Rotarians honor Oakland Mills students for work inprograms EAST COLUMBIA

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May 25, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Ellicott City honored Oakland Mills High School students at an awards program May 13.

This is the Rotary's first year as an educational partner of the DTC school. Students who participated in special education aides and student mediators programs at the school were the guests of honor at the dinner, which was provided by Tersiguel's of Ellicott City.

Forty-five SEA students were trained to work with mentally retarded students to provide daily help, instruction and leadership. The 15 student mediators help sort out student disputes. Because of this program, suspensions decreased significantly this school year. After Principal David Bruzga's opening remarks, club President Ann Marie Ketron, spoke about the organization's partnership. Mr. Bruzga and teacher Dorothy Fletcher presented certificates and Joseph Regan, SRC, presented awards and $100 savings bonds.

Personal growth awards were presented to Kevin Martin and Matt LaBlanc for becoming positive role models through involvement. Malik Paredes and Shannon Baruth received outstanding skill awards.

Wendy Mead and Maura Gallagher received "Service Above Self" awards.

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"Hands of Healing" is the theme for the Howard Soil Conservation District's poster contest this year.

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit posters (24 by 36 inches) in various class categories: Class I -- grades K and 1; Class II -- grades 2 and 3; Class III -- grades 4 through 6; Class IV -- grades 7 through 9; Class V -- grades 10 through 12.

Finished posters with name, address, phone number, school and class number attached to back should be brought to the soil conservation office at 9025 Chevrolet Drive, Suite J in Ellicott City by June 7.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners. The Maryland award winner will be entered in the National Association of Conservation District's competition. Information: 465-3180.

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Come on in, the water's fine and, as an added attraction, the Stevens Forest baby pool has a dolphin in it.

True, it's painted, not real, but the water does give it movement. It's all due to the talent of the Oakland Mills Swim Team manager Anne Armstead.

Ms. Armstead's artistic talents are usually put to use in her floral designs at a Laurel Florist Shop. She would welcome phone calls from Oakland Mills parents, neighbors or residents who would like to co-manage the team with her. They won't even have to swim. For information: 964-1179.

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Howard County libraries are participating in the Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Baltimore Zoo. Check out the possible prizes when you check out books on otters, bears, lions and other zoo residents.

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Recycling can be fun! Children, 6 to 9 years old, attending Howard County Library's "Newspaper Fun and Games" will learn how to make newspaper hats and games on June 24 at two

sessions: 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Registration, in person or by phone, begins 10 a.m. on June 10. Information: 313-7880

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"Durable Power of Attorney for Health and the Living Will" will be state Del. Virginia W. Thomas' subject when she speaks to members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys on June 17 at 8:15 a.m. at the Columbia Hilton Inn. Information: Mike Davis, 995-0953.

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Stevens Forest Elementary School's Spring Concert, under the direction of teachers Eileen Bottamiller and Wayne Binder, will be held at Oakland Mills High School at 7:30 p.m. on June 10.

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The Dasher Green Elementary School's staff extend their thanks to the parents who helped with kindergarten registration last month: Regina Kleve, Frances MacIntyre, Patty Stenpeck, Patty Pelszynski, Linda Griffin, Annette Deming, Linda Bowman, Karen Heinly, Carol Reggia, Debra Harley, Alise Boule, Lee Yood, Barbara Cathcart, Margaret Firko and Ruth Walker.

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"Making A Difference," written by Owen Brown Middle School teachers Susan Berrington and Ann DeLacy, was published in the March issue of the Middle School Journal. The article reported on the disparity in education of black students in Howard County and local efforts to help the students.

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Columbia youths who want to improve their swimming skills or who would like the opportunity for extra indoor pool practice should call the Swim Center at 730-7000 for information about CAA Swim Camp and The Competitive Advantage programs.

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