Essay Is Stuff Dreams Are Made Of


Crofton Meadows Pupil Wins King Competition

January 28, 1992|By Sue Haller

To be a dreamer means to have hopes and aspirations of making life better for you and others.

But just hoping for a change is not enough. Act upon your dreams. Do things to make it happen. Give speeches.Gather with others who will help your dream be realized.

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't discouraged by the F.B.I. and otherwhites who did everything they could to stop him. Not even going to prison would keep him from making his dream come alive all over the world.

Some people are just dreamers who wish they could do, or be,something. Other people work to carry out their dreams. When dreamers want to carry their dream out, like Martin Luther King, they do allthey can to put the dream in motion.

Be a dreamer like Dr. MartinLuther King Jr. and make your dream come true, or make a difference.

What you just read was the winner of the countywide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest sponsored by the Links Inc. Annapolis chapter. Robin Birch, a fifth-grader at Crofton Meadows, lives with her mother, Brenda, and brother, Jason, a 10th-grader at Arundel High School.

For her prize, Robin received a ribbon, certificate, trophyand $50 savings bond at a Jan. 20 breakfast sponsored by the YMCA and the city of Annapolis.

Besides writing, Robin has played the cello in the school orchestra and, in her spare time, enjoys reading anddrawing.

Congratulations Robin, you have made your school, familyand friends very proud.


On Tuesday Feb. 4, counselors from Crofton Middle School will be meeting with all fifth-grade students atCrofton Meadows Elementary. The purpose of the meeting is to begin asmooth transition between elementary and middle school.

Students will receive information about pre-registration for next year and getto know some of the guidance counselors. If your fifth-grader is in one of the other schools, ask when they will be meeting with middle school counselors.


The Crofton Athletic Council boys lacrosse program is conducting a pizza fund-raiser for the next few weeks withthe help of Antonelli's Pizza. Members are selling a pizza kit of four pizzas for $19.95.

Orders will be taken by phone, then delivered to your door.

When the phone call comes, please try to help the program. Lacrosse commissioner Chet Hebbel has a lot of great things planned for the boys this year, but some of them can only be accomplished if enough money is raised.

* The CAC needs someone to do their newsletter. As anyone who gets the newsletter will tell you, it is an important part of the programs; without it, you would not know what is happening.

The Cardinal editor is in charge of soliciting advertisements, putting the newsletter together, taking it to the printer and mailing it out. The newsletter comes out about four times a year.

If this sounds like a way you would like to help the CAC, please call Judy Shedd at 721-7643.


Arundel High School's annual baseball card show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road.

Denny Neagle, a 1986 graduate of Arundel High and a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, has given a verbal agreement to hold an autograph session at the show. Admission is $2. Dealer tables will be available for rent at $40.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Maryland state champion Arundel Wildcats baseball team. For information, call Bernie Walter at 674-6500, Ext. 252.


Nominations are being taken though March 1 for all officers of the Crofton Civic Association, the group that runsthe Crofton special tax district. Up for grabs are the offices of president; vice president; secretary; director of operations, maintenance and public safety; director of recreation and youth; director of education and civic affairs; director of planning and zoning; and neighborhood representative for each of the six districts.

Also to be elected are three members of the rules committee.

All terms of office are for two years. To be eligible for an office, you must be at least 18 years old and a registered member of the civic association.

Forms are available at Town Hall or from any member of the nominating and certifying committee: chairman Ed Reilly, vice chairman Cathy Lettis, Sharon Titcomb, Marie Curran and Pat Mumma.


The Bowie-Crofton multiple sclerosis support group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road in Bowie. Psychologist Michael Kahn will address the group.

Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 793-3896 or 721-1537.

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