Waterloo Elementary clubs are a good reason to stay after school


November 10, 1997|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WATERLOO Elementary School's clubs entice children to stay in school after the bell rings.

The Chess Club -- brainchild of pupils Brian Albin, Reed Abrahamson and Zachary Abrahamson -- has 40 children playing chess at each weekly meeting.

Three Atholton High School students -- Ann Cheung, Cindy Cheung and Adam Alden -- help out, under the direction of parent volunteer Eric Abrahamson.

The club will have a tournament Saturday.

The Fourth Grade Poetry Club meets twice a week under the direction of Assistant Principal Kathy Kreidler.

Members include Lindsay Alford, Sophia Chein, Suwani Karki, Devin McConnell, Steve Stephenson, Beca Vales, Samantha Weiss, Jody Williams, Chris Sams, Danielle Paskor, Kevin Sewell, Mary Ortiz, Jenny Ourand, Breaunna Wilson, Beth Sylvia, Jennifer Thompson, Mina Son, Rachel Benedict and Chris Catalano.

The Fifth Grade Book Club meets each week to discuss a piece of work.

Members are Ashley Shiner, Heather Karpal, Michael Pierce, Ryan John, Bryan Robertson, Alice Chiang, Thea Lim, Janice Kim, Lissan Anfune and Bryan Heavener.

Sign-up for basketball

The final day for Elkridge Youth Organization basketball registration is Wednesday.

From 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m., players can register at the Elkridge branch library.

Players must be older than age 6 before Jan. 1, 1998. Parents should bring a copy of each player's birth certificate to registration.

Information: 410-796-7326.

'The Mousetrap' at Howard

Howard High School will present Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery "The Mousetrap" this weekend.

The plot involves eight people cut off from the world by a snowstorm in a remote inn, where they are threatened by an unknown murderer.

The cast includes Jeff Corbett, Ashly Walton, Donald Chiarella, Kenny Fisher, Tracee Hackett, Stefan Lasker, Jennifer Kuhlman and Bobby Hunter.

The student director is Jessica Binder.

The play will be presented at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are $5 apiece and may be purchased at the door or at the school's front office.

Information: 410-313-2867.

Banquet in Elkridge

Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department held its annual banquet Oct. 25 and presented awards to volunteers for their services in the 1996-1997 year.

The top Emergency Medical Service volunteer was Medora Fahnestock, who responded to 314 calls.

Top fire volunteer was Joseph Slavotinek, who responded to 244 calls. A close second was Steven Hoffman, with 232 calls.

Top fire/EMS volunteer was David Proffitt, who responded to 277 emergency calls.

Top fund-raisers were Robert Fadrowski, William Jenkins and David Lisle.

The William L. Merson award for outstanding community service was given to Cordelia Hanson.

The K. I. Lenahan award for outstanding department service was presented to John Zimmer.

William Jenkins received a 25-years-of-service pin.

Craig Peddicord and Wayne Colburn each received pins for 20 years of service.

Daniel Casey was given life membership for his service.

Keith Summers gave Elkridge Landing Middle School seventh-grader Mark Merson a special award for his assistance at bingo fund-raisers.

Media award

Congratulations to Elkridge Landing Middle School's media specialist Alfreda Martino.

She was awarded the prestigious Mae I. Graham Award for Maryland's best middle school media program.

This is Martino's 25th year as media specialist with the county schools. "We try to provide a well-rounded program and good service," she said. "We want to make the media center an inviting, useful place."

The school received a plaque citing the excellence of Martino and Principal Kenneth Gill.

Delightful events

The Elkridge Senior Center invites senior citizens to two events this month.

They can learn to line-dance from 10: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Friday. The cost is $1.

At 11 a.m. Nov. 26, they can prepare for Thanksgiving in "Foods for Life" -- a class on natural foods that are high in calcium and protein.

There is no charge for this class.

To register for these events, call 410-313-4930.

Marching on

Talk about busy. Mount Hebron High School's Marching Unit placed second in Atlantic City, N.J., at the Miss America Pageant parade Sept. 12 and then participated in two Halloween parades -- in the Mount Hebron neighborhood and in Turf Valley Overlook. They competed in the Mummer's Parade Nov. 1.

Yesterday, the group marched in the Howard County Veterans' Parade at Oakland Mills High School.

The unit provides music and marching at school events and football games.

Drum major is Matt Johnston and junior drum major is Sarah Turriff.

The marching unit is running a fund-raiser, selling frozen yogurt pies from "I Can't Believe It's Yogurt."

Information: 410-747-1680.


Young artists

Columbia Orchestra has opened its Young Artist Competition for all students through grade 12 who live, attend school or receive music instruction in Howard County.

The competitions will be on Jan. 10 and 17 in the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College.

The application deadline is Nov. 24.

Applications: 410-381-2004.

Pub Date: 11/10/97

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