Education briefs

October 21, 2002

Christian College Fair to be held Thursday

Heritage Academy will hold a Christian College Fair at the school, 12215 Walnut Point West, on Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A number of colleges will send representatives including Asbury University, Evangal University, Liberty University, Milligan College, North Park University and Washington Bible College.

Important college planning material will be available. For more information, call Heritage Academy at 301-582-2600.

Celebration of flight at Emma K. Doub

On Thursday, students and teachers at Emma K. Doub Elementary are taking learning to the skies with an "Up, Up and Away" day. Students will complete curricular activities on that theme in reading, math, science and social studies throughout the day.

"We will be highlighting the kick-off for the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the first flight made by the Wright Brothers," teacher Marisa Hoyle said. "During the day, students will learn about this historic event, women pilots and various mathematic and scientific principles related to flight."


The ReMax hot air balloon, donated by Jeff O'Conner, will be the featured activity to give students a first-hand opportunity to experience one of the earliest forms of flight. A national airline pilot will be on hand to speak to students and help them "earn their wings." The Wright Brothers' National Park in North Carolina has also donated posters, magazines and special awards to be used for this event.

Kids Voting Parade slated for Friday, Nov. 1

On Nov. 1 Maugansville Elementary will hold its third annual Kids Voting Parade starting at 1 p.m. The fourth and fifth grade students have invited special "V.I.P." guests to the event, and the entire Maugansville student body will be participating.

The parade also includes marching bands, a fire truck, and a trolley from the American Legion.

Kids Voting USA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization working with schools and communities to enhance civics education and encourage children and youths to vote with their parents on Election Day. For information about Kids Voting USA, visit the Web site at

Three honored with Excellence for Minority Achievement Awards

Two Washington County recipients of Excellence for Minority Achievement Awards and one student scholarship winner from Washington County were honored at the Excellence for Minority Achievement Awards Dinner at Martin's West last week.

Washington County's honorees included:

  • Carolyn Brooks, community winner for Washington County, nominated by Best Elementary principal Drenna Reineck.

  • Ellen Hayes, principal at Salem Avenue Elementary, education winner for Washington County, nominated by WCPS Executive Assistant Shulamit Finkelstein on behalf of Dr. Elizabeth Morgan and the Washington County Board of Education.

  • Stephanie Lam, a student at North Hagerstown High School, student scholarship winner for Washington County.

The Achievement Initiative for Maryland's Minority Students (AIMMS), partnering with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), honors contributions in advancing minority achievement in Maryland.

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