Education briefs

October 09, 2005

North class of 2008 to offer baby-sitting

North Hagerstown High School's class of 2008 and chaperones will offer public baby-sitting at the school on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The sophomores will baby-sit for children who are potty-trained and children up to age 10.

For pre-registration and information, send e-mail to Brooke Allen, class adviser, at or call the school at 301-766-8238.

Service academy applications available

BALTIMORE - U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes is accepting requests for applications for nomination to the four United States service academies for classes entering in 2006.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are Maryland residents, be at least 17 years old and not yet passed their 23rd birthday, have high academic standing and demonstrate extracurricular or community activities that show leadership potential.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, Nov. 4.

To obtain an application packet, write to the senator at Tower One, Suite 1710, 100 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Frederick group sponsors contest

FREDERICK, Md. - Antietam Branch 142 of the Fleet Reserve Association is sponsoring its annual essay contest.

The essay is open to all students in grades seven through 12. This year's theme is "What My Vote Will Mean to Me," with a limit of 350 words.

Submission deadline is Dec. 1, and the essays are judged by the local branch. The prizes are U.S. savings bonds.

Local winning essays will be sent on to regional competition with a grand prize of a $15,000 savings bond.

For entry forms, cover sheets and printed rules, call Henry Cranford at 301-620-4045.

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