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School briefs for 6/3

June 03, 2002

2002 Computer Camps accepting applications for grades 1 through 5


The Washington County Board of Education 2002 Computer Camps are now accepting applications.

Computer camps are for students in grades 1-5 during the 2001-2002 school year. Camp dates and locations are:

-- July 22 - 25 - Potomac Heights, Shparpsburg Elementary schools

-- Aug. 5 - 8 - Paramount Elementary School

-- Aug. 12 - 15 - Boonsboro Elementary School (Advanced Computer Camp for grades 3 - 7.)

Registration deadline for all camps is Wednesday. Each camp session will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $50 for county residents and $70 for non-county residents. Classes are limited to a minimum of 22 students and a maximum of 25 students.

To obtain an application form, contact Ike Williams at 301-766-2945 or Stephanie Hannah at 301-766-2947.




World War II veterans to be awarded high school diplomas


FREDERICK - Frederick County Public Schools will award diplomas to two World War II veterans who left area high schools during the 1940s to serve their country in the armed forces.

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Charles William Sine Jr. and Norman Eugene Waltz will receive diplomas on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Sine, who left Frederick High School in 1945 to join the U.S. Navy, will receive his diploma on Monday at 1:30 p.m. during the school's graduation ceremony at Knott Areana. Sine was a radio operator in the 7th fleet. Following his military service, he became a law enforcement officer and served as a captain with the Washington, D.C. Police, chief of security with the D.C. Transit Company and was one of three deputy chiefs with the Metro Transit Police.

Waltz will receive his diploma during the Linganore High School graduation at Knott Arena on Tuesday at 8 p.m. He left Liberty High School (now an elementary school) in 1943 to join the U.S. Army. He was assigned to Battery C, Anti-aircraft Gun Battalion. After leaving the army in 1946, Waltz opened his own business, N.E. Bob Waltz Plumbing and Heating, Inc.




Frederick elementary school raises money for Johns Hopkins Center


FREDERICK - Twin Ridge Elementary School students recently raised more than $15,227 for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. On April 26, kindergartners through fifth grade students at the school took part in a 15-minute math "facts-a-thon," correctly completing 143,747 problems. Students collected pledges based on the amount of problems solved.

Last year, the school donated $14,970 to the center.

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