Liberty honors Bailey and Centofanti


March 21, 1995|By SHERRY GRAHAM

The PTSA at Liberty High School presented its highest award of Honorary National Life Memberships to Shelley Bailey and Chris Centofanti last week.

Both women were recognized for their many years of devoted service to the students at the South Carroll school.

Mrs. Bailey has been Principal Robert L. Bastress' secretary for 15 years. She is known to be a real student advocate and for attending just about every school event. A real motivator for teachers, staff and students, Mrs. Bailey can be described as Liberty High's best and most enthusiastic cheerleader.

Mrs. Centofanti, the mother of three Liberty High grads, has served on the PTSA board for the past nine years. She is the first vice president and previously served three years as the board's president. Mrs. Centofanti also is an officer in Carroll County Council of PTAs and is a member of Liberty's school improvement team.

Mrs. Centofanti was lauded for her concern and devotion to the students at Liberty.

Seven years ago, she initiated and still chairs the After Prom Party for students, even though she no longer has children attending the school.


First- and second-grade students at Freedom Elementary were treated to some great storytelling when Natalie Pilcher, a teacher and storyteller from Peabody Preparatory, visited the school.

In a story called "Camels and Dragons and Bears, Oh, My!," the children learned about peer pressure and how teasing someone can backfire. They also learned the importance of pursuing goals despite obstacles.

"Timeless Tales of Everywhen" provided the children with an introduction to global folk tales and made them aware of the richness and diversity of our collective heritage.

The PTA at Freedom will also sponsor a storyteller for the children in the school's upper grades.

Thursday, Linda Fang will share colorful stories, costumes and props from China as she demonstrates the Chinese people's use of wit and humor to help them overcome difficulties and bring about justice. Information: 795-0848.


Holy Spirit Lutheran Church is sponsoring a blood drive Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Appointments can be scheduled to make the giving easier and more convenient. The church is at 2205 Old Liberty Road. Information: 795-6333.


The Nature Center at Piney Run Park is sponsoring a workshop for schoolteachers, naturalists, camp counselors or anyone who teaches environmental education. The workshop will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to anyone 16 and older.

Participants will receive a copy of the Project Wild curriculum guide upon completion of the workshop. For more information, call the center at 795-6043.

Anyone 14 and older is invited to attend an Easter basket workshop today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the nature center. The cost is $10 for center members and $12 for nonmembers. Information: 795-6043.


All area girls interested in learning to play fast-pitch softball are encouraged to register at the final registration April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carrolltown Center.

The Sykesville Slammers program is open to all girls ages 8 to 18.

The teams will play in a tricounty, noncompetitive educational program where all who register will play.

For more information, contact Larry Robinson at 795-8407 or Bill Withrow at 795-4943.

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