In search of excellence? Check with Atholton students

NEIGHBORS

March 29, 1995|By LARRY STURGILL

The academic achievements of many students and recent graduates of Atholton High School and Wilde Lake High School are testimony to the quality of education provided by both of these excellent schools.

The efforts of some current and former students are recognized below.

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Justin Funches, an Atholton senior, recently won a $2,000 Achievement Program scholarship provided by the Interlake Foundation.

The scholarship was one of 575 awarded to African-American students through an annual academic competition by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. More than 100,000 African-American students nationwide applied for scholarship consideration.

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Atholton High School junior Zachary Tropf was selected as one of Maryland's top 30 high school students for his presentation of a scientific paper at the 4th Annual University of Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

Aaron Brown of Atholton and Guharay Sabyasachi of Wilde Lake won first-place awards at the recent Howard County Science Fair.

The first place award for team studies at the fair was presented to Atholton High School students Katie McGuigan, Ryan Oleszewski and Rhys Zeimer.

Blue-ribbon winners included Atholton high school students Manan Blatt, Jordanna Dworkin, Anthony Fleg, Joe LaMonte, James Presley, Michael Schwartz and Ammann Sidhu.

A team project blue ribbon was award to Jonathan Edwards and Mani Mahjouri.

A number of middle school students were also recognized for their entries in the fair. Team awards were presented to Caren Bloom and Karen Wallis, and Matt Caporaletti, Benn Coffman and Borna Ghaffarian, all from Wilde Lake Middle School.

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On the college level, a number of Atholton and Wilde Lake graduates are making news.

Emily Zamkoff, a 1993 Wilde Lake graduate, was named to the spring Dean's List at Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, Pa.

Mark Iager and Kelly Walsh, both Atholton alumni, were named 1994 Agriculture Scholars at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Stacey Elliott, a 1992 Wilde Lake graduate, was named a Collegiate Scholastic All-American at the University of Maryland, College Park.

David Lubitz, also a 1992 Wilde Lake alumnus, was recently selected to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society. He is attending Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

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"Stars and Strings" is the name of what sounds like a very interesting program to be presented Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Tender Way in Vantage Point.

The program, co-sponsored by the Music as Spiritual Healer Mission Group, the Kittamaqundi Community Church, the Chesapeake Center for Creation Spirituality and Geo-Justice and the Folkal Point, will present a program to explore cultural diversity through music and arts.

Performers include Walt Michael and Bill Troxler playing Appalachian dulcimers; gospel singer Shelly Dorsey-Ensor, with pianist, Eric Byrd; the bluegrass group Jackstraw; singers Jule Scotti Post and Ruth Scotti; poet Linda Joy Burke; and an interfaith children's choir.

The program is free, but donations will be accepted for the benefit of the organization Common Ground.

For information, call 997-4028.

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Hey, Mom! Think you have a toddler who's ready for the big time?

Talbot Kids at The Mall in Columbia is looking for a few good kids to model for a fashion show to be held at Kahler Hall in Harper's Choice Village Center on May 3.

The fashion show is part of a 2 1/2 -hour seminar designed especially for new mothers.

Models must wear at least a size 3T. The selection deadline is April 6.

If you would like your tot to be a model, please call Talbot Kids at 964-2393.

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College-bound students, and their parents, should plan to attend a free college preparation seminar at Kahler Hall April 9 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The seminar comprises several sessions concentrating on preparing for the problems encountered when selecting and entering a college.

College testing will be discussed by Susan Feldman, director of College Prep Studies. Nora Scanlan, Wilde Lake High School guidance counselor, will address college selection. Frederic Siegel, director of admissions at George Washington University will discuss admissions. David Fahrmeier, director of Financial Aid Inc., will present the means of getting financial aid.

The seminar is free. Advance registration is required.

To register, call Kahler Hall at 730-0770.

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