Arundel Notables

Arundel Notables

April 27, 2003

Towson U. students receive free-enterprise honors

Three Towson University students - two of whom are from Anne Arundel County - received first runner-up honors at the USA Northeast Regional Students in Free Enterprise competition April 10 in Philadelphia. David Shank of Linthicum, Pasquale Carannante of Pasadena and Katie Weishaar of Malvern, Pa., presented the marketing plan "The Diversity of International Markets."

This is the first time in three years that Towson University has participated in the competition. The team will attend the National SIFE competition in Kansas City, Mo., from May 11-13.

Founded in 1975, Students in Free Enterprise has grown to become one of the largest collegiate organizations in the world. SIFE teams are active on more than 1,400 college and university campuses in 33 countries. The purpose of the organization is to help students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

Annapolis, Highland Beach win Bay Partner awards

The EPA regional administrator announced the recipients of the 2003 Chesapeake Bay Partner Community Awards at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center in Highland Beach on April 17.

Donald S. Welsch, Region III administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, presented the award to the communities of Annapolis and Highland Beach in recognition of their efforts to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Awards were given to Mayor Ellen O. Moyer, representing Annapolis, and Mayor Ray Langston, representing Highland Beach.

Slade school pupil creates program for sick children

Kelsie Tomas, an eighth-grader at Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School, has been visiting North Arundel Hospital's subacute and pediatric units once a month with her classmates through a monthly program she developed called "Give a Smile to a Child."

In an effort to provide individual attention to patients who do not receive visitors, the Severn resident decided to offer her time and companionship. Soon after she started the program, her classmates became interested in joining her. Kelsie and her classmates play games, offer pedicures and chat about day-to-day events with patients. Recently she was joined by Amanda Johnson and Jennifer Reem, both of Severn.

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