ELDERSBURG — Madeleine Johnson, 15, an honor roll student at Liberty High School, will compete in the Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant Oct. 29-30 at the Marriott Bethesda Conference Center.
Johnson has been a varsity cheerleader for two years, is a member of Liberty's magic and varsity clubs and is a recipient of the President's Academic Achievement Award.
She recently contracted to model for the January/February issue of Inside Cheerleading magazine and will travel to Atlanta. She was also named as a member of American Cheerleader magazine's Hot Squad 2011-12.
In addition to her school activities, Johnson is participating in a humanitarian service project for Happy Helpers for the Homeless, collecting gently used coats. She has set a personal goal is collect more than 100 coats. Donations are being collected through Oct. 27. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the state pageant, she will compete with more than 90 contestants. In preparation, she is working with Megan Graybeal, of MG Models, in Sykesville; and Courtney Hejl, former Miss Maryland Teen USA and a professional model.
Sheriff's Office Commander to attend FBI National Academy
WESTMINSTER — The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has announce the selection of Lt. Richard Hart for participation in the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Hart reported to the FBI Academy Oct. 2, and will attend classes for 10 weeks with other representatives from state and local police departments, sheriff's offices, military police organizations and federal law enforcement agencies.
Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process.
Academy course work is composed of undergraduate or graduate courses in law, behavioral science, forensic science, leadership, communication and health/fitness.
Following graduation, Hart will return to his assignment as a commander with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
Korotki named as Kiwanis Club's Teenager of the Year
WESTMINSTER — At an August meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Westminster, the club honored Matthew Korotki as its nominee for Capital District Teenager of the Year,
Korotki was cited by Kiwanis Division 9 Lt. Gov. Renee Mackey and Roger Diehl, chairman of the Capital District Teenager of the Year program. Korotki won for the division, and will represent the club at the Capital District level.
He is on the board of directors for Carroll Pets in Need, an organization that raises money and collects pet food so that local citizens who cannot afford to buy pet food can keep their pets. He accumulated 1,000 volunteer hours, was president of the 4-H Dog Club and received the Diamond Clover Award from the 4-H.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westminster meets at Rafael's on Main Street on the first and third Wednesday mornings of each month, at 7 a.m. Call 443-857-4277 for more details.
Elks awards $7,500 in scholarships to local students
WESTMINSTER — Westminster Elks Lodge 2277 through its Youth Charity Committee, recently announced the recipients of $7,500 in the first phase of the lodge's college scholarship awards for 2011.
This money was raised by the Lodge's Annual Fletcher Falcone Golf Tournament. All the students receiving scholarships attended Carroll County high schools, and are now in college:
• Shannon Dawson received $1,000 to use at Stevenson University.
• Damion Overton, $1,000, attends Carroll Community College.
• Rebecca Baldwin, $2,500, attends Cornell University.
• Corrine Victor, $1,000, attends Towson University.
• Reed Portney, $1,000, attends the University of Maryland.
• John Norman, $1,000, attendsWest Virginia University.
The lodge will award an additional $6,500 in scholarships in the coming months.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun