Oakland Mills High School is the first in Howard County to meet its goal and receive Apple computers from Giant Food Stores.
Last Wednesday, Ron Caudell, manager of the Oakland Mills Village Giant Food Store, and Brenda Haskell, Giant's coordinator for the Apple Computer program presented computer equipment to the students during an assembly.
The juniors collected tapes worth $69,000; the sophomores collected $36,623 and the senior class turned in $30,145, as of Feb. 17.
The students credit English teacher Arlene Kutz with inspiring the student body's efforts.
Her morning announcement "As The Tapes Turn" was the incentive to be competitive.
Columbia Art Center has announced a series of Wednesday lecture/performance workshops for the month of March in conjunction with the current exhibit, "Realm of the Serpent".
Tomorrow evening, "Scales and Tales" will be presented by the Maryland State Park Foundation and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
On March 23, Kathy McGuire will discuss "Snake Stories and Myths" from the Garden of Eden to St. Patrick's Ireland.
The subject on March 30 will be "Spiritual Snakes", the use of snakes as tools, for spiritual enlightenment, religious practice and moral lessons.
The fee for March and April 7:30 p.m. workshops is $35 for the series; $8 each workshop; $10 at the door.
If you are unemployed or considering changing employment or career, Business Communications Seminars, Inc., can help you.
A BCS workshop, "Writing Resumes and Cover Letters" is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbia Conference Center, 9100 Guilford Road, Kings Contrivance Village.
BCS does not write resumes, but teaches the participant to write a personalized resume and cover letter.
The fee of $38 covers the four-hour workshop, self-assessment exercise, handouts and work sheets and a complete resume review.
BCS also offers its services on site to corporations and organizations.
Declaration of Candidacy forms for village elections must be returned to village offices soon. In Kings Contrivance and Owen Brown, the deadline is Monday.
Candidates in Oakland Mills have to file by Wednesday and those in Long Reach must file by next Tuesday.
Neither ice nor snow prevents Jeffers Hill Elementary School from commending its "Readers of the Day" and "Citizens of the Week".
The honored readers for the week of Feb. 7 were: Ivy Baker, Natasha Dennis, Stephen Sullivan, Charlena Godfrey and Amie Bland.
Citizens of the Week were: Kristen Watson, Jessica Green, Nicole Lazarek, Danielle Berry, Nwando Ekweani and Meridith Conway.
In the week of Feb. 22, the model citizens were: Kara Shea, Whitney Ward, Ashley Conwell, Jessica Rennenkampf, Ryan Chilcoat and Keith Cleveland. The readers were: Paul Concannon, Katelyn West, Robert Wall and Ian Snyder.
The Owen Brown Village Board has announced that it will award a $500 Community Service Scholarship to an Owen Brown High School student.
To be considered, students must submit a list of community service, academic achievement, three letters of recommendation and an essay describing their plans for the future and the school they hope to attend.
Applications are available at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Owen Brown Village; Hammond and Oakland Mills High Schools.
Application deadline is April 15. Information: 381-0202.
Host families are needed for 37 French and Spanish teen-agers for four weeks this summer. The young adults are sponsored by Nacel Cultural Exchanges, a nonprofit organization.
Nacel represents the French "Nacelle" which is the basket of a hot air balloon representing eagerness to learn, willingness to explore another culture and the spirit of adventure.
Nacel, the largest summer exchange program between the United States and Europe, will sponsor 7,000 European and 1,500 American students this summer.
Students' chaperones also stay with area families. Dates for exchange are June 30 to July 26 and July 28 to August 25.
Spring is just around the corner . . . well, maybe.
Now's the time to review your childrens' closets and wardrobes in preparation for selling, or buying, clothes at the Long Reach Village "Kids Clothes Swap", April 23, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Long Reach Village Shopping Center.
Interested in renting a sales table? It's only $17. For table rental and information: 730-8113.
Another sign of spring!
The Columbia Inter-Village Co-Rec Softball League needs players, singles and couples, ages 18 to 99 (although if truly interested, centenarians won't be turned away).
The slow-pitch, noncompetitive games are played Sunday afternoons from May to August. Registration fee is $10 per person or $15 per couple.