A Budding Journalist

Alonzo Webb, a student at Mattawoman Middle School in Waldorf, recently interviewed Education Secretary Margaret Spellings through the Scholastic Kids Press Corps, a program sponsored by Scholastic News. Webb's article about the interview is published on the Scholastic News Web site, www.teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews. Webb was chosen for the assignment based on an essay he wrote about his interest in journalism.

Bus Schedules Mailed

Charles County schools are mailing bus route schedules to students' homes this week. Parents who do not receive this information by Aug. 24 should contact their child's school. To reach the bus hotline, call 301-932-6610 or 301-870-3814. The hotline will be available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26 and 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30.

Scholarship Given

The Seahorses by the Bay grant committee presented its first scholarship to Michael Willis Jr. of Prince Frederick. A graduate of Huntingtown High School, Willis will attend the North Carolina School of the Arts this fall to pursue a bachelor's degree in theater lighting and sound. Funds for the $1,000 scholarship were raised through the auction of 25 Seahorses by the Bay fiberglass statues, which were decorated by Calvert County schools and displayed around the county last year.

Two Make Dean's List

Alexandra Perkinson of California, in St. Mary's County, and Emily Wathan of Welcome, in Charles County, were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Perkinson is a sophomore majoring in art photography, and Wathan is a sophomore majoring in film. Students must maintain at least a 3.4 grade point average during the semester to qualify for the dean's list.