WESTMINSTER — Carroll County Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the Maryland Army National Guard.
He is commandant of the Guard's Maryland Military Academy at Montrose Reservation in Woodensburg, Baltimore County.
The ceremony was conducted by Brig. Gen. Thomas B. Baker, assistant adjutant general, and retired Brig. Gen. James M. Hurley.
CAPTION: RAYMOND E. BECK SR.
Promoted to colonel in Guard
DAY IS STUDYING JUSTICE
FINKSBURG -- Gregory Day, sonof Mr. and Mrs. John Day, recently graduated from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa., with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.
A 1986 graduate of Westminster High School and 1986 wrestling champion, Day wrestled for the Red Raiders, a Division I teamat Shippensburg, until an injury in his junior year ended his career.
He plans a career in law enforcement.
WRIGHT TWIRLS TO TITLE
SYKESVILLE -- Dana Wright, 8, daughter of Robert and Darlene Wright, recently won the title of Advanced Miss CAMA 1991 in the 7-9 age group.
Dana has been twirling for four years and competing individually and twirling with the Imperials Dance Twirl Team for three years under the direction of Marcie Bidinger and Dale Thomas, both of Frederick.
She has received private lessons in baton twirling and modeling for the last three years from Thomas.
The Capital Area marching Association state championships were Sept. 22 in Bowie, Prince George's County.
Dana competed in all required categories to qualify forMiss CAMA.
She placed first in basic strut and modeling and thirdin parade majorette to win her title for the third consecutive year.She was crowned Beginner Miss CAMA 1989 and Advanced Miss CAMA 1990.
Throughout the competing season, Dana won several first and second places, including the title of Miss September in modeling sportswear.
In July, Dana attended the National Baton Twirling Association world championships at Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., with the Imperials Dance Twirl Team.
Individually, she placed 19th out of 68 girlsin the All American Girl Modeling competition.
She competed with the juvenile group, which placed 11th out of 40 teams, and the Tiny Tots, which placed fourth out of 30 teams. The two teams also won the Advanced Juvenile and Tiny Tot grand champion titles at the state championships.
The Tiny Tots also won the Beginner All-East Regional Championships in Aston, Pa.
WOMEN ELECT OFFICERS
WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll County Branch of the American Association of Women has named Donna Gault Grigor as president for the coming year.
Other officers are: Julia T. Hitchcock, first vice president and program chair; Cathy Hartman and Mabel Braune, membership co-chairwomen; Louise Scalzi, recording secretary; Jean Shaw, corresponding secretary; and Jerre Musser, treasurer.