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St. Anne's school names new member to board of trustees

St. Anne's Day School recently appointed Valeria Baker to the board of trustees as the Diversity Committee chairwoman. Baker was also named to the Advancement Committee and Auxiliary Programs Committee.

Baker will serve a three-year term on the board. She is a senior specialist with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s division of administration, acquisition services branch in Washington.

St. Anne's Day School is an independent Episcopal day school in Annapolis.

Academics Etc. offers science fair program

Academics Etc., the new after-school enrichment program in Crofton-area schools, is accepting registration for its elementary science fair program.

Three classes will be provided to participating students to help them choose a project, learn about the scientific method and learn how to best display their project results.

The program is open to county pupils in grades two through five. Classes will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Crofton Meadows Elementary School on March 4, 11 and 18, with judging and an awards ceremony March 25. Tuition for the program is $40. Registration forms are due Feb. 20.

Parents of participating pupils are encouraged to attend and participate in the classes.

Applications can be found in lobbies at Crofton-area schools, at the Crofton library or online at

Information: 410-721-6115.

Applications accepted for college prep program

Anne Arundel County public schools are accepting applications from eighth-grade students for the Extended Learning Program. The ELP is a rigorous college preparatory curriculum for academically able eighth-graders.

The program provides a foundation for the International Baccalaureate Programme, a magnet program at Annapolis and Old Mill High schools.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 20.

Information: 410-222-5415 or 410-969-9010.

Scholarships available in several subject areas

Scholarships for Scholars Inc. is a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to high school seniors graduating from schools in Anne Arundel County. Funds for the scholarships come from county funds that accumulate when estates are left without claims.

This year, $96,500 will be awarded to 29 Anne Arundel County students. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $6,000 and are awarded in the categories of art, business, economics and finance, computer science, career and technology, education, drama, English, foreign language, journalism, mathematics, physical education, science, and social studies.

The applications for scholarships are available in guidance offices at all public and private schools. The deadline is Friday. Awards will be presented in a ceremony at Maryland Hall in Annapolis on April 26.

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