Annual awards banquet honors organization, members new Miss 4-H and Mr. 4-H are named


March 25, 1996|By Lois Szymanski | Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE ANNUAL 4-H Volunteer and Youth Awards Banquet was March 17 at Martin's in Westminster. More than 360 people turned out to honor 4-H, an organization with 1,200 youth members in Carroll County.

With more than 700 volunteers and 50 clubs, 4-H is one of the largest youth organizations in the county. Before the program was over, the new Miss 4-H and the new Mr. 4-H were named.

As Wray Mowbray of Carroll County Bank and Trust (sponsor of the award) read a quote given by the new Miss 4-H in a preliminary interview, Rebecca Dowsley listened intently. As she began to recognize her words, her face took on a glow. The

crown of Miss 4-H, which had been held by Amanda Boyd, was passed to Miss Dowsley.

The 1995 Mr. 4-H, Mac Bair, had the honor of handing his crown to the new Mr. 4-H, brother Ross Bair. Also named were new 4-H ambassadors: Jason Watt, Jen Brothers, Tammy Robrecht, Rachel Dyky, Amy Gesell and Melissa Miller. The 1996 Alternate Miss 4-H is Amy Davidson, and the 1996 Alternate Mr. 4-H is Jeff Painter.

The 4-H Volunteer Family of the Year is the Denton Boyd family. Members were honored for their continual support of the 4-H program.

New Junior Ambassadors are: Jennifer Bassler, Jessica Boyd, Rebecca Bradley, Tim Cole, Laura Gibson, Emily Hester, Jessica Hester, Amy Petkovosek, Christina Ramirez, Katie Sterling, Danielle Wilmsen, Jeremy Withnell and Sarah Zimmerman.

St. Nicolai Concert at WMC

The Youth Choir of St. Nicolai from Einbeck, Germany, will perform at Western Maryland College tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Baker Memorial Chapel. The free concert is open to the public.

The children's and youth choir of St. Nicolai Lutheran Church was founded in 1980 and has more than 100 active members, ages 4 to 23. The touring group is composed of the older members from Einbeck and seven nearby villages.

The choir traveled to the Netherlands in 1991 and Poland in 1993. This marks its first visit to the United States.

Western Maryland College is one stop on a tour that includes nine other performances at churches and colleges in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

Information: Mohamed Esa, (410) 857-2462.

Poet at WMC

Poet Elaine Upton will give a reading of her works at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in McDaniel Lounge at Western Maryland College.

Ms. Upton, a professor at the University of Maryland, is author of "Children of Apartness," a collection of poetry. Much of her work was inspired by her experiences living in Africa.

The free reading is sponsored by WMC's English department and the offices of multicultural student services and college activities. It is part of celebrating Women's History Month.

Pub Date: 3/25/96

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