School briefs, scholarships

March 20, 2006

Graduation project presentation planned

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Career and Technology Center is holding a graduation project presentation on Wednesday, March 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.. Students from across the county will showcase their projects.

For more information call 240-236-8500.

Gaming marathon is planned at HCC

They've been called geeks, nerds, and techies, but on Saturday, April 8, the computer-addicted masses have the chance to show off their skills at Hagers-town Community College's Local Area Network (LAN) Gaming Marathon at HCC's Valley Mall Center from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The fee for the LAN Gaming Marathon is $14. Participants can register at HCC's Valley Mall Center or the main campus. Event registration also can be completed over the phone via credit card by contacting HCC at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

For information, contact event coordinator Jack Drooger at 301-790-2800, ext. 453, or e-mail

Achievement booklets are available in schools

BALTIMORE - The Maryland State Department of Education is mailing nearly 700,000 copies of "A Parent's Guide to Achievement Matters Most" to schools.


The booklet encourages parent involvement in schools and reviews statewide testing programs.

All state public elementary and middle schools will receive copies of the booklet. The booklet also is available at

Historical society offers grant to BHS student

Sharpsburg Historical Society will offer a $750 Kirk T. and Page T. Otto Memorial grant to a Boonsboro High School graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in history, or the preservation of historic structures, cultural artifacts or natural resources.

The grant will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution the student will be attending.

Application deadline is April 28, and completed applications can be delivered to Boonsboro High School before that date.

For information, contact Sharpsburg Historical Society president Edie Wallace at 301-432-8765.

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