Jean Haverstick is honored with youth citizenship award

NEIGHBORS

April 30, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

OUTSTANDING contributions that benefit home, school, community, country and the world were the criteria met by Jean Haverstick to win Soroptimist International's "Youth Citizenship" award.

Ms. Haverstick, a senior at Oakland Mills High School, is one of the two graduating seniors in Maryland to receive the award, which is funded by the Soroptimist Foundation and Soroptimist Foundation of Canada.

Scholarship award

Oakland Mills High School senior Keri Farmer has been selected the winner of a $2,000. scholarship from the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students.

More than 1,200 semifinalists were considered for the awards.

Four hundred regional scholarships for African-Americans, valued at $3 million, were offered this year.

Keri is the daughter of Marilyn and Kiftler Farmer.

Meet the author

Parents may want to meet Janice Ferebee Murphy, author of "Got It Goin' On." Her resource publication contains common-sense information about self-esteem and peer-pressure.

Parents are welcome to bring their teen-aged daughters, too.

Ms. Murphy designed her publication for educators and counselors, as well as parents. The discussion will be at Cover To Cover Bookstore in the Owen Brown Shopping Center.

Information: 381-9200.

Grocery receipts results

Collecting and donating grocery receipts to St. John the Evangelist Catholic parish paid off for students and schools.

A total of $473,000 in Giant and Safeway receipts will buy computer and sports equipment for Beechfield, Sussex and Madonna Schools in Baltimore.

The schools, in areas that have few major grocery stores, appreciated everyone's help.

Take a moment to stop in the lobby of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, where a mural created by Beechfield students is displayed as their symbol of gratitude.

Tale of Chicken Little

Bring your little ones to sing and dance with Nan Tree and her creation of "The Tale of Chicken Little" at the Other Barn, Oakland Mills Village Center May 10 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Information: (410) 730-4610 or (301) 596-5237.

Collage class

You can register today to learn how to create unique and personal collage art using magazines, newspapers and favorite objects at a class taught by Leah Taylor.

Some of her collage work is on display at the Columbia Art Center.

The six-week class begins tonight at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Art Center in Long Reach Village Center.

Information: (410) 730-0075.

Tennis club

The Owen Brown Tennis Club is holding a Grand Opening Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and inspect the 12 renovated hard courts, new lighting on the lower courts and meet club manager and tennis pro Dennis Cochran.

Information: (410) 720-0149.

Pub Date: 4/30/96

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