Education briefs

September 12, 2005

Meet-the-Teacher Night at South set for tonight

Meet-the-Teacher Night at South Hagerstown High School is tonight at 7 p.m.

The evening will begin with a briefing in the auditorium. Parents and guardians then will have an opportunity to meet with teachers.

Goretti graduate makes dean's list at West Point

Cadet Alexander Gill Kline, son of Guy and Theresa Kline of Hagers-town, was named to the dean's list at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

To qualify for the dean's list, a cadet must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average.

Kline graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School in 2003. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2008 and be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.


Fifth-graders prepare care packages for military

WILLIAMSPORT - Fifth-grade students at Williamsport Elementary School are putting together care packages for members of the military serving overseas.

Students and staff are seeking names and addresses of servicemen and women, and the time each will return home if that information is available.

The care packages will be sent in October. Cards will be sent to the same military members for the holidays.

Information may be sent to Stephanie Bard, Williamsport Elementary School, 1 S. Clifton Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795 before Sept. 20.

Scholarships awarded to two area students

One college student from Washington County and another from Frederick County, Md., were among 10 students who received scholarships in the inaugural William Donald Schaefer Scholarship Program.

Paula L. Cope, who is studying criminal justice at Hagerstown Business College, and Staci A. Upton, who is majoring in social work at Hood College, each received a scholarship.

The award provides funding to full-time students who are preparing for careers in public service.

The total amount of a scholarship can be equal to tuition and fees at the institution, but may not exceed $8,550.

Schaefer, comptroller for the State of Maryland, and state Secretary of Higher Education Calvin W. Burnett awarded $60,000 to 10 recipients.

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