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Winners announced in MLK Jr. essay contest

Carroll County Public Schools announced this week that the following students were selected as winners and honorable mentions in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest.

They will be recognized at the annual MLK Celebration at McDaniel College on Monday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The evening begins with a reception at 5 p.m. in the college's Rice Gallery.

This annual contest is for elementary, middle and high school students in grades four through 12. Winners in the various grade categories are::

Elementary -- Danille McAulay, winner; and Sean Gore, honorable mention, both from William Winchester Elementary School.

Middle School -- Sadie Allegier, winner; and Zoe Kempf-Harris, honorable mention, both of West Middle School.

High School -- Dominique Wilson, winner, Winters Mill High School.

The winners will receive cash awards. Winners and honorable mentions will receive a gift bag.

The annual program is sponsored by McDaniel College, the Carroll County Public Schools Department of Minority Achievement and Intervention Programs, the Carroll County Chapter of the NAACP, the MLK Celebration Committee and the Office of Multicultural Services.

Liberty High teacher earns state award

James Deitrich, a technology teacher at Liberty High School, has been selected by the Technology Education Association of Maryland (TEAM) as one of four state recipients of the Distinguished Technology Educator Award.

Consideration for the award is based upon evidence of leadership and management skills and demonstration of leadership in association, community and personal activities.

Deitrich will be recognized during the TEAM awards reception on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Westminster.

Westminster to host legislative council

Approximately 800 middle and high school students and advisors representing schools from across the state of Maryland will come to Carroll County this weekend for the Maryland Association of Student Councils' 2009 state legislative session.

The students will be hosted by the Carroll County Student Government Association and Westminster High School on Saturday, Feb. 7. The session will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westminster High.

Students attending the legislative session will learn about the legislative process and lobbying and will debate and take positions on bills before the state legislature.

Students also will elect two nominees for the position of student member on the State Board of Education.


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