JEFFREY CARE was one of 350 National Scholars who attended the six-day National Young Leaders Conference last week in Washington.
The Linthicum Heights resident met leaders and news makers from the three branches of government, the media and the diplomatic corps as part of the program, "The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today."
The participants, all high school students, were chosen based on leadership potential and scholastic merit. Jeffrey, a junior at Mount St. Joseph College High School, participated in several leadership skills activities. In one, "If I Were President," students played the president, members of the Cabinet and representatives from Capitol Hill responding to an international crisis.
The program included welcoming remarks at the House of Representatives and a panel discussion with journalists at the National Press Club. Scholars visited foreign embassies and received policy briefings from government officials.
The conference culminated in a "Mock Congress," in which scholars assumed the roles of U.S. representatives in debating, amending and voting on proposed crime legislation.
The National Young Leaders Conference is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education organization. The council was founded in 1985 and is committed to inspiring young people to leadership.
Jeffrey is the son of George and Brenda Cares. He has a brother, Greg.
The North County High School Cheerleaders are having a fund-raiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Cromwell Roy Rogers Restaurant. Twenty percent of the profits will benefit the Knights' treasury.
The North Glen Improvement Association is sponsoring a Casino Night fund-raiser from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the association hall, 303 Wellham Ave.
Anyone over age 21 is invited to try their luck at blackjack, poker, keno, dice and much more.
For information, please call 761-5391.
Turkey and ham dinner
The Altar Guild of St. John Lutheran Church is having a turkey and ham dinner Saturday, with the proceeds benefiting the Building Fund. The meal will be served continuously from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The cost is $10 or $5 for children age 5 and under. No tickets will be sold at the door. Reserve your tickets by calling Ann Cramer at 437-3897.
Scholastic Book Fair
St. Philip Neri School is having a Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today through Nov. 19 in the school's new library.
Hardback books, paperbacks and posters for all reading and interest levels will be for sale. This fund-raiser will help buy books and computer equipment for the new library.
The library is in the modular building behind the school. The old library has been converted into a classroom to accommodate the growing enrollment at St. Philip Neri.
The library celebrated its grand opening recently. The program was led by Monsignor Francis X, Zorbach. He was joined by 565 students, their teachers, Doris Musil, assistant superintendent of Catholic schools, county Councilman George Bachman, Principal Terry Baker, Home-School Association President Bob Newcomer and association Treasurer Dennis Lonchena.
Concert of sacred music
"The Alleluias," a 44-member choir, will present a concert of sacred music at 4 p.m. Sunday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.
"We would like to share with the community this ecumenical choir that brings its talents and faith to the concert," said Nancy Gaston, a member of the church's Music Committee.
There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be taken.
The church is at 200 School Lane. For information, call the church office at 859-0990.