April 4, 2001
The student: Megan Hill, 17 School: Hammond High School Special achievement: Megan was one of three students to be recognized as a National Merit semifinalist from Hammond High. Education plans: Megan wants to attend a competitive four-year university. Her top choices are Georgetown, and Washington and Lee. She plans to major in environmental science. Her favorite subject: Independent research. How she describes herself: Reflective, persevering, open-minded. Hobbies: Megan enjoys working with Maryland Search and Rescue, helping to find people who are lost.
July 29, 1998
Help your child make learning fun by role playing or acting. Choose a concept or theme such as a historical event, a favorite person or a favorite subject (such as math). Have your child act out the concept and share it with you. For example, he or she could be a teacher giving you a silly lesson, or he might pretend to demonstrate a math concept by being a chef and doubling the recipe ingredients. Make props from items and clothing found around the house and invite other members of the family to join in or watch the theatrics.
January 10, 2001
The student: Aneesha Griffin, 17 School: River Hill High School Special achievement: Aneesha is one of two students from her high school to be recognized as a National Merit semifinalist. Favorite subject: Math Educational future: She is planning to attend a competitive four-year college and major in computer science. How she describes herself: Dedicated, hard-working, diverse Hobby: Softball Her reaction when she found out she was a semifinalist: "I was surprised. I didn't expect it, but I think it will help me get into college."
January 31, 2001
The student: Neeraja Murali, 17 School: River Hill High School Special achievement: Neeraja is one of two River Hill seniors to be recognized as a National Merit semifinalist. College: She plans to attend a competitive four-year school. Her top choice is Brown University. Career choice: She is planning to pursue a career in medicine. Favorite subject: Biology. How she describes herself: Hard-working, friendly, well-rounded. In her spare time: Neeraja enjoys singing in choirs and performing.
January 20, 1999
To show students that doing well can bring them recognition, the Citizens Advisory Committee of Quarterfield Elementary School has asked The Sun to help publicize its Student of the Week. Winners of the honor must write about themselves.My name is Leanne Wilson. I'm 10 years old in fifth grade at Quarterfield Elem. I have a dog named Molly. She's a chocolate lab and really nice. Dancing and swimming are my favorite things to do and I play the flute. In school my favorite subject is language arts and I'm on the honor roll.
November 2, 1994
Mary Oakford Slingluff, a longtime patron of the arts and the Maryland Institute, College of Art, died Sunday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 85 and lived at Roland Park Place.She and her husband, Jesse Slingluff, a lawyer whom she married in 1937, shared a deep affection for the institute. Mr. Slingluff, who died in 1985, joined the college's board of trustees in 1955 and chaired the group from 1961 until 1972."Jesse talked law every day at the office; at night, he talked Maryland Institute with me. Every night.