Preschoolers awarded `diplomas' at ceremony


May 25, 1999|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GRADUATION TIME IS fast approaching for many students throughout the county.

Friday morning, pupils took their first walk across the graduation stage as Liberty High School held its 1999 Playschool Graduation.

Sixteen preschoolers participated in the 1998-1999 play school program at the school and delighted family and friends as they received their laminated "diplomas." Liberty High students in the early childhood development courses conducted the graduation ceremony.

"The students planned the program for the graduation," said Karen Linthicum, early childhood development teacher. "They chose the songs and everything else in the program."

In addition to planning the graduation exercises, Liberty students were involved in the program throughout the year. They planned lessons each week around specific themes, developed art activities and stories for the preschoolers.

Graduating from the program Friday were Ellen Airth, Marissa Bennett, Cecelia Casamento, Jessica Curto, Jason Deaver, Candace Earls, Milea Folz, Kelly Graff, Samuel Harden, Nathaniel May, Patrick McDermott, Julie Rose, Jennifer Triano, Christopher Vincent, Michael Wheeler and Joe Zajac.

The students attended the program from October through December, and last month and this month. A 10-week program for 3-year-olds is conducted January through March each year.

The program at Liberty High offers a preschool experience for a nominal fee that covers the cost of snacks. The cost for the 4-year-olds' program is $20 in the fall and $15 in the spring. The 3-year-olds' program costs $20.

Information and applications: Karen Linthicum at 410-751-3560.

Ringing out the year

Carrolltowne Elementary School's fourth- and fifth-grade handbell choirs will present their final concert of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school's cafeteria.

Under the direction of Linda Caviglia, the fifth-grade ringers had the opportunity to perform recently at Port Discovery in Baltimore and toured the Inner Harbor's newest attraction.

Fifth-grade ringers are: Ginny Aldrich, Katie Bowen, Bradley Cohn, Rachel Gearhart, Colin Keim, Julie Lowe, Alex McCormick, Felicia Miller, Rachel Patz, Kevin Pugh, Amy Seivold and Christa Shamer.

Carnival time

The carnival season begins in our area Monday when Gamber and Community Fire Company opens its annual carnival at 6 p.m. With 25 rides from Penn Wood Amusements Inc., the carnival is the biggest fund-raiser for the fire company.

A fireworks display will highlight Monday's events. Music is scheduled for each evening throughout the carnival, which ends Saturday. Family ride nights are Tuesday and Thursday when ride-all-night is $9 per person (regularly $10). In addition to lots of food, fire company members will sell raffle tickets during carnival week.

Information: 410-795-3445.

Basketball camps

Hoopsters will want to make plans to register for summer basketball camps at Liberty High.

Boys entering grades five to nine may participate in the 13th annual instructional basketball camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily June 21-25 in the Liberty High gymnasium.

Cost is $50 per participant. Registration forms are available in the Eldersburg branch library.

The Lady Lions basketball camp for girls entering grades four to nine will take place June 28 to July 2 in the Liberty High gym.

Girls entering grades four to six will attend from 8: 30 a.m. to noon. Camp for grades seven to nine will run from 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

Cost is $50 for the first camper ($45 for returning campers) and $25 for each additional family member ($20 if returning).

Registration forms are also available in the Eldersburg branch library. Information: Mike Boehme, 410-549-1564. Both programs are sponsored in cooperation with Freedom Area Recreation Council.

Youth fishing derby

Get out those fishin' poles and dig up some worms -- it's time for the Governor's Youth Fishing Derby from 6 a.m. to noon June 5 at Piney Run Park.

Youngsters who have not turned age 16 may participate. Anglers age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants must register before June 1. Three hundred entrants will be permitted. Derby fee is $3 per participant. Park entrance fees will be waived for derby fishermen.

Fishing tackle will be awarded to the top three entries of crappie, yellow perch and bluegill. A prize will be awarded for the smallest bluegill. Anglers must supply fishing tackle.

Information and registration: 410-795-3274.

Sherry Graham's Southeast neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 5/25/99

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