Lunches to cost more in school cafeteriasWhen Howard...


June 21, 1993

Lunches to cost more in school cafeterias

When Howard County schools reopen in the fall, middle and high school students and all teachers will spend a little more to purchase lunch in the cafeteria.

At a June 10 meeting the county school board voted to raise prices to keep up with the rising cost of running the cafeterias.

The price of a regular middle or high school lunch will increase from $1.25 to $1.35, while the cost of the high school "super lunch" or "coach's corner" will jump from $1.75 to $2.00. The cost of an adult lunch will go from $1.65 to $1.80, without beverage.

Lunch for elementary school students will remain unchanged at $1 and a half-pint of milk will continue to cost $.25.

During the 1981-82 school year lunch prices were from $.70 to $.95.

The board said the price increases were needed to cover an additional $100,000 in benefits for food service workers, approximately $85,000 in annual pay increases and an expected 7 percent to 8 percent increase in the cost of food, supplies and equipment.

UMBC honors Howard residents

Nine Howard County residents were honored during the recent University of Maryland Baltimore County Varsity Awards Banquet.

Loren Siebert, a Fulton resident who graduated from Atholton High School, was named Outstanding Male Scholar Athlete. The senior maintained a 3.90 grade point average while carrying a double major in computer science and mathematics.

Captain of the men's swimming and diving team, Mr. Siebert is the first UMBC student to earn a Marshall Scholarship to study at the University of Manchester in Great Britain for the next two years.

Brent Nickles, a Columbia resident who attended Centennial High School, received the Third Annual Retriever Club Scholarship award. A junior, Mr. Nickles is a member of the UMBC baseball team.

Team most valuable athlete awards went to the following: Adrian Washington of Columbia and Oakland Mills High, men's outdoor track; Don Augustin of Columbia and Centennial High, men's cross country; David Miller of Columbia and Centennial, men's swimming; and Anna Butler of Columbia and Centennial, women's swimming.

Unsung hero honors went to Columbia residents Matt Daab, a Wilde Lake High graduate and Liz Flynn, formerly of Oakland Mills. Mr. Daab played men's tennis while Ms. Flynn was on the women's swim team.

Jan Ilenda, an Ellicott City resident who attended St. Francis High in Ohio, was named most improved player for women's tennis.

College program targets middle, high schoolers

Howard Community College is offering a variety of short summer classes for students in middle school and high school from July 6 to Aug. 20. Classes are offered in morning and afternoon sessions for one to two weeks.

Middle school classes include Math Puzzles, Science Experiments, Speed Reading for Students, Vocabulary Enrichment, Practicing Poetry, Publishing Poetry and Short Prose, Creative Writing and Sign Language.

Other courses include Preparation for High School, Archaeology and Native American Culture, Leadership Skills for Students, IBM Software Applications, Computer Keyboarding, Appleworks Applications and Typing.

Offerings for high school students include Research and Study Skills for Students, Creative Writing and Preparation for the SAT.

Costs range from $75 to $150. Information: 992-4810.

HCC students honored at banquet

Forty-five Howard Community College students were honored recently for outstanding academic, service and athletic achievements at the school's 16th annual awards banquet.

James Ostmann of Lusby received the 1993 Gay C. Heitlinger Award. Criteria for this honor are grade point average, dependability, improvement in the administration of nursing care, involvement in civic and college activities and a positive, helpful attitude.

For the second year in a row, John Cockey of Laurel received the Peer Tutor Award for his tutoring in electronics, technical science and math.

Ravi Petwal, who works in the college library, was named Student Employee of the Year while Christie Walker received the Lab Assistant of the Year Award. Both reside in Ellicott City.

Columbia resident Alvi Lim won the Wall Street Journal Award which honors an outstanding business or accounting student.

Awards based on academic achievement and extracurricular activities were presented to the following: Carol Metzger, Laurel, Health Sciences; Earl W. Reddell, Baltimore, English/Foreign Language Student; Diane Page-Gladney, Columbia, Humanities; Stephanie Scoville, Dayton, Science Achievement; Steve Tolkacevic, Columbia, Technology Career; Eric Albertine, Annapolis, Mathematics Achievement; Jennifer Poch, Columbia, Social Science; and Amy Weaver, Hanover, Social Science Career.

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