The Oak Forest resident, a 2012 graduate of Loyola Blakefield, starts his day with a 6 a.m. workout joined by his 1,200 classmates.
A member of the Navy soccer team, he is preparing for his first collegiate game August 25 at Old Dominion.
Closer to home
Hannah Pennisi and her friend, Chloe McCaw, will be hosting a lemonade stand Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit both the Maryland Council for Special Equestrians and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Hot dogs will also be for sale at the stand you're invited to visit at 2206 Pleasant Drive, near Westchester Elementary School.
Hannah has run a lemonade stand for about the past six summers and always appreciates the community's involvement and generosity.
Maggie Lacourse, a sophomore at Mount de Sales Academy, is attending weekly classes at the National Electronics Museum in Linthincum (http://nationalelectronicsmuseum.org) with the hopes of getting her amateur radio license. If she passes a test in mid-August, she'll be able to make direct contact with the NASA Space Station ARRISS.
Unexpected expert assistance
Though high school football practice doesn't open until later this month, Catonsville High sophomore Garrett Wack may already have an edge on the competition for the kicker's spot on the Comet football team.
Garrett had brought his football and tee to the turf field on campus recently to practice by himself when he noticed a gentleman standing on the sidelines watching him.
It was former Ravens kicker Matt Stover, a member of the team's Ring of Honor who once kicked 36 consecutive field goals without a miss for the Ravens, who came over and introduced himself.
Stover, who has three children, was in Catonsville to pick up his son from a lacrosse camp at UMBC and had an hour to kill.
He drove by, noticed Garrett kicking on the turf and stopped by to introduce himself and offer some suggestions.
"At first, I thought it was a joke," said Garrett, who played soccer last fall and swims for Five Oaks Swimming Pool in the summer. "He gave me some pointers and helped me to focus on my arms during the kick."
Basketball, art and salsa
University of Maryland's basketball coach Mark Turgeon is among the special guests scheduled for the Leadership Through Athletics' annual coaching clinic on Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information about the Saturday event, go to http://www.leadershipthroughathletics.org.
Tom Beck, chief curator and associate professor of art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, recently wrote and published the book "Music of the Mind: Cliché Verre Photographs and Digital Imagery of Jaromir Stephany." He'll be sharing his book during the Friends of the Catonsville Library's Wine & Words event on October 19.
He said the book is about a former UMBC professor "who devoted more of his career than anyone else in the history of art to making the unusual photographs called clichés verre."
Stephany died in April, 2010.
He also taught art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and showed his work at the International Center for Photography in New York and the Baltimore Museum of Art, as well as UMBC.
"Traditional clichés verre photographs are made by covering a piece of glass with an opaque varnish and scratching lines through the varnish so that light will pass through them when the glass is contact printed onto photographic paper," Beck said. "The technique is a way of making multiple copies of drawings.
Beck said Stephany would draw on cleared film with ink, grease or whatever was on hand to create images that looked cosmic or alien. He was very interested in science fiction literature which affected the look of his images.
Those looking for salsa, jams and sauces with a unique taste should check out http://www.Piconetwork.net, where Gabriel Holden of Smithwood Avenue sells products made with fresh, local ingredients and no additives or preservatives.
If you prefer checking things out in person, stop by the Waverly Farmers Market on Saturdays in Baltimore City. The market is held on the parking lot at East 32nd and Barclay streets from 7 a.m. to noon weekly