Teacher Gets Grant

School update

March 29, 1992

GAMBER — Steleane Letras, a fifth-grade Mechanicsville Elementary School teacher, has been awarded a 1992 Personal Growth Grant from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International's Maryland State Organization, Alpha Beta State.

She will use the grant to study voice lessons.

She has been treasurer of Omicron Chapter, the Carroll County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Maryland, since 1986.

Delta Kappa Gamma is the largest professional honorary organization in the world whose primary purpose is the advancement of education and women educators.


MOUNT AIRY -- Mount Airy Elementary fourth-graders will present their spring concert Wednesday.

Thestudents will sing about America in a program designed to

go along with the year-long theme "Read Across America."

The program received the top statewide reading award.

In other school news:

* Eldersburg Elementary students will hear the program "Rock-n-Rhythm" tomorrow.

* Kindergartners from Elmer Wolfe Elementary will visit the Taneytown Library tomorrow.

* William Winchester fifth-graders are presenting "Steamboatin' " Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

* Michael Perich, supervisor of elementary schools, will speak at Wednesday's PineyRidge Elementary "Chat 'n' Chew" about the hands-on science curriculum.


Students from Mount Airy and New Windsormiddle schools were recently recognized for their photographic achievements.

The photographers, winners in each school's contest, willcompete at the county competition.

Mount Airy winners in the sixth grade were Scott Zylka for a life study monochrome print and a landscape monochrome print, Misty Davis for a landscape color print and Christiano Caro for a still life color print.

Seventh and eighth-grade winners were Sean Rayford for a life study color print, Amanda Grace for a life study monochrome print, Kasey Stroup for a landscape color print and Greg Mentzell for a landscape monochrome print and a still life color print.

New Windsor winners were:

* David Chalker, first place in Experimental Techniques, color for fifth- and sixth-graders: "Tree Patterns in Red."

* Miriam Ragula won first, second and third places in Still Life, color for fifth- and sixth-graders:"Christmas Music," "East Meets West" and "Dining Out."

* Heather Arnold won first place in Still Life, black and white for seventh- and eighth-graders: "I'm My Own Best Friend."

* Heather Arnold won first, second and third places in Landscape, black and white for seventh- and eighth-graders: "The Outhouse," "First Snow" and "Churchbell."

* Landscape, color for fifth- and sixth-graders: Brittany Boyer,first -- "Winter Dream"; Megan Roop, second -- "Off in the Distance," and Jenny Smith, third -- "Nature's Beauty."

* Landscape, color for seventh- and eighth-graders: Jennifer Wildesen, first -- "Ode to Fall"; second shared between Jenny Parish -- "Wake Up Winter" and Jamie McComas -- "My Little Corner of the World," and Heather Arnold, third -- "After Bob."

* Life Study, color for fifth- and sixth-graders: Megan Roop, first -- "Don't Bother Me"; Amanda Fleischman, second-- "Something's Fishy," and Rachel Becker, third -- "The Three Supershades."

* Life Study, color for seventh- and eighth-graders: Amy Kirk, first -- "Practice Makes Perfect"; Heather Arnold, second -- "The Last Egg"; Jennifer Wildesen, third -- "A Place in the Shade,"

and Rebekah Plastros, honorable mention -- "Don't You Think I'm Pretty."

Amy Kirk earned best in show.


WESTMINSTER -- East Middle's Treat Others With Equal Respect committee announced their Teacher and Student of the Month.

Gretchen Brownley, a sixth-grade reading teacher, was nominated by her students for her pleasant demeanor and her great sense of humor. Eighth-grader Billy Hackley won for being a hard worker and earning a T.O.W.E.R. card for achieving honor roll or perfect attendance.

Other noted people include:

* David Wetzel, a senior in the Carroll County Career and Technology Center's Warehousing and Materials Handling program, was chosenas Student of the Month.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. David Wetzel of New Windsor, he has maintained excellent attendance and plans to pursue a materials handling job after graduation.

* Seniors Brandon Brilhart of Francis Scott Key, Joseph Goodwin of South Carroll, Kyle Lampron of Liberty, Ronald Miller Jr. of North Carroll and James Stump of Westminster have been chosen as this year's football student-athletes.

* Senior Eric Larson of Westminster High was one of three students chosen from Maryland and 120 in the country to perform with theMusic Educators National Conference National Youth Orchestra.

He will also attend the Tanglewood Young Artist Program in Lenox, Mass.,this summer.

* Senior Christopher Pond of Westminster High was chosen as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

* Brenda Alexander, an English teacher at Liberty High, is one of 5 percent of the teachers in the United States to be honored as an outstanding teacher in the 1992 edition of "Who's Who AmongAmerica's Teachers."

* Eric Conway and Karen Krupinski, science teachers at Sykesville Middle, are Johns Hopkins Space Teachers for the 1992 Space ScienceInternship Program.

They will participate in teacher training andparticipate in a two-week internship with NASA at Goddard Space Center.

* Leo Totten, physical education teacher at Francis Scott Key High, had his article "Safety in the Weightroom: General Safety Considerations for the Power Clean" published in the Maryland Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

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