Clemens Crossing pupils to present 'Wizard of Oz'


June 05, 1996|By Liz Lean | Liz Lean,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EVERYBODY'S favorite twister will touch down on the stage of Clemens Crossing Elementary School next week when nearly 100 students present the musical "The Wizard of Oz."

The children have been practicing twice a week since January and are managing the sound, lighting, scenery and props, as well as singing, dancing and acting. Assistant Principal Tony Yount directs.

Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday and June 12.

Some of the major roles include Dorothy, Erin Ferguson; Scarecrow, Jennifer Weinreich; Tin Man, Daniel Bergin; Cowardly Lion, Rebecca Sachs; Wicked Witch of the West, Laura Tyler; Glinda, the Good Witch, Tierra Brown; Wizard of Oz, Evan Cooper; Toto, Erica Finkel; guard, Patrick Nairn; mayor of Munchkinland, Mark Seifter; and lead Munchkins Jackie DesRoches and Maria Martirano.

Birthday gift

Cub Scout Pack 615 presented new U.S. and Maryland flags and flagpoles to Running Brook Elementary School on Friday during an assembly marking the school's 25th birthday.

The gift was the pack's way of thanking Running Brook for providing meeting space for 11 years (or more, depending on who's counting).

The Cub Scouts led their classmates and teachers in the Pledge of Allegiance to open the birthday celebration. Cubmaster Pat Hamilton, Assistant Cubmaster Steve Rothwell, Wolf Den leader Ray Adams and Webelo Den leader Nancy Farley were among the guests.

Two days before the celebration, the Cub Scouts scoured the school grounds for trash and filled 15 bags, helping make the area look great for the community picnic Friday evening.

Traveling performers

Thespians from Harper's Choice Middle School last month traveled to Swansfield and Longfellow elementary schools to perform original plays for kindergarten classes.

Actors included Valerie Scott, Kate Nairn, Lindsey Niswanger, Jenny Krawczak, Amy Triplett, Karen Kearney, Page Uszk, Mary Beth Wood, Laura Yetter, Tiffany Groglio and Julie Hill.

Rachael David and Louis Echevarria designed the portable sets.

Teacher Kristy Tillman and parent volunteer Judy Scott supervised the productions.

National organizer

Town Center resident Jan Schmidt was among the organizers of the Maryland tent at Saturday's Stand for Children event in Washington, D.C.

L Maryland was the only state to sponsor a tent, Schmidt said.

Volunteers gave away about 20,000 stickers that said "Take a Stand for Maryland's Children," as well as information from dozens of groups that serve children and "Kid Pins," pins that tell stories of children living in Maryland.

Schmidt is community outreach coordinator for Baltimore-based Advocates for Children and Youth.

School volunteers honored

From Raya Armaly to Gail Zitnay, Wilde Lake Middle School has a multitude of parent volunteers.

They will be honored at 7: 30 a.m. Monday at a breakfast sponsored by the school's PTA and administration.

Look for your invitation in your child's backpack if you shelved books in the media center, rode herd during a field trip, tutored math students or contributed in the dozens of other ways volunteers do.

Swing time

You could have danced all night, if you had only taken lessons.

Now you can, because the Dorsey's Search Community Association is offering Friday night ballroom and swing dancing classes at lovely Linden Hall.

The eight-week sessions begin this week, with ballroom classes at 7 p.m. and swing classes at 8: 45 p.m. Call 730-4005.

Voter registration

You can register to vote from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. today or tomorrow at Harper's Choice Middle School on Beaverkill Road.

Or combine weekend errands with your civic duty and register Saturday or Sunday morning at the village centers of Harper's Choice, Hickory Ridge and Wilde Lake.

Harper's Choice sixth-graders are sponsoring the voter drive.

Good sports

Teamwork, attitude and effort are valued at Swansfield Elementary School. The following students were recognized for these qualities by being named recent Sportspersons of the Week.

From the Pioneers team, Tiffany Turner was honored.

76ers Amanda Kim, Clayton Alsup, Ashlea Graziano, Nicole Chen, Matt Woodard, Mena Romanoski and Sef Franklin were Sportspersons of the Week.

Rey Rivera, Jason Thompson, Grant Driessen, Garen Flanagan, Jonothan Barber and Shelley Burleyson were recognized from the 49ers team.

Awards went to Adventurers James Jones, Ania Boyland, Kelly Natoli, Bathsheba Dixon, Michael Sisco, Emily Schildt and Yen Lee.

Jamin Baty, Nicole Welch, Deja Cheeves, Sara Dash, Sara Hudner, Marcus Kennedy, Harley Griggs and Steven Mantici of the Trailblazer got the nod.

And Explorers Earl Hall, Eric Everett, Kayla McVey, Stephanie Chu, Katherine Miller, Kyle Erpenbach and Olivia Bobrowsky were honored.

Class of 1986

Registrations are streaming in for the reunion of Wilde Lake High School's Class of 1986.

Call Steve McCarthy at 799-2546 for all the details.

Host families needed

Several families are needed to welcome French high school students into their homes for three weeks in July.

The boys and girls, ages 15 to 18, will arrive July 3, said Lisa Solomon, local coordinator of the nonprofit Tourisme Scolaire program.

Call Solomon at 461-7362.

Pub Date: 6/05/96

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