Student takes part in state leadership seminar

NEIGHBORS

April 25, 1994|By PHYLLIS FLOWERS AND PHYLLIS LUCAS

Chris Benson of North County High School participated in the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Foundation's (HOBY) 1994 Maryland Leadership Seminar at the Columbia Inn in Baltimore.

HOBY is a national organization established in 1958 by actor Hugh O'Brien to seek out, recognize and develop the leadership potential of high school sophomores. The Maryland Leadership Seminar, held annually since 1978, builds leadership skills through a series of workshops and discussion groups. Students learn from leaders from the fields of business, government, education, science.

A Business Leaders' Luncheon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and a tour of the Information Superhighway courtesy of Bell Atlantic's Chesapeake Training Facility were some of the special events attended by Chris, who is the son of Jim and Sharon Benson.

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The Arundel Singers, a group of devoted and talented local men and women, will present its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Be sure to attend Math Family Night at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Several events are planned, including a math magician.

* Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, the first schoolwide Art

Exhibit/Opening Night will take place. Refreshments will be served.

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Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School news: People still are needed to serve on the PTA Executive Board and the Citizen's Advisory Council for the 1994-95 school year. If you are interested, call 789-8500.

* The annual Book Fair will take place this week. Students will receive a brochure with prices and titles prior to visiting the Book Fair.

* Congratulations to Mitch Burns for winning second place in the eighth-grade Earth-Space Category at the County Science Fair. The project was called "Can the Concept of a Black Hole be Taught Through Photographs?"

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North County High School news: Congratulations to eleventh-grader Terry Gilleland for being named the student member of the county Board of Education.

* Congratulations to the Varsity Cheerleaders! They returned home from the Eastern Cheerleaders Association Championships in Williamsburg, Va., with a second-place trophy. There were 31 qualifying squads from eight states competing in the varsity division. Team members Jackie Snyder and Shannon Wentz were selected, based on their skill and enthusiasm, to cheer at the 1995 Hula Bowl.

* An orientation for private school students and their parents will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

* Good Luck to band and band-front members as they travel to the All-American Music Festival in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday.

Looking for a place to sell all your spring cleaning treasures? The

Brooklyn Park Health Association will sponsor a Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Rent a 10-by-10 space for $5. The center also is looking for donations. Call 222-6620 for more

information.

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Arundel Improvement Association news: Community Advocates for Senior Opportunities and Services (C.A.S.O.S) will resume their Monday night "Games Night" at the AIA Hall, 705 Cross St. There will be games and prizes for members and their guests. Proceeds benefit senior programs. For more information, call 789-2192.

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Harbor Hospital Center news: To help area residents understand the new additions to Maryland's Advance Directives legislation, Harbor Hospital Center has designed a special brochure, entitled "Exercise Your Right: Put Your Health Care Decisions in Writing." If you, or your loved ones, are considering your choices about life-sustaining treatments, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), you should obtain a copy of this free booklet. It contains documents for the Living Will and Advance Directives, including Appointment of a Health Care Agent and Health Care Instructions. The hospital also offers special presentations on Advance Directives to area churches and community groups. For a copy of the Advance Directives brochure, or more information about the Speakers Bureau, call 347-2563.

* Just a reminder that the hospital will kick off an evening indoor walking program, "Hike at Nite," from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Glen Burnie Mall. The free event will include blood pressure checks, cholesterol and Diabetes Alert screenings, fitness and stretching instructions and line dancing by Country Classics. In addition, registrants for "Hike at Night" will receive free T-shirts, key chains, membership cards and merchant discounts. Drawings for a trip, dinner and first-aid kit will be held. For more information, call 347-2563.

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The Belle Grove community will sponsor "Community Clean-Up Day" Saturday. Trucks will be picking up yard waste at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Everyone is asked to pick up trash in the community.

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