Teachers and students honored for excellence


March 29, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

KUDOS to the teachers and students who were honored Tuesdayand Atholton also were so honored Tuesday at the Evening of Excellence held at Howard Community College.

Hammond dance teacher Brooke Kuhl-McClelland and Atholton chemistry teacher Kathleen Thompson were honored with Teaching Excellence Awards.

Named as outstanding Howard County Seniors were Atholton High's Roberto Blanco, Lisa Desautels, Neal Green, Noosha Haghani, David Johnson, Kamran Khalid, Andrea Monks, Amber Onder, Ebonie Taylor and Irene Thompson.

Hammond High Seniors Ralph King Bodenner, Nathan Stewart Harris, Andy Sekyi Hayford, Maria Elena Mercurio, Genelle Brandie Niblack, Jeremy Harris Nieporent, Brandy Lenet Peaker, Anna Pfeifer, Kimberly Anne Stetson and Patricia Lynn-Watson also were so honored.

Spiritual studies

It's time to emerge from a long winter's hibernation and start moving again.

For the academically and spiritually inclined, Bethel Assembly of God presents the first course in its new Bethel Institute of Biblical Studies. The course is a general Bible survey, using the curriculum devised by Berean College, an Assembly of God correspondence school.

The Rev. Terry Minter will lead this study of the Old and New Testaments from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 11 and running until the end of May. Classes are open to all interested parties. The $60 registration fee covers books and tuition.

For more information about this course or about Bethel Assembly of God, call Candy Anbujar, the church secretary, at (301) 498-3344 or stop by the church's temporary headquarters at Bethel Christian Academy, 8455 Savage Guilford Road.

Helping animals

Students at Bollman Bridge Elementary School have been busy with investigations into local problems -- and have helped draft solutions to these problems.

One group of youngsters realized that the Howard County Humane Society needs help raising money. This enterprising group is selling T-shirts using the slogan, "So the animals won't hurt, buy a T-shirt."

The T-shirts cost $10, $12 and $14, depending upon the size, and will yield a profit of $3.50 per shirt for the Howard County Humane Society, said Marlene Iris, one of two teachers of gifted and talented students at Bollman Bridge.

T-shirt sales reps are third-graders Katie Chafee, Sarah Fuchs and Katie Lammert; fourth-graders Michelle Sandler, Nicole van Berkum and Alison Wunsch; and fifth-graders Cindy McLaughlin, Briana Stephenson and Samantha Walters.

Native American Day

Hannah Cloakley, another Bollman Bridge student, realized that not many of her fellow students knew much about Native Americans. Her solution was to help create and promote a Native American Day at the school, which will be held Monday.

This daylong presentation will present some of the richness and variety of Native American culture.

Cody Craft, a second-grader, will perform a ceremonial Eagle dance twice in the afternoon. His grandmother Carol Yowell, a member of the Blackfoot Nation of Montana, will perform a ceremonial dance at the school.

Karen Harley, a member of the Saponi Nation of North Carolina, will present information about Native American foods and, ceremonial dress and their significance.

Math wizards

Last month, 23 of Hammond High School's finest math minds took the American High School Mathematics Exam.

It's a difficult test -- usually only one or two students from a school do well enough to advance to the second stage of the test.

Hammond had five such achievers. Congratulations to Sean Perschy, who scored highest in the school, and to fellow students Matt McLaughlin, Michael Ferguson, Richard Pietryka and Brian Schulman.

Musical competition

Four talented students from Forest Ridge Elementary School will perform Sunday with the Columbia Orchestra's Young Artist Competition.

The students are Cindy Lui, Jeffrey Hung, Darwin Chen and Nick Jenkins.

Diana Park, Laura Hung, Elizabeth Ingber, Natasha Jenkins, Winnie Nham, Jennifer Oh, Charles Crosby, Jon Markham, Laura Buschman, Rachel Alpert, Elizabeth Ciesluk and Laura Johnson received honorable mention awards.

The concert will be held at Smith Theatre in Howard County Community College at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students.

received honorable mention awards.

The concert will be held at Smith Theatre in Howard County Community College at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students.

Principal's breakfast

The next principal's breakfast at Hammond High will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the school's guidance resource center. Parents are invited to meet with Principal Sylvia Patillo. All parents are welcome, but call (410) 313-7615 to register.

Pub Date: 3/29/96

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