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CHS student to represent at youth summit

Stephanie Morgan of Mechanicsville, a student at Chopticon High School, has been selected to represent Maryland as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Morgan will join a group of 250 students from across the country in June for a week-long study of environmental science and conservation leadership. Morgan was chosen based on academic accomplishments and interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

School wins Toolbox grant

Greenview Knolls Elementary School was selected to receive a $4,340 grant from the 2012 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program. Greenview Knolls will use the funds to continue the development of its outdoor learning center, which is located in the center courtyard of the school and will provide students with a location to study their natural environment. Teachers Deb Henry and Kathy Sheehan, along with Mary Owen, media specialist, wrote the grant and developed the vision for the project.

Science fair to be held

The 53rd annual St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Feb. 1 and 2 in the cafeteria at Great Mills High School. The fair will be open to the public on Feb. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. The awards ceremony, which is also open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The snow dates for this event are Feb. 8 and 9. Information is available at the website www.sm-sef.org and at www.smcps.org.

School budget forum scheduled

The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will hold a forum for its proposed fiscal year 2014 budget on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., in the board’s meeting room at 23160 Moakley St. in Leonardtown. A signup sheet will be available at 5:30 p.m., with individual public comment limited to three minutes. Speakers are encouraged to provide comments in writing, even if presented at the forum. For more information, call 301-475-5511, ext. 177.

Spelling bee set for March 5

The 35th annual St. Mary’s County Middle School Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at Leonardtown High School. Students from public and private middle schools will compete for the opportunity to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee later in the spring. The St. Mary’s County Middle School Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Enterprise, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Chaney Enterprises and the College of Southern Maryland, is open to the public. For more information, contact Michelle Gallant-Wall, supervisor of instruction for English/language arts, at 301-475-5511, ext. 119.