Student creativity recognized with annual Reflections awards


March 22, 1995|By LARRY STURGILL

Several West Columbia elementary school students received pTC awards in Reflections, the PTA Council's annual contest for creativity in literature, music, visual arts and photography.

The winner of the music category for kindergarten through third grade was Megan Bondhus of Bryant Woods Elementary School. With her win at the county level, Megan is now eligible for the state competition. Second place in the music category, grades 4-6, was awarded to Andrew Lee Weisman from Clemens Crossing Elementary School. Brandon Harris from Bryant Wood Elementary received an honorable mention in visual arts for grades 4-6.

All participants received an Certificate of Achievement from the Howard County PTA.


Rhona Schonwald, a Dorsey's Search resident, recently received the "Juror's Choice Award" at the Winter Juried Art Exhibition in Annapolis. The event was sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art.

Ms. Schonwald has been painting in oils, sculpting in clay and casting in bronze for almost 10 years. Her entry, "Throne of a Garden Princess," consisted of an old mahogany chair and arrangements of dried flowers resting on a bed of fungus and moss.


Some of Howard County's most talented student musicians will be performing in the Columbia Orchestra's annual Young People's Concert on April 2 at Howard Community College. The concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Smith Theatre.

Students compete for positions in the 38-piece orchestra.

Junior division piano participants include Paz Luncsford of Harper's Choice Middle School and Naomi Feldman of Wilde Lake Middle School.

Senior division instrumentalists include Karen Brown, Nicholas Lee and Jared Salisbury, all of Atholton High School.

The director of the Young People's Concert is Kathy Ferguson, who will also conduct the orchestra through classical favorites.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be purchased at the door.


Next weekend, the Columbia Figure Skating Club will present "The Sound of Music." It will be the 21st Annual Spring Ice Extravaganza, and the 100-member cast will present full production numbers, scenes and vignettes adapted from the original Broadway musical.

Fourteen West Columbia skaters will appear throughout the 16 scenes of what promises to be a spectacular production.

Kelly Aronoff, Sonja Lilley, Jamie Schub and Lindsay Sperling dance in the hectic storm scene. Sonja also portrays a puppet, and Jamie also skates in the "So Long" scene. Alicia Brands and Kendra Terry are in both the convent scene and in the soul-stirring "Climb Every Mountain" scene. Alicia is also in the "Something Good" scene. Anne-Laure Eliasson and Erin Nard dance in "Going on Seventeen" and "Something Good." Lauren Havery and Michelle Reinhardt skate in "Confidence in Me." Lauren is also in the "So Long" scene. Kate Klukas skates in the overture and the "So Long" scenes. Kelly Lilley and Debbie Schub dance in the "Do Re Mi" scene and portray puppets in other scenes.

Performances are scheduled April 1 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and April 2 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Columbia Ice Rink Office in Oakland Mills Village Center. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children (12 and under); children age 2 and under are free. For more information, call 730-0322.


The St. John Baptist Church, in Wilde Lake Interfaith Center will celebrate its 24th anniversary this Sunday at 11:45 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, dean of the master's program and professor of church and society at New York Theological Seminary. In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Trulear is a writer and associate editor of the magazine Black Sacred Music. He also serves as associate pastor of Community Baptist Church of Love in Paterson, N.J.

Music for the celebration will be provided by the combined St. John Baptist choirs. The St. John Baptist Church Drama Ministry also will present excerpts from the comedy play "Slabtown District Convention." A buffet will come after the celebratory service.

Those who wish to attend may contact the church at 992-6977.


Don't forget to head for Wilde Lake High School at River Hill tomorrow, Friday or Saturday to see the Wilde Lake High School Drama Department's exciting stage production of James Lapine's award-winning Broadway musical "Into The Woods."

Curtain time is 8 p.m.

Tickets are only $5 and are available in advance by calling 313-6969 or 730-1089.

Tickets also will be available at the Wilde Lake Box Office, which opens at 7:30 p.m. before each performance. Group rates are available with advance notice.


Sarah Bui, a fifth grader in Kristi Whiteside's class at Deep Run Elementary School, was honored last week by the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council for a poem she wrote, "Dare to Discover . . . Peace":


Dare for what?

Something to cause war

and hate?

Something to

encourage drugs

and anti-Semitism?


Dare to discover a world

that sheds no blood,

no hatred,

no crossfire.

Dare for us,

for the world's


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