SYKESVILLE — Fairhaven Continuing Care Retirement Community recently had its fifth annual Parent and Student Open House to recognize high school student employees.
The students are eligible for the Fairhaven Scholarship Program, which was established for students who have worked at the facility for one or more years. The student employees, their parents and residents of Fairhaven attended the event.
The following students were recognized as being eligible for scholarships: Jennifer Bachman, Brian Connors, Sharlena Deiterich, Miles Haroldson, Cathy Hobbs, Christopher Holter, Bill Kerner, Joseph Krywucki, Christopher Norris. Also Maurice Rioux, Manuel Rivera, Anthony Sauerhoff, Keith Seal, Christopher Sheeler, Aimee Spafford, Kenneth Sybert, James Waters, Robert Weber.
Presentations were made to the scholarship recipients by James I. Melhorn, Fairhaven president; YerbyHolman, president of the Residents' Association; and Kathy Hardesty,vice president of operations.
Residents of Fairhaven later conducted tours of the facility for the parents and students and served refreshments. Fairhaven has 55 high school students, representing 18 percent of the staff, employed within the food service and nursing departments.
THEY'RE CELEBRATING THE EARTH
CARROLLTOWNE -- Third-graders at Carrolltowne Elementary dug, planted and mulched on the school grounds April 28 in celebration of Earth Day andArbor Day.
The planting of seedlings, trees and flowers was the culmination of a science unit in the third grade, adding some color and future shade to the school grounds.
Pine seedlings, trees, flowers, topsoil and mulch were donated to help the third-graders in theirgreening attempts.
These businesses donated materials:
* PerinPlants -- one flat of petunias and one flat of marigolds.
* Dick's Lawn and Garden Center -- one silver maple tree.
* Rolling Hill Farm and Gardens Inc. -- one white pine tree.
* Dixon's Flowers Inc. and Greenhouses -- one sugar maple tree and two tulip poplar trees.
* Eldersburg K mart -- mulch, topsoil and planting accessories.
* National Forestry Service -- pine seedlings.
* Shawn and Kevin Carter -- one dogwood tree.
HOMEMAKING HAS CHALLENGES
WESTMINSTER -- Members of Westminster High's Future Homemakers of America club won first-place trophies at the "Accept the Challenge" annual state conference in Hagerstown, Washington County.
Advisers Beverly Mooreand Joan Harrington accompanied the five students at the event, during which they demonstrated their skills and projects completed this year.
The club also won a trophy and $100 as a NutraSweet 100 percent Community Service Award Maryland winner. It received the title, "Chapter of Excellence."
Participating students were:
* Senior Theresa Miller and junior Susanne Robinette presented the All-Star Project, about the chapter's work with children with muscular dystrophy.
* Senior Michael Bowles entered a video and discussed his work with Robert Moton Elementary students in James Bullock's motor development class for the Little Friends category.
* Senior Holly Ward entered a gold vest with black trim in the Clothing Event. The project had been completed with the help of her clothing class teacher, Judy Geiman.
* Senior Mary Grimm participated in the Consumer Decisions category.
Students competing in the All-Star Project, Little Friends and Consumer Decisions categories are eligible to compete on the national level, July 7-11 in Washington.