CONGRATULATIONS to two of the community's students, whose entries in the PTA Reflections Arts Competition have won state awards.
Having won awards at schoolwide and countywide competitions, their artworks will be forwarded to national competition.
Christina Donohue of Ellicott Mills Middle School created a photograph titled "The Phone Locket" as an assignment for Suzanne Van Wey's sixth-grade English class.
"I never thought my photograph would make it this far," she said.
Matthew Sachs, a second-grader at Deep Run Elementary School, created an original musical composition that will compete nationally.
Five students also placed at the state level.
In the literature category, Ben Skalski of Deep Run Elementary School and Travis Young of Ellicott Mills Middle School won first place at their respective levels.
Gina Vespa and Robert Tipton of Ellicott Mills Middle School and Adam Brewington of Dunloggin Middle School placed in the music category.
Congratulations to girls of the Columbia Storm for winning the 1997 Chesapeake Region's 15-and-under volleyball championship.
They played the tournament at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House.
Coached by Greg Johnson and Glenn Cooper, the team includes Ellicott City residents Kristen Dahlen, Kim Emrich, Lindsey Smardon, Julie Taury, Pam Sneddon -- and Nicole Barnoski, Melana Hudak, Monica McLaughlin, Jen Postol and Susan Trapuzzano, who hail from other parts of Howard County.
Artists in abundance
Howard High School artists have been representing the school in area art exhibits.
The work of Dean Garrett and Chris Lay was on display at the State House in Annapolis this spring for Youth Art Month.
Central Branch Library in Columbia also celebrated Youth Art Month with a student display, in which Megan Dupree's painting and Mark Westerman's drawing were shown.
The work of seniors Lay and Chris O'Neil was on display at the orthodontics offices of Drs. Wayne B. Hickory and Sandra E. Selnick in Dorsey Hall.
Ellicott City resident Marylee Vespa, gifted-and-talented resource teacher at Margaret Brent Elementary School in
Baltimore, has been named Educator of the Year for her school.
She and other Baltimore teacher honorees were treated to a dinner and awards ceremony at Martin's West and received certificates of appreciation and engraved champagne glasses.
Northfield Elementary School PTA will elect officers at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Dunloggin Middle School.
Nominees are: president, Adrianne LaPointe; vice presidents, Cathy Blemly and Jim Sylvia; secretary, Debbie Frassica; treasurer, Cindy Lawson; PTA Council representatives, Jack Schwartz and Florence Solonche.
The school's spring band and string concert will follow.
Hollifield Station Elementary School, the new school on Route 99 in Ellicott City, needs a PTA.
An organizational meeting will be held May 29 to elect officers and approve bylaws.
If you would like to make a nomination for an executive board position, call 410-750-2514 or 410-465-0612.
Congratulations to two hard-working members of the Mount de Sales Academy community.
Justine Randt of Ellicott City won a silver medal in the National Latin I exam.
Rachael Lancelotta, a 1994 graduate of Mount de Sales, is attending Loyola College and majoring in sociology. She made the dean's list this semester.
Rockburn Elementary School is holding a Math Day on June 2, when speakers will give presentations on mathematics in everyday life.
Volunteers are needed to speak to small classes. Call the school at 410-313-5030 if you can help.
Ellicott City's Trinity School is celebrating its student standouts.
Seventh-graders Robert Kudirka, Ellicott City, and Lacey Egerton, Elkridge, scored with distinction on the verbal section of the SAT college entrance exam, qualifying them for the Johns Hopkins University's 1997 Talent Search.
Eighth-grader Stephanie Jarrett placed second in the short program event in the intermediate women's figure skating competition in Alexandria, Va.
Pub Date: 5/19/97