Kiwanis district names Fedder its teen of the year

NEIGHBORS

August 10, 1999|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MICHAEL W. FEDDER of Sykesville was recently named Teen-ager of the Year by the Capital District of Kiwanis International.

He will be presented with a framed certificate and $1,000 at the Capital District Convention this month in Hunt Valley.

Before this award, Fedder was named Student of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Westminster and was then entered in the local 11-club competition. He was named Teen-ager of the Year by those local clubs and was awarded an engraved plaque.

In naming him Teen-ager of the Year, Kiwanis International recognized Fedder for his outstanding academic performance at South Carroll High School, where he achieved a 3.97 grade point average and had perfect attendance during all four years of school. He was a member of the National Honor Society, and was named in Who's Who Among Maryland High School Students. He participated in the South Carroll Leadership Conference, and played saxophone in the county jazz band.

Community involvement was an important part of Fedder's recognition as an outstanding teen. He completed more than 800 hours of community service, including helping in a wetlands restoration project and serving as a camp counselor at an area camp for youngsters. He recently returned from working with Habitat for Humanity on a project in western Pennsylvania.

Fedder will attend Eckerd College in Florida, where he plans to study molecular biology. He is the son of Ken and Shelly Fedder.

Amazing people

Anyone who knows an amazing person, someone who does amazing things, or a willing, cheerful volunteer always available to lend a hand, should consider nominating that person as one of Carroll County's Most Beautiful People. Nominations are being accepted through Friday. Forms are available in all branches of Carroll County Public Library or by calling Carroll County Public Information Office at 410-386-2973.

Library fund-raiser

All branches of Carroll County Public Library will benefit from tonight's fund-raiser at Pizza Huts across the county.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., all county Pizza Huts will donate 20 percent of profits from eat-in or carryout orders to the library system. Customers should present a coupon, available at all branch libraries, or mention that they are participating in the fund-raiser.

Information: library branches or local Pizza Huts.

Babies and bagels

Parents and caregivers are invited to share child-raising ideas and information in an informal forum from 10 a.m. to noon the second Friday of each month at the Eldersburg library.

The Babies and Bagels program requires no registration. Adults and children from birth to age 5 may participate. A short presentation will be followed by a chance to chat about issues affecting parents and children.

Information: 410-386-4460.

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

Pub Date: 8/10/99

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