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Century student wins logo contest

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Century High School student Kristen Rogers recently won a logo contest sponsored by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.

The theme of the conference -- "Leading for Tomorrow: Preparing Students for the Cyber Future" -- is included in the design. Rogers' logo could appear on tote bags, stationery and the conference brochure.

She will receive a $100 savings bond and a certificate from the association.

Earth science teacher honored

Linda Murphy, an eighth grade earth science teacher at Sykesville Middle School, has received the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.

She is the school's team leader, science coordinator and mentor teacher, and a curriculum coordinator and leader of a team of teachers designing the eighth grade digitized science curriculum in Carroll County.

She is the instructional leader for training all eighth grade teachers to use the EcoLog XL, a portable data logger that can measure and record environmental data with their students.

Westminster student ranks in French

Meaghan Murphy, a Westminster High School senior, received state and national ranking in the 2007 National French Contest, "Le Grand Concours."

She is ranked third in the state and fourth nationally on the Level One exam. Murphy studied Spanish for five years before taking French in the fall of 2006. She is completing an independent study in French II.

Oklahoma Road teacher honored

Kathy Morgan from Oklahoma Road Middle School has received the 2007 Maryland Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year Award at the association's spring meeting.

Her program offers students opportunity for community-based service learning that includes marketing, decision-making and personal living skills.

Century student wins art honor

Nicholas Kasnia, a student at Century High School, was named "Best in Show" for the Sixth Congressional District in the Artistic Discovery Competition for senior high students.

His winning entry will displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

Other winners include Dhaval Kumar Kalavadia for mixed media and Lauren Sasser for drawing. Both are students at Winters Mill.

Artistic Discovery is a high school art competition coordinated by individual members of the House of Representatives.

6 high schools recognized

Six Carroll County high schools were recently recognized for their results in the 2006 Maryland School Performance Program.

The schools -- Century, Liberty, North Carroll, South Carroll, Westminster and Winters Mills -- were recognized for achievement on the 2006 Maryland School Assessment and for improvement among subgroups from the 2005 MSA to the 2006 MSA.

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