School briefs

Shepherd to host grant webinar: Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library will host a grant webinar on Thursday at 1 p.m. designed for nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grants. The webinar, presented by the Foundation Center, will provide an overview of the research funding process and offer tips on how best to identify funding sources, including electronic and print resources available on the Foundation Center website and at the Scarborough Library. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Contact Christy Toms at to register or for additional information.

RESA 8 rescue core prerequisites class: A class covering basic level training requirements for the National Fire Protection Association 1006 Technical Rescue Standard will be offered in Shepherdstown. Rescue Core Prerequisites – NFPA 1006 Chapter 5, 2008 Ed., is a basic entry level class for all emergency service personnel who plan to provide rescue services. The 34-hour class will be hosted by the Friendship Fire Company in Harpers Ferry starting May 19 at 8 a.m. The class will meet May 20, May 26 and May 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Books are available for use in the class at no charge, or can be purchased for $65. Course fee is $30. There is no prerequisite for this class. For details, visit the website or contact Dave Plume at

Student receives scholarship: Stephen Scott, of Jefferson High School, received a $1,000 college scholarship this year through Comcast’s annual Leaders and Achievers program. The scholarship program provides $1000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools, and who serve as models for their fellow students. Since the program’s inception there have been over 17,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $17.2 million

Show Choir Camp: The Blue Ridge Show Choir Camp will be held from June 18 through June 22 in the Jefferson High School Auditorium. The camp will consist of two sessions: 9 a.m. — noon and 1 — 5 p.m. The morning session is for 6th – 12th grade students and the afternoon session is for 9th — 12th grade students. The cost is $100 for one session and $150 for both sessions. For more information and a registration form,

Youngsters + theater: Shepherdstown’s Full Circle Theater Company is expanding its Young Actors Theater Lab, with special workshops, summer camps in genres ranging from Shakespeare to puppet theater, plus other events designed for children from age 5 through 18. Details may be found at or organizers may be reached by email at

Kodály offerings at Shepherd: The Shepherd University Department of Music is offering Kodály courses this summer. Kodály Level I, Kodály Level II, and Kodály Level III will take place July 2 through 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Frank Center. The daily schedule includes musicianship, ear training, sight singing, pedagogy, folk song literature, and special topics, including conducting, folk dance, instruments, and choir. The courses are available for graduate credit for both degree and non-degree seeking students. The Kodály Method is an approach to music education that was developed in Hungary during the mid-20th century. At the heart of the Kodály Method is his belief that music literacy is the right of every human being. Kodály stressed that anyone who is capable of reading language is also capable of reading music. For registration information, contact Gonzol at 304-876-5225 or, or visit

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