River Hill High runs into first championship


November 07, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

RIVER HILL High School earned its first championship last week.

The boys varsity cross-country team, coached by Earl Lauer of Highland and Karen Saunderson, won the 1996 regional 1A championship Oct. 31.

Zach Heidepreim of Ellicott City and Michael Prada of Fulton placed first and second in the race, leading teammates Steve Chu of Columbia, Tim Gilday, Jason Montgomery and Justin Clark of Highland, and Duncan Kahle of Clarksville to the victory.

River Hill girls came within 3 points of a win in the regionals, led by Beth Santilli of Dayton, who won the race, and Kelly Bloch of Highland, who placed second.

Both teams run in state championship races Saturday.

Each time distance runners compete, they race to beat their own goals or set personal records.

Jennifer Anderson of Highland set a goal for herself in the county championship race as a member of the River Hill cross-country team. Her aim was to run the race in less than 28 minutes.

Watching her cross the finish line with her arms in the air, celebrating her victory, was an inspiration.

She finished in 27 minutes, 52 seconds -- a personal record.

Youth Day pilgrims

A group of youngsters who live in our area want to go to Paris this summer.

Can you help them?

Members of the St. Louis Catholic Youth Ministry are trying to raise money to attend World Youth Day in Paris with Pope John Paul II. They plan many fund-raisers, beginning with a big pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Clarksville Fire Station near the intersection of Routes 32 and 108 in Clarksville.

Bring your appetite -- and enjoy pancakes, bacon, sausages, cinnamon apple sauce, coffee, juice and milk.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children age 10 and under. Call 531-6668 for information.

Renovating Glenwood Middle

Glenwood Middle School Principal Vince Catania and Glenwood's Parent Teacher Student Association have succeeded in placing Glenwood in the latest school budget for a planning phase for renovation.

Planning will begin in the summer, if the County Council approves the Board of Education budget.

Catania encourages parents to schedule conferences with teachers now -- or whenever you have a concern about your child's progress in school.


Mount View's school night

Parents should make plans to attend Mount View Middle School's back-to-school night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 18.

Principal Marion J. Payne promises an evening of workshops for parents about homework, organization, financial planning, the high school Technology Magnet program, and grief and loss. Call 313-5545 for more information.

Christmas bazaar

Come early to the Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church Christmas bazaar Saturday.

You'll find handmade, eye-catching Nativity wreaths with a creche, wire angels and angel lapel pins, cornucopias, unusual fence-wire baskets, Santa ornaments and seashell ornaments, pot holders, gift bags and wind chimes, baked goods to freeze for the holidays and a very popular raffle, all from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stephanie Ransom, Carole Kramer and Mary Lou Kelly lead an active Tuesday night craft group at the church that produces beautiful crafts. First prize in this year's $1 raffle is a large Longaberger picnic basket filled with wonderful foods for holiday entertaining.

Second prize is a basket filled with soaps, scents and lotions to keep or give away.

Information: 442-1204.

Holly Bell bazaar

Lisbon United Methodist Church will hold its 16th Annual Holly Bell Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7. The Silent Auction is a popular feature of this festive bazaar.

Alma Wickenden is collecting items and services to offer in the Silent Auction, and she invites you to donate your specialty.

Roland Swanson is fashioning a stained-glass hanging for the event, and award-winning waterfowl woodcarver Bill Dodd will donate one of his works.

If you have something priced around $20 to $100 to donate, call Wickenden at 442-5837.

Mount View choristers

Mount View student Ned Arenberg is a member of the Maryland State Boys Choir, according to student reporters Jennifer Emrich and Jaime Malarkey.

They write The Falcon Files, a school newsletter sent regularly to homes of Mount View students.

They report that Ned and his fellow choir members were featured in a chapel scene at a boys' academy for an episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street."

Science exhibition

West Friendship Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association invites you to see the school's science exhibits at 6: 30 p.m. today.

More than 150 students in kindergarten through fifth grade will display the work they did to have fun and to learn more about science.

They discussed their projects with parent mentors, who made suggestions and helped make the projects successful.

The PTA will recognize each participant at an awards ceremony after the exhibit.

Call 313-5512 for more information.

Pub Date: 11/07/96

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