BETHESDA — Jenell R. Rinehart, 18, was crowned 1991 Maryland Miss Teen during the 13th annual contest at the Holiday Inn-- Bethesda Hotel Ballroom.
The daughter of John and Sharon Rinehart of Taneytown, she competed against 65 girls age 13 to 18 from all over the state. Each contestant contributed a minimum of 12 hours to a volunteer service of theirchoice.
She received a $500 cash scholarship, 4-year tuition scholarship to one of three campuses of the University of Maryland system, Dale Carnegie Course scholarship, a self improvement/modeling scholarship to the Barbizon School of Modeling in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, and an expense paid trip to represent Maryland at the national finals of the Miss Teen pageant in Kansas City, Mo. Rinehart also was given the Volunteer Service and Personal Interview awards during the competition.
She plans to attend the University of Maryland School ofAgriculture in the fall and major in genetic research. She wants to be a veterinarian.
Rinehart was the 1990 Maryland Farm Queen and 1991 Carroll County Dairy Princess.
"Reading is Fundamental" servesas the national pageant charity organization. In recent years, more than 70,000 hours of time and $100,000 in donations have been contributed to RIF, the March of Dimes and other charities through the efforts of Miss Teen contestants and pageant officials.
FINKSBURG -- Terri Lynn Bower, the daughter of Thomas and Judy Bower, earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
An accounting major, Bower was a member of the Investment, Accounting and Women in Businessclubs as well as the Student Senate.
She also was a member and officer in Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and attended its national leadership conference in St. Louis.
She is a 1987 graduate of WestminsterHigh School.
TRUMP GOES TO INSTITUTE
HAMPSTEAD -- Mark W. Trump, son of Wayne and Ethel Trump, will be one of more than 350 youth scholars attending the 63rd annual National Institute on Cooperative Education July 22-25 in Charlotte, N.C.
He is being sponsored for the trip by the Maryland Council of Farmers Cooperatives.
Adults, young farmers and youth from the United States and several foreign countries will attend the institute, which is sponsored by the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives in Washington.
The National Institute is the largest annual educational event devoted to cooperatives. Thisyear, more than 85 program activities and 100 nationally known speakers will focus on the theme "Cooperatives Committed to Quality."
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives is a trade association serving the legislative and educational needs of U.S. agricultural cooperatives. Its members include more than 90 percent of U.S. marketing, supply and credit cooperatives with a farmer membership of nearly 2 million.
JAPANESE STUDENTS ARRIVE
WESTMINSTER -- Six students from Japan have arrived at Western Maryland College to begin several weeksof intensive English-language classes before starting their first semester as WMC transfer students this fall.
The group hails from Nagasaki Wesleyan Junior College, with which Western Maryland established a student exchange program in 1988.
Nagasaki students have journeyed to WMC before, but the new arrivals represent the largest single group to date. They will live in on-campus residence halls and follow degree-seeking courses of study.
The five women and one man, all but one in their early 20s, were feted by college officials and representatives from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce in a specialluncheon on campus Tuesday. Kyoko Date, Mariko Watanabe, Tamie Nakamura, Chie Uchiyama, Kenji Ano and Yuuko Sonoda were welcomed by WMC president Robert H. Chambers, as well as by Helen Utz, executive director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, and other campus officials.
Utz presented the students with certificates of greeting, wishing the students good luck in their educational and cultural pursuits. Carroll County literature and tourism information also were distributed.
"These students represent the wonderful ambition of two very different societies to share in our great cultural and intellectual wealth, to celebrate all that we have and can build together," Chambers said.
"I hope every person in the college community and beyond has a chance to meet with our international travelers, and that we all come away with a heightened appreciation for the things that bindus together -- the need to know, the need to connect, and the need to renew ourselves and our surroundings. Let us welcome them with warmhospitality."
The students from Japan are only part of what is anunusually large number of international students coming to the WMC campus this fall.
More than 30 students are scheduled to arrive from countries all over the globe, including China, Sri Lanka, Peru, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Ethiopia, Spain, Brazil, and a half-dozen others.