Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Three honored in state essay and poster contest

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Frederick County students swept the high school category of a state-wide essay and poster contest recently.

The 2007 “Together We're Better“ Essay and Poster Contest was held in early December in conjunction with National Inclusive Schools Week to help celebrate the diverse abilities of students and the importance of providing equal opportunities to all students.

In the high school category, first place went to Tuscarora High School junior Sabrina Biddinger, second to Tuscarora junior Alyssa Fowler and third to Middletown High School senior David Dulberger.

The winners will attend an awards reception on Feb. 19 in Annapolis. Prizes include House and Senate Citations, cash awards, a class party and a teacher gift certificate. The winning posters will be displayed in the parade of posters at the reception.

To read the winning essays and view the posters, visit and click on Programs⁄Education Advocacy.

Frederick teacher writes national AP test guide

Former Urbana High School social studies teacher Seth Roberts has a new feather to pin in his cap.

After Barron’s, a test preparation book publisher, accepted a writing sample he submitted, he was asked to revise their Advanced Placement European history test review book.

The national Advanced Placement Test program is sponsored by the College Board, and allows students to test out of freshman level classes at schools around the country.

‘‘Barron’s Educational Press sent about 25 request to AP teachers. Eleven teachers sent in writing samples, and they chose me,” Roberts said.

Frederick High gears upfor 2008-2009

Frederick High School offers two opportunities for students and parents to learn amore about course selection for the next school year.

* Staff at Frederick High School will present information to current students and their parents regarding course selection for the 2008-2009 school year at 7 p.m., Wednesday.

In addition to the presentation, parents whose children took the PSAT in October can pick up results and attend an informational session about score interpretation at 6:30 p.m. that evening. In the event of inclement weather, the sessions will be held at the same times on Feb. 14.

* Eighth-graders who will attend Frederick High School during the next school year are invited to attend an information session about subject selection process on Feb. 19.

A curriculum fair will be held from 6-6:45 p.m., that evening in the school cafeteria. Learn about academic courses, electives, clubs, organizations and athletic teams. A general session will be held from 6:45-7 p.m., in the auditorium, followed by subject selection presentations by Frederick High School counselors from 7-7:45 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the sessions will be held at the same times on Feb. 20.

School hosts open house

* Trinity School of Frederick has begun accepting student applications for the 2008-2009 school year.

Trinity, a co-educational faith-centered independent school serving grades kindergarten through eight, will host an admissions open house from 9:30-11 a.m., Wednesday, for parents or friends of prospective students seeking to learn more about Trinity School.

Call Trinity School at 301-228-2333.