Mount Hebron High competes in parade and walks away with first-place ribbons


November 20, 1995|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT HEBRON High School has competed in Hagerstown's Alsatia Mummer's Parade for more than 20 years. For the third consecutive year, the students recently brought home the first-prize ribbons, thanks to the efforts of the band units, director Bob Johnston and drum majors Aaron Rader and Amy Straw.

The Mummer's Parade, which includes 120 segments, is the largest night parade on the East Coast. The students walked more than six miles in five hours on a cold October night.

Golden Shoe Classic

Rockburn Elementary School's Golden Shoe Classic, a cross-country run around the school property, culminated a physical education fitness unit Oct. 25.

Students ran track courses required for fitness testing. Scores for each class were averaged, and the fastest class in each grade received a golden shoe trophy to display in the classroom.

Winners of the golden shoe are: first grade, Tarica Thomas' class; second grade, Kelley Glenn; third grade, Grace Minns; fourth grade, Carole Harris; and fifth grade, Ann Bradley.

Girl and boy individual winners for each grade are: first grade, Licia Henry and Eddie O'Malley; second grade, Amilee Smith and Matthew Flick; third grade, Katie Wright and Ronnie Curley; fourth grade, Caroline Lemb and Alex Kapinos; and fifth grade, Tania Koroleva and Michael Flick.

Reunion party

Howard High School's classes of 1940 and 1941 held their annual reunion Sept. 18 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Ellicott City.

Ten of the partygoers had attended school together from first grade through high school graduation: from the class of 1940, Mary Pfeiffer Grimes, Morris Mercer, Ethel Louise Delosier and Frances Sykes Perkert; from the class of 1941, Mae Starr Brooks, Carroll Baker, Grace Pfeiffer Miller, Howard Litchfield, Peggy Curtis White and Clark Meads.

Cheerleader enrichment

Young cheerleaders who participated in after-school enrichment classes at Deep Run Elementary School helped cheer for the University of Maryland's football team Nov. 11.

Deep Run's cheering girls are Amanda Barrett, Julia Broftrom, Michelle Brown, Stacy Calder, Courtny Dailey, Kelly Filipowicz, Karin Gray, Amber Hedrick, Alex Kassir, Amber Knabe, Danielle Kunetz, Nicole Kunetz, Nicki Manley, Kiley Mead, Michelle Menner, Amanda Nines, Ashley Pitt, Jenna Porto, Raeleah Simmons and Jaime Tosh.

Worship service

On Wednesday, First Lutheran Church invites the community to join its Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 7:30 p.m.

The church is at Frederick and Chatham roads in Ellicott City.

Thanks to you

This week we'll pause and take time to give thanks for our many, many blessings.

Here are a few community acknowledgments:

Waverly Elementary School thanks Joan Burdette and Stacy Dispenze, parent volunteers who ran another successful Innisbrook fund-raiser.

Elkridge Elementary School thanks Barry Mehta, owner of the former Elkridge Drive-In, for letting parents park on his property during school events; Sushma Kataria of Baltimore Airport Shuttle, the school's new business partner, for shuttle service to and from the drive-in; and Loral Corp. of Hanover for giving Thanksgiving meals to three needy Elkridge families.

Howard High School thanks the Howard County public school system's print shop for the printing of its newsletter, Mane Events.

Dunloggin Middle School thanks parent Todd Foote and Minolta Corp. for providing the printing and collating of this year's newsletters.

Howard County Conservancy thanks the Chesapeake Bay Trust for a grant that made possible the purchase of hand tools for volunteers' use, stream restoration, tree planting and building an electric fence to protect plantings from deer.

I thank the volunteers in our schools, churches, and civic groups, who put in uncounted hours for their organizations.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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