LOCAL SINGING talent begins at the elementary schools and develops through high school. Voice music teacher Nancy Buckle shepherds the singers at Glenelg High School and in competitions.
The Glenelg Choir returned recently from a trip to a music festival in Atlanta. Various groups performed and received a bundle of superior and excellent ratings, bringing home many awards.
The Choir Men's Barbershop group finished in first place. The Madrigals, Women's Choir, Men's Choir and Women's Barbershop groups each finished in second place.
If you'd like to hear these groups, soloists and small ensembles, plan to attend the 8 p.m. Tuesday Pops Concert at Glenelg High. You'll enjoy familiar music presented in a heartwarming style. Call 313-5528 for information.
Top music educator
Eileen Clark was called a "quintessential music educator" who is "unfailingly positive" and who "inspires everyone with her enthusiasm and her love of music" when she was named the Howard County Music Educator of the Year at the second annual "Salute to Music Education" program April 1.
After a spirited thank you speech, Mrs. Clark, the voice and general music teacher at West Friendship Elementary School, prevailed on the large and enthusiastic audience to stand and sing together.
The Howard County Parents for School Music gives the Music Educator of the Year Award annually. If you would like to nominate a teacher for this award, see your school principal in the fall. Contact your school's music teacher if you would like to join the Parents for School Music group.
Roast, auction results
The Glenelg High School Boosters' Club Bull Roast and Auction was a huge success, according to organizers Cris Farley, Sharon Keeny and Patty Lewis. The event, held each March, brought in nearly $13,000 for the school.
Sixty-seven contributors supported the group's efforts, and many volunteers helped to make the evening interesting for the nearly 500 guests who attended.
Organizers send sincere thanks to all the supporters and contributors and urge you to patronize these businesses. A list of supporters is posted in the lobby of the school.
Bushy Park beats odds
Talented fifth-graders from Bushy Park Elementary School just completed their first basketball season under sponsorship of the Glenwood Lions Club.
Lions team members Allison Biggs, Bryn Buckler, Danielle Devereux, Diane Kirby, Amy Knell, Katie Krumpotich, Adrienne McGill, Erin Schluter, Becky Simpson and Chrissy Starcher competed in the Saturday Nite Travel League, playing all-star teams from Howard, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
Beating all odds, the youngsters from one school defeated all-star teams selected from many schools. The Lions won the league title with an exciting one-point victory over Catonsville. and Rod Biggs were the coaches.
Learning to lead
Donald Kenneth Duke, a Glenelg High School sophomore, is attending the Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Foundation 1996 Maryland Leadership Seminar this week.
Since 1978, HOBY has held Maryland Leadership Seminars to recognize and develop leadership potential in students. Donald and others from the state will have opportunities to meet and talk to leaders in business, government, education, science and the professions.
Events in which the young leaders will participate include a business leaders' breakfast and lunch, a tour of the Baltimore Museum of Art, media and ethics seminars, and technology demonstrations.
Good health is on the minds of folks at the Western Howard County Senior Center. The new center, in Glenwood on Route 97, has many programs to offer local seniors. , the director of the center, says the Western Howard County Health Fair will be from 9 a.m. until noon April 19.
This fair is sponsored by the Howard County Office on Aging, the Howard County General Hospital Inwood Wellness Center, the Western Community Action to Reach the Elderly (WeCARE) and the center.
Besides information tables, door prizes and light refreshments, you can get a full blood chemistry profile for $12.
There will be blood pressure, dental, vision and glaucoma, and podiatry screenings. The blood chemistry screening requires fasting -- except for water and medications -- after midnight.
Call the center at 313-5440.
Prom for seniors
The Senior Prom is April 20 at Glenelg High School.
The Glenelg National Honor Society, WeCARE, the Howard County Office on Aging and the Western Howard County Senior Center sponsor this prom for senior citizens. From 6: 30 p.m. until 9: 30 p.m. senior citizens and high school students will dance to casual music. There will be recorded music from the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Seniors and students mix and enjoy one another's company, refreshments, music and dancing.
It's free, and the sponsors can arrange transportation. Reservations: 313-5440.
Habitat for Humanity
Mike Elder invites you to join a Build-a-Thon. He and other volunteers will build decent affordable houses for needy families in May and July through the Habitat for Humanity program. You need no special skills, just a big heart and a day of time to offer.
Call him at 301-854-2517.
The Glenelg 4-H Club invites you to its meeting, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church on Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood.
Call Kate Kelley, the club president, at 531-3677 or adult leader Sylvia Popkin at 531-5502 for more information.
Glenelg's Cub Scout Pack 761 held its Space Derby, a space rocket version of the Pinewood Derby, at the end of March.
Thirty Scouts raced hand-crafted, rubber band-powered rockets.
Timothy Fila, a second-year Webelo from Den 3, won first place.
Second-year Webelo John Castelli, also of Den 3, placed second. Bear Scout Andrew Rusnick of Den 7 was third.
Pub Date: 4/11/96