80 students join honor society


February 26, 1997|By Kathy Curtis | Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EIGHTY JUNIORS and seniors were inducted into Atholton High School's chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony Monday at the school.

Senior Mackenzie Cross, society president, welcomed the students.

Principal Roger Plunkett and the society's adviser, Gloriann Mehlman, also spoke.

Senior Christina Yoo, the treasurer, played the piano.

Four seniors spoke about the qualities that honor society members model: Maggie Sheer, scholarship; Desi Kaplan, service; Ying Cao, leadership; and Aaliyah Rizvi, character.

To be members, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.25 and meet standards of service, leadership and character.

Members are required to perform at least four hours of community service a month.

Those inducted include Douglas Airel, Stephanie Arnold, Laura Askin, Kiros Auld, Nicholas Barresi, Brian Barth, Allison Bishop, Jeffrey Bloom, Theresa Brandt, Aaron Brown, Brianna Brumsted, Katherine Bryant, Sean Buckley, Ann Cheung, Erum Chishty, Jenni Choi, Stephen Clark, Rachel Cohen, Maryann Concepcion and Shomik Das.

Also honored were Erin Dixon, Beth Duffin, Jennifer Edgin, Kelly Fox, Catherine Frentz, Meagan Funches, Rachel Giddings, Lauren Gleit, Melissa Greczy, David Green, Anne Greenfield, Jessica Grether, David Grosso, Kasey Guss, Jonathan Harvey, Jeffrey Hubbard, Wendy Jorgensen, Leanne Kearns, Kate Kety, Luke Kim and Kyung Kim.

Also inducted were Sara Kirkpatrick, Joseph LaMonte, Dana Lawall, David Liebesman, Jennifer Little, Lindsey Malcolm, Richard Malinowski, Keith Marin, Nicholas Marini, Mathew Martiny, Jessica Martiny, Katie McGuigan, Heather Meyers, Katie Michaels, Melissa Millin, Masayoshi Nakajo, Katherine Nardinelli and Cissy Ng.

Also, Ryan Oleszewski, Jennifer Pace, Shimul Patel, Stacy Peters, Cara Ramsey, Michael Reynold, Erin Rieben, Lauren Roth, Mala Sardana, Wendy Sare, David Scimonelli, Erynn Sosinski, Cheryl Saab, Houri Tamizifar, Tiffanie Taylor, Kendra Terry, Steven Tom, Matthew Welborn, Kathy Williams, Laura Yingling and Rhys Ziemer.

Local actress in play

Wilde Lake resident Barbara Brickman is among the cast members for the Rep Stage's production of "I Hate Hamlet," the next two weekends at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.

Brickman plays Lillian Troy, the Broadway agent of a young television actor who goes to New York to portray Hamlet.

The young man moves into an apartment formerly occupied by '' Shakespearean actor John Barrymore, whose ghost coaches him.

"It's a fun show, with a lot of laughs," said Brickman. "The pace is great."

Brickman, a candidate for Actors Equity, teaches public speaking and fine arts at the college.

She has performed at Studio Theatre, the Folger in Washington and at area dinner theaters.

Brickman is one of the founders of New Stages, an alternative theater group. She directed and performed in the group's 1994 production of "The Night of the Iguana" at Slayton House.

For show times and ticket information, call 964-4900.

Lenten services

St. John Lutheran Church in the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center is simulating a modern-day courtroom with Jesus on trial during a series of Wednesday evening Lenten services.

To present the story, the Rev. Joel Morgan and four visiting pastors are taking turns portraying witnesses to Jesus' life.

Parishioners serve as prosecuting and defense attorneys.

The series began last week.

Michael Saltzman, a resident of Wilde Lake, is serving as defense attorney for the five-week series.

Tonight, the Rev. Wayne Hartz of Bethany Lutheran and Redeemer Lutheran churches in Baltimore will portray the disciple James. The prosecutor will be Ruth Nolan.

In future weeks, visiting pastors will portray Barabbas and Pontius Pilate.

Wilde Lake resident Rosemary Alcott will be the prosecutor on March 12.

The series will end March 19 with Morgan as the disciple, John.

Services begin at 7 p.m. A light supper of bread and soup is served at 6: 15 p.m. The series is free and open to the public. For information, call 730-7920.

Teen representative-elect

Katie McDermond, a sophomore at River Hill High School, has been named teen representative-elect for the River Hill Village board.

A resident of Pheasant Ridge, Katie applied for the volunteer position, and was approved by the board.

Katie has begun attending board meetings with Holly Maggio, the current teen representative, a senior at Atholton High School.

Katie will take over as representative at the end of the summer, when Holly starts college.

Museum adds exhibit

A new permanent exhibit of miniature brass weights -- the Harold Courlander Collection of Asante Goldweights -- went on display Sunday at the African Art Museum of Maryland.

The exhibit consists of 202 weights that were used to measure gold dust. The weights were made by the Asante, the Akan-speaking people of Ghana.

The tiny weights, some only a half-inch in diameter, depict

African symbols and objects from everyday life.

"When you see the workmanship of these tiny things, it knocks your socks off," said Doris Ligon, museum director.

The collection was a gift to the museum from Courlander's estate. Ligon met Courlander several years ago, after his daughter held her wedding at Oakland.

A collector who had traveled extensively in Africa, Courlander took an interest in the museum and had donated other pieces before his death last year.

The Town Center Community Association joined the museum as co-hosts for the opening.

The museum is on the upper level of Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.

Staying green, clean

"Low Impact Landscaping: How to Keep Your Grass Green and Wilde Lake Clean" will be the topic for a town meeting at 7: 30 p.m. March 6 at Slayton House.

The series is sponsored by the Wilde Lake Revitalization Steering Committee.

Pub Date: 2/26/97

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