Howard County Education


February 01, 1993

Honor roll students due shopping discounts

Beginning Feb. 16, first- and second-quarter honor roll students at Hammond High School can go shopping at Columbia Mall with their "gold cards."

Fashioned after the American Express Gold Card, the shopping plates will be presented to top students at a school assembly and will entitle them to discounts of 10 percent to 20 percent at 12 participating mall stores.

The "Go for the Gold" program is the brainchild of Hammond Assistant Principal Roger Plunkett, who worked out the agreement with the merchants and arranged to have the cards printed at no charge by American Speedy Printers.

"As we undertake initiatives to improve instruction, such as performance assessments and cross-curricular instruction, incentives such as the gold card are a way to celebrate our success," Mr. Plunkett says.

Participating in the "Go for the Gold" program are the Flower Mart, Sam Goody, Merry-Go-Round, the Gap, Royal Forman Wear, Wavedancer, Pro Image, Elan, Champions Amusement Center, Boardwalk Fries, Jerry's Sub Shop and Walden books.

7 county students in WMC internships

Seven Howard County residents are among the more than 75 Western Maryland College students who are conducting internships during the college's 1993 January Term.

Robert L. Bates, a sophomore English major, is interning at the Gail Bates accounting firm in West Friendship. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Bates of West Friendship.

Jennifer L. Binder, a communications and theatre arts major, is participating in a group survey of the American College Theatre Festival at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. A junior, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Binder of Columbia.

Freshman Angela M. Cook, daughter of Margaret Cook of Columbia, is working at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Columbia.

Brian E. Garfield, a junior communication major, is conducting a reading project with Dr. Robert Weber, professor of political science at WMC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Garfield Sr. of Ellicott City.

Sandra L. Hoelz, a senior psychology major, is assisting in planning and production of the weekly PBS news and current affairs series "To the Contrary" at Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hoelz of Columbia.

Mary A. Krug, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Krug Jr. of Ellicott City, is working as an assistant occupational therapist at the University of Maryland. A junior, she is majoring in physical education.

Lisa A. Taneyhill, a chemistry and biology major, is conducting immunology research at the National Cancer Research Center in Frederick. The sophomore is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Taneyhill of Ellicott City.

Now in its 24th year, the January Term at Western Maryland College is a three-week intersession that provides students and faculty the opportunity to cultivate special interests in depth through classes, internships, travel and independent study projects both on and off campus.

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