Library sponsoring lecture, discussion by author Barbara Lee

NEIGHBORS

March 01, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AS MIGHT BE moderately obvious from the fact that I've been writing this column for several years, I have delusions of authorhood -- I'd love to write the great Maryland novel. (I suspect that James Michener beat me to it.)

Like other aspiring authors, I hope to pick up pointers about the process from new Howard County resident Barbara Lee. Her first novel, "Death in Still Waters," takes place in the Chesapeake area.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Savage Library is sponsoring a lecture and discussion by Ms. Lee on how she became a published author. If her telephone manner is any indication, the evening should sparkle with the self-deprecating wit of a talented but realistic woman.

Registration is open . Call the library at (410) 880-5980 for details and directions.

Ice carver

As you are leisurely reading this column over lunch, Brianne Hoe's third-grade classmates are being snowed upon.

Brianne's father is visiting all four Laurel Woods Elementary classes today, demonstrating the frosty art of ice carving.

A braver man than most, Mr. Hoe will let the students enter the name of a favorite animal in a drawing. The name he chooses is the animal he carves. Not content to carve randomly selected animals, Mr. Hoe also will teach the students how to carve a bar of soap. (The principle is the same as carving ice, but a warmer experience for the sculptor.)

In other news from Laurel Woods, fifth-grader Erik Benett was named the Howard County winner of the International Reading Association's Young Author Writing Contest.

Hammond honor roll

Astute readers may remember that last week I commended students at Hammond High School who had made the principal's honor roll by getting a grade point average of 3.75 or above. The list of honorees ran so long that one column was insufficient to call the roll.

Here is the next part of the roll: Shawn Fabian, Alexander James Ferguson, Michael Paul Ferguson, Francis P. Filteau, Emily Michelle Fisher, Jessica Leigh Garlick, Amy Gifford, Gregory Michael Grason, Matthew Green, Daniel Greenberg, Sarah Elizabeth Greenleaf, Karen Amy Greiner, Christina Lee Grimes, Britta Dawn Grothe, Brooke Margolis Hafets, Nathan Stewart Harris, Rachel Kathleen Harris, Amanda Harrison, Peter Haugen, Aatif Hayat, David Jeffrey Heine, Paula Elyse Holzman, Lauren Inouye, Philip Alexander Isacco, Patrick Jameson, Sarah Ann Johnson, Jennifer Leigh Jones, Christopher Kennedy, Kathleen Sara Kennedy, Rebekah Krampf, Holli Christina Lawson, Andrew Lee, Blair Lee, Michelle Lee and Michelle Liss.

We haven't reached the middle mark of the alphabet. Who else appears on this coveted list? Your niece, your barber's daughter? Stay tuned .

Hammond High notes

Hammond's principal isn't the only one to take note of the outstanding achievements of Hammond students: The rest of the world is getting a clue, too.

Be sure to catch the March 30 airing of "It's Academic" at 11:30 a.m. on Channel 13 and watch Hammond students Jeremy Nieporent, Brian Schulman and David Oliver sweep all before them.

Brian, a senior, has just accepted a fellowship with the National Institutes of Health Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Program. In addition to a $2,000 stipend, Brian will attend seminars at NIH and participate in research there.

Talent show

Elaine Wiland and the Hammond High Junior class sponsor a talent show from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 8 in the auditorium. Admission is $3 in advance, $4 at the door.

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