3 Guilford students recognized for their holiday art


November 03, 1998|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GUILFORD Elementary Principal Andrew Barshinger has announced that three Guilford fourth-graders have been recognized for their artistic efforts.

Kelsey Girards, Phillip Bechara and Kara Davis have been selected as finalists by Save the Children for their holiday greeting card designs.

The children's entries were chosen from among the 5,000 received.

Kelsey's "Merry Christmice" and Phillip's "Kwanzaa" will appear in the group's 1998 card selection.

Kara's work is being considered for inclusion another year.

All three children received $500 U.S. Savings Bonds.

Art teacher Susan Clark submitted the children's work last spring -- with work by fourth-graders Kelly Canales, Brittany Hall and Adrian Klein-Hebron, each of whom received honorable mention.

All of the children were in the third grade when they created their designs.

Instructional assistant Candy Beck says Save the Children is a private, nonprofit agency whose mission is to make lasting and positive changes in the lives of children in the 40 countries the group serves.

The cards, which cost $11 for a selection of 10, are available through the Save the Children's catalog. To order a catalog or cards: 800-600-8019.

A young artist from Talbott Springs Elementary School has also been recognized.

Gifted and Talented resource teacher Carrye Jones and art teacher Sharon Higon report that third-grader Nicholas Barr is the eastern area winner in the "1998 National Project Walking Fete" poster contest.

Nicholas will receive a $500 certificate of deposit, a plaque and cash for art lessons and supplies.

The prizes will come from the Silver Spring chapter of Links Inc. -- a national service organization for women.

Rani Francis, a seventh-grader at Oakland Mills Middle School, is a winner in the local competition and will receive $25.

Art by Stevens Forest Elementary students has been recognized, too.

Works by Lauren Kaufmann, Kelly Walbert, Kevin Pie, Tinia Nguyen, Becca Price, Jennifer Thorne, Cody Schafer, Larry Richardson, Timothy Shu, Andrew Brown, Bryonny Rogers and Jim Grandfield are on display at the McDonald's outlet on Dobbin Road.

School staff washes cars

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Talbott Springs staff is having a car wash.

Donations will be used to provide transportation for parents to the school for parent-teacher and Parent Teacher Association meetings, as well as for school events.

Teacher Donna Mizia explains that parent involvement means better communication and understanding -- which benefits everyone.

Psychologist to speak

The Guilford Elementary School Parent Teacher Association invites parents to meet and hear Michael Tebeleff at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Tebeleff -- a psychologist in private practice and consultant to the Howard County Public School System -- works with children and their families.

He is also an adjunct professor at Loyola College and the University of Baltimore.

Tebeleff will discuss children's frustration, anger and concentration.

Information: 410-880-5930.

Celebrating Oakland Mills

How much do you know about Oakland Mills village? Test your memory.

Enter Oakland Mills' "30th Birthday Trivia" contest and win a $100 Oakland Mills shopping center certificate.

What was the name of the first grocery store, bank and gas station? When did Oakland Mills officially become a village?

The deadline is tomorrow.

Thirty trivia questions are included on the contest form, which you can fill out at the village center.

Prizes will be awarded to winners at noon Saturday, when everyone is invited to visit the village center's remodeled stores -- Last Chance Saloon, Metro Foods, Luck's China Inn, Oakland Mills Barber Shop, Oakland Mills Cleaners, Oakland Mills Liquors, the Columbia Bank and the Exxon service station -- and other locations on Robert Oliver Place and Thunder Hill Road.

Oakland Mills High's marching band and cheerleaders, local and state politicians, Columbia Association representatives, Erin Peacock, the village manager, and Oakland Mills Village Board members will be there -- with food, surprises and clowns to zTC entertain the children.

Fall festivities

Mark your calendar for Hammond High School's eighth Fall Fest Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21.

Art teacher Peg Coulson reminds artisans that space is available to display and sell holiday gift items.

Information: 410-313-7615, Ext. 267.

Happy gardeners

If you look forward to spring, you can help plant spring bulbs from 9: 30 a.m. to noon Saturday in Owen Brown village.

The happy gardeners will plant around Grace Pond, which is near Owen Brown Place and along the path from Owen Brown Village Center to the Cradlerock Way underpass that leads to Lake Elkhorn.

Information: 410-381-0202.

Meet the leadership

Oakland Mills High's Parent Teacher Student Association invites parents and students to attend a "Meet Your School Leadership" meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Monday in the school cafeteria.

Members of the school staff will explain their role in the school's functioning, followed by a question-and-answer period.

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