Education briefs

April 28, 2008

Center for Talented Youth honors Grace Academy student

Devon Umstead has been recognized for distinction by the Center for Talented Youth.

To be so honored, students must achieve test scores that equal or exceed the average for college-bound high school seniors.

Devon, a seventh-grader at Grace Academy, will be recognized at the Center for Talented Youth awards ceremonies.

HCC offers Civil War history course for children

Hagerstown Community College's College for Kids program is offering a Civil War history course geared toward children entering grades six through eight.

This one-week summer enrichment program will show children what it was like to live as a soldier during the Civil War.


Students will "enlist" and learn about Civil War drills, and will tour Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

The Civil War history course will be taught by HCC instructor Jeff Driscoll, an independent tour guide and lecturer who specializes in Civil War and World War II history, and teaches a variety of courses at the college.

The class starts Monday, Aug. 4, and runs through Friday, Aug. 8. Cost is $154.

Those wishing more information or to register may call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Registration deadline nears for Fairview summer camp

The registration deadline for the Maryland Summer Center for Environmental Conservation and Historical Preservation at Fairview Outdoor Education Center has been extended to Wednesday.

The camp is designed for talented and gifted students entering grades five to seven. The residential camp will be at Fairview from July 5 to 13.

Applications are available online at

For more information, call Becky Beecroft at 301-766-8138 or send e-mail to

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