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Date: November 1, 2005
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon 301-251-7952

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Montgomery College, Women’s Bar Foundation to Host Seminar for High School Students on “Preparing for Success,” Nov. 19

Montgomery College and the Montgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Foundation, Inc. are hosting the fifth annual “Preparing for Success” seminar for local high school students, Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, Theatre Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville.

The all-day program is designed for high school girls who plan to attend college or enter the workplace.  The day begins with breakfast and remarks from keynote speaker Susie Kay, who is the founder and president of the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund.  Workshops are designed to help students with resume writing and interview techniques, budgets, staying safe, and becoming independent.  An event tradition, “The Right Look” fashion show, will conclude the program.

The program is free of charge and open to high school students in public, private, and alternative schools, as well as girls in independent living programs. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Free bus service to the event will be provided from several local high schools.  Pick-up at Watkins Mill, Montgomery Blair, and Paint Branch High Schools is at 8:30 a.m.  Buses will also pick up students at Gaithersburg, Einstein, and Blake High Schools at 8:45 a.m.

The “Preparing for Success” program has won two awards, one from the Maryland State Bar Association for “Best Service to the Public Project Award,” and one from the Montgomery County Bar Association to the Honorable Katherine D. Savage for her work in developing this program.

“Preparing for Success” is also sponsored by Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Commission for Women, the J. Franklyn Bourne Association, and the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association.

For registration and other information, log on to www.preparingforsuccess.org or contact Donna VanScoy, Esq. at 301-610-0110.

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