Kiwanis names essay contest winners


April 01, 1999|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The Kiwanis Club of Severna Park has named 18 pupils from county public and private elementary schools winners in its 22nd annual essay contest.

"It's important for young people to have an opportunity to write outside the classroom," said contest chairman Lynn Engelmeyer, of the foreign language department at Dundalk High School in Baltimore County. "The essays' theme, `My Hero,' gave the second- through fifth-grade students a subject we felt they could relate to."

Engelmeyer was right. The club received more than 1,050 responses, the most in the contest's history. Monetary incentives didn't hurt participation either.

First place in each age group earned a $100 savings bond, second place a $75 savings bond and third place a $50 savings bond.

All participants received commemorative ribbons.

Second-grade winners are: first place, Jamie Musselmann, Southgate Elementary; second place, Katherine Butler, St. Andrews Elementary; third place, Fawn McMahon, Southgate.

Third-grade winners all are from Deale Elementary: first place, Jake Mastroberti; second place, Katherine Henard; third place, Stacy Blevins.

Honorable mention goes to third-grader Rachel Cole from Annapolis Christian Academy.

Fourth-grade winners are: first place, Dustin Goldsmith, Jacobsville Elementary; second place, Ariel Jahner, Crofton Elementary; third place, Edward Kimble, Annapolis Elementary.

Honorable mention goes to fourth-graders Genevieve Jones of Oak Hill Elementary and Thomas Mulligan, from Annapolis Elementary.

Fifth-grade winners are: first place, Ashley Hooper, Windsor Farm Elementary; second place, Jennifer Barrick; third place, Amanda Fretwell. Jennifer and Amanda attend Solley Elementary.

Honorable mention goes to fifth-graders Rhea Frye, Windsor Farm Elementary; John McGrew, Annapolis Elementary; Emery Dean, Tracey's Elementary, and Jasmine Matthews, Freetown Elementary.

Kiwanis Club: 410-647-8361.

Class search

The search is on for members of the Severna Park High School Class of 1979.

A 20-year class reunion is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Holiday Inn at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The 20th reunion is an especially good one for females, because at this point women look better than ever, while men are beginning to lose hair and gain belt size.

Information: 410-256-2404, 410-647-8664 or 410-757-8153.

My class from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., will hold a reunion this year, but at our age, we're less concerned with looks and more interested in who's still alive.

New name

On April 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the YWCA building on Cypress Creek Road, a second home to dance maven Mary Carter for the past 30 years, will be renamed The Carter Building.

If you've ever felt the urge to pirouette, or your children have, then you've probably benefited from the Carter School of Dance.

The celebration is the work of the Community Center at Woods. Information: 410-647-5843.

Pub Date: 4/01/99

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