Glenelg alumnus, now a priest, to give baccalaureate address

NEIGHBORS

May 19, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

The Rev. Kevin Farmer, a 1983 Glenelg High School graduate and the son of John and Rosemary Farmer of Glenwood, is the youngest priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.

At 8 p.m. May 26 he will deliver a nonreligious baccalaureate address to members of the Glenelg class of 1994 in the school auditorium.

The students planned this voluntary part of graduation activities for themselves and the community. Ralph Cullison III, father of graduating senior Ralph Cullison IV, will preside at the baccalaureate, which will be an inspirational time for graduating students to reflect on their achievements and their futures. This event is not sponsored by the Howard County Public Schools or Glenelg High School.

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"Mathematics is the queen of the sciences," said Carl Friedrich Gauss more than a century ago. Math students at Glenelg High School must agree.

The Glenelg High Math Team was invited to attend the regional Capital Area Math Meet in Washington, because of its high scores at eight math meets this year.

Josh Ring, John Habert, Matt Ashmore and Andrea Bedingfield make up the team. Five students from Glenelg qualified for the American Invitational Math Examination, according to math team coach Linda Hartnett. Josh was the school's top scorer, followed by Matt, William Bradbury, John and Brad Jenkins.

Josh received the highest score of any student in Howard County in the annual scholarship exam at the University of Maryland.

His combined scores in multiple choice and free response earned him an honorable mention in that competition.

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"It was a humbling experience," confessed Pam Kafer, after she, her husband, Gus, their sons -- Ryan and Chris -- along with Steve, Donna and Josh Bracken handed out lunches to the homeless in front of Baltimore City Hall on Sunday.

Sunday School students from the Glenelg United Methodist Church brought in supplies and prepared 600 lunches, and the Kafers and Brackens made the deliveries.

For many months the Sunday School children have prepared 60 lunches for the homeless monthly.

This month, they decided to do more. Joan LaHayne and Sue Ellen Polise, who organize the monthly lunch donation, arranged this massive food preparation.

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Mary Cage, who lived in Glenelg for 17 years, invites friends to a memorial service for her husband, William A. Cage, who died New Year's Day.

The Cages moved to Port Orange, Fla., in 1986, and they have kept in touch with their Howard County friends. The service will be held at the Glenelg United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Memorial donations in Mr. Cage's honor may be made to the Glenelg United Methodist Church.

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David Eric Frisvold will attend Wake Forest University next year, thanks in part to a $2,000 scholarship from the Clarksville Lions Club.

David received the Clarksville Lions Club Atholton High School Educational Partnership Scholarship for his academic achievement, his community service while in high school and his positive character.

The Lions Club interviewed applicants for the scholarship, and they were impressed with the students' self-confidence and wide experience, says Diane Fohl of the Lions Club.

This is the second year that the Clarksville Lions Club has awarded a scholarship to an Atholton student.

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Mount View Middle School students are very proud of the playhouse they designed and built this year.

The Victorian cottage-style children's playhouse, which is on display this week at the Columbia Mall, is being raffled off to raise funds to help abused and neglected children through the group, Voices for Children.

Design and construction, under the guidance of teachers Rick Frankle and David France-Kelly, was a total school project.

Several area businesses, including Jeschke and James Interior Design Associates, helped the school produce the playhouse.

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The Cheryl Primrose Nursing Fund is nearly out of money. Mrs. Primrose of Woodbine was paralyzed in an accident last fall. She and her husband, Mickey, need money to pay for nursing care, so he can go to work, rather than stay home to take care of his wife.

To help, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is having a flea market to benefit the nursing fund.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at Union Chapel on Route 97 in Glenwood, church members will sell attic treasures.

If you'd like to donate some collectible clutter from your home, you may call Janice Stanton at (301) 854-6418. There is no table space available, but the church members hope you will stop by the flea market to find something for your home.

If you would like to contribute to Cheryl's nursing fund, make a donation at Citizens Bank in Glenelg or at the St. Andrew's flea market.

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Tuesday was Young Astronauts Day at Glenelg Country School.

After a year of fun and learning, members of the Young Astronauts Club, led by June Frisby, reviewed the year's activities and built and inflated a space bubble.

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