AAA program aims to reduce prom-season drinking HOWARD COUNTY EDUCATION


In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths and injuries during the traditional spring prom season, the Maryland Division of American Automobile Association Mid-Atlantic is offering students an opportunity to win prizes by displaying their knowledge of the effects of drinking and driving.

To enter the competition, a student fills out a drinking-and-driving questionnaire and returns it to AAA by April 9. Participants answering all questions correctly will be entered into a drawing to win one of seven prizes.

Prizes include a free tuxedo rental at Smalls Formal Wear, a $50 gift certificate from the DEB Shop, two free prom tickets, free cases of Coca-Cola, two tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure, free food at Wendy's and a "Purple Haze" disc jockey entertainment package for one school.

High schools interested in participating can obtain questionnaires by contacting the Maryland Division of AAA Mid-Atlantic, Public Affairs, 1401 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21217.

Schools may also call the organization at 462-4000.

The drawing for prizes will be held April 16.

Hearing scheduled on school boundaries

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on boundary adjustments for the 1993-1994 school year at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road in Ellicott City.

Those wishing to speak at the hearing may sign up by calling 313-7197. The school board requests that 15 written copies of each person's testimony be provided before or at the meeting.

The optional date for the meeting is Wednesday.

Leonard wins teaching award

Florence Leonard of Mount Hebron has been named the first recipient of the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award presented by Towson State University's Graduate School.

An assistant professor in the college's Early Childhood Education Department, she has been the department's graduate coordinator since 1990.

Dr. Leonard was cited for her "vast service to her students, the university and the community." She will be honored at a ceremony at the graduate school later this month. Michael Mark, the graduate school dean, has nominated Dr. Leonard for the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools' Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award.

Dr. Leonard holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, a master's from Towson State and a doctorate from the University of Maryland.

She came to Towson State in 1972 as the first director of the Student Day Care Center.

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