Nine Anne Arundel Medical Center employees recently received $2,500 scholarships from the hospital at a nursing celebration dinner sponsored by Sheehy Auto Stores. The scholarships support medical center employees who are enrolled in graduate or undergraduate nursing programs. They are awarded based on academic standing, work performance and references. The following employees received a scholarship: Adele Mishaga of Annapolis, Ruby M. Vlcej of Pasadena, Deborah V. Swanner of Stevensville, Kira R. Gleeson of Lothian, Mario Bailey of Baltimore, Emily Gleason of Crofton, Carol Namo of Glen Burnie, Margaret Wyatt of Millersville and Mary Ellen Palowitch of Annapolis.

Catherine Maloney, a fourth-grade teacher at Broadneck Elementary School in Arnold, recently received a scholarship to attend a program designed to give educators hands-on ideas for teaching math and science. The Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program will be held from June 25 to July 1 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Maloney was one of 500 teachers who competed for the scholarship and one of 144 chosen. Maloney has taught fourth-grade science, math and language arts at Broadneck Elementary for five years.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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