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Griffin heads for Dublin Steve Griffin, band director at Eastern Guilford High School, will travel to Dublin, Ireland, March 15-22 to observe the annual St. Patrick's Day festivities.

The Irish Tourist Board of Dublin invited Griffin and other band directors and marching bands to the event to promote American interest in holiday.Griffin, who conducts the marching band, concert band and jazz ensemble, has been a band director for 11 years, three of the years at Eastern Guilford.

Friends School gets grant New Garden Friends School has received a $5,000 grant from the Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Foundation.

The funds will allow the school to continue focusing on recycling and roadside cleanup efforts in the Greensboro area. The grant also will be used to help with the Clean Sweep Trashathon, a communitywide cleanup and recycling event April 21 being held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Eart Day.

Farrar appointed Sean Farrar, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Farrar of Gibsonville, has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point through the office of Congressman Howard Coble.

Farrar is an honor student at Eastern Guilford High School with a 3.9 grade point average. He is salutatorian of the senior class and a member of the National Honor Society. He played football and baseball all four years at Eastern Guilford and was tri-captain of the football team this year.

He is score keeper for the wrestling squad, captain of the High I.Q. team, a member of the Pep Club, Latin Club, Junior Classical League and the Wildcat Club.

Spanish for tots Beginning next fall, students at the kindergarten level will have the option of learning everything in Spanish at two local elementary schools.

Jones and Morehead Magnet Schools of Cultural Arts and Foreign Language will house a foreign language immersion program duing the 1990-91 academic year. Students in the program study the regular curriculum, but all instruction is provided in Spanish.

The Greensboro Public School system will hold an informal meeting on the immersion program at 7 p.m. March 28 in the central office board room at 712 N. Eugene St.

For more information, call Antonia Monk at 370-8239.

Staff attends workshop The Ragsdale High School newspaper staff recently attended the Piedmont Journalism Workshop in Charlotte.

During an awards ceremony, Ragsdale news editor Chris Steighner won first place for best editorial and center spread editors Carrie McCann, Christine O'Connor and Molly Hodgin won third place for best center spread layout.

Tiger Prowl co-editors are Amy Long and Mark Gage. Staff advisor is Jo Ellen White.

Science day set Pleasant Garden Elementary School had an Adventures in Science Day March 2. There were 22 exhibits and presentations in the gymnasium.

All kindergarten through fifth-grade students visited the exhibits and presentations. Presenters included three representatives from Ciba-Geigy; Dr. Gerry Madrazo, science coordinator for the Guilford County Schools; and Mary Kerns, environmentalist and former science coordinator for the system; and local parents.

Kay Cheek, parent volunteer and former science teacher, coordinated the event.

Appalachian Day held As a culminating activity for their unit on N.C. Appalachian culture, fifth-grade academically gifted students at Allen Jay Elementary School recently participated in Appalachian Day.

The students, dressed as mountaineers, presented individual research projects, sampled mountain foods, performed traditional music on the dulcimer and clogged. The activities were videotaped for viewing later by the entire school.

Participating students were Laurie Meadows, Deidre James, Audie Tucker, Lucas Meindl, Ashley Landrum, Michelle McCallum and Kris Grubb. Their teacher is Marcia James.

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