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School news

By Staff
Oct. 4, 2001
Editor's note: Information for School News should be submitted to The Meridian Star by noon the preceding Tuesday.
School News is a schedule of upcoming events, programs and other activities on local and area school and college campuses. Information may be mailed to P.O. Box 1591, Meridian, MS 39301; faxed to 485-1275; or e-mailed to sgillespie@themeridianstar.com (make information part of e-mail message, not an attachment).
The final deadline is Saturday for anyone interested in being named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and having an opportunity to meet the president of the United States.
Presidential Scholars in the Arts are selected from applicants to the Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) program. ARTS applications may be obtained through high school arts teachers, by visiting www.ARTSawards.org, or by calling 1-800-970-ARTS.
The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts is the organization that operates the ARTS program.
In addition to the opportunity to be named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, applicants have the chance to share in an award package valued more than $800,000 and scholarship opportunities worth $3 million.
The Casteel Gallery in the Todd Library at Meridian Community College will host the opening reception of works by Daniel Saucier from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call John Marshall, curator of the gallery, at 484-8647.
DECATUR East Central Community College's Workforce Development Center is offering a computer training course, "Working with Microsoft Office," at class locations in Forest, Philadelphia and Decatur.
Classes will meet from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on five successive Tuesdays beginning next week. They will meet at the Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center, the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Vo-Tech Center and the college's Workforce Development Center on the Decatur campus.
The cost is $60 a student.
For more information, call Joe Renaud, personal development specialist with ECCC's Workforce Development Center, at 635-2111 or 1-877-462-3222, ext. 295.
Representatives from area colleges will be available to high school and community college students and their parents to talk about educational opportunities during "College Day" Oct. 11 in the Multi-Purpose Room at Mississippi State University-Meridian.
College representatives will be on hand from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. For more information call Jason Jones at 484-8632.

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