College fair set for Tuesday

The Baltimore Sun

Anne Arundel Community College will host its annual college fair from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

This free event, co-sponsored by AACC and the county public schools, will help students explore more than 150 higher education options, gather and compare data, and visit with university representatives.

The fair will be held in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Parking is free.

Information: 410-777-2246.

Essays sought for state competition

The Maryland Colonial Society Inc., and the Maryland State Archives are seeking submissions to their annual essay contest for high school students.

The theme if this year's contest is "Finding Maryland's Place in the World." Students are asked to write about how the visual representation of Maryland's place in the world has changed since Colonial times.

The first-place winner will be awarded $200 and might be offered a summer internship at the Maryland State Archives.

Teachers are encouraged to use the contest as a class assignment.

The deadline for entries is Friday. Winners will be announced March 25.

Details are available at mdsa.net under Education and Outreach.

Special-education program March 18

The Partners for Success Resource Center will host an overview of special education from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 18 at Oakwood Elementary School, 30 Oak Manor Drive in Glen Burnie.

The center, a partnership between the county public schools and the Maryland State Department of Education to help families of children with disabilities and school staff work together, will have professionals on hand to explain individualized education programs.

Registration is required by March 17.

Information: 410-222-3805 or partnersforsuccess@aacps.org.

Northrop Grumman scholarships

Northrop Grumman Corp. is accepting applications for its Engineering Scholars competition, which will provide $240,000 in college scholarships this year to promising high-school seniors in Maryland.

The company will award individual scholarships of $10,000 this spring to graduating high school seniors in each of Maryland's 23 counties and in Baltimore. Candidates must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. The funds may be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.

Applicants for the scholarship program must also meet minimum SAT and GPA requirements. The application deadline is March 31.

Informational brochures describing the scholarship program have been sent to all state high schools. To apply for the program, students must download and complete the application at www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars.

Artwork from school displayed at bank

Artwork by Chesapeake High School are on display in the lobby of the new Pasadena branch of Susquehana Bank.

The display is the first at the newly relocated branch at 25 Magothy Beach Road.

"By showcasing artwork from local schools and organizations, we hope to bring attention to the diverse talent within our local footprint," said Christopher Holt, senior executive vice president and regional president for Susquehanna Bank.

St. Anne's teacher gets fellowship

St. Anne's School of Annapolis third-grade teacher Bill Mulcahy has been awarded a full fellowship to the Joseph Klingenstein Summer Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.

The program run by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School gathers 75 teachers in the beginning years of their careers to explore teaching styles, educational philosophies, educational issues and personal development.

Mulcahy earned an undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and a master's in elementary education from Columbia University.

AACC professor named as fellow

Mara Kent-Skruch of Pasadena, a sociology professor at Anne Arundel Community College, has been named a 2007-2008 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Fellow.

Kent-Skruch was recognized for her leadership in gerontology and geriatrics education by scholars and educators.

Spalding students honored for work

Several Archbishop Spalding High School students were honored last week for earning the titles of National Merit Scholar Semifinalists, National Merit Commended Scholars and National Achievement Scholars.

Spalding students who qualified as 2008 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are Peter H. Barna, Robert Paul S. Inglis, Abigail J. Wagner and Morgan L. Welch.

The Catholic school in Severn also had a large number of National Merit Commended Students, including Samuel K. Berry, Erin C. Butler, Patrick D. Cornell, Kelly M. Coughlin, Kevin J. Davin, Philip J. Jaseph, Zachary L. Miller, Nicholas T. Morusiewicz, Kaitlyn N. Pajerowski, Alyssa M. Pellegrino, Chelsea C. Riedel, Christina M. Ross, Jessica R. Shapiro, Laura B. Simpson, Zachary A. Trotta and Timothy J. Warther.

The 2008 Student Achievement Breakfast was sponsored by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, Comcast and the county public schools.

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