Scholarship program based on essays
The Baltimore law firm of Weinberg and Green is celebrating 75 years in the practice of general business law by sponsoring a "Community Service Essay Scholarship" program for high school seniors.
Eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two winning entries selected from each of four jurisdictions: Baltimore City and Baltimore, Frederick and Howard counties.
The scholarship is designed to encourage high school seniors to continue their own volunteer community service. Contestants have until March 26 to submit a 750 word essay describing their community services activities during their high school years.
Winners will be announced on Law Day, May 1.
Archdiocese to hold high school fair
Elementary and middle school students and their parents are invited to a 1993 High School Fair sponsored by the 20 Catholic secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
The fair will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 in the warehouse building at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. School representatives will distribute information about courses of study, extracurricular activities and financial aid.
Glenelg Country gets a partner
Fernand Tersiguel, owner of Tersiguel's Country Restaurant in Ellicott City, has entered into a Business to Education Partnership with Glenelg Country School.
Mr. Tersiguel recently made two presentations on Brittany to students in the kindergarten through the fifth grade. Middle and Upper School students have also attended his performances.
23 students named merit finalists
Twenty-three Howard County Public School students have been named National Merit Finalists.
The students and their schools are:
* Howard High School: Scott Matheson.
* Glenelg High School: Matthew B. Miller.
* Hammond High School: Greg Seward, Benjamin Nieporent and Surekha Vajjhala.
* Mt. Hebron High School: Timothy J. Cookson, Alexander J. Harman, Qamar A. Schuyler and Sung Jun Woo.
* Oakland Mills High School: Benjamin T. Adams, Marcus E. Klein, Allen M. Menegay and Elizabeth A. Read.
* Centennial High: Alison Y. Chen, Wendy A. Chouchoud, Lisa H. Hsieh, Yu Ting E. Hung, Brian R. Kulak, Jeffrey P. Lindon, Timothy A. Lord, Douglas J. Song, Roslyn J. Thomas and Tina Y. Wang.
Families needed for foreign students
The nonprofit Foundation for Foreign Study, is looking for families willing to share their home and culture with a student from abroad.
Host families are asked to provide room, board and a "loving" environment. Students are fully insured and bring their own spending money.
Continental Foods becomes partner
Continental Foods has established an educational partnership with the Culinary Arts Department at Howard County School of Technology.
Continental Foods is providing computerized software to the Culinary Arts Department that will give students and school staff members direct access to the main inventory at Continental via a phone modem.
Continental is an associate member of the Central Maryland Chefs and Cooks Association.
Presidential Scholars semifinalists named
Three Howard County students are among the approximately 2,500 semifinalists in the 1993 Presidential Scholars Program. They were chosen from more than 2.5 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.
The Howard County representatives are Centennial High School's Tina Wang, daughter of I-Yan and Tammy Wang; Hammond High School's Benjamin Nieporent, son of Enid and Richard Nieporent; and Atholton High School's Kenneth Lin, son of Michael and Elaine Lin.
Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars will name the 141 scholars in April. The winners will include one young man and woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. U.S. students living abroad and studying the creative or performing arts will also be represented.
Howard High senior is finalist
Jamie Kendrick, a senior at Howard High School, is one of 1,000 finalists in the Jostens Foundation Leader Scholarship Program for 1993.
Kendrick is one of more than 37,000 high school students throughout the United States who applied for one of $1,000 scholarships Jostens awards to 200 winners each year.