Wilde Lake group experiences Outward Bound expedition

Neighbors

November 13, 1996|By Kathy Curtis | Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

NINE STUDENTS from Wilde Lake High School, led by English teacher Cindy Drummond, spent five days in late October hiking and climbing rocks on the Appalachian Trail near Gettysburg, Pa.

"I don't think I'll ever forget it," Drummond said. "Sometimes it takes a change of location to find aspects of yourself that were always there, but hadn't surfaced yet."

Student participants were Anthony Davis, James Guillory, Latoyia Newman, Ian Ross, Ron Stringer, Mike Walker, Jerome Parkinson, Asmar Hagler and Raney Holmes.

They are part of Maryland's Tomorrow, a program that encourages students to a higher level of achievement.

The expedition, sponsored by Outward Bound, was organized by Gerry Conlon, who teaches history at Wilde Lake.

Outward Bound instructors John Ludeke and Kristen Hagerty accompanied the students.

At the beginning, Drummond said, "some kids thought it wasn't going to be that tough."

Then the instructors took away their "essentials," such as gum and Walkman radios.

"It was good to see this group working as a group in a way that school doesn't always let them do," Drummond said.

Teens hold food drive

Five teen-agers in River Hill gave up part of their Saturday afternoon to collect food and blankets for the needy.

The collection was organized by Holly Maggio, a senior at Atholton High School.

Assisting her were Livy Adams, Shaena Krueger, Chelsea Hartz and Katie McDermond.

The teens went door to door in Pheasant Ridge I and part of BTC Pointers Run. Since many residents had not heard about the drive, the volunteers plan to return from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

River Hill residents are asked to leave donations of nonperishable food and blankets in a bag on their front step.

Band tops record

Members of the Atholton High School Raider Marching Band returned to school about 4 a.m. Monday after a trip to Scranton, Pa., for the Atlantic Coast Tournament of Bands.

In the final contest of the season, Atholton's band placed 13th in its division, competing against 25 other bands from the mid-Atlantic region.

Last year, the band placed 17th.

"We're happy with the fact that we came in higher than last year," said parent Gisela Cooke.

Band director Lee Stevens extends congratulations to the seniors, for whom this was the final competition.

Senior band members are Zachary Adams, Konrad Aschenbach, Brian Barth, Jesse Blevins, Augustin Cherng, Desi Kaplan, Keith Marin, Merritt Mauck, Scott Mauriello, Steven Pieper, Michelle Rivera, Bruce Sailer, Teri Sandner, Rebecca Selleck, Erin Shaw and Will Tucker.

Seniors Marisa Higdon and Christina Yoo are in the color guard. Three seniors -- Kelly Fox, Diane Griffin and Mikaela Rossman -- worked behind the scenes carrying the large toy props.

Residents plant bulbs

As part of a villagewide cleanup this month, several Wilde Lake residents volunteered to plant daffodil bulbs in four locations. The Columbia Association provided 500 bulbs.

Bulbs were planted near Rivulet Row by Dick Callis, Pentley Hux and Penny Wolkow. Paul and Jody Imre and Chris Krausz worked on the hillside between The Cove and the dam in Wilde Lake Park.

Planting bulbs around the springhouse near the dam were John and Diane Baldwin, Dick and Janet Blumenthal, Joan Hoye and Dennis Wilkie.

Norma Rose, Bill Ireland, Steve and Heidi Kish, Delores Stark and Rhonda Eskinazi planted bulbs in Bleak House Park on Rain Dream Hill.

Village aids needy

The Dorsey's Search Community Association's annual food collection for the needy is under way. Donations of nonperishable food can be dropped off at the Giving Tree in Linden Hall through Dec. 23. Donations of baby items, toys and hats and mittens are welcome.

Pub Date: 11/13/96

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