School Briefs

May 26, 2003

Motivational speaker to visit county schools

Sponsored by the North Hagerstown High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs will visit several schools in the Washington County area.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday - Western Heights Middle School in the morning and South Hagerstown High in the afternoon.

Wednesday - Hancock Middle/Senior High in the morning and North Hagerstown High in the afternoon.

Thursday - Northern Middle in the morning and North Hagerstown High in the afternoon.

Thursday - 8:30 p.m. for the general public, at Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Community College. Tickets are free of charge, but must be secured in advance.

For tickets to the Kepler Theater event, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Reggie Tickets, Jenny Belliotti, 1212 Wayne Avenue, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Commission accepting tuition assistance applications

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is accepting applications for its Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Workforce Tuition Assistance Program.

To be eligible for the tuition assistance, applicants must be Maryland residents and major in a human services degree program with a focus on aging, disabilities, nursing, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, physical therapy, psychology, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, mental health, special education, any other concentration in the healing arts or programs providing support services to persons with special needs, including child welfare and juvenile justice.

In exchange for tuition assistance, applicants must agree to work full time in Maryland providing direct support or care to individuals with developmental disabilities, work as a first-line supervisor of employees providing direct support or care in a community-based program or work in a residential child-care program.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission awards more than $80 million in state financial aid annually. For more information about Maryland financial aid and grant programs, call 1-410-260-4565 or 1-800-974-1024.

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