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Girls magazine posted on the Web

Unwritten, a magazine created by founding delegates of Journey, a summer camp for middle-school girls sponsored by The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, has been published online at www.womens

The magazine, written by girls for girls, was a group project by participants in the six-day program summer program at McDaniel College in Westminster. The focus of the program was womanhood - what it means to be a woman, society's expectations for girls and how to become one's own person.

Maryland Leadership Workshops Inc. was a partner in sponsoring the camp. Registration for next year's camp, which will be held at Washington college in Chestertown, will begin next month.

Information: To join a mailing list, e-mail, jeanmoon@com

HCC honored as good employer

Howard Community College received the TOPS Maryland Employer of Distinction Award, created by the Maryland Society for Human Resource Management State Council and The Daily Record.

The awards are based on excellence and achievement in recruitment and selection, compensation, benefits, training and development, workplace diversity, work and family issues, and health, safety and security.

The college received the award in 2004 and 2005 as an organization with fewer than 500 employees, but this year HCC was honored as the top winner.

Class scheduled on study skills

Registration is open for Stressless Tests Middle School Study Skills classes, to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 9, at Burleigh Manor Middle School.

High School Study Skills classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 3, at Centennial High School.

The cost is $165 for either series of four classes, and includes the DVD Study for Success.

Information or to register: Betty Caldwell, 410-740-4659.

High schools hold JROTC enrollment

Registration is open for students interested in enrolling in JROTC at Atholton, Howard or Oakland Mills high schools. Those interested in being considered for the program should contact one of the schools and arrange for an interview.

Information: 410-313-6682.

Group giving $10,000 in arts scholarships

The Howard County Arts Council will award at least $10,000 in scholarships this year to students entering college in the 2007-2008 academic year.

Scholarships must be used for an accredited college program for a degree in the arts. Awards will be at least $1,000.

Applications, which must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Jan. 12, will be reviewed by the council's scholarship panel.

Applicants must be legal residents of Howard County; they will be notified of the committee's decision in March.

Applications are available from the arts council or on its Web site:

Information: 410-313-2787.

Military month essays being sought

Armed Services YMCA is inviting entries for its annual art and essay contests honoring Military Family Month.

Children in kindergarten through grade six are asked to submit artwork that illustrates the topic "My Military Family." Children in grades one through 12 are invited to submit essays about "My Military Mom/Dad Is My Hero."

The artwork must be postmarked by Feb. 16; essays must be submitted by March 16.

For more information: 703-313-9600, Ext. 10, or www.

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