Glenelg High School junior scores perfect 1600 on SAT


June 13, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GLENELG HIGH School has some talented students. Noah Smith proved he is among them by scoring a perfect 800 on the math portion of the Scholastic Assessment Tests.

He didn't stop there. He also scored a perfect 800 on the verbal portion of the test. Rare? It's like gold dust. Noah could hardly believe what he saw when he tore open the envelope at his mailbox.

He looked again and again and then ran and tripped his way to his house to share the good news. The junior, who took the test May 4, is characteristically modest about his accomplishments, chalking up the perfect 1600 to "a bit of luck."

After a summer math mentorship with the National Security lTC Agency, a trip to Europe with Glenelg's Jazz Band, and a stint at Camp Hope with the St. James United Methodist Church youth group, Noah will continue to take difficult classes at Glenelg.

He maintains a 4.0 average while participating in National Honor Society and playing baritone sax, clarinet, flute and drums for the Glenelg bands.

He will apply to Carnegie Mellon Institute, the University of Rochester and other schools. His parents are Kay and Wayne Smith of Mount Airy.

Math champions

Springtime championships at Glenelg High School make you think of baseball. This year, another team won a state championship. The Glenelg Math Team placed first in the state at a recent meet held by the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Matt Ashmore led the team with a perfect score of 8. Glenelg's team scored 42 points, beating Centennial and Wilde Lake in Howard County and 20 other teams from the farthest corners of the state.

Ryan Buckholtz, John Habert, Fred Kramer, Justin Krometis, Nevin Kumar, Sanjay Pant, Toby Reiter, Chris Selmer and Manuel Torres competed in the championship.

Others on the team include Jason Habert, David Holland, Paul Kumar, Matt Mundy, Matt Sandifer, Jennifer Stewart and Matt Zimmerman.

Math department leader Linda Hartnett coaches the championship team.

Trip to the Keys

Glenelg United Methodist Church invites you and your family to a night at the ballpark.

Church members will sponsor two trips to watch the Frederick Keys. They will provide Eyre buses to Frederick.

Game tickets cost $6, and the bus ride is $3. Attend an evening game either June 22 or July 20.

Information: 489-7772.

Environmental educators

Pointers Run Elementary School teacher Jackie Benner won the Chere Pinder Environmental Educator Award from Clean Islands International.

Clean Islands' board of directors recognized her for innovation, interest and use of environmental projects.

Clarksville, Glenwood and Mount View middle schools will be sites for the Department of Recreation and Parks' after-school program in August.

The program for middle school students includes arts, community outings, crafts, games, homework time, and sports . Information: 313-4651.

Senior Center activities

Folks are industrious at the Western Howard County Senior Center. They exercise, support each other's diets, dance, walk, watch movies, play bingo, make crafts, discuss current events and go on tours together.

Every weekday they share lunch at the center, reserving the first Wednesday of each month for potluck.

Conversation and companionship always accompany lunch. Center Director Betty Frey is planning a reading and discussion series, possibly sponsored by the National Endowment for the ++ Humanities, for the fall.

All western Howard County seniors are welcome to join the fun at the center. Information: 313-5440.

Pub Date: 6/13/96

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