It may be only the beginning of February, but already many are thinking about the end of the school year. OK, most of them are seniors in high school, but also the Reservoir High School PTSA. The group is offering two scholarships to high school seniors that will be awarded this spring. Each scholarship will be worth $500 and will be based on their commitment and school spirit at Reservoir.

The scholarships are for students who plan to continue their education. Students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher, plan to enroll in any continuing education such as a university, trade or technical school for the fall and be a full-time student. Also, the parent or student must be a member of the Reservoir High PTSA by Jan. 31 to qualify.

Applications will be in the Student Services office. The deadline is April 12. Good luck to all the Reservoir seniors. For more information or questions, please contact Lena Wood at 301-206-9691 or woodclan-ptsascholar@yahoo.com.

Reservoir High is also holding its free Gator Academy Feb. 12 and 26 at the Savage Branch Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Students need a permission slip that can be found at http://www.rhsgators.com. For questions, email Kris Kendall at KrisKendall@verizon.net.


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The North Laurel Civic Association will be holding its next meeting Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the North Laurel Community Center. They will be focusing on many issues in the area including traffic questions. Issues have been raised about the stop sign area of North Laurel Road and Baltimore Ave. There is also some concern about Whiskey Bottom and All Saints roads.

This is a great time to come out and voice your concerns. Officer Joshua Mouton, our Community Police Officer, as well as others will be attending. It would also be a great time to renew your membership. The fee is only $10 a year. For more information, call Bibi Perrotte-Foston at 240-786-5747. Do not forget to friend them on Facebook, too.

The Savage Boys and Girls Club and its U12 travel baseball team are holding their annual spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Several of the boys are from North Laurel including Todd Del Tufo, Brandon Laing, Cameron Hyder, Peter Mudd and Jake Davis. The event will be at the Savage Fire Hall and they will have a silent auction, door prizes and a money wheel. The money will go to help two teams go to a tournament at the Dreams Park stadium in Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Tickets are $10 for anyone 13 years old or older and $7 for 12 and younger.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Christy Hyder at 301-233-6256 or email cmhyder21@gmail.com. What an easy way to support our local teams and get a night out of the kitchen.