Congratulations to 15 National Merit semifinalists ELLICOTT CITY/ELKRIDGE


November 09, 1992|By JEAN LESLIE

Our kudos go to the 15 Ellicott City high school scholars who were named National Merit semifinalists for 1993. Surely they have put in many hours of hard work to earn this honor and they deserve our praise.

Sam Leishure of Centennial High School's Guidance Department informed me that students qualify for the honor by having scored in the top half of 1 percent of Maryland's secondary school seniors on a standardized test.

They then become part of a pool of 15,000 high-scorers across the country. Maryland is traditionally one of the highest-scoring states.

Students from Mount Hebron High are: Timothy Cookson, Alex Harman, Qamar Schuyler and Sung-jun Woo; from Howard High, Scott Matheson; from Centennial High, Alison Chen, Wendy Couchoud, Lisa Hsieh, Elizabeth Hung, Brian Kulak, Jeffrey Lindon, Timothy Lord, Douglas Song, Roslyn Thomas and Tina Wong.


Tom Sankey, drama coach for Mount Hebron High School, has announced the cast for this fall's play, "Godspell," which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the school.

Zach Kulis will play the lead role of Jesus.

Supporting actors will be Jill Antonishak, Marloe Apelman, Greer Colvard, Melissa Cook, Heather Davis, Kristen DeGrandis, Mac Dwyer, Andrew Farrell, Kelly Hetrick, Min Kim, Jethro King, Elisabeth Marinelli, James Watkins and David Wisniewski.

"I'm really pleased with the kids," notes Mr. Sankey. "They're having a great time." The play is completely student-produced.

Other Mount Hebron staff members involved with the play include Lynn Broderick, who is choreographer, and Kittye Wright, the school's vocal teacher, who is directing the music.

"Godspell," a musical that presents a contemporary version of the life of Christ, will have a 1970s theme.

Sets will include a chain link fence against a white backdrop.

For ticket information, call the school at (410) 313-2880. A general admission ticket costs $5.

On Oct. 25, Cub Scout Pack 361, under the leadership of De Leader Dwight Clark and Assistant Scoutmaster Jack Guarneri, visited Sharp's Farm in Glenwood for a hayride and pumpkin picking.

Fifty-nine Scouts with accompanying family members were treated to a lecture on bee farming.

They celebrated autumn by petting the farm animals and picking their own popcorn in the fields.

Scout leaders, I enjoy hearing about your activities, but you are harder to find than other community leaders. Give me a call and let me know what you're doing!

The early holiday bazaars have started. Here are two that shopromise of good times and good bargains:

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department is holding its fifth annual Christmas at the Station Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Featured are 30 area craft makers.

The bazaar will be held at the Fire Department at 6275 Old Washington Road in Elkridge.

Parents, don't forget to bring the little ones to see Santa arrive by fire truck at 11 a.m. Pictures can be taken with Santa.

For more information, call Cathy Pryor at 379-0315.

Rockland United Methodist Church, at Old Frederick Road anChapel Avenue in Ellicott City, is also holding a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday,

Under the direction of chairwoman Janice Phelps, the bazaar will feature crafts for sale such as novel seasonal decorations, dolls, angels, fancy baby bibs, painted jars and small arrangements.

A white elephant table will sell used items, and a bake table will sell homemade goodies.

The sale also will feature crafts made by residents of Frakes, Ky.

The United Methodist Church runs an Appalachian mission at Henderson Settlement in Kentucky.

Rockland Church has previously sold the Kentucky crafts with much success.

All proceeds of mission craft sales return directly to the mission.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The menu includes homemade turkey salad or barbecue platter, five kinds of homemade soup, and barbecue sandwiches or hot dogs.

For more information or directions, call Lorraine McShane at 465-3024.


Here's a chance for parents to leave the kids at home and dance the night away!

From 8 p.m. to midnight on Nov. 21, the Mount Hebron Viking Backers are throwing a "Back to the '50s" dance at Ellicott City's Lion's Club.

In addition, there will be a wheel of chance and a 50-50 raffle. The cost of the dance is $15 per person, with proceeds going to the Viking Backers to support student extracurricular activities.

About 200 community members are expected to attend.

For tickets, call Ellen Kartisek at 461-5834.


I appreciate the help of Eddie Encina of Howard High School and Helen Suh of Mount Hebron High School in acting as liaison between their school and The Sun.

Each is a member of the school's student newspaper staff, and is sending school news as it happens!


The date of the next meeting of the Mount Hebron-Orchards Neighborhood Association has been changed from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 to accommodate speaker availability.

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