school briefs

November 09, 2003

Career fair is today at South Hagerstown High School

More than 150 universities, colleges, trade schools and other institutions, including each branch of the U.S. military and local community service agencies, will be represented today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Choices in Colleges and Careers Fair at South Hagerstown High School.

The Hagerstown/Washington County Economic Development Commission also has coordinated the involvement of a number of key area employers. The participants will provide information to students about careers for their futures, and options for college or other post-secondary training.

State Sen. Don Munson and Dels. Bob McKee and Chris Shank will present information about legislative scholarship opportunities.

Admission is open to any student or parent in the Tri-State area at no charge.

Washington County Public School students will receive a color-coded entrance "ticket" to the event. The tickets will be collected at the doors so attendance can be computed for scholarship awards to high schools with the highest percentage of attendees.


Scholarships will be awarded through an essay contest. Those entries must be submitted by Dec. 1. The winners will be announced at a future meeting of the Washington County Board of Education.

Parking will be available at South Hagerstown High School, with overflow parking available at E. Russell Hicks Middle School, Emma K. Doub Elementary School and the South End Shopping Center.

Group seeks community leaders for advisory board

The Western Maryland Fellowship of Christian Athletes is seeking community leaders to serve on its local advisory board.

Board members will be asked to assist local staff members in advancing the ministry of the organization in planning, programs, financial support and prayer.

Western Maryland FCA serves Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties in Maryland, and Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia. It provides ministries in four areas:

- Coaches. A ministry to the people who often have the most direct contact with and influence on our children.

- Campus. The core of FCA is the existence of small groups or "huddles" at the middle school, high school and college levels.

- Camps. A time of "inspiration and perspiration" that allows athletes and coaches to reach their potential, athletically and spiritually.

- Community. Reaching the community through partnerships with local churches and businesses.

An introductory meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hollow Creek Golf Club off Alternate U.S. 40 in Middletown, Md. For information, call Jason Levinson, FCA area director, at 1-301-662-1077 or send e-mail to

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