Glenwood/Glenelg: Triadelphia Ridge artwork is on display at State House

January 03, 2012

Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School is very proud of their fifth grade art students. Fifteen students were recently honored to have their artwork selected to be hung and displayed as part of the holiday tree in the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

A fun family outing over the holidays would be a visit to historic Annapolis, and while there, be sure to stop by the State House to view ornaments created by Maryland students, including the patriotic quilled ornaments created by the following Triadelphia Ridge students: Ethan Coates, Taylor Currie, Luke Gezelle, Katie Grimes, Ryan Hopkins, Erin Jeffery, Ian Kirn, Tommy Maloney, Chase McGeehan, Ayaka Ohara, Grant Owens, McKenna Rueter, Braden Simmons, Martayn VanDeWall and Adriana Zakel.

In other Triadelphia Ridge Elementary art news, fifth-grader Abby Barton was named as the December Artist of the Month. Abby used her creative talents to create an incredible woven box made from decorated duct tape. Very impressive!

Congratulations to Hannah Tralka, a Folly Quarter Middle School student whose name was recently submitted as the school's nominee to the Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship Program. The Carson Scholars Fund is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, and his wife, Candy.

The Carson Scholar Fund aims to recognize and reward students in grades 4 -11 who earn the highest level of academic achievement and also display strong humanitarian qualities. Schools only get to choose one student annually for the Carson Scholar competition. Students must then compete among the many nominees nationwide. As a Carson Scholar nominee, Hannah will now compete to win a $1,000 scholarship.

The Glenelg Marching Unit Boosters are now holding their Winter Citrus Fruit Sale. In January, they will offer grapefruit, navel oranges, honeybells and a variety pack. Orders are due by Jan. 6 for fruit to be picked up at Glenelg High School Jan. 21.

Order forms are available from the Glenelg High School office, by contacting Cindy Desrochers at 410-489-4977 or, or by downloading a form from the band website, The completed fruit order form can be mailed, along with a check made out to Glenelg Marching Unit Boosters to the address given on the form.

Glenelg High School will be sponsoring a special presentation by Dr. Michale Fowlin Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Dr. Fowlin – actor, psychologist, poet - a.k.a. Mykee, will be presenting "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me". A dance with diversity, this exciting program tackles the issues of race, discrimination, violence prevention and personal identity. His original and powerful presentations, now seen by over a million people, bring a heightened awareness of these issues to students, faculty, administrators and parents. In addition to making people more aware of the issues, the presentations also help to suggest solutions.

Eighth-grade students in the Folly Quarter Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences class, treated family members and other guests to a special breakfast prior to the winter break. On Dec. 19 and 20, family members were invited to enjoy breakfast prepared by the students. What a fun treat for students to be able to prepare breakfast to be able to share with others.

Don't forget, the Glenelg High School art department has taken on a project of making a Glenelg mural using all plastic caps. They are in need of a couple thousand plastic caps and lids. So, while recycling, please take off the cap and send them in to the school. They can only use plastic caps, but all sizes and butter containers, milk tops, water bottle, coffee can tops, sour cream, etc. Plastic caps can be sent in with a student, or dropped off in the school's front office.

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