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February 20, 2006

North High, South High seniors eligible for grants



Queen Esther Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3 will award two $500 grants to graduating high school seniors.

One grant will go to a South Hagerstown High School student and one will go to a North Hagerstown High School student.

A committee will review applications for the grants in April.

Applications are available at the high schools.




Bartlett to host Academy Night information session



FREDERICK, Md. - U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., will host an Academy Night information session about the U.S. service academies on Feb. 27 at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College.

Representatives from all five U.S. service academies will be at the event.

Students must have nominations from members of Congress to apply to the Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; the Naval Academy in Annapolis; the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., according to a news release from Bartlett's office.

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Students apply directly to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. A presentation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by time for audience questions.

The theater is at 7932 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick.

People interested in attending may call 301-694-3030 or 1-888-297-8006.




Parent-teacher night planned at high school



SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Jefferson High School has scheduled its next parent-teacher night at the school's main campus for Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Parents will have a chance to meet with teachers and discuss their grades and other concerns.




ACT entrance exam planned for April 8



The next nationwide ACT Assessment college entrance exam is scheduled for April 8.

The registration postmark deadline is March 3. The late registration postmark deadline is March 17.

The cost of the test is $43 with the writing test and $29 without. There is an $18 fee for late registration.

Registration information is available from high school guidance counselors and at www.actstudent.org.

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