Elementary students explore, expand breadth of knowledge

NEIGHBORS

November 30, 1993|By VICKI WELLFORD

Students looking to broaden their knowledge are taking courses through the county school system's Explore Program.

The courses are administered through Anne Arundel Community College and the students are recommended by their teachers.

The following students from Waugh Chapel Elementary School completed classes as part of the Explore Program:

Beginning computer, Aaron Holmes and Jed Johnson; Espanol para, Jeremy Fenton and Daniel Haberman; Math Attack, Kathleen Ferner; Micro Problem Solving, Katie Wiersema; Chesapeake Bay, Dustin Gulden, Edward Nowottnick and Craig Roberts; Printmaking, Daniel Bell; Wetland Ecology, Aaron Holmes; Micro Problem Solving, Daniel Haberman; and Forensic Chemistry, Sarah Gearhart and Megan Centineo.

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Heartlight Aerobics is a program designed for elementary school children.

Children can work out to the latest music with their friends while building confidence, leadership ability and other social skills. Increasing physical fitness levels, endurance, coordination and flexibility are among the goals of Heartlight.

Heartlight is being held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting next Tuesday at Odenton Elementary School.

The cost for the eight-week class is $20. Children should dress to dance and exercise; athletic shoes are required.

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MacArthur Middle School students Thomas Hughes, Sang Kim, Sun Kim and Noelle Kumpost represented the math team at the Maryland Mathalon competition held at the school Nov. 6.

In the first round, students competed individually on a written test. Team member Sang Kim received an award for finishing 13th out of nearly 200 participants.

The second part of the contest involved mixed teams of math students from schools across the state. They were given engineering problems to solve in 20 minutes with limited supplies such as straws, cards, paper clips and paper. Sun Kim received a first-place ribbon in this part of the competition.

The Mathalon, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Education and the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, encourages competition and cooperation among middle school students as well as creativity in problem solving and fosters enjoyment of mathematics.

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The Talent Machine is back on stage with "Holiday Magic."

This is the perfect show for the family -- a lively revue of seasonal favorites, filled with enough song and dance to put even Scrooge in the Christmas spirit.

The cast consists of 40 local youngsters ages 8 to 18. Local cast members are: Jodi and Ashley Adkins from Gambrills; Karen Zucco from Odenton; and Chris and Ian Kennedy from Laurel.

Directed and choreographed by Bobbi Smith, with musical direction by Jill Sharp-Compton, the show will run Dec. 10-12 and Dec. 17-21 at the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Tickets are $9 per person with a rate of $8 per person for groups. For more information and reservations, call 956-0512.

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United Nichols-Bethel Methodist Church participates in the Christian Assistant Program (CAP) by giving food baskets at Christmas.

Each year, CAP also supplements the baskets with toys, but the need continues to grow.

If you would like to share in this project, toys and gifts for children -- especially for young teens -- may be taken to the church by Dec. 19. Toys should be new or in very good condition. Do not wrap the gifts; put them in a bag labeled "CAP Toys." Donations of money, while acceptable, mean that someone has to go out and buy toys.

The plan is to distribute 300 Christmas baskets Dec. 23 to needy families who have registered with the program. The cost per basket is about $15.

The "Love Offering" received during Sunday's service will be used to help buy the food baskets.

Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church is off Route 175, Odenton.

For information, call 674-2272.

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A reminder to the business community: The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and the Crofton Chamber of Commerce Holiday Business Connection is Dec. 8.

The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Walden Golf Club, 1500 Riedel Road, Crofton. Admission is free.

To make reservations, call 672-3422.

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