Pupils get in the spirit this week during break from dress code

Neighbors

October 01, 1997|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

STUDENTS DRESSED in pajamas? Football players wearing cheerleader uniforms? Bums walking the halls?

Must be spirit week at Glen Burnie High School.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association, this annual event promises fun for students, faculty and alumni, and confusion for the casual passer-by.

The students' usual wardrobes stay in the closet this week as they enjoy a break from the new dress code. Monday was pajama day with students rolling out of bed and onto the bus in their flannel pj's while yesterday's "Twin Day" found students attired in matching outfits. Today's "Gender Bender Day" promises to alarm more than one parent as they watch their sons leave the house wearing a skirt.

The fun continues tomorrow as students are encouraged to wear the school colors: red and white. Bums rule Friday: baggy pants, torn shirts and floppy shoes -- a little too similar to the students' regular style.

In addition to the wardrobe challenge, the SGA has planned a Pep Rally for 12: 55 p.m. tomorrow. Junior Chrisse Kuegel, SGA president, outlined a schedule of activities for the students.

"We're having a pie-eating contest with pies made by the Pep Rally Committee and a tug of war between the football and the soccer teams," Kuegel said.

Other contests include a three-legged race among the captains of all the fall sports teams and a race through an obstacle course among the members of the women's volleyball and soccer teams.

A parade with student-constructed floats, the school band, the silks and pom squads will starts at 4: 30 p.m. Friday in the school parking lot at Kuethe Road and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and follow Kuethe Road to New Jersey Avenue, then New Jersey Carroll Road, to Delaware and onto Kuethe and back to the school.

"We want to get everyone involved. We want people to look at Glen Burnie [High] with a more positive outlook on the school," said Kuegel, who also is an award-winning baton twirler with the school band.

In keeping with that spirit of community involvement, alumni are invited to the homecoming game, 7: 30 p.m. Friday when the Glen Burnie Gophers welcome Chesapeake High's Cougars for a gridiron matchup. Admission is $2.

The week's activities conclude with the Homecoming Dance, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. A limited number of the $15 tickets still are available for students and alumni.

The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the homecoming king and queen, chosen from among these seniors: Billy Fisher, Marianne Ogle, Brok McFerron, Staci McGonigal, Stuart Schmidt, Sarah Meredith, Anthony Brocato and Brandie Bell.

Members of this year's homecoming court are Adam Brocato and Lorie Holland, freshman Lord and Lady; Chris Crogan and Jackie Saber, sophomore Duke and Duchess; and Brian Kellner and Tammy Noe, junior Prince and Princess.

Information: 410-761-8950.

Row, row, row

It's a competition slightly more genteel than football when rowers in the fifth annual "Ariel Head of the Patapsco" slice through the waters of Marley and Furnace Creek at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Sponsored by the Baltimore Rowing Club with the Country Club Estates Recreation Association as hosts, this event brings hundreds of oarsmen and women to the shores of Glen Burnie for the competition, rain or shine.

The rowing club evaluated several sites before selecting the Point Pleasant peninsula area, said CCERA member Les Ballard. He and his wife, Janie, look forward to the race every year.

"It's a great event that showcases the beauty of the local creeks," said Ballard. "[The rowing club] looked at several areas, including the Severn River and Annapolis areas before deciding on this area because of the protected water, lack of boat traffic and scenery."

The three-mile course begins near the mouth of Furnace Creek and follows the Point Pleasant peninsula to the finish line at the CCERA pier on Marley Creek. Singles, doubles, foursomes and crews of eight compete.

Optimal viewing of the race is at the CCERA pier, Country Club and Paul Marr drives.

Refreshments will be sold throughout the day.

Fall fair

An autumn fair, complete with scarecrows and pumpkin decorating, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 308 Oak Manor Drive.

Activities include a craft show, face-painting, sand art, pony and tractor rides, a moon bounce, silent auction and an antique and custom car display.

A country store will offer homemade sweets and treats for sale while a flea market provides white elephant bargains.

Proceeds from the fair will benefit the church's renovation fund and various missions.

For information, call the church office, 410-766-2283.

Used book sale

"If you can read, don't miss it" is how organizers are promoting the used book sale, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association's hall, 5 N. Crain Highway.

The sale is sponsored by the Ann Arundell Historical & Genealogical Societies. Proceeds will benefit the societies' research center at the Kuethe library.

For information call the library, 410-760-9679, during business hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Pub Date: 10/01/97

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