"Ride the Wave to Success," the fourth annual Advancement Via Individual Determination Student Leadership Conference, will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Glen Burnie High School.
The conference features more than 350 high school and middle school students "in the academic middle" who are part of Anne Arundel County's AVID program. The conference is organized and planned largely by students and gives them an opportunity to broaden their educational experiences and learn from and motivate each other.
The seminars include sessions on team building, making difficult choices, college preparation and scholarship opportunities, habits of effective teens, careers, environmental issues and qualities of effective leaders.
St. Anne's to host world musicians
St. Anne's School of Annapolis, 3112 Arundel on the Bay Road, will host musicians from around the world from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Annapolis Music Festival
The festival, which is free and open to the public, will include six villages featuring music, dance, living history demonstrations, food and wares from different cultures. The festival was planned to recognize the international language of music and is part of the yearlong celebration of the 15th anniversary of St. Anne's School's expansion from a preschool.
WRNR radio will broadcast live from the event.
For more information, visit www.St.AnnesSchool.org or call 410-263-8650.
Key, Severn schools host college forum
The Key School and Severn School will host a college admission forum from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for students now in 10th and 11th grades and their parents.
The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Key School Activity Building, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis.
Speakers will include: Barbara Gill, director of admission for the University of Maryland, College Park; John L. Mahoney, director of admission for Boston College; Bonnie Marcus, senior associate director of admission for Bard College; and Theodore A. O'Neill, dean of admission for the University of Chicago.
Topics will include academic preparation for college, the college admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Moderators for the evening will be Paul Stoneham, college adviser at the Key School, and Norwood Johnston, director of college counseling at Severn School.
Information: Stoneham at 410-263-9231 or Johnston at 410-647-7700.
Social worker wins state award
Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School social worker Anita Bowles has been selected as the 2008 School Social Worker of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Bowles worked for Magellan Behavioral Health in Columbia before coming to Hebron-Harman Elementary two years ago.