1995 Valentine's Day proposal to result in March 30 wedding


February 08, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DO YOU THINK romance is gone from Valentine's Day? Not so.

Last Valentine's Day, Mike Blackman, elementary school band director and music teacher, popped the question, and Kathy Kull said "Yes."

The wedding will be March 30, and there is sure to be music. Mr. Blackman and Ms. Kull, an engineer, met while playing clarinet in the Columbia Concert Band.

New band members

Meanwhile, eight of Mr. Blackman's students auditioned successfully for the All-County Elementary Band.

From West Friendship Elementary School, Caitlin Nicholl, on flute, Jennifer Griesbach, on clarinet, and Allison Tarricone, on trumpet, will play in the band.

From Bushy Park Elementary School, clarinetist Lindsay Buffinton and oboist Sarah Black will play.

Band members from Lisbon Elementary School are trombonist Brendan Wise, trumpeter Christy Medlock and bass clarinetist Stephen Yuhas.

The young musicians have been practicing for weeks.

On Saturday, 40 of Mr. Blackman's students will be among the more than 600 instrumentalists performing solos and ensembles for judges at the annual Howard County Solo and Ensemble Festival.

The students will play in 17 performances, mostly ensembles.

Students from Glenwood, Mount View and Clarksville middle schools, and from Glenelg High also will perform for judges in competition for the Maryland Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Congratulations to Bryan Stepp of Glenelg High School who was awarded an alternate spot in the prestigious Maryland All-State Jazz Ensemble.

River Hill meeting

More than 300 people attended last week's initial River Hill High School meeting to learn about the new school's schedule.

Principal Scott Pfeifer promises more meetings and reports to answer questions and address concerns about the four-period semester block schedule the school will follow.

Tonight at 7:30, students and parents will be part of a meeting about goals.

Mr. Pfeifer will talk about how the River Hill building was planned and share his philosophy of education.

Participants will view a video on visions and take part in small-group discussions.

The discussions will deal with the questions, "What are our goals?" and "What will make us proud of our graduates?"

Visitors who come early or stay after the formal program will be able to take tours of the building. Call 313-7120.

Parent, student orientations

Parents of eighth-graders soon will be helping their children register for high school classes. It can be a confusing time, but help is at hand.

A ninth-grade parent orientation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Glenelg High School auditorium.

Administrators, counselors and department leaders will tell you everything you need to know about ninth-grade registration.

Parents of students who will attend River Hill High may attend a parents meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 7.

Call Glenelg at 313-5528 or River Hill at 313-7120.

Citrus sale

The fruit may be frozen on the trees in Florida, but the Marching Unit at Glenelg High School still offers fruit fresh from the growers.

This month, you can buy temple oranges, tangerines and pink grapefruits at bargain prices. Order in the school office or through Sharron Pirrone by 3 p.m. today.

Pink grapefruit is are $15 for four-fifths of a bushel or $9.50 for two-fifths of a bushel. Temple oranges and tangerines are available only in two-fifths-bushel boxes for $10.25 and $15.50 respectively. March orders will be due March 7 for pickup March 16.

Dance and auction

Cris Farley reports that efforts to organize a Glenelg High School Booster Club Dinner Dance and Auction are producing promising results.

The event at the Turf Valley Country Club will offer silent and live auctions.

Ms. Farley and her committee will have for sale such items as Redskins tickets, Orioles tickets on the third-base side with reserved parking, four hours of limousine service, reserved seats for Glenelg's graduation with reserved parking, golf at Washington's new Augustine Golf Course, a Circle D membership and a week of camp at Circle D, a week at John Bowman soccer camp, driving school tuition, services at Betsy Ford's As You Like It Hair Salon and more.

The silent auction will feature restaurant meals, brunches, a get-away weekend at Deep Creek Lake, Cal Ripken memorabilia and other enticing offers.

If you would like more information or would like to donate services or auction items, call 854-6308.

The honor society

Glenelg High held inductions recently for the school's National Honor Society.

The students, all juniors, include:

Andrew Ashmore, David Binck, Amy Bonifant, Camey Brian, Lauren E. Brown, Marni Brown, Peter Burch, Margaret Burk, Ryan Buckholtz, Marla Conley, Kelley Cox, Carolyn Flowers, Carrie Fulton, Daniel Green, Grant Greenman.

Also, Carron Griffin, Jason Habert, Joshua Hatmaker, Stephanie Horwath, Holly Hughes, David Irwin, Katie Jones, Denise Karahasan, Elizabeth Kelley, Theresa Kim, Nevin Kumar, Susan Luchansky, Andrea Marks, Meaghan Massella.

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