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John Carroll announces awards

Emily Bates was named the Laura Pellegrini Award winner at the recent foreign language honors assembly at John Carroll School.

The $250 award is presented annually to the junior French student who maintains a high grade average, demonstrates a love of French and intends to pursue French during senior year.

The annual Annie Cumpston Memorial Scholarships, presented annually to three students who demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and love of school and community, were presented to Gabriella Denu, Class of 2010; Andrea Boyer, Class of 2009; and Eric Sneddon, Class of 2008.

HCC's Browning wins logo contest

The Greater Harford Soccer Club has announced that Harford Community College student Tim Browning has won the club's 2007 Columbus Day Tournament Logo Contest.

He received a check for $500.

Designs had to represent Columbus Day and soccer, and incorporate the club's colors. The winning design is used on all materials related to the club's Columbus Day tournament.

School produces German scholars

Harford Christian has announced high scorers in the National German Exam among all Harford County schools.

Students posting scores above the 90th percentile on the exam were Jordan Kline, 10th grade, 99th percentile; Meagan Pilar, 12th grade, 98th percentile; Ben Hudler, 12th grade, and Ben Lamb, 10th grade, 96th percentile; Catie Schaffer and Alex Lating, 11th grade, 91st percentile.

Eleven more Harford Christian students scored above the 85th percentile on the exam.

Peggy Nickson, the American Association of Teachers of German's 2005 Outstanding German Teacher of the Year for Maryland and District of Columbia schools, directs four levels of German at Harford Christian.

Student leaders at Notre Dame

Harford County residents Katherine Joyner and Angela Buonaugurio, students at College of Notre Dame of Maryland, were elected to student leadership positions at the college for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Joyner, of Havre de Grace, will serve as president of the Inter-Organization Council, which coordinates the programming and activities of more than 30 student groups.

Buonaugurio, of Aberdeen, was elected secretary of the council.

Joyner also was elected as the student representative to the board of trustees' Student Development Committee.

Kids get a taste of college life

Cecil Community College recently held its Passport to Education @ Bay View Elementary School program with 64 fifth-graders who took classes in visual communications, nursing, math and physics.

The young students also exercised in the gym, went on a scavenger hunt, had lunch, and talked with CCC students.

The program included students receiving a mock acceptance letter to the college; an orientation session; "college week" at Bay View, at which teachers discussed their college experiences; reading assignments using college catalogs; enrollment; and the campus visit.

The goal of the initiative was to promote the significance and value of a college education. Participating students received a certificate and medal.

Cox wins CCC student award

Jacqueline L. Cox of Elkton received the 2007 Donald M. Thomey Outstanding Student Award at Cecil Community College's 38th annual commencement ceremony.

The cash award honors the graduate with an associate's degree who has the highest grade point average and has taken all course work at CCC.

Cox, a President's List honor student, earned a registered nurse associate's degree. She was inducted into the Alpha Alpha Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

She has accepted a position in the progressive care unit at Union Hospital in Elkton and hopes to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. She graduated 1979 from Christiana High School in Newark, Del.

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