Patapsco Middle School choir wows conferees


April 14, 1997|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PATAPSCO MIDDLE School Chamber Choir performed at the 1997 "Power through Partnership" Conference. The audience included more than 3,000 music teachers from five professional organizations. They gave the choir a rousing standing ovation and calls for an encore.

The choir was chosen from among the more than 100 taped auditions sent by music groups across the United States.

Leading the program of international art and folk music was Patapsco's music teacher Dan LeJeune. Accompanist was Kerri Hyatt LeJeune.

Sixth-graders singing in the choir included Bailey Ball, Gail Beveridge, Laura Caputo, Meg Dougherty, Damon Gasque, Amanda Kinsel, Kevin Norman, Laura Taylor and Angela You.

Seventh-grade singers include Rebecca Boarman, Michael Bruns, Katie Cherry, Tricia Coburn, Kelly Driscoll, Kelly Fields, Adam Forgione, Kathleen Fritz, Ashley Haley, Katie Heiser, Shanell Johnson, Lauren Kostelnik, Melanie Langmead, Haley Massa, Reesa Phillips, Krista Sandosky, Stephanie Schindhelm and Kimberly Schlosser.

Eighth-graders in the choir included Ayman Alam, Emily Biondi, Sierra Charon, Jamie Clark, Maria Claudia Cortes, Jesse Covert, Jennifer Davis, Paige Hannon, Ingrid Hellstrom, Jamie Hilliard, Laura Hoffman, Loren Jackson, Allie Juras, Ki Kim, Tara Lance, Jeff Longo, Sebastian Mankowski, Jonny Norman, Dylan Ranson, John Rim, Sven Rivera-Smith, Chris Schwartz, Philip Shon, Ashley Simmons, Libby Smith, Beth Stephenson, Jamison Williams and Albert Yi.

New pipe organ

First Lutheran Church on Frederick Road invites the community to the inaugural recital of its new Cassavant Pipe Organ.

The concert, at 4 p.m. Sunday, will feature Martin Jean, associate professor of music and organist at Indiana's Valparaiso University.

Jean, a renowned organist who has gathered international awards, has performed in cathedrals in France, England and Luxembourg.

The organ is a mechanical action pipe organ, constructed over 18 months by Cassavant Freres near Montreal.

Leadership seminar

During the weekend, the 20th annual Hugh O'Brian Youth

Foundation's Maryland Leadership Seminar, a four-day educational event bringing students together with adult leaders, met at Columbia Inn.

This year, the chairwoman and chairman were from our community. Cathleen L. Hutchins from Ellicott City directed the seminar, and the co-chairman was Elkridge resident Jim Hofman.

The seminars are planned and produced by volunteers.

The foundation, created by actor Hugh O'Brian, is an international organization that recognizes and develops leadership potential of high school sophomores.

Each private and public school elects one sophomore to send to the seminar. This year, local students attending included Lauren Koch from Centennial High School, Ena Howard from Howard High School and Alicia Williams from Mount Hebron High School.

Jaycee volleyball

Elkridge Area Jaycees recently completed its second successful volleyball season in the Howard County Recreation League, finishing fourth in the division. The players include Trenton and Nicole Clark, Chad Hughes, Jon Shaw, Denise Zambotti, Dave Sloper and Pat Rodeheaver and team organizers Molly Gardner and John McHall.

L Thanks to Elkridge Bank for financially supporting the team.

A softball team for boys and girls is being formed for spring play in the Howard County Recreation League. Games are played Monday evenings, beginning April 21. All are welcome.

Contact John McHale at 410-796-4793.

Jaycee leaders

The Jaycees' 1997-1998 board of directors will be headed by President Molly Gardner, assisted by Vice Presidents Nicole Clarke, Lissa Novotny, and Chad Hughes; State Director Joe Wathen; Treasurer David Sloper; Secretary Sheila Hughes; and Social Director Kim Haskiell.

Past President John Faulent will be chairman of the board.

This month, the group's meeting will involve a discussion of leadership and motivation for the year 2000, by guest speaker Brigid Whitman from the Dale Carnegie Institute.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joe Theismann's Restaurant on Dorsey Road in Elkridge.

Information: John Faulent, 410-379-9080.

Student art

Community students have been celebrating Student Art Month with their exhibitions.

Rockburn Elementary students Matthew Heilmann and Bradley Pryor exhibited art at Howard County Central Library.

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

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

Elkridge Historical Society displayed artwork of Elkridge Elementary students Patrick Barbarino and Ben Lewis last weekend.

Marie Chilton, second-grader at Northfield Elementary School, has her artwork on permanent display in the Pediatric Unit at Howard County General Hospital.

Disability awareness

On March 14, Centennial Lane Elementary devoted a day to disability awareness.

The program's countywide coordinator, Ann Wade, made the necessary arrangements.

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