School briefs

February 16, 2004

Grace Academy auction planned for March 6

Grace Academy will host its annual spring auction Saturday, March 6, at the school, 13321 Cearfoss Pike in Hagerstown.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. for a silent auction. The live auction will begin at 1 p.m.

Items to be auctioned include an overnight stay at the Savage River Lodge in Ocean City, Md.; a three-day, two- night vacation getaway with more than 77 locations from which to choose; several rounds of golf from local golf clubs; Baltimore Orioles tickets; contractor services; theater tickets; kids' bikes; baseball tickets; a family pass to the Ripken Museum in Baltimore; gift certificates to area restaurants; and products and services donated by numerous area businesses.

A concession stand will be open throughout the auctions.

Proceeds from the auction will go toward Grace Academy's building fund.

For information, call 301-733-2033.

Business college to open campus in Frederick

Hagerstown Business College, a Kaplan Higher Education college, will open to branch campus in March in Frederick, Md. The branch campus will offer certificate programs in medical and dental assisting. The college is leasing a 10,000-square-foot facility at 5301 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 150, in Frederick. It will include a fully-equipped medical lab, a two-chair dental laboratory with X-ray, a computer lab and three lecture rooms.


Classes are scheduled to begin March 29. Currently, the college has admissions and financial aid staff working in temporary offices at the Hampton Inn on Buckeystown Pike. For more information, call 1-301-682-4882.

School plans Black History Month celebration

North Hagerstown High School will celebrate Black History Month Saturday, Feb. 21, in a program that begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

Choirs from around the region will perform and blacks who have made a difference in the country will be recognized.

Scholarship applications now available

The Western Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers will offer its Tenth Annual Scholarship Award. The chapter awards a scholarship of $1,000 to aid a student from Washington or Frederick counties in achieving their future financial management baccalaureate educational goals.

A scholarship package with guidelines for recognition and evaluation of each scholar, as well as application forms, are available at area high schools, and the offices of the Frederick and Washington County boards of education. The package may also be obtained by writing to ASMC at P.O. Box 1756, Frederick, MD 21702-0756.

Applications for this award are to be mailed to ASMC postmarked by April 15.

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