newspaper advisers from four county high schools were recognized by the board for leading students in preparing the "High School Sun" last year. The advisers were CatherineBerry, Westminster; Michelle Everett, North Carroll; Bonnie McElroy,Francis Scott Key, and Walter McWilliams, South Carroll --

The paper, printed in The Carroll County Sun, won a Maryland State Teachers Association School Bell Award for 1990 in the best school section category.

* Richard Gulas, assistant principal at Westminster High,was recognized by the board for his presentation, "Developing Ongoing Staff Development to Revitalize Seasoned Staff," at the Maryland Association of Secondary Principals Assistant Principals' Conference Dec. 6.

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