Work of pupils from several schools is recognized in PTA Reflections Program


February 13, 1997|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

STUDENTS FROM local schools entered original works in music, literature, photography and other visual arts in the National PTA Reflections Program this year.

Three Mount View Middle School students won awards at the county level with work based on the theme "It Could Happen."

Laura Wolf won second-place and third-place ribbons.

Reed Carter and Jonathon Walk were awarded third place and honorable mention.

All of their work will move to the state competition.

From Bushy Park Elementary School, Morgan Clark finished in first place in the primary division in literature in the county Reflections Program.

Nicole Coffey won a first-place award in literature in the intermediate division.

Katie Alice McMahon finished third in the visual arts for primary students, and Lauren Capps took third place in visual arts in the intermediate division.

In photography, Kyle Evans won first-place award in the primary division, while Cassie Potler won an honorable mention in the intermediate division.

Their work also will move to the state competition.

Public speaking

Glenelg Country School held its annual Barlow Public Speaking Contest Friday.

The contest was established in 1965 by interim Headmaster Thomas J. Barlow, who sought to increase students' appreciation of literature while building their confidence in public speaking.

Children in the lower and middle schools at Glenelg Country School participated in the contest. Meredith St. Cyr of Columbia, who recited "Make a Wish" by LeAnne Reeves, won in the seventh- and eighth-grade group.

Sixth-grader Cody Dobyns of Clarksville won in the fifth- and sixth-grade division, reciting "A Brave and Startling Truth," by Maya Angelou.

Third-grader Collins Carey, also of Clarksville, recited "Alligators Aren't Friendly" by Jack Prelutsky to win in the third- and fourth-grade division.

Bushy Park achievers

Fifth-grader Byron Asher and second-grader Jake Anderson are Citizens of the Month at Bushy Park Elementary School.

Good luck to the musicians from Bushy Park Elementary School who will participate Saturday in the County Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Jessica Noyes, Alex Neiman, Amy Ferrero, Julia Coe, Brian Watzin, Byron Asher, Danny Smith, Wesley King, Leo Conlon, Greg Almond, Ashley Blum, Chris Cobleigh, Mark Goodwin, Kevin Dignan, Bonnie Howard, and Linas Vaskys will perform for judges who critique the music on the spot.

Pointers Run auction

"A Touch of Class" is the theme of Pointers Run Elementary School's third Art Auction.

This festive event -- scheduled Feb. 22 -- is just around the corner.

Admission is $5, which entitles you to hors d'oeuvres and a chance to win door prizes -- restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets, classes and books.

You can view and purchase art from the Heisman Art Gallery, which features Andrew Wyeth and other artists, during the evening.

Call Jan Peedin at 531-1163.

Lenten season

Christians around the world began the liturgical season of Lent yesterday, and many local churches offer study and reflection for members and friends during the next six weeks.

At Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville, church members welcome neighbors at Wednesday evening Bible study sessions in the parsonage.

The sessions, which focus on Genesis, begin at 7: 30 p.m.

Information: 531-5653.

High school orientations

Officials at River Hill and Glenelg high schools have rescheduled orientations for parents of eighth-graders.

The new dates are Feb. 20 for River Hill, and Feb. 26 for Glenelg.

Information: 313-7120 (River Hill) or 313-5528 (Glenelg).

Heartfelt rock-a-thon

Mount View Middle School students will keep on rockin' at the school's Rock-a-Thon Friday afternoon.

With a DJ, a variety of activities and handsomely decorated rocking chairs, students will rock to collect pledges for the American Heart Association.

Boy Scout honors

Richard Suchowski, son of Monica and Andy Suchowski of Dayton, was the center of a celebration last week at a Boy Scout Court of Honor.

The 1996 graduate of Glenelg High School earned the Boy Scouts' highest honor, the Eagle rank, this year.

Besides earning many badges and serving in leadership roles in their troops, Eagle Scouts must develop and lead major projects.

Suchowski, who attends Western Maryland College, chose to build picnic tables for the Girl Scout camp at Ilchester as his project.

He organized Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to help with the carpentry, which included building specially designed tables for disabled people.

Glenelg star

David Buckholtz graduated from Glenelg High School in 1993, and flew through an accelerated program at Emory College in 3 1/2 years.

He concentrated his studies in marketing and the Internet.

This week, he began working for IBM as an Internet architect.

Buckholtz was selected from among the top students in the country for a national Coca-Cola scholar award at the end of high school.

In addition to the scholarship, which helped pay his tuition at Emory, Buckholtz took part in a Coca-Cola mentoring program and the opportunities that came with it.

Neighbor saved

Pam Bassett of Glenwood was in her car last week at a busy intersection just north of the Howard County-Carroll County line, when her car was hit head on.

She was cut out of her car and taken by helicopter to a shock trauma center, where she stayed overnight.

Bassett returned home bruised and shaken, but her rescuers told her that it was "a miracle that nothing was broken."

Her 1985 Thunderbird was demolished, but its size and the seat belt helped Bassett escape more serious injury.

Her husband, Dave, and teen-age sons Eric and Marc are pleased and grateful to have her home.

Pub Date: 2/13/97

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