Youths take honors at Trinity School graduation


June 24, 1996|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TRINITY SCHOOL held its eighth-grade graduation June 4, closing some wonderful years for the 35 graduates.

Awards for the highest academic averages were presented to Jurgen Hooper and Caroline Blackwell.

Awards for outstanding academic achievement were presented to Tara Murphy, Stephanie Panichello, Mary Zagar, Maureen O'Donnell and Nina Diemer.

The Brian Varacalle Award for science was presented to Maureen O'Donnell.

Awards for perfect attendance were given to Jurgen Hooper, Stephanie Panichello, Edward Beltran, Caroline Blackwell, Jessica Wilson and Mary Zagar.

The Trinity Award represents the spirit of generosity, concern for others and conscientiousness. This year's recipients included Stephanie Panichello, Megan Mianulli and Caroline Blackwell.

Other graduates won scholarship money to continue their education.

Nina Diemer won the full-tuition Wagley Scholarship to St. Paul's School for Girls.

Maureen O'Donnell won a partial scholarship to Maryvale Preparatory School and to Mount De Sales High School. Michael Kellehan was awarded a partial scholarship to Mount St. Joseph High School for placing first in the archdiocesan math contest.

Elkridge carnival

The annual Elkridge Days Carnival begins today and continues through Saturday evening.

Accompanying the usual carnival rides and games are fund-raisers for Elkridge community groups and plenty of community leaders doling out information on their activities.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are "Ride Nights," when for a flat fee you can buy a bracelet that allows you to ride from opening to closing. Get a dollar-off coupon, available at community merchants on the U.S. 1 corridor in Elkridge, and you've got a bargain.

"It's more of a community event than anything else," says carnival chairman Craig Albright of the Elkridge Business and Professional Association.

"My personal benefit is to see people get together who haven't seen each other all winter." T. J. Sweeney was in charge of carnival set-up.

The carnival starts at 6 p.m. every evening.

School commencement

Howard High School held its 1996 commencement on May 28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Seniors who spoke at the ceremony included Melissa Jacobs, Amy Wellington, Christine Lorsong, Katherine Elardo, Kerry Nudelman, Matthew Tzuker, Tamara White, Michael Frantz, Pamela Bradley, George Nash and Elizabeth Vega.

The guest speaker was Eugene Streagle Jr., the former principal Howard High School who now serves as instructional director of high schools for the county's public schools.

Faculty award winners included Pamela Bradley and Larry Long, faculty school service award; Sarah Brown, earth science and mathematics awards; Joshua Budich, Brian Dugan, Aimee Kellner and Sarah Maravetz, art award; Carrie Burkhouse and Matthew Skillman, journalism award; Dennis Chatham, physics award; Kelly Cunningham, library service award; Ashish Desai, chemistry award; Katherine Elardo, biology II award; Alena Ensey, sign language award; Alyssa Gamaldo, Latin award; Larry Long and Brandi Solomon, physical education award; Christine Lorsong, guidance department outstanding service award; Patrick Moulding, French, English and math awards; George Nash, science and faculty achievement awards; Kerry Nudelman, drama award; Stephen Rodini, biology award; Cara Trader, environmental science award; Stanford Ward, English and journalism awards; and Leah Zinner, Spanish award.

The faculty's unsung hero award went to David Snyder.

One class member, Grand Alexander, won the Howard High School perfect attendance award.

The Kappa Phi Lamda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha awarded Larry Long Jr. a scholarship for excellence in foreign language.

Pub Date: 6/24/96

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