Visiting Washington Catherine Heimerl, a student at...


Visiting Washington Catherine Heimerl, a student at John Carroll School, was recently named a Sudbrink Scholar.

The Donald L. Sudbrink Scholarship is given annually on the basis of academic excellence as demonstrated by the student's grades and test scores from the Catholic school's entrance exam.

The scholarship was established in 1990 in honor of John Carroll's former principal and is renewable based on continued academic excellence.

Fallston High graduate joins EARTH Club

Gina Marconi, daughter of Enzo and Arlene Marconi of Fallston, is a member of the EARTH Club at Lynchburg College, a private school in central Virginia.

The goal of EARTH (Environmental Activists for the Renewal of the Habitat) is to educate and enlighten students, faculty and the Lynchburg area on environmental issues.

Ms. Marconi, a 1992 graduate of Fallston High School, is a sophomore majoring in child development at Lynchburg College.

8 Fallston graduates named AP Scholars

Eight 1993 Fallston High School graduates have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level advanced placement examinations.

Gregory Douglass and Nicholas Sordoni qualified for the AP Scholar with Honors award by earning grades of 3.0 or above on four or more AP examinations with an average exam grade of at least 3.5

Benjamin Hall, Christine Holthaus, Ryan John, Danielle Orlando, Teresa Reiter, and Gerald Versace qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more examinations with grades of 3.0 or higher.

10 freshmen win MBNA Scholarships

John Carroll School named 10 freshmen to the 1993 MBNA Scholarship Program.

The scholarships are awarded annually to students based on excellent academic leadership and citizenship skills.

Receiving the scholarships were Sarah Couture, Trisha Taylor, Danica Zavodny, Rachael Testerman, Michael Williams, Kevin Cahill, Matthew King, Brian Wojktysiak, Robert Ivy and Brian Cunningham.

Catholic high schools set entrance exam

All eighth-grade students interested in attending a Catholic high school must take the entrance exam at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11, at the John Carroll School in Bel Air or other test locations.

The test fee is $10. The entrance test scores will also help to fill placement and scholarship requirements.

Information: 838-8333 or 879-2480.

Vick has internship at the Hanover Sun

Kristen L. Vick, a junior at Western Maryland College, is currently involved in a high-profile internship with the Hanover Sun.

Ms. Vick, a communications major and the daughter of Barbara Vick, of Bel Air, is working as the manager of the newspaper's Student Sun section, which is produced by high school students in the Hanover, Pa. area and is included in Saturday editions. Ms. Vick is in charge of overseeing the students' articles, planning their assignments and handling production requirements.

The internship will end next month. She also is serving as editor of the fall edition of Western Maryland's creative writing journal for students, Contrasts. Next spring she will participate in the college's Study Abroad program by spending the semester studying at Syracuse University in London.

170 students invited to diversity conference

One hundred seventy secondary students from Harford County public Schools have been invited to participate in a youth conference on understanding diversity from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Harford Community College.

The Harford Equity Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) conference, jointly sponsored by the Harford Community College and Harford County Public Schools, will feature a keynote address by Edna O'Connor, office of Multicultural Education, Baltimore City Public Schools, and a well-known expert on equity issues.

Students will work with a number of consultants to develop an awareness of, and appreciation for diversity among all students. They will explore issues of race and ethnicity, gender, disability and aging.

Information: 836-4423 or 838-7300.

N. Harford graduate gets Edythe Portz Award

Melissa Deckman, a graduate of North Harford High School and a political science major at St. Mary's College, has received the Edythe Portz Award.

Presented by the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council, the award is given to the top honors students from colleges and universities in Maryland and Washington.

Criteria for the Edythe Portz Award include academic record, number of honors courses completed, involvement in honors activities, personal recommendations and quality of student projects.

Ms. Deckman, the daughter of Lloyd and Diann Deckman of Street, has studied in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Oxford, England.

In addition to active participation in music, Ms. Deckman is p pTC member of Amnesty International, the Coalition for Global Responsibility, and For Goodness Sake, the student community service organization.

She plans on completing her graduate studies in political science at the American University in Washington where she has a fellowship.

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