Glenwood Middle eighth-grader models her outfit in N.M. show

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April 18, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHEN SHE MISSED one of the first rehearsals for the Howard County Gifted and Talented Middle School Band, Molly Reginnitter's friends knew she was doing something important.

Her parents, Mary Jo and John Reginnitter of Woodbine, accompanied the Glenwood Middle School eighth-grader to Albuquerque, N.M., to the American Sheep Industry Association Convention.

Molly, 14, won the trip, sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, by winning the Maryland Make-It-Yourself With Wool contest.

In a professionally choreographed fashion show in Albuquerque, Molly modeled a brown and hunter-green walking outfit she made with Pendleton wool. Her outfit included shorts with leather suspenders, and a hunter-green vest. An international model, magazine editors, designers and retailers judged each designer.

The participants were ages 13 to 17 in the junior category and 18 to 25 in the senior category.

Molly was in the top 13 and a junior semifinalist in the national contest. She won lengths of wool, professional shears and a sewing magazine subscription.

She also enjoyed seminars and workshops with students from across the United States. Both Molly and her sister, Ellen, a Glenwood sixth-grader, have won sewing machines for their outstanding work in sewing contests. Both also are percussionists for the Howard County Middle School Band and Orchestra.

New band director

Band students who will attend River Hill High School next year are excited to hear that Principal Scott Pfeifer appointed Steve Wampler as the school's instrumental music teacher and band director.

Mr. Wampler teaches now at Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County, Va. Mr. Pfeifer invites band students and their parents to meet Mr. Wampler at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the school.

Teacher of the Year

Western Howard County celebrates Glenelg High School Band Director Barry Enzman's nomination as Howard County Teacher of the Year.

Tonight, the five nominees, all Howard County Outstanding Educators, will learn who is the 1996 Teacher of the Year at a banquet at Turf Valley.

Elementary art

Two Pointers Run Elementary School artists had their work on display at the Howard County Public Library recently.

Fourth-grader Danielle Gleysteen and second-grader Connie Gauthier were exhibitors at the Little Patuxent Branch in celebration of Youth Art Month.

Horse show organizer

The Howard County Horse Show Association begins its season this month with a Point Show April 28 at McDonogh School.

Kim Williams of Woodbine manages the all-day event, which begins at 8: 30 a.m. You and your horse can participate, regardless of whether you are a member of the HCHSA.

Spectators can watch plenty of action in the three-ring show in which children and adults will ride.

Admission and parking are free. Bring a picnic or purchase food at the show. Call Ms. Williams at 531-5192 for more information.

Benefit mulch sale

With Earth Day Saturday and Arbor Day April 28, you may be planning to plant a tree or spruce up your property. You can have fresh, top-quality mulch delivered to your yard at reasonable prices Saturday and May 4.

Call Don Stone at 531-2064, Dot Asendorf at 531-2705, RuthAnn Niemi at 489-4838 or Ed Pugh at 442-2189 to order mulch. Proceeds benefit Glenelg United Methodist Church.

4-H honors

Daisy Agriculture 4-H, Poplar 4-H and West Friendship 4-H clubs submitted program planning and secretary books that were winners. All three clubs' books were sent to the State 4-H Office for State Competition judging. Club books are judged on education, fun, community service, format and neatness.

Anthony Fleg of the West Friendship Livestock 4-H Club won first place and Cara Lessels of the Patapsco Valley 4-H Club won third place in the Maryland Beekeepers' Association 1996 Beekeeping Essay Contest.

Dog Bowl

Would you like to see an "It's Academic" type program for dog lovers? Brush up on your canine information and attend the Happy Hounds 4-H Club's third annual Dog Bowl at the Howard County Fairgrounds April 27.

Beginning at 9: 30 a.m., you can see junior (ages 8 to 13) and senior (ages 14 and up) teams answer questions on obedience, responsible dog ownership, basic veterinary care, breeds and technicalities.

The Happy Hounds members honored their own at an awards program recently. Alina Bals, Daniela Bals, Jennifer Melichar, Susan Speight and Dorothy West received a total of 55 individual awards. Karianna Barr, Carli Ellenwood, Jodi Ellenwood, Alicia Gravois, Marianne Russo, Brian Touchard and Alex, Chris and Marielle Proia each won several awards.

The group recognized new members Mallory Heinke, Nichole and Robyn Hof Duncan and Kelly Walter.

Sponsors Sandy Melichar and Cathleen Cahill thanked Glenwood resident Adam Wiley, who conducts advanced obedience classes for the club every year.

Happy Hounds members Alina Bals, Daniela Bals and Jennifer Melichar were honored in March by Fidos for Freedom for their work raising and helping to train Fidos for Freedom puppies.

'Just Mom and Me'

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