Music to judges' ears, two teen-agers win contest


April 07, 1997|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TWO ELLICOTT CITY student musicians have won the yearly Young Artist Competition, sponsored by the Columbia Orchestra.

This year's group of 47 competitors was the largest in the competition's 16-year history.

Music teachers Annette Szawan and Christopher Hall coordinated the competition.

The students will perform solo pieces at the orchestra's concert Sunday.

Winner Hsing-Hui Hsu, 13, attends Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City. She participates in the Dunloggin Band, Howard County Middle School Gifted & Talented Band and the All-State Band. She has performed in eight competitions.

Elisa Chang, 16, is a student at Centennial High School and has several young students of her own.

In the past year, Elisa won first place in the Goucher College Competition. She plays flute in the high school band.

The concert begins at 2 p.m. at Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, under the baton of Catherine Ferguson.

Tickets: 410-313-9735.

Celebrating spring

April 14 at 11 a.m. County Executive Charles I. Ecker will open the EC 225 Ellicott City 225th birthday celebration garden competition with a planting ceremony at Millstone Park, at Main Street and Ellicott Mills Drive in Historic Ellicott City.

The competition is a civic beautification contest in celebration of the 225th anniversary of the founding of Ellicott City in 1772.

Attending the event with Ecker will be participants in another EC 225 project, Our Town-Our Times-Our Clothing, who will wear the garb of 1772.

For information about the planting competition or to obtain an entry blank, call Cindy Hirshberg at 410-480-0822.

Science at Elkridge

Elkridge Landing Middle School held a highly successful Science Fair, with students competing in six categories.

First prize in biochemistry went to Daniel Turley and Erica Savage, second to Allison Vaughn and third to Amanda Culotta, Stephanie Kavanaugh and Diana Burke.

In the environmental category, first prize went to David Smith, second to Kathy Drew and third to Amanda Keller, Beth Grimes and Emily Miller.

In physics, first went to Megan Wachs, second to Tim Stack and third to Bryan Popka.

In earth science, first went to Danielle Hickinbotham and Ben Ramsay, second to Kristin McDonald and Lauren Heit and third to Justin Jackson, Brandon Stickles and Franky Sullivan.

In biology and chemistry, two prizes were awarded at each level.

In biology, first went to Tonia Korlena, Mandy Adams, Kristin Newman, Brian Scott and Tom Beach; second to Stephanie Fredritz, Jennifer Kilpatrick, Allison Graboweski, Natasha Jenkins and Maureen Murphy-Ryan, and third to Brenna McVaney, Tiffani Utley and Lauren Vint.

In chemistry, first went to Bridget Baker and Henri Sanders, second to Kirby Harris, Shantee Lambert, Darshee Viadya and Donnie Johns, and third to Justin Bidinger, Avery Carrao, Chris ,, Kelley, Amber Haney, Eric Neidhardt and Pam Chesgreen.

Centennial's fair, scholars

Centennial High School will hold its second annual Community Flea Market and Craft Show, sponsored by the school's music department, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A few tables are for rent at $15. Information: 410-465-7364.

Howard County Community College honored Centennial High School students at the annual Evening of Excellence March 25.

Honored students included Scott Bross, David Johnson, Sara Beck, Jennifer Sorrell, Alifia Poonawala, Josh Sternfeld, Christine Davies, Anna Tillman, Terri Baker, Melissa Eckes, Megan Terrill and Jessica Lin.

Centennial High School faculty members also are gathering honors.

English Department Chair M. H. Lankin is a nominee for Howard County Chamber of Commerce's Educator of the Year. Robert Swartz is a finalist for the 1997 Music Educator of the Year Award. Tempe Brownell is a nominee for the Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award. Biology teacher Michelle Bagley was awarded the Industrial Partnership's 1997 Outstanding Teacher award at the Baltimore Science Fair. She received a cash award and a commemorative plaque.

The partnership is sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences at Towson State University.

Centennial Lane auction

Ecker will be swinging the gavel Thursday as guest auctioneer at Centennial Lane Elementary School's family auction.

Auction items include a Cal Ripken autographed baseball, a plane ride, a getaway to the Bavarian Inn and a chance to be student principal for the day.

Purchase your entry ticket for $2 at the door.

Ann Miller and Stevie Brouillet led the committee that organized this event.

Susan Goglia, Judy Clark, Patti Neidig, Benita Kimbrough, Joanne Scheler, Sunny Cohen, Christina Kappes, Jodia Chin, Trish Chapman, Ann Poltilove, Diane Maley, Christina Harris, Jean Abshire and Debbie Palone contributed hours of hard work.

Children's consignment sale

The Women's Foundation of Dorsey's Search will hold its spring children's consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Saturday.

For details on consignments, call 410-461-7826.

The sale will be held at Dunloggin Middle School. Admission is $1 at the door.

No strollers will be admitted before 10: 30 a.m. For directions to the school, call 410-465-6567. Do not call the school.

Youth Art Month

March was Youth Art Month in Howard County, and students celebrated with their exhibitions.

Rockburn Elementary students Matthew Heilmann and Bradley Pryor exhibited their work at the Howard County Central Library.

At the Howard County Center for the Arts, Rockburn students Ashley Maretlock, Sarah Stebbins, Luke Altomare and Jackie Song exhibited in a show titled "Self Portraits."

Dunloggin Middle School student Andrew Langley's work is on display in the State House in Annapolis.

The artwork of Elkridge Elementary students Patrick Barbarino and Ben Lewis was displayed during the weekend at the Elkridge Historical Society.

Pub Date: 4/07/97

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