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School briefs

January 27, 2003

Application for the scholarships given by the Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women have been sent to the guidance offices of the public and private high schools in Washington County as well as to Hagerstown Community College.

Any Washington County resident who is graduating from high school in 2003, is now in college or is planning to return to college is eligible to apply. If an application is not available from your school, or if you're not in a local high school or HCC, you may phone Joann Fillingham at 301-739-8761 and leave your name and address and an application will be mailed to you.

The American Association of University Women gets its scholarship money from its annual used book sale. This year's sale will be held April 30 through May 4 at the Washington County Agricultural Center on Sharpsburg Pike.

Books for this year's sale may be left at the Washington County Public Library before March 15.

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The Community Counseling Center at North Hagerstown High School is sponsoring a College Financial Aid Seminar on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Herm Davis, a private consultant and an authority on financial aid, will present the program. Davis is the author of "Financial Aid for Dummies" and the founder and director of CASHE, a national scholarship search program.

Topics will include How to qualify for Financial Aid, Completing the FAFSA, Work Study, Government Loans, Maryland State Scholarship Programs, and scholarships in general. Steve Hummel from Hagerstown Trust also will be available to discuss borrowing money for college.

All Washington County parents and students in grades nine through 12 are invited to attend.

FREDERICK, Md. - Registration for Frederick County Public Schools' fall kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classes is Thursday, March 13, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at local elementary schools.

To enter kindergarten in Fall 2003, a child must observe the fifth birthday on or before Nov. 30, 2003. To enter pre-Kindergarten in the fall, a child must observe his or her fourth birthday on or before Oct. 31.

Pre-kindergarten classes are offered at Brunswick, Carroll Manor, Emmitsburg, Hillcrest, Liberty, Monocacy, North Frederick, Parkway, South Frederick, Spring Ridge, Thurmont Primary, Walkersville, Waverley, Wolfsville and Woodsboro elementary schools.

Those registering a child will need the child's immunization record, proof of date of birth and proof of residency.

For information, call the neighborhood school or 301-696-6859.

The Washington County Technical High School will host an open house on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Activities will include a review of program opportunities at the school, a tour of the facility and the introduction of faculty.

The open house is for 10th-grade students and their families and anyone interested in the programs at Tech High.

Tech High, at 50 W. Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown, offers a comprehensive program that includes academic and career technology education programs for high school students in grades 11 and 12.

Career Technology Education Programs offered at the school include the following: Advanced Computer Applications I/II, Auto Tech I/II, Collision Repair I/II, Carpentry I/II, Cosmetology I/II, Computer Upgrade/Repair I/II, Criminal Justice I/II, Culinary Arts I/II, Digital Communications I, Early Childhood Professions I/II, Electrical Construction I/II, Health Occupations I/II, Pre-Engineering/CAD I/II, Printing/Graphics I/II and Visual Communications I/II.

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