School briefs

March 10, 2003

Hancock to induct students into NHS

HANCOCK - Hancock Middle Senior High School will hold its annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society today at 7 p.m. at Hancock High School Auditorium.

To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75. Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service and character. Members of the Junior and Senior classes were evaluated by the Faculty Council.

Leadership is based on the student's participation in two or more community or school activities, or election to an office. To meet the service requirement, the student must have been active in three or more service projects in the school and community. Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics and cooperation with both students and faculty.

Students are screened by a Faculty Council consisting of five members of the faculty chosen by the principal. This year 12 students are being considered for membership.


Public hearing planned on FY 2004 budget

The Washington County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the FY 2004 budget at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Board of Education auditorium, 820 Commonwealth Ave.

The hearing provides an opportunity for citizens to publicly comment on the budget. Individuals may sign up in advance to speak at the hearing by calling the board office at 301-766-2994. Individuals may also sign up at the board auditorium just prior to the hearing.

Waste Management offers scholarship

Mountain View Reclamation and Waste Management of Pennsylvania in cooperation with the Citizens Advisory Committee of Antrim and Montgomery Townships, invite high school seniors who are residents of the Greencastle-Antrim School District or Montgomery Township to apply for a one-time scholarship award. A maximum amount of $4,000 for students from each area, has been reserved for this scholarship.

A $4,000 award will be distributed among one to four high school seniors from Greencastle-Antrim School District, and a $4,000 award will be distributed among one to four high school seniors from Montgomery Township. The number of awards, and the amount of the individual scholarship award, will be decided by the Selection Committee.

All high school seniors who are residents of Greencastle-Antrim School District or residents of Montgomery Township, regardless of the school which they currently attend, are eligible for consideration.

This scholarship may be used by the recipient to fund any type of post-secondary study including one post-secondary course (this includes technical and vocational programs), a two-year program, or a traditional four-year program. Deadline for submission of all materials is Monday, March 17.

Applications for this scholarship may be obtained at local high schools, or contact Lee Zimmerman, by calling 1-717-593-9948.

Scholarship offered to aspiring WVa. teachers

The West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees, with a contribution from the United Teachers Associates Insurance Co., is offering one $500 scholarship in each of the six WVARSE regions in West Virginia. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll or have enrolled in a teacher education program in a West Virginia college.

Information about the award has been given to the counselors at state high schools. Interested students should contact high school counselors for application forms. After supplying all the information which is needed, the students should return the application to Charles Akers, WVARSE President, 1806 S. Hills Drive, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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