Homecoming Week begins Monday at Glen Burnie High School

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October 14, 1998|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Students wandering about Glen Burnie High School's campus dressed in their night clothes can only mean one thing: homecoming!

The Student Government Association has planned a week of activities for students, faculty members, alumni and others beginning Monday, notes SGA sponsor and math teacher Kristi Giuliano.

The fun begins Monday with "Pajama Day," when students are invited to roll out of bed, onto the bus and into the classroom. On Tuesday's "Twin Day," pairs of students will dress alike -- an effect that probably will be slightly diminished when the pairs are not in the same classroom.

"Generation Day" Oct. 21promises to stir interesting communication between parents and their children as we valiantly attempt to explain the appeal of the leisure suit. (It can be washed and worn and washed and worn and washed and never look like actual clothing.)

The pep rally set for 12: 45 p.m. Oct. 22 will be even peppier if students wear the school colors of red and white to show their enthusiasm.

Although school is closed Oct. 23 because of a countywide professional staff day, the spirit of Glen Burnie High will march on with the annual homecoming parade. Several school organizations will display floats, and the school's marching band will provide the entertainment.

The parade steps off at 5 p.m. from the school parking lot on Kuethe Road, crosses Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, then proceeds along New Jersey Avenue, Carroll Road, Delaware Avenue, Glen Road and back to the school parking area off Glen Road.

In search of their first win of the season, the Glen Burnie Gophers will meet the Annapolis Panthers on the gridiron at 7 p.m.

Members of the Homecoming Court will be presented at a halftime show with the band, flags and the pom squad.

In elections last week, Colin Bednar and Tina Willis were chosen freshman Lord and Lady; Travis Formwalt and Amy Edwards, were voted sophomore Duke and Duchess, and Chris Grogan and Jackie Sabur, were named junior Prince and Princess. Senior nominees also will be honored.

Homecoming king nominees are Matt Ebanks, Greg Formwalt, Jerry Moore and Owen Gaither. Seniors girls nominated for queen are Tammy Noe, Chrisse Kuegel, Donna Lupinos and Katie Sloan. The winners will be crowned at the dance at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday night.

"Stand By Me" is the theme of the semiformal event. Tickets are $15 per person.

For information, call the school office: 410-761-8950.

And yes, the last names of two members of the homecoming court may be familiar to you. Having long since abandoned any hope of owning a "My Child is an Honor Roll Student at Glen Burnie High School" bumper sticker, my husband and I are pleased that our sons, Greg and Travis, have been nominated for the GBHS Homecoming Court. Any crowns received in the award ceremony will be proudly displayed on the bumper of the family car.

Democratic meeting set

Democrats of District 32 will hold their monthly meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Ferndale Senior Center on Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. An informal dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Membership is open for a fee of $8 per year.

For more information, call Tom Dixon, 410-987-5299 or Evelyn Kellner, 410-969-9325.

Holiday dancers

The Glen Burnie High School dance company, under the direction of Dianne Rosso-Freeman, is looking for places to present its annual holiday dance program for the community. Schools, shopping centers and civic groups looking for entertainment for their holiday events might want to check the schedule of the company.

The company's annual performance at Marley Station was canceled after mall management decided to erect a Santa display in the center court where previously dancers, choirs and instrumentalists from area schools had performed during holiday seasons.

While Rosso-Freeman continues her search for another public venue for her students, she notes the company has always enjoyed performing for smaller groups at schools, convalescent centers, churches and community service organizations.

For information, call Rosso-Freeman at 410-761-8950.

Housing summit

"Creating Affordable Housing Opportunities in Anne Arundel County" is the topic of a housing summit scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

Bart Harvey, chairman and chief executive officer of the Enterprise Foundation will be the keynote speaker. The foundation works with more than 940 nonprofit neighborhood groups in 280 communities to help low-income families find affordable housing. The foundation has used more than $2.3 billion in equity, grants and loans to help low-income families secure more than 86,000 units of housing.

Sponsored by the Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition, the summit offers several workshops to provide information on programs for families in search of housing.

Topics on the agenda include "Planning for Affordable Housing," "Preparing Your Client for Home Ownership" and "Integrating Support Services with Multi-Family Housing."

The $25 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration must be received by Saturday.

Information: 410-222-6205.

Pub Date: 10/14/98

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