Military Academy

Applicants Sought

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) invites students ages 17 through 22 to consider attending one of the nation's service academies: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. The institutions teach leadership, discipline and communications skills that are needed to become a military officer as well as in the job market.

Each year, members of Congress nominate candidates for admission to the four institutions. Students who are accepted to the schools receive a full scholarship.

To be considered, students must obtain an application packet by contacting Hoyer's office at 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Suite 310, Greenbelt, Md. 20770. The deadline for sending in all materials is Oct 12. For more information, call Betty Rogers weekdays at 301-474-0119.

U-Md. Breaks Ground

For Bioscience Building

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) spoke recently at a groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Maryland's $55.8 million bioscience building in College Park.

Planned to be completed in July 2006, the building will house state-of-the-art research facilities. Areas of study are expected to include emerging diseases and bioterrorism; comparing genes of different species; and examining how organisms receive, process and react to information from the environment. Information on the bioscience building is available at www.life.umd.edu/biosciencebuilding/genfacts.html.

Speaker at Bowie School

To Discuss Parenting

Van Caldwell, a lawyer, writer and community activist, will give a talk titled "Why Parents Must Be Involved With Their Children" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Benjamin Tasker Middle School, 4901 Collington Rd., Bowie. Free. Call 301-805-2660.

Students Win Scholarships

To Community College

Prince George's Community College and the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) have awarded two-year full tuition scholarships of $6,000 each to the following students: La Toya Boseman, Laurel High School; Meho Jasarevic, Parkdale High School; Achim Joseph, Central High School; Sherrilyn Mejias, Frederick Douglass High School; Helen Natnael, Parkdale High School; Eboni Washington, Central High School; and Lania Williams, Forestville Military Academy.

The AOBA scholarship program is a partnership between the college and owners of low- to moderate-income apartment communities. AOBA members provide funding for two years of full-time tuition, educational opportunities and retention support for at least six students each academic year. Since it began in 1996, the program has had a 93 percent retention rate.

Battle's Autobiography

Chosen for Book Program

Book Bridge Project of Prince George's Community College has announced its choice for the 2004-05 academic year discussion program. "Easier Said," an autobiography of LeRoy A. Battle, covers his time as one of the Tuskegee Airmen, his 28 years as an educator in the Prince George's County public schools and his experiences as a jazz musician.

Battle served as vice principal at Suitland Junior High School and at James Madison Junior High School in Upper Marlboro. He was a guidance counselor at Benjamin D. Foulois Junior High School in Morningside and at Surrattsville Junior High School in Clinton, and was band director at Frederick Douglass Senior High School in Upper Marlboro. The first event takes place from 9:25 to 10:45 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. today at the college, Largo Road in Largo. For more information, go to www.pgcc.edu.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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