School briefs

June 14, 2004

North High graduate receives scholarship

Megan Schimmel of Hagerstown recently was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Washington County Arts Council.

The scholarship is available to a county high school senior continuing his or her education at a college, university or technical school and who plans to pursue a career in the arts.

Schimmel graduated from North Hagerstown High School and soon will choose between the University of Utah Ball program and the Mercyhurst College Dance Program, where she plans to major in ballet.

She was nominated for the scholarship by Lauran Clowser, director of the City Ballet in Hagerstown. Schimmel has been a soloist and taken classes with City Ballet for the past eight years.


For information on the Washington County Arts Council, call 301-791-3132 or visit on the Web.

School chosen for breakfast program

Fountaindale Elementary School has been chosen to participate in the Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) classroom breakfast program in the 2004-05 school year.

Each student will have the opportunity to eat a balanced, nutritious breakfast in the classroom every morning at no charge. Funding is provided through the federal School Breakfast Program and Maryland State Department of Education.

Fountaindale joins Bester, Cascade, Hancock, Lincolnshire, Pangborn and Winter Street elementary schools, along with Marshall Street School, in the program.

Harvard University researchers, in evaluating MMFA, reported improved academic performance, attendance and behavior. Schools with experience in the program also note fewer students complain about hunger and tiredness.

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