Glenelg High School honors 4 National Merit semifinalists


September 26, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GLENELG HIGH School continues to produce fine scholars.

This year, the school is proud to announce the names of four National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the 1997 Merit Competition. Gordon Finnigan, Christopher Selmer and Noah Smith, all seniors, are semifinalists. Rachel Yellin, a junior at Glenelg last year who attends Howard Community College, also is a semifinalist.

Students become semifinalists by achieving elite scores in the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Exam.

Maryland's Higher Education Commission announced that Gordon Finnigan, Luke Reinke, Chris Selmer and Noah Smith are finalists in academic achievement in the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program.

Michael Schwartz is a finalist for drama.

Semifinalists in academics from the school include Meg Arenberg, Marla Conley, Carrie Fulton, Rita Turner and Tonnie Warfield.

Seventeen Glenelg seniors achieved honorable mention in academics. They are: Andrew Ashmore, Ryan Buckholtz, Peter Burch, Melissa Durant, Daniel Durant, Daniel Green, Carron Griffin, Josh Hatmaker, Holly Hughes, Theresa Kim, Meaghan Massella, Lacey McCann, Suzanne McGarity, Tim Nordvedt, Sanjay Pant, Kimberly Stirn and Kathryn Wise.

Luke Reinke also received an honorable mention for instrumental music. Peter Burch received honorable mention of visual art, and Kathryn Wise received honorable mention in instrumental music.

4-H all year

Did you think 4-H'ers were active only at the Howard County Fair?

Tuesday is the beginning of National 4-H Week. You may soon see displays informing you of 4-H programs.

Most members and adult volunteers work in 4-H, an educational and service organization, all year. Besides yearlong projects, in October and November, volunteer leaders will complete training programs, while 4-H members work on record-book training. Record keeping for projects is a prominent staple of 4-H work.

4-H leaders will formally review the past year, members will re-enroll, and many students will sign up to volunteer to help at the first Howard County Harvest Festival, scheduled Oct. 19 and 20. Older students will apply for exchange programs. 4-H clubs will plan projects to help the community.

4-H supporters will donate to the Jenny Olson and Jennifer Turner scholarship funds, established in memory of two Howard County 4-H members who lost their lives in separate car accidents within months of each other.

For more information about Howard County's 4-H program, call 313-2707.

St. Louis school grows

St. Louis Catholic School in Clarksville is expanding. This year, the school serves more than 425 students in kindergarten through grade eight.

Earlier this month, at the first home-school meeting of the school year, parents met Terry Prevosto, who was appointed principal in July. She succeeds Sister Mary Catherine Duerr, who led the school for 19 years. Prevosto taught at Resurrection-St. Paul School in Ellicott City for 20 years and was vice principal for five years.

New teachers include Susan Wendel, Maribeth Kerler, Ann Cichowicz, Laura Errera, Margaret Kolberg and Gee Riley.

Healing Ministry

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church announces the expansion of its Healing Service into a Healing Ministry.

Beginning at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday and continuing the first Wednesday of each month, the church will offer a full service of healing and Holy Eucharist. The new service is an outgrowth of a Service of Healing held for 18 months after the church's Sunday service of Holy Eucharist.

Pub Date: 9/26/96

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