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School System and Kiwanis Clubs to Sponsor Spotlight on Youth Event

Release Date: 3/28/2011 2:33:18 PM

The Carroll County Public School System, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Clubs of Carroll County, will sponsor a special event entitled Spotlight on Youth on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Manchester Valley High School.
This special day includes activities designed to spotlight some of the wonderful talents and skills of the students in our high schools:
Juried Art Show – Select pieces of artwork in five categories representing each of the high schools will be on display on the school’s “Main Street” throughout the event.
Carroll Academic Challenge – The 8th Annual Carroll Academic Challenge will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Teams from each high school will compete in a double elimination tournament. The final and championship round will be held in the media center at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Chess Tournament – Chess matches will be held in a single elimination tournament format. This activity begins at 9 a.m. in the media center. Students must register in advance through their home school.
Film Festival – Each high school has the opportunity to submit up to two entries in three different categories: broadcast journalism, short film, and animation/experimental. These submissions will be shown throughout the day in the auditorium. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
Edible Art Contest – This contest is open to all CCPS high school students. Edible art will be on display from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will be judged by the public attending the event.
Floral Design Contest – This contest is open to all CCPS high school students interested in demonstrating their creative floral skills. Students will be provided a bundle of floral supplies and flowers and asked to create a product within an established period of time. The finished product will be judged and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration through the home school is required.
Vocal and Instrumental Selections – Throughout the day, vocal and instrumental selections will be presented on the “Main Street” hallway. A specific schedule will be available the morning of the event.
Dance Exhibitions – Exhibition performances from dance groups representing Francis Scott Key and Winters Mill High Schools will be presented throughout the morning in the auditorium. A specific schedule will be available the morning of the event.
Awards Ceremony – The awards ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Carroll County Public Schools extends appreciation to the Kiwanis Clubs for their generosity in providing monetary support, as well as judges for the various contests. Questions may be directed to Sherri-Le Bream, Director of High Schools, at 410-751-3044 or swbream@carrollk12.org.

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