Glenelg High drama students reliving '50s this weekend in ** 'Rebel Without a Cause'


November 30, 1995|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DO YOU REMEMBER poodle skirts, neck scarves, pegged pants and blue suede shoes? This weekend Glenelg High School's drama department will take you back to the '50s with performances of "Rebel Without a Cause."

Tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., you can see Luke Reinke and Erin Dalton, Mark Daugherty, Kara Laws and Michael Schwartz star in the exciting drama.

Ron Oaks has again produced a first-class play with a talented cast and crew, including Jamie Hill and Jeb Johnston as Buzz, the "bad guy" with a touch of sensitivity. Mr. Oaks and his stage crew have produced sensational sets, and while the crew changes them between acts, you'll have a chance to tap your toes to '50s music.

Brian Pirrone, playing acoustic guitar, will accompany Kathleen Dwyer as she sings familiar tunes. Brian, Samantha Johnston, Jeb Johnston and Joe Taylor collaborate on the Ricky Nelson song "I Was a Fool." Tom Koyeas, who graduated from Glenelg in June, will return to the school to sing "Lonesome Town" and play acoustic guitar.

The production features three choreographed songs, including "Rock Around the Clock." It's a serious play with lots of music and dancing.

Tickets are available from cast members or at the door for $6. Call 313-5528.

Honored student

Kim Morrill of Dayton is one of Glenelg High School's finest. The senior honor student is captain of the drill team and is in her second year in the National Honor Society. Even with three days a week practicing for drill team and a part-time job, Kim has maintained a 4.0 average in high-level classes since her sophomore year.

Recently, Virginia Tech accepted Kim into its College of Engineering, her first and only choice for college.

Cindy and Jim Morrill are rightfully proud of their daughter.

Volleyball champs

Glenelg High School's varsity volleyball team earned the state 2A championship Nov. 18.

The girls on the 12-member squad, led by coach Marlene Janis, (( display championship stuff off the court, too. The team accumulated a grade-point average of 3.44 during the first quarter of the school year.

Seniors Elisa Davidson, Kara Laws, Cara Franklin and Michelle Miller; juniors Bonnie Kressler, Andrea Marks and Carrie Fulton; sophomores Vicki Bennet, Pam Goldberg, Amber Reig and Kim Laws; and freshman Jamie Bullock make up the roster. Fred Talentino is the assistant coach.

Latin lovers

Latin may be a dead language in some places, but it's alive and well at Glenelg High School, thanks to the efforts of Mary Anne Staley. Mrs. Staley teaches five sections of Latin at the 100-student school.

Students such as 10th-grader Jay Gelletley of Dayton enjoy Mrs. Staley's approach to teaching Latin. "She makes it seem like fun. We do different things in her class, like learning about culture, watching videos and playing games," Jay said.

Mrs. Staley recently received the 1995-1996 Washington Post Grants in Education Award on Ancient Latin Literature in the High School Latin Curriculum.

Holiday bazaar

When Pat Swanson of Woodbine first introduced me to the Lisbon United Methodist Church Holly Bell Bazaar, she said it was the Bloomingdale's of church bazaars. She was right. Take time Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to shop at this festive holiday place. You'll find wooden toys, crafts, baked goods, handmade candies, beautiful Christmas decorations, floral arrangements and pet presents.

Roland Swanson usually supplies delicate stained glass ornaments and lovely hanging snowflakes for the event. Bring the youngsters for pictures with Santa, and let them create a make-and-take project while you shop. Bid on items from the silent auction, and stay for a bountiful homemade lunch.

The church is next to Lisbon Elementary School on Route 144, just east of Route 94 in Lisbon. Call 442-2539.

4-H registration

Karen Rynarzewski says that now is the time to join 4-H for 1996 activities. If you are interested in an agricultural project (beef, sheep, swine, goats, vegetable gardening, horticulture, entomology, etc.), the Daisy Agriculture 4-H Club welcomes you. Call 442-2089.

Santa's Scouts

What do you do with huge bags of wooden wheels, axles, vehicle bodies and blades? The girls in Junior Girl Scout Troop 144, based at Bushy Park Elementary School, put them together to form 200 wooden helicopters.

Before Thanksgiving the 11-girl troop, led by JoLynn Minema and Cathy Hibbert, assembled the choppers, learning to hammer, glue and assemble toys. Tomorrow, they will oil the toys and deliver them to the organization Wood to Wonderful.

That group will distribute the helicopters to youngsters at a Head Start holiday party. The fifth-grade Scouts from Troop 144 will serve as elves at the party, passing out gifts and refreshments.

Horsing around

Kathleen Schwartz invites you to join the Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) crew in a cheerful holiday party tomorrow from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Christie's Restaurant in Mount Airy.

Ms. Schwartz, president of DEFHR, reports that the 6-year-old rescue operation has taken in more than 150 horses. All the proceeds from the fifth annual event will be used to benefit abused and neglected horses.

Admission at the door is $7 and a present for the horses. You'll enjoy a buffet, cash bar and the music of Steel Rose.

Information: (301) 831-7095.

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