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Education briefs

May 19, 2003

Wilson College plans summer day school


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 14th annual Summer Enrichment & Exploration Day School at Wilson College will be held June 23 to 27 and July 21 to 25.

Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily and are open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Workshops are available in archery, drawing, bowling, computer fun, cooking, self-defense, pottery, Spanish, swimming and more. The cost is $90 per week per child. A family plan of $75 for each additional child in the same family per week is available.

Camp brochures are available in Big Spring, Chambersburg, Fannett Metal, Greencastle, McConnellsburg, Mercersburg, Shippensburg and Waynesboro schools. Registration is required.

To make reservations or learn more about the course offerings, contact Melissa Imes at 1-800-421-4796 or 1-717-262-2025 or go to www.wilson.edu/CCE/

cceseeds2003.html on the Web.




Clear Spring senior wins Elks scholarship


Ashley E. Keeney, a high school senior from Clear Spring, has won a $4,000 scholarship from the Elks National Foundation.

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Ashley will receive $1,000 a year for the 2003-04 through 2006-07 academic years.

Keeney was one of more than 16,000 students nationwide who competed in the Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student scholarship competition. Applicants were judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.

The foundation will award a total of $2.2 million to 500 finalists. The two first-place winners each receive $60,000, the two second-place winners each receive $40,000 and the two third-place winners each receive $20,000 over four years.

Ashley received one of 494 fourth-place, $4,000 scholarships.

A complete list of winners is available online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvswinners.cfm.




County students honored for service


BALTIMORE - Two Washington County students were among 44 students from around Maryland honored at a reception last Tuesday in Annapolis during the seventh annual Service Stars Awards Celebration.

Jennifer Miller, a junior at Hancock Middle/Senior High School, and Sarah Dicarlo, a senior at Boonsboro High School, were among those honored.

The Maryland Student Service Alliance and Maryland school systems recognize high school students who contribute extraordinary time, energy and skills through service to their schools and communities. Student activities include providing care at local hospitals and nursing homes; organizing community forums to address important issues like suicide prevention; tutoring and mentoring younger or special-needs students; and preserving the environment though community cleanups, wetland development and by advocating for stronger environmental policies.

For more information on Service Learning, contact Luke Frazier at 1-410-767-0358 or lfrazier@msde.state.md.us or visit the Maryland Student Service Association online at www.mssa.sailorsite.net.

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