Hammond High announces Teacher's Choice awards


March 20, 1998|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WE HAVE successfully weathered Friday the 13th and a full moon. Can spring be far behind?

Looking forward to the end of winter -- and the beginning of spring -- officials at Hammond High School have announced the names of students who have received Teacher's Choice awards for January.

The Teacher's Choice Award, which recognizes academic achievement, is a coveted honor.

The winners were seniors Stephanie Bloomer, Kim Cole, Erin Eitemiller, Stephanie Forsythe, Lori Hunley and Bart Zwaard.

Juniors Vaymond Dennis, Jessica Garvey, Kelley Miller, Nathan Ricklin and Michael Wiles were also selected.

Sophomore winners are Cenee Barnes, Laura Berry, Jessica Brown, Amy Hafets, Bridget Johnson, Jessica Kuhn, Jamie Marton, Kristin Orlando, Courtney Vaughan, Jessica Yeroshefsky.

Freshmen receiving the award were Julius Chang, Lisa Ertz, Ben Fixsen, Lindsey Greer, Jason Jett, Mara Johnsen, Robert Harvey, Jennifer Hermance, Ty Hines, Po Hwang, Arnold Hyatt, Jacqueline Karadimos, Gabe Katz, Lori Whitener and Elizabeth Zinar.

An open house

Bethel Christian Academy, 8455 Savage-Guilford Road, will hold an open house March 30 for families who are considering enrolling their children, pre-kindergarten through middle school, in the private, religiously affiliated Savage school.

Information: 301-725-4673.

Forest Ridge artists

Forest Ridge Elementary students are showing their artwork at four venues across the county.

There is an exhibit of their sculptures in the Savage Library children's area.

Exhibiting sculptors are Nimit Bhatt, Katie Chvala, Bo Dunigan, Emily Harshaw, Ashley Johnson, Bobby Jones, Adam Klein, Chalisse Lee, Megan Li, Lakesha Manning, Jordan McKay, Whitney Mour, Richie Olsen, Stephen Poole, Mary Prunesti, Meghan Rogers, Jeffrey Ronaldi, Crystal Simon, Mitchell Smallwood, Michelle Stinnett and Lee Walker. The young artists are also represented as part of the celebration of Howard County Youth Art Month at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City.

The exhibition, "Informed by the Combination of Image and Text," includes work by Kenney Manning, Justin Hill, Sam Kim, Lauren Seibert and Alan Bone. Work by Forest Ridge students Cassandra Holtmann and Aaron Foster is on display at the central branch of the Howard County Library, and work by students E.J. Santiago and Tony DiCamillo is on display at the east Columbia branch.

Forest Ridge collects

Area schools regularly urge parents to save supermarket receipts that can be redeemed for computers and school equipment.

But it is a chore.

In spite of the drudgery involved in the collection, Forest Ridge Elementary has announced that students and their families have turned in more than $350,000 worth of receipts.

A thank you is due to parents who saved receipts.

Thank you, too, to the volunteers who spent hours collating receipts: Jill Tipton, Janet Alvandi, Andra Wood, Leigh McGivern, Valeria Johnson, Paula Gallagher, Kerrie Pariso, Terry Poston, Janine McDonald, Melissa Nicholson, Stephanie Donnelly and Bev Lee.

Monitoring our streams

The parks and streams in Howard County are among our finest assets. Other extremely important assets are the people who live here.

What better way to protect these resources than by volunteering pTC to monitor the health of local waterways?

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has enrolled groups and families in a stream-monitoring program for some time.

Since it is almost spring, the department is again calling for volunteers.

Training sessions for volunteers will be held next month.

This is an enjoyable, outdoor project for families, Scout troops, church groups or anyone concerned about the environment.

Information: Sue Muller, 410-313-4700.

Pub Date: 3/20/98

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