School briefs

March 28, 2005

HCC scholarship applications are available

Hagerstown Community College has announced that scholarship applications for the 2005-06 academic year are available for new and returning students in degree programs of study.

Students who currently receive an HCC Foundation scholarship must reapply. One application is available for both the HCC Foundation and student financial aid scholarships.

Several scholarships exist within the HCC Foundation, each with varying criteria.

Numerous groups and individuals also have scholarships administered through the student financial aid office.

HCC says students may contact their high school guidance counselors or pick up applications from outside HCC's student financial aid office in the Administration and Student Affairs Building.

The deadline is April 22 at 4 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.

For information, contact the HCC Foundation at 301-790-2800, ext. 348, or the financial aid office at ext. 473.

Maugansville students complete reading project

MAUGANSVILLE - Maugansville Elementary School reports the successful completion of a reading effort that started in October and through which 20,350 books were read.


Each student was asked to read at least 10 books as part of the initiative. The school PTA provided incentives, which were a visit to the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum and an upcoming ride on a train in May.

Also at Maugansville, a penny drive to benefit the Southeast Asian tsunami victims produced $1,069.94. The contributions were counted with the assistance of F&M Bank and were sent to UNICEF.

Students raise money for Asian tsunami victims

Students in Danielle Greenwald's fifth-grade class at Eastern Elementary School, after reading and seeing accounts of the Southeast Asian tsunami and its impact, spearheaded a fund-raising effort with proceeds earmarked for children who lost their homes and families.

Class members distributed collection containers to each classroom and sent a letter home with each student, asking for help.

Fifth-grade students collected all donations and reported a final total that surpassed $1,200.

Commission's student guide now is available in Spanish

ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Higher Education Commission has published the popular "Student Guide to Higher Education" in Spanish.

The guide has been distributed to high school counselors statewide.

With the state's Hispanic population growing at an unprecedented rate, the commission secured a grant from USA Funds, Maryland's student loan guarantor, to produce the publication, the commission said in a printed release.

Copies of the publication are available from the commission.

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