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Spalding benefits from store program

An Anne Arundel County private school was among the largest grant recipients in Giant Food's 2006-2007 A+ BonusBucks program, the company announced last week.

Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn collected $11,594, part of $2 million the supermarket chain gave to more than 3,000 schools in the past school year.

Giant's A+ BonusBucks program allows customers to assist schools by making purchases with their Bonus Cards. Schools receive points for every dollar a customer spends using his Bonus Card. Customers designate which schools will receive their points.

Schools use the money to buy classroom educational technology, library aids and musical instruments, as well as to fund field trips and school sports programs.

Hands-on Learning offers first classes

Hands-on Learning in Arnold will offer its first classes next month, with programs aimed at students entering third, fourth and fifth grades.

Math, language arts and combo courses are among the offerings. Classes will combine programs that promote learning by providing hands-on, interactive activities and games to boost math and reading skills, while building self-confidence.

Information: 410-212-0555 or info@handsonlearningmd. com.

Deadline extended for Spirit Awards

The deadline has been extended to Aug. 8 to nominate social entrepreneurs for the 2007 Paul S. Sarbanes Spirit Awards.

The Paul S. Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service at Anne Arundel Community College wants to honor individuals who make a difference as entrepreneurs and who demonstrate a spirit of leadership, integrity and service.

National, local and student awards will be given.

Winners will be honored at an Oct. 13 dinner, as part of the e-nnovations 2007 Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneurship Conference at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel in Baltimore.

Information: 410-777-2902 or center/awards.

Callahan graduates from deaf program

Shannon Michael Callahan of Shady Side was among 41 students who graduated last month from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University.

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