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Math academy for teachers continues

The 2008-2009 "Governor's Academy for Middle School Mathematics: Algebra and Numbers" will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday at Perryville Middle School, 850 Aiken Ave.

The two-week program, which also was held July 8-11, is for public school teachers and will focus on the challenges of ensuring that students proficient on the Maryland School Assessment in middle school math.

Teachers will become the students in learning mathematical concepts, strengthening their teaching skills, how to raise students' achievement and creating a network of teachers committed to excellence.

Life coach to lead workshop

Cecil College will hold a fundraiser for the Milburn Stone Theatre and the Division of Lifelong Learning featuring life coach Joe White at 2 p.m. Aug. 2 in the theater on the North East campus.

White will give a 90-minute workshop on dealing with life changes, reconnecting with what matters and regaining control of life. Tickets are $20, available at the box office at 410-287-1037.Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 626.

Cecil College alumni plan cruise

The Cecil College Alumni Association will sponsor a 40th anniversary Bermuda celebration cruise May 23-28.

The five-night cruise from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J., aboard Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas will feature an overnight stop at Kings Wharf, Bermuda.

The ship offers ice skating, miniature golf, youth facilities, a spa and fitness center and basketball court.

Early booking rates are $749 per person for an interior stateroom and $1,049 per person for ocean view, based on double occupancy. The cost includes shipboard room, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages, most onboard entertainment, and a $50 tax-deductible donation to the alumni association.

Information: 410-463-9803.

John Carroll School co-founder honored

The Rev. Charles K. Riepe, one of the founders of the John Carroll School, has been named president emeritus and trustee emeritus of the school.

The school's bylaws were recently changed to create a class of honorary trustees whom the board of trustees could recognize for their extraordinary commitment to the school during their terms. Riepe received the first such honor at a dinner and program honoring his many accomplishments.

During the school's first year in 1964, Riepe was chaplain and chair of the religion department. Three years later, he became the school's second principal. He was instrumental in making John Carroll an independent school in 1971.

In 1979, Riepe left John Carroll to become rector at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore.

He returned to the school's board in 1993 for a three-year term. In 2002, he returned as school chaplain.

Riepe has also been a major financial contributor to John Carroll, most recently establishing and funding the Rev. Charles K. Riepe Scholar-Athlete Endowment.

Byrd Scholars are announced

The Maryland State Department of Education has announced the Robert C. Byrd Scholars for 2008 that includes six Harford County and three Cecil County students.

Harford Byrd scholars are: Jacqueline Cast, Edgewood High; Emily Hall, Havre de Grace High; Kaitlin Lilienthal and Ashley Moss, C. Milton Wright High; Emily Saari, Fallston High; and Emily Shumaker, Aberdeen High.

Cecil Byrd scholars are: Heather Crather, Bohemia Manor High; Zachary Davis, Elkton High; and Camille Webb, North East High.

The Byrd Scholars program recognizes exceptional academic students for their excellence and achievement.

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