Cafeteria manager earns Silver Success Award

Neighbors

November 12, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE 1996 "GRAND Silver Success Award" was presented to Nancy Budich, cafeteria manager at Phelps Luck Elementary School, at last month's annual convention of the Maryland State Food Service Association.

She was nominated by her peers for outstanding performance and accomplishments in promoting health and nutrition awareness, fostering good public relations and increasing participation in the school's lunch program.

Howard County Superintendent Michael E. Hickey, Phelps Luck Principal Jim Weisner, Howard food and nutrition service administrator Mary Klatko and Janice White, prep school manager at Howard High School, all added their congratulations during the award program.

International Coffeehouse

Pat Bates, adult program coordinator of East Columbia library, invites everyone to come to Thursday evening's International Coffeehouse in the 50+ Center wing of the library.

Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker will welcome the audience and introduce the program.

Ethnic poems will be read by their Howard County authors Linda Joy Burke (African-American), Wes Yamaka (Japanese-American), Anna Maria Codas (Hispanic-American) and Jonathan Ahn (Korean-American).

Co-sponsored by the Howard County Office of Human Rights, the evening celebrates cultural diversity and Human Rights Month.

Reservations are appreciated, and there is a $5 tax-deductible contribution.

Information 313-7768.

Degas at library

Another local author, Amy Littlesugar, will read from her new book, "Marie in the Fourth Position: The Story of Degas' [sculpture] La Petite Danseuse" at the East Columbia library.

Registration begins tomorrow. The event, for children 6 and older, will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 24.

Information: 313-7730.

Book discussion

There will be a book discussion meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Oakland Mills' Other Barn.

This month's book is Laura Esquivel's "Like Water for Chocolate".

Information: 730-4610 or (301) 596-5237.

Dining for dollars

Holiday shopping and meetings seem to leave little time for food preparation.

The Stevens Forest school staff has the solution for dinner Nov. 20.

Everyone is invited to Stevens Forest night at the Dobbin Center McDonald's restaurant from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., when the school's staff will be behind the counter serving all orders.

The school will earn a percentage of McDonald's profits to help pay for student activities.

Information: 313-6900.

Thanksgiving giving

When you are grocery shopping in Owen Brown Village, why not buy an extra nonperishable food item and take a minute to stop at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, and contribute to the village's Thanksgiving food drive?

The food will be donated to Columbia's Grassroots organization, which helps needy families all through the year.

Oakland history

Talbot Springs Elementary students were well-prepared when they participated in Historic Oakland's 185th anniversary last month.

Gifted and talented resource teacher Carrye Jones helped her students research Oakland's history and the 19th century in general.

During the celebration, the students wore 1800s-style clothing and played parlor games popular in that era.

Students who enjoyed the celebration were: Elana Burgess, Tony Chadwick, Jane Choi, Matt DeBeal, Billie Dorries, Emily Gardner, Lindsay Good, Rhett Greenfield, Joey Harman, Rasheeda Johnson, Lauren Jurd, Lindsey Jurd, Jeremy Kesler, Jordan Klarhan, Suzanne Lamb, Christina Lansey, Jerry Miller, Allyson Mizia, Chase Nelson, Jeffrey Quarrick, Tony Rengel, Judith Sarkodee-Adoo, Michael Scudder, Christel Thompson, Jemime White, Clare Wickman and Alycia Williams.

Art at Long Reach

The public is invited to visit the current exhibits at the Columbia Art Center in Long Reach Shopping Center.

Works by mixed-media artists Matthew Johnson and Carol Lopatin are in the Main Gallery.

Joyce Zipperer's sculptures are in Studio One Gallery.

Information: 730-0075.

Welcome, teachers

Oakland Mills High's homecoming game and dance are over, and students have issued the school's October publication of "The Scroll," which welcomed teachers new to the school this year.

East Columbia families and neighbors would also like to welcome them.

Frank Eashham is an assistant principal.

Two of the teachers, both in special education, Simone Laufer and Kevin Moore, are Oakland Mills High alumni.

Patricia Daley and Johnson Ngugi join them in that department.

Richard Ewart teaches U.S. history and American government; Jennifer Girbin and Vincent James teach world history with additional world history honors classes.

Dave Oppelt teaches physics and Cathy Ross is an instructional assistant in the science lab.

Charles Evans teaches Work Experience I and Leadership I, and is an administrative assistant.

Tom Gleason teaches Latin at Oakland Mills High and Long Reach High.

In the music department, Phillip Hale is teaching strings at Oakland Mills High and Oakland Mills Middle School.

In the language department, Janet Lindenmayer teaches Spanish 1 and 2; Kathy Tillman joined Oakland Mills High late last academic year, teaching English as a second language; Sally Serpico is an instructional assistant at Oakland Mills and River Hill highs with the English as a second language classes.

Barbara Stromberg teaches Biology 1 and 2 and Ecological Biology.

Many students remember guidance counselor Donna Ueckermann who taught at Stevens Forest Elementary.

Lenord Mullar is teaching Introduction to Technology and Architectural and Mechanical Drawing.

Pub Date: 11/12/96

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