Education briefs

December 31, 2007

Hagerstown BPW awards two scholarships

Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club has awarded scholarships to Amy Mills and Angela Wyand.

Mills, a senior at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pa., is majoring in forensic science, with a double minor in biology and chemistry. In the fall, she will continue her studies in the master's program, majoring in forensic science.

Wyand is a senior at Frostburg University's program in Hagerstown. She will graduate with a degree in elementary education. In the fall, she will continue to study elementary education in a master's program.

Heritage Academy pays tribute to service members

Heritage Academy students gathered Nov. 9 to pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country.


Maurice Snyder, who will be 94 in March, was among the veterans who joined the students for this assembly. He was the oldest attending veteran who served in World War II.

Four of his great-grandchildren - Luke Martz, Sammy Brandt, Scottie Brandt and Casey Snyder - attend Heritage Academy.

Assembly participants sang, read poems and told stories. The students each had a chance to personally thank a veteran for serving our country.

Frederick County superintendent invites parents, guardians to informal discussions

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Linda Burgee invites parents and guardians to ask questions and talk informally with her on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The PTA Council of Frederick County, which sponsors the chats, and Burgee decided to broaden the focus of the sessions to countywide education issues after determining that many of the questions asked at previous conversations were the same, no matter where they were held.

The final Superintendent's Chat is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

All chats are at 7630 Hayward Road in Frederick.

If either of the remaining sessions must be rescheduled due to inclement weather, the snow date is March 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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