School news

Friday, May 30, 2008

Dawson awardedTLL scholarship

The Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Chopticon High School senior Christina Dawson for the upcoming 2008 to 2009 academic school year. Participants for the scholarship wrote an essay answering the question, ‘‘How can we as individuals make a difference in the lives of those most in need?”TLL Scholarship Fund Committee members Henderson C. Benjamin IV and Garrett James presented the award at a ceremony earlier in May.

Winslow gets KoChigh school scholarship

Knights of Columbus Council #7914, in Hollywood has announced that the Maryland State Council has awarded the Frederick M. Gossman Memorial High School Scholarship to Amber Winslow, daughter of Curtis and Kelley Winslow of Hollywood, members of St. John Francis Regis Parish. Winslow is graduating from St. John’s School and will attend St. Mary’s Ryken High School in the fall. The scholarship provides $1,000 per year for four years.

Summer arts camps set

St. Mary’s County public schools will be sponsoring the Elementary School Summer Fine Arts Camp from June 23 to 27 for students completing grades 3, 4 and 5; and the Middle School Fine Arts Camp from July 7 to July 11 for students completing grades 6, 7 and 8. Both camps will be held at Leonardtown High School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for students to participate in enrichment activities band, chorus, orchestra, theater and visual arts. Students enrolled in the band and orchestra will need to have completed at least one year of study within their school program.

Students will need to provide their own transportation to Leonardtown High School and bring their own lunch. The camp will provide a morning and afternoon snack. Students in band and orchestra will also need to provide their instrument and any necessary supplies (reeds, strings, etc.). The camp will provide all other supplies. The tuition for the camp is $135 for students attending schools in St. Mary’s County and $185 for students attending schools not in St. Mary’s County. Call Lynne Morgan Smoot at 301-475-5511, ext. 112, to have an application mailed or for any additional information.

An evening of the arts is scheduled for Friday, June 27, for the Elementary School Fine Arts Camp and Friday, July 11, for the Middle School Fine Arts Camp. Both programs will begin at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at Leonardtown High School. All campers are expected to attend the evening program.

Forrest Center students go on to national competition

Students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center recently competed in the SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships held in Catonsville and Glen Burnie. Twenty-five of the 79 students representing St. Mary’s public schools received medals.

The video product development team of Holden Boyles and Timothy Menard, the audio production team of Ashley Lindsey and Cari Lawrence along with Ben Luffey for aviation maintenance technology, Ryan Selph for criminal justice and Alex Lommel for milling, all earned first places at the state Skills USA competition and will go on to the national SkillsUSA completion in Kansas City, Mo. in the last week of June.

In addition, two Forrest Center students were elected as SkillsUSA state officers. Matthew Hale was elected as the parliamentarian and Casi Chisholm was elected as the reporter. Student Kaitlin Russell was elected as a national voting delegate to represent Maryland at the national conference.

Three local collegestudents named to PBK

St. Mary’s College of Maryland graduates Elizabeth Jane Hargraves and April M. Corrice, of Lexington Park, and Daniel James Tanner of Ridge have been elected to the Zeta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society for their scholastic achievement and contributions to campus activities.

Both Hargraves and Tanner graduated on May 10 summa cum laude with degrees in mathematics. Corrice graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology.

Students completing their junior or senior year are elected to the society primarily on the basis of scholarly achievement, broad cultural interests and good character.

Grade-point average and breadth of study across the liberal arts are paramount to consideration. Juniors must have a 4.0 GPA to qualify.