Girl Scout Troop 1576 is sending children's books to Lakota tribe

Neighbors

November 05, 1997|By Kathy Curtis | Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The Lakota Indians of South Dakota will soon be receiving a shipment of children's books, thanks to Girl Scout Troop 1576.

The troop has also entertained children closer to home with a holiday puppet show.

Last month, the Scouts made a poster and decorated a box for the River Hill village office for the collection of donated books.

Village manager Sunny McGuinn alerted residents to the project with an item in the village newsletter.

Troop leader Donna Goldman reported that, as of last week, about four small moving boxes filled with books had been collected. She is packing them to ship to the Red Cloud Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, S.D.

Goldman, who works in the legal department of NationsBank, suggested the project after she learned that her secretary, Elizabeth Kane, has relatives working in a school on the reservation.

The Girl Scouts were also busy last month putting on a puppet show called "How Spider Saved Halloween."

They gave two performances Oct. 24 at the River Hill meeting room, where they shared the program with Turner, "Dean of Magic."

Members of the troop are Megan Brohawn, Sara Clementson, Madeline Hlibok, Yasmeen Khaskia, Julia Mazur, Paige Spencer, Shane Spencer, Kara Goldman and Molly Goldman.

Melanie Brohawn assists Goldman in leading the troop, which is sponsored by the River Hill Community Association.

Children to sing

Several students from elementary schools in west Columbia have been chosen to sing in the Howard County Children's Chorus.

The group, directed by Saundra Cunningham, will perform at Spear Center this evening during a tribute to County Council member C. Vernon Gray.

Anna Jaller and Mackenzie Pierre are representing Bryant Woods Elementary School.

Chorus members from Clemens Crossing Elementary School are Meredith Davey, Kathleen Farhang, Larry Komrower and Grayson Schmelzer.

Longfellow Elementary School has two students in the chorus, Nicole Beall and Katherine Mullins.

Running Brook Elementary School is represented by Katie Nehl.

Miriam Callahan and Tiffany Paige of Swansfield Elementary School are also participating.

New road on agenda

The extension of Twin Rivers Road, which is scheduled to open this month, will be the focus of the next Wilde Lake town meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Slayton House.

Speakers will include James M. Irvin, Howard County director of public works, and C. Edward Walter, chief of the county's traffic engineering division.

Also speaking will be County Council member Mary C. Lorsung and Joe Necker, vice president and chief of engineering for Howard Research and Development.

The meeting will be the second in this season's series sponsored by the Wilde Lake Revitalization Steering Committee.

The group encourages residents to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss traffic issues such as road improvements, speed and traffic control.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Students win honors

Several students at Wilde Lake High School have been honored by the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program.

Alicia Klein and Geoffrey Williamson have been named finalists in the achievement category.

Receiving an honorable mention were Kimberly Austin, Alec Bennett, Laura Cometa, Kathryn Crawford, Rebecca Hall, Alyson Klein, Miranda Longoria, Leah Mikkelsen, Kristin Pilotte and Mary Valverde.

In the talent category, Matt Stevens is a finalist in instrumental music.

Two semifinalists were named -- Kathleen Harkness in vocal music and Rebecca Potter in visual art.

An honorable mention went to Erin Martin for dance and Lesley Ralls for drama.

College on Web site

The Public Broadcasting Service is featuring Howard Community College this fall on its Web site for the college's Going the Distance project, as an example of a successful distance-degree program.

"Learn from the experience of one of the best," reads an introduction to the Web profile.

"It's a great honor to be the first college spotlighted by PBS," said JoAnn Hawkins, director of HCC's weekend college and telecourse program. "Distance learning is a dynamic area for colleges and universities across the country. To be considered one of the best is a tremendous affirmation of our work."

Going the Distance was launched in 1994 by the PBS Adult Learning Service and public television stations to encourage the use of technology to deliver courses to off-campus students.

Howard Community College has been involved since the beginning, initially serving as a pilot site for the project. Today, more than 60 public television stations and 175 colleges and universities are involved.

The address for the web site is http: //www.pbs.org/learn/als/gtd/.

Pub Date: 11/05/97

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