6 Brooklyn Park Middle pupils win honors in arts, sciences

NEIGHBORS

March 31, 2002|By Christina Bittner | Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TALENT ABOUNDS among the pupils at Brooklyn Park Middle School, where six pupils have been honored for their achievements in the arts and sciences.

Matthew Dietz won first place in the multimedia contest sponsored by the Maryland Instructional Computers Coordinators Association. Matthew used his knowledge of biology and computer science to create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation called "The Journey of a Chocolate Chip Cookie Through the Digestive Tract."

In recognition of his work, he received a certificate and a MICCA bag. He also earned $300 worth of software for Brooklyn Park Middle.

On April 9, the Women' s Club of Linthicum Heights Inc. will hold the awards ceremony for the winners of its Short Story and Poetry Writing Contest. Sixth-graders James Miller and Kelly Dashiell won first and second place in the poetry competition. James' work was titled "A Bug." Kelly's poem was called "Fairies." Leanne Holtzner of the eighth grade earned third place for her poem "Lost Love." "My Friend Binx," written by eighth-grader Jaimie Macey won first place in the short story competition. Erin Coolahan, also an eighth-grader, received an honorable mention for her story "My Grandfather."

Hard work and talent never go unrecognized for long, and it looks as if Brooklyn Park Middle is beginning to shine. Congratulations, and keep up the good work.

Beeline is back

For years, students at Brooklyn Park High School would look forward to reading the latest edition of the school's newspaper, The Beeline. Alumni will be happy to know that the newspaper is back in circulation, thanks to the Brooklyn Park High School Alumni Association. Each issue will be packed with alumni news, events, articles, photos and much more. Members of the Alumni Association will receive the paper quarterly. Alumni interested in receiving a complimentary copy of The Beeline can call 410-789-7214 or send their names and addresses to salut@erols.com.

Easter program

Maryland' s Church on the Rock, 900 Church St., will present an Easter program, "He Is," tonight at 7 p.m. The program is a musical celebration of the Resurrection featuring drama, dance, choir and solo performances. Admission is free. Information: 410-355-5922.

Musical anniversary

The Senior Choir and Male Chorus of Community Baptist Church will celebrate its ninth anniversary by presenting a free concert at 4 p.m. April 7 at the church, 5912 Belle Grove Road.

The concert will feature traditional gospel music and contemporary sacred songs. Information: 410-636-9888.

St. Athanasius bingo

The next monthly bingo party sponsored by St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church will be held Thursday in the church hall, 4708 Prudence St. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and games will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be sold before the games and at intermission. The church hall is accessible to the handicapped and smoke-free. Information: 410-355-5740.

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