Student Services News February 21, 2020

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February 21, 2020


Howard Community College Admission Advisor, Catrina Slater will be in Student Services for “Apply Sessions” on

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:15

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:15

All students who have any interest in attending Howard Community College in the Fall are encouraged to come to one of these sessions.  You will be assisted in completing your application online in Student Services and being registered on the spot.  Sign up to come with Mrs. Miles in Student Services, your counselor or on your Naviance account.

Upcoming Application Deadlines at HCC

Honors Programs:  March 1st

Freshman Focus: March 15th

Silas Craft Program: March 15th


Military Information Night

March 16, 2020     6-9 pm         Oakland Mills High School

HCPSS students in grades 7-12 who are interested in collegiate and U.S. military programs and their parents are invited.

The following groups will offer information about their programs.

Representatives from five U.S. military academies
College ROTC programs
Members of the Howard County JROTC programs from Atholton, Howard, and Oakland Mills high schools
Military enlistment recruiters
Representatives from local congressional offices and the U.S. military academies also will provide information about academy nomination and application processes.

For more information, contact Chief Felch at 410-313-6945 or

Sponsored by the Howard County Public School System


Staff Sgt. Martinez, from the U.S. Marines  will be in Student Services on Monday February 24, 2020 at 10:00 to speak to any students interested in finding out more about the Marines.  Sign up on Naviance or with Ms. Miles in Student Services if you are interested in meeting with him.


Leadership opportunity for Grade 10 students. 

Leadership U is a four-month leadership development and community service program available to current sophomores who either live or attend school in Howard County.  There is a cost associated to participate in this program.  Students selected to be part of the program may receive financial support to attend.  Applications are now available and are due on March 12, 2020.  The program begins the summer prior to the students junior year of high school. Students entering the program must attend the week of August 2 – August 7.

To learn more about this program, please either:

check out this website: 
Review the attachments to this email.  
Attend one of the Information Sessions: 

February 13: Central Library 7-8pm

March 1: Miller Library 3pm-4pm

The contact person is: Meg Ignacio Director, Youth Programs Leadership Howard County


phone: 410-730-4474 x115


National College Resources Foundation Presents

Black College Expo

Coming to DC/Maryland

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Bowie State University

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

All students welcome.

Tickets must be purchased online.  Go to

  • Get accepted on the spot
  • Application Fees waived
  • Scholarships on the spot
  • Meet one on one with college recruiters
  • Scholarship Presentation

After Show – Entertainment/Celebrities/WIN Cash and Prizes

*Bring at least 10 copies of your transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.


  • How to Find Money for College
  • 411 for the Student Athlete
  • Why Attend an HBCU
  • Booming Careers
  • How to Start a Business

And, More

11th and 12th graders – Win a Black College Expo Scholarship!  Visit for details.  Scholarships will be presented at the EXPO.

National College Resources Foundation



HC DrugFree Updates

1.  Free Parenting Classes - HC DrugFree and the State's Attorney's Office are offering another series of evidence-based, interactive parenting classes. Provides the families of children age 9-14 with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Oakland Mills Middle School in Columbia. Parents are expected to attend all 4 classes. For more information, contact HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi at or 443-325-0040. To register, visit 


2 . HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will meet on Monday, March 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn/Teen Center in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC meets one Monday evening a month and is open to all Howard County high school students. Community service hours are available for all meetings and events. To access the registration form, please visit Refreshments provided at meetings, so must RSVP to or call 443-325-0040.


3. Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City Program - HC DrugFree, Ocean City Police and Ocean City Beach Patrol will return for this annual program. Held on Monday, March 30 at Atholton High School and Monday, April 27 at Howard High School. Free. Open to the public. Both programs will be at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. This program is for students and parents/adults. For questions, contact or call 443-325-0040.

Drive-Thru Medication and Sharps Collection - HC DrugFree's next drive-thru medication and sharps (needles, syringes and EpiPens) collection will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. Bring all unwanted and expired over-the-counter and prescription medication. Free. Open to the public. No need to get out of your vehicle. Student and adult volunteers welcome. Community service hours available. Medication guarded and transported by the Howard County Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


2020 Yom Hashoah Essay Contest

75 Years Later: Or Stories of Survival, Loss, Liberation

Who Is Eligible:  All Howard County middle and high school students.

Purpose of Essay Contest

The Howard County Holocaust Remembrance Committee seeks to remember the Holocaust by learning from the events that took place in Europe from 1933-1945.The essay provides students an opportunity for reflection and to consider how the atrocities of the Holocaust continue to impact us today.  The hope is that this will highlight the importance of standing up against hateful actions to prevent terrible events from happening again in the future.

There will be a first and second place prize awarded at the middle school level and the high school level.  First prize winners will receive $100.  Second prize winners will receive $50.

Essay Background and Topic, as well as basic thing to know are available in Student Services.  Essay should be submitted by email no later than March 15, 2020.


Free Science Education Event

Women in Aerospace Science & Engineering

Thursday, February 27, 2020     6:45 P.M.

Miller Branch Library Ellicott City

9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, MD

Women panelists from University of Maryland Aerospace Engineering will present their studies and careers in this exciting industry of aerospace-related science and engineering panel.

Famed pilot Amelia Earhart was a Zonta member. She advocated for women to grow their economic independence, and that women had opportunities in applied science and engineering, particularly in aviation. Although greatly outnumbered by men in the industry, she hoped that women would share with men the joy of scientific development and make impossible dreams a reality.

Zonta Club of Howard County

Empowering Women through Service & Advocacy

For more information, contact Karen Jarvis,   202-276-7957


DC/Maryland EXPO at Bowie State University on March 14, 2020    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Win Dollars for College                  Black College Expo is looking for all Juniors & Seniors to participate!

Win scholarship money by writing an essay on “Why is a College Education Important to Me?”

Instructions:  All entries are to be typed, double spaced and embedded in the email (no attachments). 

Email to

Email Subject line MUST have: 

First Name/Last name/year/which expo/scholarship

All entries must include the following information to be a valid essay submission.

  • Student Name
  • Complete Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Name of High School You are Attending
  • Full Name of High School Counselor, Phone Number and Email address
  • Graduating Class
  • Which Expo you are Applying to (DC/Maryland)

Scholarship Deadline:  Monday, March 2, 2020

Winners will be notified by email and phone.  Winners must attend the Black College Expo to receive their scholarship.  Winners will be acknowledged at the Black College Expo.

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