Teens can vie to be hospital 'extern'

NEIGHBORS

March 30, 1994|By LARRY STURGILL

The Department of Medicine at Howard County General Hospital has announced it will offer a summer "extern" research fellowship to a local high school student.

Any student completing his or her sophomore or junior year this spring is eligible to apply.

The competition is sure to be tough, but this is an outstanding opportunity and everyone interested is encouraged to apply.

The student who's selected will work on a medically related research project under the direction of Dr. Harry A. Oken, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and chairman of the Department of Medicine at HCGH.

In addition to providing a youngster the opportunity to work with Dr. Oken and his staff, the eight-week appointment carries a $500 stipend.

Interested students should forward their resume and most recent grade transcript to: Karen J. Nicholson, medical staff coordinator, Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044. All applications must be received prior to May 15.

For additional information, call Ms. Nicholson at 740-7544, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Dorsey Hall Garden Club received several honors last week at a Martin's West banquet sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc.

Ellen DeCaro says the club won the Civic Project Award, and the Youth Involvement and Development Award for their planting project celebrating the 25th anniversary of Northfield Elementary School.

They also received an honorable mention for their Dorsey Hall Garden Club Yearbook.

Those interested in information about joining the club are invited to call Karen Carter, at 750-3135.

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Cub Scout Pack #615 held its annual Pine Car Derby last Wednesday in the gym at Running Brook Elementary School.

Winners in the Beginners Class were: Che Miller (1st place), Matt Rockwell (2nd place) and Spencer Lean (3rd place).

Winners in the Experienced Class: Chris Hayes (1st place), Nick Rockwell (2nd place) and Ean Saltzman (3rd place).

The Best of Car winners: Che Miller (1st place), Adam Fisch (2nd place) and David Taylor (3rd place).

The pack also is pleased to announce that following boys have earned their Weblos badges: Tommy Farley, Martin Gitt, Spencer Lean, Benjamin Schwartz and Brian Wolzozski.

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River Hill Garden Center will be holding its Spring Open House Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to lots of good buys on plants just in time for the spring planting season, there will be activities for children and adults alike.

For example, the kids can have fun potting a strawberry plant, and learning how to make butterflies, while mom and dad slip off to sample some delicious gourmet soups.

There also will be a Spring Flower Show Contest. Entries to the contest have been submitted by students from Running Brook, Swansfield and Longfellow elementary schools. The contest entries will be on display at River Hill Garden Center throughout the week.

The winners will be selected Sunday and will receive a total of $150 in merchandise from River Hill Garden Center for their respective schools.

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"Have Black Belt, Will Travel" is the catchy slogan of the well-known self-defense seminars designed specifically for women by martial arts instructor, Sharon Sirkis.

Ms. Sirkis will bring her popular class to Linden Hall, in Dorsey's Search Village Center, on Tuesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In this age of parking lot muggings and carjackings, the popularity of Ms. Sirkis' self-defense program has grown tremendously.

Ms. Sirkis has recently appeared on the G. Gordon Liddy radio talk show, and Channel 13's morning Eyewitness News, with hosts Don Scott and Marty Bass.

The seminar cost is $45, and enrollment is limited.

To register, or to obtain more information, call 730-4005.

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No matter how much you read beforehand, or how much advice is given by family and friends, first-time moms invariably will discover that the best information on the do's and don'ts of early motherhood comes from other first-time moms.

New mothers are invited to bring the baby and a lunch to a new First Time Mom's Group which will meet at Kahler Hall, in Harper's Choice Village Center, on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning April 4.

To register, call Jackie Green, Kahler Hall program coordinator, at 730-3888.

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