Teen earns scholarships, entry to Air Force Academy

May 14, 2006

Adam P. Mikulis, son of Dwight A. and Diane B. Mikulis of Glenelg, has won an Air Force ROTC scholarship and a Navy ROTC scholarship.

He also received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and has accepted the offer. He was nominated by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.

Dwight Mikulis is an investment manager in Columbia. Diane Mikulis is vice chairman of the Howard County Board of Education. Adam will graduate from River Hill High School on May 30. His mother will give him his diploma.

Adam plans to leave June 28 for five weeks of basic cadet training at the academy. He plans to become a fighter pilot.

"It's something he really, really has wanted for a while, and we're thrilled for him; he really wanted it from eighth grade," Diane Mikulis said. "People say, `Well, how do you feel about your son going away?' And I say, `How could you feel? Your son is realizing his dream.'"

Democratic club plans first meeting

The first meeting of the Western Howard County Democratic Club will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.

Those who attend will have an opportunity to meet and discuss their views on land use in western Howard County with Democratic candidates for District 9A and for County Council District 5.

Information: 301-854-6507.

Snowballs! stand celebrates 10 years

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Snowballs! -- the snowball stand outside Kendall's Hardware in Clarksville -- will offer free snowballs to customers from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The event will also help raise money for the Believe in Tomorrow National Children's Foundation, in memory of a former Snowballs! employee, Scott Caplan, 19, who died in a car accident that also took the life of Theresa Howard, 18, of Eldersburg.

Scott was the only child of Nancy Caplan, a longtime a board member and volunteer at the foundation, which serves critically ill children.

Around Town

Jazz concert -- Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday for the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble's concert and picnic dinner, "Jazz Under the Stars," to be held at 5 p.m. May 21 at Chapel View Farm in Woodbine. Those who attend the event, a five-year-old community tradition, should take blankets and lawn chairs. The audience will sit on a hillside at the farm to enjoy a catered meal. Proceeds will benefit the Glenelg Bands and Marching Unit. Tickets are $30; $15 for children under age 12. Children under 5 will be admitted free. www. glenelg bands.com and click on the "InstaSeats" logo.

Coffee with principal -- Folly Quarter Middle School invites parents to participate in "Coffee and Conversation" with Principal Carl Perkins from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. The monthly meetings offer an opportunity for parents and members of the community to hear about developments at the school. The school's PTA will hold a general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments will be served.

4-mile Fun Run -- The River Hill Community Association will sponsor a 4-mile Fun Run, to be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. The route begins and ends at the parking lot of the River Hill Meeting Room at the River Hill pool, then winds down Trotter Road and through the pathway system. Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.

River Hill flea market -- River Hill village will hold a flea market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 on the village center parking lot, 6020 Daybreak Circle. Vendor spaces are available. Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.

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