School briefs

November 28, 2005

Sharpsburg students collect food for food banks

A recently completed food drive at Sharpsburg Elementary School produced more than 350 pounds of canned foods and nonperishable foods to be donated to the South County Food Banks of Boonsboro and Dargan.

Fifth-grade students were responsible for the collection of donations, which came from students, staff, parents and members of the community.

Hagerstown student receives scholarship

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Junior Chearod Britton, son of Walter and Sharon Bishop of Hagerstown, has been awarded The Jack and Georgina J. Grant Scholarship at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va. Major Gen. Henry M. Hobgood, academy president, presented the scholarship to Chearod in a recent ceremony during Family Weekend at the school.

The Jack and Georgina J. Grant Scholarship was established in 2002 to provide students with financial assistance to attend Randolph-Macon. Georgina Grant left part of her estate to establish this scholarship.

Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades six through 12. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and students in grades 9-12 participate in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.


Scholarship available for Maryland college students

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is accepting applications for the Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award.

The program is open to undergraduate students with at least 60 semester credit hours, graduate students or teachers who are currently certified in a noncritical shortage area.

Applicants must be Maryland residents and enrolled at a four-year college or university. Applicants must enroll in an approved teacher education program in a critical shortage field.

Complete guidelines and applications are available at the commission's Web site,, or by calling 410-260-4565.

Robert Young Pelton to speak at Mercersburg Academy

Robert Young Pelton, host of Discovery Channel's "The World's Most Dangerous Places," journalist for CNN and author will speak at Mercersburg Academy on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Mercersburg Academy as part of the school's 2005-06 Monday Evening Lecture Series.

As The Class of '48 Lecturer, the title of Pelton's talk is "A Visit to the World's Most Dangerous Places: with Robert Young Pelton." The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Class of '48 Lecture is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous member of Mercersburg Academy's Class of 1948 and is intended to bring to the school's community speakers of national renown in various academic areas.

For information about Mercersburg Academy, contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 1-717-328-6173, e-mail or go to

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