Carroll teen in Australia for horse competitions
Linda Fahnestock, 14, who lives near Hampstead, arrived Sunday in Brisbane, Australia, where she will represent the national Pony of the Americas Club at two horse shows, said her mother, Karen Fahnestock.
Linda was selected to participate in the exchange with the Australian Paloosa Pony club after a nationwide contest judged on riding, an interview and an essay.
She will spend a week touring the Brisbane area with five other students selected to represent the club from around the United States, Mrs. Fahnestock said.
Linda sold handmade earrings to raise money for her trip, and the Maryland Pony of the Americas Club held a fund-raiser.
Area residents also contributed $600 toward her expenses, Mrs. Fahnestock said.
North Carroll student to participate in forum
Joy Edwards, an eighth grader at North Carroll Middle School, is the state winner of the RespecTeen "Speak for Yourself Contest."
Because her letter to Congress was selected from 12,000 nationwide entries, she will be participating in the RespecTeen National Youth Forum that will take place in Washington, D.C., April 24 to 29.
The National Youth Forum gives students an opportunity to experience the legislative process and to share ideas with decision makers in government.
* Manchester: Manchester responded to an auto fire on Park Avenue at 2:27 p.m. yesterday. Units were out for 19 minutes.
* Hampstead: Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia of Baltimore County responded to a furnace fire on Fairmount Road at 3:44 p.m. yesterday. Units were out 18 minutes.