Piercy tops at Arundel Middle on national mathematics exam

NEIGHBORS

February 25, 1997|By Vicki Wellford | Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

JESSICA PIERCY, an Arundel Middle School eighth-grader, placed first among 30 students from her school who took the 12th Annual American Junior High School Mathematics Exam.

She also won a place on the AJHSME honor roll by scoring several points higher than the average for eighth-graders, which is 14.6.

She will receive a pin and certificate, and her name will be engraved on a plaque at Arundel Middle.

The other top eighth-graders were Amy Gupta and Craig Hass, who tied for second, and Cliff Peterson, who was third. Stephen Waskiewicz took first place among seventh-graders, with Tiffany Boller and Matt Johnson tied for second; Sheila Baily was third. Sixth-grade winners were Scott Gearhart, first place, Jeremy Gordon, second, and Ava Neil, third.

Nationally, 242,000 students from 3,450 schools took the challenge.

Athletic club roast

The Gambrills Athletic Club is sponsoring a bull and oyster roast from 7 p.m. to midnight March 8 at the club hall, Route 175 and McKnew Road.

Oysters on the half-shell, oyster fritters and oyster stew will be available from 7 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m., along with pit beef, ham, sausage, mashed potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut, macaroni and cheese, a vegetable tray, dessert, beer, soda, coffee and setups. The food will be prepared by the ladies auxiliary.

Music from 8 p.m. to midnight will be provided by Sound Decision. The cost is $20 per person.

To purchase tickets, call Chuck Fisher at (410) 987-4426 or call (410) 923-0168. Proceeds will support the club's youth baseball program.

Spring breakfast

Archbishop Keough Council of the Knights of Columbus in Odenton will hold its spring breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday in the council hall on Becknel Avenue.

For information and reservations, call Les Hiett at (410) 674-3008.

Pub Date: 2/25/97

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