Northwestern High

To Hold College Fair

Northwestern High School invites students and their parents or guardians to its 10th annual College Fair and Financial Aid Workshop, hosted by Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Representatives of more than 140 colleges and universities, vocational schools, lending institutions, the U.S. Department of Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission will be on hand to answer questions. The school is at 7000 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. For additional information, call 202-226-5627.

College Plans Workshops

On Entering Work World

Prince George's Community College will host "SuccessNet 2004: Professional Development Summit" on Monday through Wednesday at its Largo campus. This year's theme, "Transitioning From College to Work," will be reflected in workshops about getting hired and having a successful career. The workshops, which are free, are open to everyone. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The workshops will be in Community Rooms A, B and C of the Largo Student Center. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The college is at 301 Largo Rd., Largo. For more information, call 301-322-0725.

Black Artists as Activists

Will Be Focus of Series

Prince George's Community College has announced the beginning of its "Cafe for the Mind" series. The discussions, led by county librarians and scholars from the college, will focus on the role of African-American artists as social activists. Subsequent sessions will feature the portrayal of women in film and will conclude with a program on how Dr. Seuss books can be used to illustrate biology. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, art instructor and community artist Marie Cochran will lead a discussion of the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education. Cochran will also present a visual tour of African-American art, from the slave-era story quilts of Georgia artist Harriet Powers to the multimedia projects of Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall. Events will be held in the TV Studio, Room 313, Accokeek Hall, Largo campus, 301 Largo Rd., Largo.

Student From Temple Hills

In Madrid for Fall Semester

Tiffini Eason of Temple Hills is spending her fall semester studying in Madrid through Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad. Eason is a junior sociology major at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Two Schools Honored

For Character Education

Hyattsville Middle School and Marlton Elementary School in Upper Marlboro have been chosen for School of the Year awards from the Maryland Center for Character Education. They were among 36 schools to receive the award in Maryland. Hyattsville Middle students recently collected $1,100 for the American Red Cross to help victims of recent Gulf Coast hurricanes. The children gave up their snack money and change from lunch to aid the relief program. Marlton students are participating in the Community of Caring education program by wearing the mandatory uniform each day, which Principal Carol Pica reports has prompted students to work harder.

The character education programs are designed to encourage character building and good citizenship in children as part of an overall education plan.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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