Most school lunches are to cost more

The Baltimore Sun

Students will pay more for their school lunches this year in Harford County schools. School officials say rising prices, primarily in milk and cheese, are to blame.

The price of an elementary school lunch will be $1.70 and secondary school lunch will be $1.80, starting this fall. The cost of lunches are increasing by 20 cents, marking the first price rise since August 1998, officials said. Reduced-price lunches will remain at 40 cents.

Community college trustees to meet

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chesapeake Center Board Room.

The public may address the board at a specified time. Anyone wishing to speak must complete a request form and return it to marketing and public relations before the meeting.

To request disability-related assistance, call 410-836-4402, or 410-836-4199 TTY, or e-mail at least three business days in advance.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Cecil College plans basic boating course

Cecil College will offer a Maryland basic boating course, suitable for ages 10 and older.

The three-day class will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, as well as Aug. 21-23, Aug. 28-30, and Sept. 4-6.

Tuition is $40 and the course fee is $15.

The course is approved by the Department of Natural Resources and provides certification to those who successfully complete it.

All people born after July 1, 1972, are required to have certification before operating numbered and documented vessels in Maryland waters.

Information: 410-392-3366; registration, 410-287-1078.

GED advising sessions scheduled this month

Harford Community College will offer GED advising sessions this month.

Adults can improve their basic reading, writing, or math skills by enrolling in a free Adult Basic Education review class or one-on-one literacy tutoring program for beginning readers.

Advising sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 23 in Edgewood Hall; and 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Aberdeen Community Center.

Classes are to begin in September.

Information: 410-836-4115.

Cecil College gets $1,500 donation

Cecil College recently received a $1,500 donation from the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc.

Established with a founding gift of $1,500 in August 2004, the MLEO Scholarship Fund provides annual, need-based financial assistance to students majoring in a law enforcement-related program at Cecil.

Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc., a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Baltimore, is made up of current and former law enforcement officers throughout the state.

2 seniors receive $1,000 scholarships

Two Harford County graduating high school seniors were the recipients of a $1,000 scholarship from the Burger King/McLamore Foundation as part of the Burger King Scholars Program.

Heather Jalufka, an Aberdeen High School graduate; and Jennifer Springer, a Bel Air High School graduate, received the scholarships based on academic achievement and other criteria.

Harford college gets donation of $75,000

The Harford Community College Foundation Inc. recently received a $75,000 donation from the Stancill family for a Harford Community College scholarship.

Information: 410-836-4356.

Abingdon resident wins scholarship

An Abingdon resident was one of 20 winners of Accenture's Junior and Community College scholarship this month.

Janet Kirsch, a graduate of Harford Community College, attended an event in Washington with Accenture Chief Executive Officer Bill Green and five members of the House of Representatives and a U.S. senator Aug. 1.

The scholarships go to undergraduates who study at an accredited two-year community college and plan to transfer to an accredited four-year college or university and has a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Kirsch is going to Towson University in the fall to major in business administration.

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