Education Briefs

May 20, 2002

Brunswick Elementary and Fountainhead Elementary schools took first and second place respectively in the statewide school breakfast contest sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Students at Fountaindale will have a assembly on May 21 in celebration of the award and Brunswick's assembly will be on May 28 at 9:30 a.m.

Brunswick students will receive free school breakfast for a week and Fountainhead students will have free breakfast for one day. Fountainhead will also receive grants for nutrition education materials or to conduct food and nutrition staff development activities. Additional prizes will be awarded to all winning schools.

The theme for the contest was "School Breakfast Quest VI - Join the Club." Students and staff were to interpret the theme in creative ways.


The McDonald's Family Restaurants of the Greater Washington, D.C. area honored ten outstanding high school seniors and ten of their most influential teachers at the 2002 Ray A. Kroc Student/Teacher Achievement Awards Ceremony on May 9 at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W. Va.

Each student honoree received a $1,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice, a Ray A. Kroc medallion and one share of McDonald's stock. The teacher honorees received a crystal award. The honorees' schools received a $100 "Ray A. Kroc Honorarium."

Local honorees were: Stacy Eddleton, student and Jack Ebersole, teacher from North Hagerstown High School; Christopher Hoffman, student and James Hutson, teacher of Clear Spring High School; Katie Spoonire, student and Jennifer Strelser, teacher of Williamsport High School; and Shannon Juergensen, student and Daniel Shore, teacher from Musselman High School in Inwood, W. Va.

Frostburg State University's Center in Hagerstown will hold its 12th annual commencement at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at The Maryland Theatre. Catherine R. Gira, FSU president, will confer both undergraduate and graduate degrees at the ceremony.

In addition, Elizabeth Molina Morgan, interim superintendent of Washington County Public Schools, and student Robert Rankin will address the graduates.

Morgan earned a PhD from American University in Educational Administration, and a

Master of Science in Curriculum and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

from City University of New York/Queens College, graduating summa cum laude.

Rankin graduates from FSU with a master's degree in business. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd College in recreation and an associate in arts degree in mortuary science from Catonsville Community College. He is employed as manager of the Scott Minnich Funeral Home.

For information on the FSU Hagerstown Center commencement, call FSU at 301-791-4020.

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