Severna Park seniors end busy time CENTRAL COUNTY * Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

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June 10, 1993|By JONI GUHNE

Severna Park High School seniors and their families gathere Tuesday at the University of Maryland Baltimore County for the graduation of the class of 1993.

The guest speaker was Dr. Thomas G. McWeeney, a strategic planner for the federal government. Graduates, family and friends also heard addresses from valedictorians Geoffrey Atkinson, Kevin O'Neil and Suzanne Sullivan, and salutatorian Anne Mitchell.

It was a busy time for the seniors as they wrote the final chapter of their high school years.

On May 28, they held their senior prom at Martin's West, followed by breakfast at school sponsored by parents. The chief cook and party-giver was Jean Fresty.

Clearly, it's not been all play for the 384 graduates. Class sponsor Rebecca Atwater, a home economics teacher, says that seniors have earned more than $2 million in scholarships.

"More than 50 percent plan to attend a four-year college," says Atwater. "More than 25 percent a two-year college; and 5 to 10 percent a trade school.

Two graduates will attend the Naval Academy, one the Air Force Academy and three the Merchant Marine Academy.

Class officers Jennifer Zawadzki, president; Oliver Higgs, vice president; Suzanne Sullivan, corresponding secretary; Rachel Kidwell, secretary; and Kiev Tang, treasurer, can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that their work is done.

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Even before Old Mill High School senior Sean Hubert enters Shippensburg State College in Pennsylvania this fall to study journalism and creative writing, the handwriting is on the wall.

The 17-year-old son of Greg and Judy Hubert has enjoyed writing for as long as he can remember. Now, his first play, "Endings," has won third place in a competition sponsored by Center Stage of Baltimore. His work was in competition against 300 entries.

The young playwright says he got great support from the vTC professional actors who urged him to submit his work to other competitions.

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Members of Severna Park United Methodist Church's Volunteers Mission program set sail in May for two very different destinations.

Fourteen men and women departed for a dot in the Pacific Ocean 900 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska, called Unalaska, where they helped build the first United Methodist church on that island. Mel Merritt, leader of dozens of mission expeditions for the Severna Park church, headed the group.

Thirteen others headed toward St. Anne's Bay in Jamaica to help complete an interdenominational youth center. The Rev. Warren Ebinger, who worked in Alaska last year, was the group's inspirational head carpenter.

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If you're 21 or younger, you can't operate a boat in Maryland without a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. Quiet Waters Park will offer the course from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 21, 23 and 28.

Deadline for registration is Tuesday, and a $10 fee is required. Information: 222-1777.

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To help men deal with the loss of a loved one, a free support group for men only, led by male professionals, will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 22 through Aug. 3 at the Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake on Veterans Highway.

Reservations should be made by tomorrow. Call 987-2004.

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