Education briefs

June 02, 2008

Robert L. Wolfe III chosen as Robert C. Byrd Scholar

Robert L. Wolfe III, a senior at Grace Academy, was selected as a 2008 Robert C. Byrd Scholar.

He is one of only 109 Maryland graduating seniors who have received this scholarship.

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is designed to promote academic excellence and to recognize students who show promise of continued achievement. This program provides federal funds for the first four years of undergraduate study at an institution of higher education.

Frederick student a Letters About Literature winner

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick student was named a national winner of the Letters About Literature contest.

Maggie Tighe, an 11th-grader at Governor Thomas Johnson High School, is one of six national winners in the annual Letters About Literature contest.


Sponsored by the Maryland Center for the Book at the Maryland Humanities Council, the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and Target Stores, Tighe chose Monocacy Middle School Library in Frederick as the library to receive a $10,000 library reading grant provided by Target in honor of her achievement.

In addition, she will receive a $500 Target gift card.

The Letters About Literature program invites readers in grades four through 12 to write a letter to an author, past or present, who inspired them or altered their view of the world or of themselves.

Tighe's letter, written to Aldous Huxley, author of "Brave New World," was one of six winning letters chosen from nearly 60,000 entries from across the country.

First, she was selected as Maryland's first-place winner by the Maryland Center for the Book.

As a state winner, she received a $50 Target gift card and a cash award provided by the Maryland Center for the Book.

Monocacy Middle School in Frederick will host an awards ceremony Thursday at 2 p.m. at the school library to acknowledge her accomplishment.

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