Board of Education adopts new mission statementThe...


Board of Education adopts new mission statement

The Board of Education of Carroll County approved the following mission statement at its regular monthly meeting May 9:

"The mission of Carroll County Public Schools is to ensure that every student can thrive as a responsible citizen in a changing world by providing rigorous and challenging curriculum in partnership with quality staff, caring parents, and supportive community members."

Information: 410-751-3020.

2 college students receive Knights of Pythias award

The Carroll Community College Scholarship Committee presented two students, Laura Gibson and Rebecca Ziranski, with the first Knights of Pythias Scholar awards at the May meeting of the Knights of Pythias Westminster.

Gibson, a Manchester resident, is a music and art major pursuing a bachelor's degree in art education and piano performance. She hopes to have her own studio to teach piano and the arts.

Ziranski, a Finksburg resident, plans to transfer to Villa Julie or Towson University to complete a bachelor's degree. She volunteers at Wee Care Best Daycare and works at a Reisterstown law firm.

Recipients of the $500 Knights of Pythias award must be full- or part-time degree-seeking students, residents of Carroll County, and have good academic standing. They must also provide an essay to the college's Scholarship Committee discussing their career plans and the impact that the scholarship will have on their lives.

Preference is given to members and family of Knights of Pythias or Pythian Sisters.

Information: 410-386-8150.

2 Carroll schools issued Governor's Green awards

Charles Carroll Elementary and Northwest Middle schools have been chosen as winners in the 2001 Governor's Green School Awards program.

To win this awards, schools had to meet strict environmental education criteria, including using environment as an integral part of the curriculum and in the design and operation of the school, and extending its learning to the community.

Besides integrating the environment into the curriculum, both schools extended their awareness to the grounds. Students completed projects including native flower gardens, water gardens and outdoor instruction areas.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Scholarship created for Lutheran school

The board of Carroll Lutheran School in Westminster has created a scholarship in memory of its first board president, the Rev. John Koehnlein.

Family, friends and members of St. John's (Leister's) Lutheran Church have contributed to the scholarship fund.

Applications for the scholarship are available through the school office and will be awarded based on need for the 2001-2002 school year.

The school, which opened last fall, offers classes for kindergarten through fourth grade. Registration is still open for the coming school year.

The school operates at St. Benjamin's (Krider's) Lutheran Church, 700 Krider's Cemetery Road, Westminster.

Information: 410-848-1050.

EMT trainees complete intermediate level training

Those who have taken emergency medical technician intermediate training through Carroll Community College celebrated with a completion ceremony May 14.

Completing 360 hours of classroom and clinical training at the intermediate level were: Dennis W. Brothers, Thomas E. Coe, Jess P. Denning, Kenneth B. Fischer, Russell E. Halterman, Jeffrey P. King, Keith R. Klunk, Stephanie E. Lowry, Samuel A. Mann, Susan M. Mott, Russell J. Phillips, Joshua J. Roberts, Melissa L. Simpkins, Mark W. Smith, Michael A. Stone and Bridget N. Timberman.

Carroll Community College is the fourth site in Maryland to offer intermediate training, though it has been a partner with the Carroll County Ambulance Association and Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems for eight years.

Information: Charles Simpson Jr. at 410-848-1488, Ext. 206.

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