High praise for Glenelg's new grads

NEIGHBORS

June 02, 1994|By SALL BUCKLER

"This class has a phenomenal wealth of talent, " proclaimed Glenelg High School Principal Jim McGregor about the Class of 1994, which graduated Tuesday.

Citing the fine arts, drama, choral and instrumental music accomplishments of the class, Mr. McGregor asserted that he has been amazed by the gifts of the group. Class members proved their academic aptness Tuesday with more than 54 percent of them receiving certificate of merit diplomas, distinguishing the recipients as students who have maintained high grades while taking many honors classes.

Individuals and the class assumed responsibilities and became very active in community service projects. Students made major contributions athletically and "displayed outstanding sportsmanship."

McGregor said the parents of the students in this class provided firm values and served as outstanding role models. "I feel blessed that I've been bestowed with this great group of kids, whose futures are so promising," Mr. McGregor said.

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Maryland students must serve in a community service project to graduate from high school, and 38 10th-grade students from Glenelg Country School enjoyed sharing a service project with students from Harbor City High School in Baltimore.

After the students worked at the St. Vincent DePaul Society Thrift Store for a morning, they shared a pizza lunch and discussed their service activities.

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Glenelg Country School students are counting the days until graduation. They began festivities leading to the June 10 ceremony with a breakfast for seniors and trustees of the school at Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant Tuesday.

Tuesday evening was their athletic banquet for Upper School students at Turf Valley, and tonight juniors and seniors will enjoy a cookout at the home of Headmaster Ryland O. Chapman, followed by a rafting trip tomorrow with Mr. Chapman. Graduation is next Friday.

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Boy Scout Troop 702 will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church on Route 216 in Highland. The scouts are raising money for summer camp in the Adirondacks and invite your support.

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Have you noticed the beautiful flowers planted in front of Clarksville Elementary School? Members of Brownie Troop 646 planted them as a service project to help beautify the community.

Laura Wagner, Michele Michael, Victoria Hopkins, Stephanie Haas, Callie Littleton, Kathleen Littleton and Stephanie Michael of Troop 646 were helped by Cari Haas of Daisy Troop 921.

The girls attend Clarksville Elementary School and thank Ten Oaks Nursery, Botanical Decorators and Kendall's Hardware for their donations and River Hill Garden Center for its discount.

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Interesting folks chatting and teaching informally about local environmental issues will highlight the Safe Earth Fair at Glenwood Middle School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

You can get your car washed by energetic seventh-graders, sell your treasures or buy some at a flea market and learn the answers to your questions about composting, Howard County birds and how to handle household waste.

Experts on septic systems, Lyme disease, water and soil control, and gardening techniques will share their knowledge. Animal devotees will enjoy information about the Humane Society and the Horse Rescue Farm.

To top it all off, you'll have a chance to discuss your concerns about the local environment and other matters with County Executive Charles I. Ecker, who will be at Glenwood for a "Chat with Chuck" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Donna Duke's seventh-grade social studies class at Glenwood planned this day for their neighbors and hope you will attend the fair.

There are a few flea market stalls for $10 left for the Safe Earth Fair, and the students will accept donations for the silent auction until the fair opens Saturday morning.

Call Mrs. Duke at 313-5520 to reserve a space, make a donation, or request information.

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Chapelgate Christian Academy eighth-graders will go to Toby's dinner theater for a graduation party today. Eighth-grade graduation is at 7:30 p.m. June 6, in the school chapel.

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One year, my neighbor won the money raffle at the Clarksville Picnic. To her amazement and delight, she won $10,000 by buying one $10 ticket.

Ticket sales for this year's money raffle are under way, and you can purchase tickets after Sunday Masses at St. Louis Church in Clarksville. The picnic begins at 11 a.m. June 25 on the St. Louis grounds.

Nearly 1,000 volunteers are needed to make this annual event a success. The organizers also need donations for the White Elephant sale and for the Silent Auction.

Call the parish office at 531-6040.

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Tryouts for the fall season with the Western Howard County Thunder travel soccer club for boys will be held June 11 at Bushy Park Elementary School.

Call your age group coach: Under 9: Lars Hill 442-5631; Under 10: Michael Hasty 988-9680; Under 11: Ken Boras 489-7039; Under 12: Tom Kuba 442-1247.

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