Jason Hikel earns rank of Eagle Scout


November 24, 1997|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

JASON HIKEL of Boy Scout Troop 944 has earned his Eagle Award.

His Eagle Court of Honor was Nov. 1.

Jason has been an active member of the troop for five years. He earned 28 merit badges, took numerous leadership roles and attended several summer camps.

He is a senior at Centennial High School, where he is active in the drama department.

Jason acted in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," "The Bad Seed" and "My Fair Lady."

His Eagle project involved refurbishing play equipment and picnic tables for Bethany United Methodist Church.

Good deeds earn treats

Five students from Elkridge Elementary School were treated to a ride in a stretch limousine and lunch at Sgt. Pepper's restaurant in Columbia, as part of the "Random Acts of Kindness" program at the school.

Any child who was "caught" performing a random act of kindness put his or her name in a box. Six children's names were drawn from the box to win the treats.

Michaela Chiarella, Chris Hood, Paul Spranklin, Amanda Newman, Sonia Desai and Chris Kauffman were the winners this quarter.

Who's who

Three college students from Ellicott City have been elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Susan Green, a senior at Elon College in North Carolina, was nominated for her scholarship and involvement in college life.

Green's major is leisure and sports and business management. She hopes to work in tourism when she graduates.

She is a 1994 graduate of Centennial High School.

Her parents are John and Joan Green.

Melissa A. Crouch and Patrick Schienle, students at Capitol College in Laurel, also were selected.

Crouch, who graduated from Glen Burnie High School, is a junior pursuing a degree in telecommunications engineering technology. Schienle, who is a senior, is also seeking a degree in telecommunications engineering.

Apple cider lovers

Apple cider and pie lovers: Wednesday is the last full day the Cider Mill Farm on Landing Road in Elkridge will be open this year.

Cider and pies can be picked up for Thanksgiving or for freezing.

Call ahead to order your pie: 410-788-9595. The Cider Mill is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Student honors

Congratulations to Howard High School's scholars who have been recognized through the National Merit and Maryland Distinguished Scholars programs.

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are Alan Chen, Elizabeth Chester and Chris Lay.

National Merit Scholarship commended students are Wiley Hall, Mark Morris, John Hicks and Gail Phillips.

National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists are Inez Brantley and Hall.

Maryland Distinguished Scholars Achievement Status finalists are Chen, Elizabeth Chester, Lay and Jeremy Nation.

Semifinalists are Tyler Perkins and Jason Russell.

Lot owners meet

The annual meeting of lot owners of Good Shepherd Cemetery will be held at Rockland United Methodist Church at 3: 30 p.m. Saturday.

The church is off Route 99 in Ellicott City.

Fire department news

Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department Inc. has announced its officers for the 1997-1998 year.

Chief is Joseph Slavotinek, deputy chief Rob Lisle and assistant chief Russell Pryor.

Captains are Wayne Colburn, Dave Proffitt and Kevin Rose.

Lieutenants are T. J. Swiney, Dale Merson, Louis Diegel and Dan Casey.

Emergency Medical Services lieutenant is Dawn Bray.

Sergeants are Dan Leaf and Marcus Amberman.

On the board of directors are: Robert C. Fadrowski, president; David P. Proffitt, vice president; Julianna Casey, second vice president; Sherrie Slavotinek, secretary; Vincent Glorioso, treasurer; and Gary Kaufman, Robert Lisle, Charles Patterson and Scott Donohue, members.

Chief Slavotinek is also on the board.

The department encourages the community to apply for board membership. Stop by the station for an application.

The department is again sponsoring its Christmas basket drive for Elkridge's needy families.

Since 1991, the department has delivered 178 baskets.

The community can help defray costs by donating food.

This year's anticipated need is for 45 baskets.

Baskets will contain a traditional holiday menu. Donors can bring cranberry sauce, green beans, canned sweet potatoes, corn, sauerkraut, fruit juice, stove-top dressing and canned gravy to the firehouse.

If you can donate a turkey, margarine or pie, call 410-796-1624 or the station at 410-313-4901 so that it can be frozen.

Ellicott's holidays

Historic Ellicott City kicks off its holiday festivities this weekend with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tiber Park.

The B&O Railroad Station Christmas exhibit opens Friday.

Visitors can enjoy the huge, all-new, three-level train garden, which features nine Lionel and American Flyer trains in a detailed landscape.

Young children can visit the office of Sir Topham Hatt of Shining Time Station, where they can operate a model Thomas Tank Engine.

A telegram from Santa Claus awaits children visiting the station before Dec. 24.

Station volunteers have created the Maryland family -- at home awaiting Christmas in the 1800s. A private collection of antique and collectible toys and accessories are on display.

The exhibit, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday, with extended hours between Christmas and New Year's Day, runs through Feb. 1.

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for children.

Information: 410-461-1944.

Preholiday fitness

Area schools are trotting off to a happy Thanksgiving holiday with preholiday fitness programs.

Elkridge Elementary School is sponsoring a Turkey Run tomorrow and Elkridge Landing Middle, Deep Run Elementary and Worthington Elementary are having their Turkey Trots on Wednesday, when students, staff and parents will run or walk around the school grounds.

May all their holidays be healthy ones.

Pub Date: 11/24/97

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