December 21, 1999

Spring registration for University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland University College will hold walk-in admission and registration at University System of Maryland Shady Grove Center for spring semester classes. Students may register Wednesday, Jan. 26, Thursday, Jan. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. for UMUC classes offered at any of the locations statewide.

This spring, more than 130 junior/senior-level undergraduate classes will be offered at the Shady Grove Center in business, computers, gerontology, liberal arts, management and the social sciences. At the graduate level an additional 25 classes are offered in administration, computer systems, software engineering and technology management.

For information or for academic advising appointments, call USM Shady Grove Center at 1-301-738-6000.


Calling pageant contestants

The board of directors of Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation invites women who will be between the ages of 18 and 24 by September to compete in both pageants. Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 27.


Both pageants will be Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown.

Miss Washington County Scholarship Pageant contestants must have been a resident of Washington County for at least one year.

Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Pageant contestants must live, work or attend school in Garrett, Allegany or Washington counties.

The four areas of competition are interview, evening wear, physical fitness in swimsuit and talent. Participation offers an opportunity to win scholarships and other awards. There is no entrance fee.

All interested contestants must attend an orientation Saturday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, corner of East Washington and South Mulberry streets in Hagerstown. Guest speaker will be Keri Schrader, Miss Maryland 1999.

Both of these pageants are part of the Miss America Scholarship Program.

The winners will represent these areas at the 2000 Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant in June at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.

The reigning Miss Washington County is Toni Rickard of Hagerstown and the reigning Miss Western Maryland is Julie LaPole, also of Hagerstown.

For information or to become a contestant, contact Jan Dorsey, contestant director, at 301-733-8278 by Monday, Dec. 27.

Miss 2000 Maryland Teen

ORLANDO, Fla. - Applications are being accepted for Miss 2000 Maryland Teen. This year's winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship from Johnson and Wales University and will represent the state of Maryland in the Miss 2000 United States Teen Competition at Hard Rock Cafe's Hard Rock Live Theater, Universal Studios Florida.

Miss 2000 United States Teen will receive close to $100,000 in scholarships, cash and prizes, including a $25,000 modeling contract from Empire Talent in Los Angeles. She will spend her year promoting the community service platform. In addition, she will represent the United States in the Miss Teen International Competition.

Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 19 as of July 22. All contestants will be judged in personal interview, swimwear, evening wear and commercial presentation.

For information or to receive an application, contact Miss Maryland Teen Competition, 6239 Edgewater Drive, Suite N3-2, Orlando, Fla. 32810; phone 1-407-523-9015; fax 1-407-523-9017 or on the Web at

All applications must be received by Sunday, Jan. 30.

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