Callier named winner of talent hunt contest

NEIGBORS

April 18, 1995|By NATALIE HARVEY

Jacqueline Callier was named winner of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Golden Anniversary Talent Hunt Contest sponsored by the local district's Tau Pi Chapter, held at Stevens Forest Elementary School, Oakland Mills Village, March 26.

Ms. Callier, a student at Centennial High School, will compete in the fraternity's regional contest next month in Syracuse, N.Y.

The local talent hunt is a part of Tau Pi's community service agenda in that it provides an opportunity for contestants to express their talents.

Eleven teen-agers from Howard County schools participated in four categories. First-lace category awards were presented by Omega Psi Phi co-chairmen James C. Carothers and Charles Brown to Shante Renee Adams, Oakland Mills High, vocal; Michelle Willis, Hammond High, art; Miss Callier, drama; and Dana Camille Jones, Mount Hebron High, dance.

The remaining talented contestants were: Lisa Anderson, Hammond High; Ranell Tora Holmes, Wilde Lake High; Janina Weinland, home school; Shana Ladonna Lloyd, Centennial High; Daisy Tillman, Howard High; St. John Blondell, Centennial High; and Nelson Akil, Hammond High.

The event was judged by Nellie Squirrell, Leanna Barnes-Webster, Catherine Miles, Janice Gloster and Ramsey Alexander Jr.

The Tau Pi Chapter is an education partner with Guilford Elementary School. The group sponsors scholarships, provides food for the Food Basket Program, coordinates the Ronald McNair Youth Development Program and assists residents of Lorien Nursing Homes.

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Kings Contrivance village's annual election day is truly a community event involving residents of all ages.

Hammond High School students were involved last weekend in election preparations and will be helping with village elections Saturday as part of their community service project.

Children 12 and under can vote in a special election to decide which fish to sponsor in the National Aquarium's newly renovated coral reef.

There will be fund-raisers all day: a car wash at the Exxon station, a bake sale and face painting at Amherst House and a half-price sale of Kings Contrivance T-shirts and sweat shirts.

Voters will be given free tickets to the Election Celebration, where they can meet the elected officers and enjoy light refreshments from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Kings Contrivance Village Board and staff will miss Sam Stein, who resigned from the board last month.

Mr. Stein has contributed time and effort to his community.

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More than a 100 friends and students held a surprise farewell party for Columbia Art Center Director Marcia Scheeter last week.

Ms. Scheeter, a ceramic artist, taught clay classes at Howard Community College before and since she was named director.

She researched and coordinated art exhibits, seminars, field trips, summer art camps and the center's diversified art and clay classes.

Everyone wishes her good luck in sunny Florida.

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In response to recent interest in special education classes at Stevens Forest Elementary School, parents are invited to register for a five-week course, "Understanding Special Education: Parents and Educators Planning Together" which begins at 7 p.m. April 26 at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City.

A nominal fee, $5, is requested by the co-sponsors: the Department of Special Education, Howard County Public Schools and Parent Educational Advisory Program.

Information: (410) 730-0638.

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Parents of Stevens Forest fifth-graders are invited to attend middle school orientations at the schools their children will attend next fall: Oakland Mills, 7:30 p.m., April 26; Owen Brown, 7 p.m., May 17; Wilde Lake, April 26, 9:30 a.m.

Students may attend and they will meet administrators, counselors and teachers, and have lunch with "pen pals" with whom they have corresponded.

Parents will have to provide their children's transportation, since bus service will not be available.

At Wilde Lake there will be a Gifted and Talented orientation for parents at 7:30 p.m. April 26.

An orientation for all parents will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 4.

Students attending Stevens Forest Elementary from out of district must attend middle schools in their home district.

Information: 313-6900.

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Medical note: Women over age 50 can qualify for free mammograms and examinations at the Columbia Medical Plan, 461-0503, Two Knoll North Drive.

The medical care is offered by the Howard County Health Department, 313-7500, in an effort to provide care for women who could otherwise not afford it and therefore would not be aware of medical problems that could be cured with early detection.

The Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Group, 964-8283, offers free hearing screenings by licensed audiologists whose offices are in Columbia.

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