Graduation committee holds two fundraisers

The Baltimore Sun

The Project Graduation Committee at C. Milton Wright High School will hold two fundraisers this week to benefit the after-prom party and graduation harbor cruise.

A fashion show of formal and prom wear will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Representatives from several clothing boutiques, florists, limo companies and beauty salons will participate and offer discounts on products and services.

Students and parents are invited. Admission is $3. Information: 410-838-3163.

A Leap Year Luau for adults 21 and older will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the American Legion on Hickory Avenue. Disc jockey Dave Reed, raffles, money wheels and silent auctions will be featured.

Dance tickets are $35 per couple or $20 per person. Information: 443-854-2165.

Sen. J. Robert Hooper memorial dinner set

The legacy of the late Senator J. Robert Hooper and his commitment to the youth in Harford County will be honored at a dinner reception Friday, presented by the Highlands School at the Resident's Club at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the school's Senator Bob and Shirley Hooper Scholarship, recently established before the senator's death.

Hooper was a staunch supporter of the Highlands School, said Patricia A. Bonney, executive director.

Republican Sen. Barry Glassman of District 35 will be the master of ceremonies for the dinner. Program participants include Republican Sen. Nancy Jacobs of District 34 and members of the Hooper family.

Tickets for the dinner are available at the school.

Contributions to the scholarship fund may be sent to the Highlands School, 2409 Creswell Road, Bel Air, 21015.

Information: 410-836-1415.

Business association offers scholarships

The Route 40 Business Association is offering scholarships for graduating seniors from Joppatowne, Edgewood, Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high schools.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a degree or certificate in a business-related field.

Applications, with a letter including college choice and status, community activities, awards and recognitions, work and related achievements, career and educational goals and need for the scholarship, are required by April 7.

For other requirements and an application, contact a scholarship committee representative: Joppatowne, Suzanne Green, 410-679-9622; Edgewood, Alan Doran, 443-372-0080; Aberdeen, Kathy Wajer, 410-638-3059; Havre de Grace, Amy Carlson, 410-272-4000.

Agriculture teacher wins national award

Naomi Knight, an agriculture teacher at Harford Technical High School, recently received a 2008 Toyota Tundra after being named one of six outstanding agriculture teachers in the country by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

Jones Junction Toyota and the Maryland Future Farmers of America presented the truck to Knight. She will have use of the double cab pickup for two years as part of Toyota's commitment to agricultural education in the U.S.

Knight is the school's agricultural program chair. She revived the program in 1984, creating an agribusiness and animal science curriculum that students must apply for and be accepted into. The program currently has 80 students enrolled in it.

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