Former exchange student pays visit to her Glenelg host family

Neighbors

August 22, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BARBARA AND ALLEN Cohen, who live in the Heritage neighborhood in Glenelg, had a visitor from Sweden recently. Eva Bennick, who lived with the Cohens as a Glenelg High School Class of 1995 exchange student, returned to visit her American friends.

She was able to tell the Cohens about another exchange student from Sweden. Monica Liberty Ochman travels this week from Sweden to be the Cohens' fifth exchange student. She will attend Glenelg. Eva said that Monica likes modeling and is an excellent student, with top grades in the most difficult curriculum in her school.

Mrs. Cohen enjoys playing host to exchange students. "This is where my heart is," she says.

She encourages Glenelg students to extend their friendship to Monica and other exchange students when they arrive at school Monday.

New staff at Glenelg

Glenelg High School Principal Jim McGregor welcomes new staff members Eric Granahan, technology; Rebecca Blackwell, Becky Janiszewski and Ed Sofianek, science; John Davis, physical education; Sue Evans and Janis O'Neal, foreign languages; Marcella Ruhland, social studies; and Rodney Williams, guidance.

Sofianek is married to Vicky Sofianek, the Glenelg biology teacher who transferred to Mount Hebron High School. He comes to Glenelg after a long and successful tenure at Atholton High School.

Sue Smith of Glenwood is this year's president of the Glenelg High School PTSA. Smith encourages parents and students to stay involved in the school and the PTSA organization. Call her at (301) 854-6142.

Glenelg High School's back-to-school event is at 7 p.m. Sept. 12.

River Hill preparations

River Hill High School officially opened its doors to teachers Aug. 13. In preparation for the start of school Monday, students may attend student orientation meetings tomorrow.

Students may follow their class schedule, meet their teachers and learn their way around the building.

Ninth-graders should report for the 2 1/2 -hour sessions at 8: 30 a.m. Upper-class students will receive orientation beginning at noon.

School administrators invite parents to an informal reception the last hour of each session in the dining center.

Student sessions will end with an ice cream sundae bar in the dining center. Information: 313-7120.

River Hill High School Principal Scott Pfeifer invites the community to an open house at the school from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 313-7120.

In addition, River Hill's administrators and teachers hope to see parents and guardians of all ninth-graders at the school at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a ninth-grade parent and guardian orientation.

River Hill's first PTSA Back-to-School Night is at 7 p.m. Sept. 4.

Carwash fund-raiser

If you're proud of your car, van or truck it and want to keep it clean, music students at River Hill High School want to help you.

Bring your vehicle to the school between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and receive a free carwash. The students will happily accept your donation to support the music programs in band, chorus and orchestra.

Information: (301) 490-5898.

River Hill is at 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville.

River Hill parents have formed a Music Boosters group to support programs in vocal arts, band and orchestra. You or your business may become a charter sponsor of the music program by making a donation of any amount. Sponsors who contribute $50 or more will see their names listed in the music department's xTC concert programs. Information: Joyce Tarricone 531-1233.

Blue-ribbon excellence

Elmira Seibert of Glenelg kept her streak alive at this year's Howard County Fair. For the 51st year in a row, she took home a passel of ribbons, including blue ribbons for a quilt and for black raspberry jam.

She has won a blue ribbon in every Howard County Fair.

Orchestra auditions

In September, the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra will begin its 33rd season under the direction of its founder, Glenwood resident Angelo Gatto. Young musicians will learn and perform a symphonic repertoire at a professional level.

A second orchestra, the Maryland Symphonette, will begin its second season this year, directed by Kay Tippett.

If you are interested in auditioning, call Margaret Gatto at (410) 442-5645 for a Saturday appointment.

Pub Date: 8/22/96

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