Anne Arundel school system gets $46K for old books

 

The Anne Arundel County Public School system got more than $46,000 this summer by auctioning off old books. The school system has book auctions once or twice a year. Companies send representatives to examine surplus textbooks, workbooks and other materials, then put in bids. (Capital)

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AAA: Teens in no hurry to get driver's license

Fewer than half of teens get their licenses in the first year of eligibility, according to a survey by AAA. A State Farm insurance survey generated similar numbers, but considered a shorter waiting time. (News-Post)

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Navy families reunite at Plebe Parents' weekend

Juan Magallon enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still in his home country, the Philippines, and served 20 years, taking part in such battles as Operation Desert Storm. Now a U.S. citizen, the Tucson, Ariz., resident said he frequently spoke to his son, Justin, about the gratitude he owed the nation and its armed forces. Apparently, Justin listened. He is among 1,200 plebes in the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2017 who since June have been immersed in their first year at Annapolis, away from friends and family. On Saturday the Magallon family reunited for the Plebe Parents' Weekend, a tradition that academy officials said stretches back several decades. (Balt. Sun)

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Ten Hut! Plebe Summer At Naval Academy Comes To An End

Six grueling weeks of hardcore physical fitness and discipline come to an end for 1,200 Naval Academy plebes. This weekend, midshipmen got a break and the chance to see their parents for the first time in a long time. (WJZ)

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St. John's College in Annapolis starts academic year with convocation

St. John’s College will open its academic year at 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 21 with an annual ceremony known as The Convocation. The event's traditions symbolize membership in the college's community of learners - a community where all students read the same great works of Western civilization and take part in discussion-based seminars. (Capital)

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Shofar factory to let youngsters make instruments

In time for Rosh Hashanah, Chabad-Lubavitch of Frederick will set up a temporary shofar factory for children to construct the celebratory horns used to announce the start of the Jewish new year. “This is a rare opportunity,” said Lubavitch Rabbi Boruch Labkowski. Children and their families will be able to craft their own ram’s horn instrument. (News-Post)

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Carroll schools recognized for character education

The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University has recognized four Carroll County schools as School of the Year Award recipients for character education. (Patuxent)

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Anne Arundel schools seek nearly 1,500 backpack donors

The annual Back-to-School Program coordinated by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services has received thousands of donations for needy students this year, but the program still needs donations for nearly 1,500 students for the upcoming school year. (Capital)

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