3 cheers for the Oakland Mills High cheerleaders!


January 11, 1994|By NATALIE M. HARVEY

Under the direction of coach Robin Page, the Oakland Mills High School cheerleaders enjoyed a great year of competition.

In November, the Junior Varsity Squad placed second at the Central Atlantic Regionals for National High School Cheerleading Championships and received a bid to attend the nationals in Florida this year.

Last month, the Varsity Squad placed third and the Junior Varsity Squad placed fourth at the Friendly High School Open Invitational Cheerleading Competition, in Prince George's County.

Next week the JV will compete in the Maryland High School State Championships, Regional Competition, at the University of Maryland in College Park.

There have been individual achievements for squad members, too.

April Page and Imani Myles, of the varsity, will compete for $15,000 in scholarships in the All-American Cheerleading Performance Team at the Hula Bowl in Hawaii this month. The event is sponsored by the University of Hawaii and Playtex Corp.

April, an OMHS senior, has twice been named an All-American Cheerleader by the National Cheerleading Association. Varsity Squad members are: captain, April Page; co-captains, Stacy Knight and Sara Miller; with Shante Adams, Jackie Coakley, April Derby, Kim Hamilton, Bronzwyn Hunt, Kristi Knight, Imani Myles, Jennifer Rodriguez and Ebony Silver.

Junior Varsity Squad members are: captain, Sonia Baum; Co-Captains Katja Ericsen and Lateefa Myles; with Jennie Christensen, Becky Christie, Lauren Duke, Liz Foglia, Stephanie Hall, LaDeva Harris, Lynae Harris, Becky Hartman, Kathy Linehan, Kerri Misiaszek, Kain Neperud, Gina Newsome and Amber Wilson.

Members of both squads maintain a 3.0 grad point average.

Coach Page, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, is as busy as the students. She is a sign language interpreter at Centennial High School.


St. John the Evangelist Church is holding a Parish Pasta Dinner, Sunday, Jan. 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oakland Mills Meeting House in Oakland Mills Village.

Plan to have a "cook's night out" for family, neighbors and friends.

Information: 964-1434.


Volunteers are invited to a meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Oakland Mills Meeting House to learn how they can help one Saturday a month at "Our Daily Bread" kitchen for the homeless in Baltimore.

Information: 964-1434.


Don't be a "couch-potato."

Here are a few suggestions for winter indoor entertainment and/or self-improvement in East Columbia: "As Time Goes By" is the title of the current Maryland Printmakers Exhibit, through Feb. 6, at the Columbia Art Center Gallery in Long Reach Village Shopping Center.

Information: 410- 730-0075.


Artist Yifel Gan will demonstrate Chinese brush painting Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Jan. 20, curator Lee Wills will talk about "Pursuit of Exhibition Opportunities" at 7 p.m. Information: 730-0075.


Thursday is the date of the "All Middle School Party" for Howard County Middle School students at the Columbia Teen Center, at the Barn in Oakland Mills Village.

Admission is $3 to enjoy an evening of dancing, ping-pong, foosball, pool and free munchies from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m..

Information: 992-3726.


The Columbia Womens' Gym at the Supreme Sports Club is offering Self-Defense Seminars during January and February. Package Plus members are charged $30; other members, $50.

Package Plus members can also take advantage of a free "Personal Program Design" that measures current fitness baseline and designs an individualized fitness program with equipment instruction. Cost for other members is $25.


Tomorrow, "First-Time Moms" will hold its first meeting at Amherst House' Macgill Room at 2 p.m.

The group plans to meet every Wednesday for six months.

Bring your baby and a bag lunch and enjoy exchanging ideas and experiences.

Information: 410-381-9600.


And, Oakland Mills High School's Student Government, 313-6945, and Hammond High School's Senior Class, 313-7115, are selling 1994 Entertainment Books that have coupon savings for sports, restaurants and entertainment.


The food donation barrel at Oakland Mills Meeting House was provided by the Giant Food store and is coordinated by members of the Columbia Baptist Fellowship.

Nonperishable food can be left in the barrel any day of the week when the building is open. Buy "twos" when shopping and leave some of your purchases at the Meeting House.


Last week's snowstorm brings to mind a Howard County law -- snow must be removed from private sidewalks within 48 hours of falling.

It's the law but it's also a courtesy to the neighborhood and self-protection against lawsuits.

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