School briefs

April 03, 2006

At-risk students are focus of cable program

A one-hour special titled "Helping America's Youth: Engaging At-Risk Students" is being shown on Antietam Cable's channel 99.

The show focuses on the Helping America's Youth initiative that President Bush announced last year, according to a Washington County Public Schools press release.

A Web site for Helping America's Youth says the program focuses on "connecting at-risk youth with family, school and their community in order to help children and teens reach their full potential."

The show will air each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through April 16. It first appeared on channel 99.

The show will air each day at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

W.Va. students can design business plans

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Development Authority is holding a contest in which high school and college students design business plans.


The authority has posted the rules, deadlines and other information on its Web site,

The submission deadline is April 7.

In the high school category, the top prize is a $300 savings bond. For the college category, first place receives a $600 check.

For more information, call Whitney Burch at the authority at 304-728-3255.

Oustanding alumni nominees being accepted

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - The Hedgesville High School Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its Outstanding Alumni Award.

Nominees must be outstanding in their field of work, community service and personal achievements.

Nominations must include a list of achievements, year of graduation and a cover letter.

Packets should be sent by April 8 to Outstanding Alumni 2006, Ruth Lord Hill, Chairperson, 401 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

The award will be presented at a banquet on May 27.

Military comptrollers to award scholarship

FREDERICK, Md. - The Western Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship award.

The scholarship will go to a high school senior in Washington or Frederick counties who plans to study finance or another business-related field.

Scholarship packages are available at area high schools, at the boards of education in each county or by writing to ASMC, P.O. Box 1756, Frederick, MD 21702-0756.

Applications must be postmarked by April 18.

The ASMC is "a group of military and civilian professionals dedicated to the highest government financial ethics," according to a press release from the chapter.

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