Teachers group sings praises of vocalists from Oakland Mills


April 16, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Amanda Lamb and Shante Adams, students of Linda Dystra, performed in last month's National Association of Teachers of Singing competition and received scores of 25 out of a possible 30 to win in the Advanced High School Girls Division. Miss Lamb also was a winner in the High School Girls' Musical Theatre category.

About 140 singers from Maryland and the District of Columbia participated.

The Oakland Mills High School seniors also took part in the NATS Regional Auditions at Salisbury State University with singers from Virginia, North and South Carolina.

Miss Adams had a busy month. She was overall winner of the East Coast Regional Talent Hunt program sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at Stevens Forest Elementary School. She will compete for awards and scholarships in the East Coast Regional Contest next month.

She and other local high school contestants performed in vocal, dramatic, instrumental, dance and art categories. Stevens Forest Principal Wilbur Payne and J. C. Carothers lead the program.

Hammond High's Akil Nelson won the art division. Centennial's Ashana Allen won dance. Howard's Tamara White, drama. And Janina Weinland won the instrumental division.

Young scientists excel

"The Relationship between the Height of a Building and an Earthquake" won a trophy for Oakland Mills' Michele Choi in Howard County's Mathematics, Science and Technology Fair last month.

Ribbons for Excellence for Outstanding Projects were awarded to student teams from Oakland Mills:

Correy Bodoh-Creed and Brad Richard, "Does Music Really Affect Your Study Skills?"

Dawn Christensen and Erin Hughes, "The Effect of Crossbreeding on Plants."

Michelle Hong and Eva Shiffer, "Mind, Mood and Music."

Jennifer Kersey and Jennifer O'Keefe, "Restaurant Cleaners: Do They Kill Bacteria?"

Cara Moore and Dana Weekes, "The Length of Time Bacteria is Produced in Meats."

Sheila Fain and Jamie Sauer, "Are There Better Ways of Making Clouds Form?" The pair also won a second place American Meteorological Society Award.

Joo Cho, Shah Harsh and Chad Stanton, "Aerodynamic: Relating To Speed."

Sarah Condon and Polinda Eldelman, "Optical Illusions: Can the Brain be Trained?"

Among Hammond High students, Matt Miller won first place in the physics category, and Ashley Payne won first in the chemistry category. Andrew Bixler won an award from the American Meteorological Society. Cathy Welker, Julie Humphries, Stephanie Yezek, Andrew Bixler, Rachel Harris and Heather Tyng won Ribbons of Excellence.

More student scientists

Oakland Mills' students also participated in the 41st annual Baltimore Science Fair last month. Aatif Sharieff and Charles Fico won the Army's First Place Division One for engineering and the Subash C. Dhanesar Ingenuity Recognition Award for their "Potato Cannon."

Aaron Bodoh-Creed's "The Effects of Cosmological Time Dilation on Short Gamma Ray Bursts" won an honorable mention from the Becton Dickinson Corp. and the second place overall award.

Matt Lee's "Infrared Camera Control Routines" won the American Optical Society's award and honorable mention in the Overall Fair Awards.

School science fair

Science teacher Ann Steelman organized a Science Fair for Hammond High students, judged by students and parents.

Lora Atkinson and Amanda Harrison were awarded overall first and second place.

Winners of categories were:

Biology: First place, Pat Lally; second, David Acott; third, Christina Braganza; fourth, Riana Hershenfeld; and fifth, Kerry McClellan.

Chemistry: First place, Josh Reichert; second, Jessica Reddick; third, Ashley Payne; and fourth, Amanda Harrison.

Earth and Physical Science: First place, Stephanie Yezek; second, Joe Crescenzo; and third, Delante Byrd.

Environmental Science: First place, Lora Atkinson; and second, Michelle Everett.

Send in the 'Clowns'

Fourth- and fifth-grade students who had performed at Stevens Forest Elementary School's production of "Clowns" took their talent to the Howard County Dance Festival at Howard High School and received an outstanding reception from the audience. Director Barry Palmer thanks all of the parents for their support.

Picnic for seniors

Senior citizens living in Kings Contrivance village are invited to make their reservations for the April 25 Spring Picnic at Amherst House at Kings Contrivance Community Center by calling 381-9600.

The sponsor, the Kings Contrivance board of directors, will provide chicken salad sandwiches and beverages. Seniors are invited to bring a salad or dessert.

Pub Date: 4/16/96

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