K-8 Lutheran School

Holding Open House Ascension Lutheran School will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The school offers kindergarten through eighth grade and is accredited by the Middle States School Association and National Lutheran School Accreditation. The school is at 7415 Buchanan St., Landover Hills. Call 301-577-0500.

Lanham School Wins

Tickets to Wizards Game

Magnolia Elementary School in Lanham won 50 tickets to a Washington Wizards home game this season through the Our House Our Rules program, sponsored by Washington Sports and Entertainment.

School counselor Wendy Deemer gave two tickets each to 23 third- through sixth-graders who ran for the student government. The students attended the Wizards Jan. 10 game against the Golden State Warriors.

The program rewards schools and community organizations that are helping young people stay in school and become successful. More than 100 hundred entries, which included 30-second public service announcements encouraging students to stay positive, were received. The 14 winners were selected based on creativity, content, originality and the impact they have on their communities.

Forestville Merchants

Give $1,000 to School

Merchants at Penn Mar Shopping Center in Forestville last week gave District Heights Elementary School $1,000 as part of its Spirit of Giving promotion. Customers entered a drawing to win a $500 shopping spree and placed the name of their favorite local school on the back of the entry form. Elsie Bond, parent of District Heights fourth-grader Brandon Bond,won the shopping spree and thus the money for the school.

PGCC Wins Awards

For Marketing

The marketing and public relations offices at Prince George's Community College recently earned three awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international organization.

The annual awards recognize colleges and universities for alumni relations, communications, publications and philanthropy. The college received a silver medal in Marketing Programs, which recognizes outstanding campaigns that advance and support the institution's goals. In Specific Media Relations Programs, the college won a silver medal for enhancing presidential visibility and institutional stature. The college received a bronze medal for Print Advertising for the "I Can Do This" campaign, which highlights student success stories.

This is the first time Prince George's has received CASE awards for its marketing and public relations programs. The awards will be presented during a CASE conference in New York on Monday.

-- Willie Pugh

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