Autumn's order spurs busyness, especially at Glenelg High WEST COUNTY -- Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon

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September 23, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

Autumn arrived yesterday at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday. The poet Keats called this time of year the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness." I like its color and orderliness. Around here, it's also a time to be busy with many things, including school.

An important school in our community is Glenelg High School, a place where the staff has plenty of student success to crow about.

Did you know that 54 percent of Glenelg High School students earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better?

Or that Glenelg's graduating seniors received more than $1.8 million in scholarships last spring?

In all, 53 percent of the graduating seniors earned a Maryland State Certificate of Merit diploma. That means that they carried an accelerated academic course load, and did it well.

And 83 percent of the school's recent graduates continue their education at a college or technical school. Glenelg students' average SAT scores remain above the county, state and national mean. The attendance rate is more than 94 percent, and the dropout rate is only 1.1 percent.

Glenelg's sports teams win awards by the bushel. The school boasts champions at many levels in track, field hockey, soccer, cross country, basketball and baseball, including some state championships. And the music department and marching unit win awards at local, state, and national competitions.

At Glenelg High, they are succeeding with flying colors.

Greg Sarau, president of the Glenelg High School Boosters Club, announced that the Boosters Club just had its most successful membership campaign in the history of the organization.

How did they do it? They now declare that anyone who promotes or has an interest in Glenelg High School is a member. No membership fees or applications are necessary. Since it's easy to boast about the school, we all must be Boosters Club members.

The Boosters' Club works to provide funds for all academic, athletic and cultural activities at Glenelg High. This year, members are selling retail certificates worth face value at participating stores. It works like this: If, for example, you buy $50 worth of certificates, the store passes some of that money to the Boosters Club and you get $50 worth of store credit. Everyone's a winner.

Participating stores include Giant, Safeway, Valu Foods, Hecht's, Woodies, Pace, and Pizza Hut. There is a weekly order and delivery system at the school.

Call Sue Stup at (410) 997-8075 for more information or to sign up.

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Autumn is the time of year that the Dayton Rod and Gun Club starts its annual Turkey and Ham Shoots. Every Sunday from Oct. 3 through Dec. 5, the club will have a shoot beginning at 1 p.m.

The target shooting with 12-gauge shotguns is open to the public.

You may come to watch, or shoot to win a ham or turkey.

Refreshments available include hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas. The club is at 5082 Greenbridge Road in Dayton.

Call Paul Brown at 531-3238 for more information.

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In autumn the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League is in full swing. It's a beautiful sight to watch colorfully dressed players and their families come and go on the fields at Bushy Park Elementary School and Glenwood Middle School.

This week, there is an extra draw at the schools. Girl Scout Troop 1046 is sponsoring a yard sale in front of Bushy Park Elementary from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Many families have already signed up to sell their treasures, but it's not too late for you to join the sale. Exhibitors may arrive as early as 8 a.m. Bring your own table. A space is $12.

Besides the yard sale, the Girl Scouts will have face painting and they'll sell refreshments. You may purchase hot dogs, sodas, or baked goods. They will take orders for Girl Scout cookies, which they will deliver to you in a couple of weeks. They also take orders for Christmas wreaths.

Call Pam Wright at 489-5157 or Amy Burns at (301) 854-6673 for more information. The scouts will place the money in their account for a summer trip to Yellowstone National Park.

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If you are between the ages of 7 and 18, and are looking for fun, friendship, and many interesting things to do, join the Glenelg 4-H Club. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Their activities include bread making, crafts, photography, visual presentations, sewing, woodworking, bicycling and raising small pets.

Boys and girls are welcome to join. You may call Sylvia Popkin at 531-5502 for more information.

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Autumn is a pleasant time of year for craft fairs. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department is selling tables for its Oct. 30 Craft Fair. This event will be at the fire station at the intersection of Routes 108 and 32 in Clarksville.

Tables are $10. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call Annie Cooney at (301) 854-2889 or Emma Howes at 531-3984 for a reservation.

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Vivien Rutz, an experienced and professional preschool teacher, will plan and direct a program for preschool children, including some infants, at Lisbon United Methodist Church as soon as she enrolls eight mothers and their children.

It's a "Mother's Morning Out" program. Children will play, learn and socialize for three hours in a small group. They will have a snack and eat lunch at the end of the morning fun. Moms will

help Ms. Rutz on a rotating schedule. This program is open to children of church members and to others. The fee is $1 a week. Information: 489-4246.

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