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March 03, 2003

County tournament set for March 15


Washington County's Destination Imagination Tournament will be held Saturday, March 15, at South Hagerstown High School with 34 teams from Frederick and Washington counties.

Competition will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. The closing ceremony will take place in the gymnasium at 4:30 p.m.




W.Va. students can apply for internship


West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise has announced the opportunity for college students to apply for the Governor's Internship Program.

The Governor's Internship Program offers eligible students the opportunity to intern in private companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies during the summer.

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Interns are selected based upon their qualifications and interviews with prospective employers. To be eligible, applicants must be students at West Virginia colleges or universities or West Virginia residents attending a college or university elsewhere; must have completed one year of study at an accredited college or university by June 2003; and must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Applications must be submitted by March 14. For information about the Governor's Internship Program visit www.wvgip.org on the Web.

College trust enrollment extended


The Maryland Higher Education Investment Board has extended the enrollment period for the Prepaid College Trust from March 14 to March 31.

The enrollment period is being extended due to the cancellation of more than 30 presentations statewide as a result of snowfall. Enrollment in the Maryland College Investment Plan remains open year-round.

Locations, dates and times will be posted at www.collegesavingsmd.org as they are re-scheduled.

Established in 1997, the College Savings Plans of Maryland is the State agency responsible for administering Maryland's two tax-advantaged 529 plans: the Maryland Prepaid College Trust and the Maryland College Investment Plan. The combined assets of both plans exceeds $350 million.

Consumers can visit the agency's Web site at www.collegesavingsmd.org or call 1-888-4MD-GRAD.

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