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.

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

Two schools hostopen houses

* 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. Anyone unable to attend an open house is invited to call Trinity School at 301-228-2333 to schedule an appointment with Head of School Pam Seale, or visit www.trinityschooloffrederick.org for more information.

* Frederick Country Day Montessori School for children ages two to kindergarten will host an open house for the 2008-2009 school year from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 15.

The school is located at the entrance to the Dearbought community at 1601 Wheyfield Drive, Frederick. Reservations are suggested. Call 301-694-7000.

Lingnaore High alumni offer scholarship

Scholarships are available to any Linganore High School graduate. Last year, two scholarships of $750 each were awarded to Catherine Dodson and Grant Piccerillo. In the last 10 years the alumni association has awarded 14 scholarships for a total of $8,150. The scholarship fund is invested with the Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., March 1.

Members of the Linganore High Alumni Association scholarship committee will participate, along with directors of the Community Foundation, in the selection of the LHS Alumni Scholarship awards. For more information, contact the Community Foundation, 301-695-7660 or Skip Isaacs, LHS Alumni scholarship chair, 301-253-5834.