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Byline: The Register-Guard

Interlochen invites music scholarship applications

Top high school musicians from across the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to apply for an Emerson Scholarship Award to the Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan. Scholarships will provide full tuition, private lessons, and room and board for the eight-week program.

Applicants must be in grades nine through 12 and demonstrate exceptional proficiency in harp, string, wind or percussion instruments. An audition submitted on tape or CD is required with an application.

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2004. For more information, or to obtain an application, e-mail admissions@interlochen.org; call (231) 276-7472; or write the Emerson Scholars Program, Interlochen Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 199, Interlochen, MI 49643. Complete information is available online at www.interlochen.org.

Free booklets give tips for parents of young readers

Partnership for Reading, a federally funded program, has two free booklets available containing tips on how parents can help their young children become strong readers and what parents should expect preschools and day care centers to offer. Both booklets are based on findings of the National Reading Panel.

Copies are available from the National Institute for Literacy, EdPubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794; call (800) 228-8813; or e-mail edpuborders@edpubs.org.

ASIMO the robot essay contest announced

Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility will perform a special demonstration in March at the school that submits the winning entry to the ASIMO Essay Contest, a national contest on robotics. All public and private elementary, middle, junior high and high schools in the United States are eligible.

The winning school will receive an educational and interactive demonstration about robotics featuring ASIMO, the humanoid robot.

To enter the contest, each school elects one class or group of students to represent the school in the competition. The designate group will submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words describing their vision for the future role of humanoid robots. Entries are due by Dec. 31.

For more information and contest entry forms view www.asimo.honda.com.

Eugene charter Village School in need of volunteers

The Village School, a Eugene charter school, has community volunteer opportunities available ranging from becoming a member of the board of directors, grant writing, conflict resolution, mediation, classroom help, reading, knitting, sewing, weaving, felting and painting.

For more information contact the school at 345-7285.

National Teachers Hall of Fame seeks nominations

The National Teachers Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its 2004 induction. Selection is made based on formal education, honors, philosophy, knowledge and philosophy of teaching, familiarity with current educational issues, professional development, community service and letters of reference.

Nomination packets must be postmarked by Jan. 6, 2004. For more information, visit the National Teachers Hall of Fame Web site at www.nthf.org.
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