College admission results rolling in

Neighbors

January 08, 1998|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GLENELG HIGH School seniors are enduring the arduous college admissions process.

According to guidance counselor Ruth Drucker, the wait to hear results is over for some. Acceptances are beginning to roll in.

Among those who have been offered admission are Kate Fasinski, who has been admitted to the University of Richmond, and Zachary Abel who received a thumbs-up from Penn State's Smeal College of Business Administration, Mont Alto campus.

Christopher Gregory has been accepted to Penn State in the College of Health and Human Development.

Kristina Vaskys was accepted to Duquesne University.

L Michael Williams was accepted to Shippensburg State College.

Amanda Wolfe received an academic scholarship to Hood College.

Towson University accepted Kristin Hucht, and Virginia Tech accepted Jimmy O'Connor.

Geography lesson

Last week, western Howard County became part of my nephew's geography journal.

Danny Murtha is a third-grader at Head O'Meadow School in Newtown, Conn.

We received his geography journal with a request to enter information about our state and town. Danny began the journal ** with a long story about Connecticut and his life there.

We were pleased to tell Danny and his classmates about our county system of government, our schools, the Triadelphia Reservoir, our rivers, our little town of Dayton and our sports teams.

We sent him a postcard about Maryland so he can track his journal's tour on a school map.

Danny's journal is now in Arlington, Va., with my sister, Dede Brough, and will soon be on its way to her daughter, Suzy Yeager, in Dallas.

We hope all the folks who write in Danny's journal -- which will return to his school in late spring -- will read about western Howard County and see how wonderful we think it is.

Open agenda

Glenwood Middle School Principal Dan Michaels wants to meet all Glenwood parents and have a chance to talk with them.

Beginning Tuesday, he will have monthly Open Agenda meetings from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. in the school's media center.

Other meetings are scheduled Feb. 10, March 10, April 7 and May 5.

Michaels is a principal with experience and compassion.

Since assigned to Glenwood, he has been eager to hear from parents and the community.

Information: 410-313-5520.

Welcome, neighbor

Terry and Greta Stockman and their sons moved into the house next to Gethsemane Baptist Church in Glenwood recently.

They say they felt as though they were coming home.

Terry Stockman, the new minister of Gethsemane, comments, "I want to be among the people I pastor. I want to love them, care for them, and be a part of their lives."

The Stockmans, including 19-year-old Terry Jr. -- who attends Howard Community College -- and John, 17, who attends Hammond High School, are excited to be among the "warm, wonderful fellowship of people at Gethsemane Baptist Church."

Though Stockman has been at Gethsemane only about a month, he sees the church expanding and erecting a building as the congregation outgrows its facility.

Stockman wants to add staff members, particularly a minister of music and youth.

He hopes to help children's and youth programs flourish; he says they are "very good and getting better."

He wants to help families. He will offer "Parenting by Grace." This course, part of a series, shows people how to be better parents based on the Bible.

Stockman's vision for Gethsemane Baptist starts with the church as a loving and caring place where people feel welcome.

He feels an atmosphere of excitement at Gethsemane, a place where families come first. In a relaxed atmosphere, people worship and enjoy contemporary, traditional and gospel music.

Terry Stockman speaks with an easy paced Louisiana accent. He comes from a long line of Southern Baptist ministers. His great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all preachers.

He attended Louisiana College and the University of Maryland, and is attending Southern Seminary.

After a stint in the Army -- which ended at Fort Meade -- he stayed in Maryland, working at Hope Baptist Church in Laurel and at First Baptist Church in Beltsville.

His wife is a stay-at-home mom, and, according to Stockman, "a perfect pastor's wife."

To know more about Gethsemane Baptist, or to have your name placed on the mailing list to receive a monthly newsletter, call 410-442-5853.

Scout news

Boy Scout Troop 737 in Clarksville held troop elections recently.

Adrian White is the troop's senior patrol leader.

Jon Kraeuter, Scott Cannon, and Adam Corbett are assistant senior patrol leaders.

These young men take responsibility for planning and running troop meetings.

By fulfilling their responsibilities to the troop, they develop leadership and responsibility.

Remember the thrift shop

Don't forget to visit the Thrift Shop at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church.

You may donate goods or shop there Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Thrift Shop cannot accept furniture.

Information: 410-489-7185.

An ancient art

Tai chi is an ancient practice -- a study of slow, fluid movements used to assist participants in gaining optimum health and relaxation.

Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center at Inwood Village Center, in Glenwood, is offering tai chi classes from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. through April 8.

People of all ages are welcome.

The cost is $70 for 10 classes.

Information: 410-740-7600.

Happy hounds

Happy Hounds 4-H Club is led by Sandy Melichar, who will give credit for the club's success to anyone but herself.

Her efforts help make Happy Hounds a lively, active club for young dog owners eager to learn more about their pets.

At the club's meeting last month, members elected new officers: president, Jennifer Melichar; vice president and secretary, Karianna Barr; treasurer, Julia Lemish; reporter, Alicia Gravois; and historians, Brian Touchard, Julia Lemish and Alicia Gravois.

Information: 410-988-9722.

Pub Date: 1/08/98

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