The Wilde Lake Village Board has selected two new teen representatives to serve the remainder of the 1994-1995 term.
Alexandra Griffin, a sophomore at Wilde Lake High School at River Hill, joined the board to pursue her interest in government, learn more about the governmental process and become more involved in community affairs.
Miss Griffin, who is an honor student, is also on the Executive Board of the Student Government Association.
The other representative is Meaghan Kyle, also a sophomore at Wilde Lake High School at River Hill. She joined the Village Board because she feels she can make a valuable contribution by injecting her ideas and presenting the opinions of her fellow students.
Miss Kyle, who is the president of her sophomore class, is also an adviser representative to the Student Government Association, SGA representative to the Howard County Association of Student Councils and a HCASC parliamentarian.
The Village Board is hoping more student volunteers will step forward to become involved in their community, and help with community events. If you are interested, call 730-3987, or stop by Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center.
In June, Wilde Lake High School students Dan Bendor and Neel Desai, along with Christin McHenry of Glenelg High School and Ambereen Quraischi of Oakland Mills High School, were selected to participate in a summer mentorship program sponsored by Howard County General Hospital. Thirty applications were received from Howard County high school students.
Under the guidance of Dr. Harry Oken, chairman of the department of medicine at Howard County General Hospital and an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the mentorship program was established to learn the challenges and complexities of community health research.
Originally, the mentorship program was to have only one student, but, because of the unexpected volume of applications and quality of talented applicants, the program was expanded to allow four students. It is interesting to note that all of the students' chosen plan to become physicians.
The program began with the students entering into discussions to chose three community research topics. Selected were: high radon levels and their risks; hair salon sterilization practices; and the value of a public awareness campaign to discover cases of skin cancer.
During the summer, the students gathered data and began to understand that research takes a lot of effort because of the many problems encountered.
When school began this fall, the students decided to continue their research project during the school year.
Chiropractor Dr. Joseph Del Rosso is again a sponsor of the Angel Tree Program, which provides new Christmas toys for children whose parents are in jail, prison or otherwise incarcerated for the holidays.
Unwrapped toys, suitable for children ages 4 to 8, may be taken to Dr. Del Rosso's office at 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 402, no later than Dec. 16.
In exchange for participating in the Angel Tree Program, those who bring in a newly purchased toy with a sales receipt will receive a free consultation visit, including a complete exam and X-rays.
For more information, call Dr. Del Rosso's office at 964-0837.
The Dorsey's Search Women's Foundation, together with a teen committee, will collect coats for this year's Coats for Kids drive.
Members of this year's teen committee are: Aaron Altscher, Allison Altscher, Natalie Bietry, Amanda Brewer, Adam Chambers, Brandon Fitchett, Ryan Gielen, Chip Harrison, Natalie Hoover, Kim Kirkpatrick, Laura Nelson, Joey Pajardo, Debbie Ray, Emily Rothschild, Jen Sigler, Suzan Song, Zack Ward and Tony Yeo.
All coats collected will be cleaned for free by Cleaners Plus in Dorsey's Search Village Center and then distributed to needy children throughout the Columbia area. Those wishing to donate warm coats in usable condition, can call 730-4005 or drop them off at Linden Hall in Dorsey's Search Village Center.
A young adult choir is forming at St. John Lutheran Church in the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.
Young adults, ages 14 to 30, are welcome to come to the next rehearsal Monday. Subsequent rehearsals will also be Monday evenings.
Call 730-8765 for additional information.