East Columbia

June 07, 1993

County students receive literary awards

The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society presented 29 book awards to county students last week.

Fifteen were nominated by English teachers in recognition of student "promise and achievement." The others were winners in the HoCoPoLitSo's All-County Creative Writing competition.

First-place winners in the writing competition include Ryan McAllister of Oakland Mills High School for poetry; Kenny Lin of Atholton High School for short story; and Daniel Contreni of Wilde Lake High School for personal essay.

Wilde Lake High School featured several personal essay winners: Shirin Sinnar took second place and Jane Jerardi took third. Margot Buff and David Contreni won honorable mention in the short story category.

The third honorable mention winner for short story was Jennifer Haskill of Hammond High.

Atholton High School won six writing prizes, more than any other school. Keeny Lin placed first in short story. Ellen Barth and Cathy Chang tied for second. Amy La Perle was a co-winner for second with Hammond High's Stephanie Rusk. Atholton's Cathy Chang and Kenny Lin also tied for third place in poetry.

Promise and Achievement awards were given to Ashley Gribble and Allison Wexler of Wilde Lake High School; Jason P. Hadley and Kerri Ruttenberg of Hammond High School; Bryan Townsend and Brian Mead of Atholton High School; Erik Volland and Sung-Jun Woo of Mount Hebron High School; Benjamin Adams of Oakland Mills High School; Allison Bielski and Carissa Baker of Centennial High School; and Cheryl Seymour and Terri Senn of Glenelg High School; and Camille Powell and Tiffany Ausburger of Howard High School.

Winners received a book of poetry, personal essays or fiction affixed with a dedication bookplate by calligrapher Sandy Olson.


* Kings Contrivance: 8900 block of Guilford Road: A cleaning woman saw a naked man standing in front a building as she left it about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The man is described as a brown-haired white male, between 25 and 29, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing white socks and white tennis shoes.

* Long Reach: Old Montgomery Road and Tamar Drive: A citizen reported seeing an orange moving van with a red license plate knock over a street sign about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

* Oakland Mills: 5500 block of Bluecoat Lane: Someone broke the right rear window on a 1988 Mazda 626 between 8 p.m. Thursday and 5:30 a.m. Friday, and stole a $650 set of golf clubs.

5400 block of Marsh Hawk Way: A 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass was stolen between Monday and Thursday.

* Owen Brown: 9300 block of Snowden River Parkway: Someone yanked a receiver from a pay phone about 8 a.m. May 27.

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