Congratulations to River Hill senior Evangeline Chandran on being named a semifinalist in Siemens' prestigious STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competition.

Evangeline submitted a paper entitled, "A novel cellular signaling mechanism: Acetylation Mediated Regulation of Inositol Hexakisphosphate Kinase-1."

Most of us would have difficulty saying that and certainly can't explain her research. Way to go, girl.

The local activity calendar is filled with possibilities in the near future. Don't miss out.


Submit a Letter to the Editor for the Laurel Leader, Columbia Flier and Howard County Times

The River Hill High School Theatre Arts cast and crew of over 60 is presenting William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the auditorium Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

Bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Howard County Food Bank or go to http://www.seatyourself.biz/rhhs for tickets. For more information, call 410-313-7120 or email pland@hcpss.org.

Get the winter season off to a healthy start with fresh Florida navels, red grapefruit, tangerines or variety packs from River Hill Music Boosters. Order by Nov. 2 for delivery Nov. 17. For more information email wakegirl185@yahoo.com or go directly to http://www.riverhillmusic.org to place your order.

The Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church will host its annual Ham and Oyster Supper on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat dinner served family style includes hand-patted fried oysters, ham, potato salad, succotash, rolls, jelly, relishes, iced tea and coffee. Desserts are priced separately. A children's menu is available.

While you're there visit Grandma's Attic for hand-crafted gifts and gently used Christmas decorations. Check out the book sale and take home some goodies from the bake sale. For tickets and information, call 410-531-5653 or go to http://www.l-limc.org/.

"A Concert in the Park" featuring band ensembles, marching band, orchestra, choir and the very popular Soggy Bottom Boys is on the schedule for the 10th annual Pops Concert in the River Hill auditorium Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. The River Hill Department of Music invites you to come on out and enjoy. It's a great show.

This year you can buy your tickets online at http://www.seatyourself.biz/riverhillmusic and save $2 off the door price. Online tickets are $8 general, $5 senior and $3 student. You can also buy tickets for one of the gift baskets.

After the first round of SPHERES competition River Hill's Zero Robotics team, Team Rocket, was in first place and they're looking for a repeat win at MIT. The team is led by computer science teacher Anne Contney. Students on the team are Nick Ascoli, Zaid Ashai, Stephen Chen, Angelica Dayhoff, Brian Fitzgerald, Abhiroop Gangopadhyay, Chloe Garrison, Josh Goldberg, David Hessler, Josh Lien, Salim Manseur, Brennan Marsh Armstrong, Bernard McNamee, Bryce Reynolds, Holden Smith, Kamran Tak, Vir Thakor, Seth Tribbey, Aria Yom, and Brian Zhu. Good luck.

Do you have a no-longer-used 35 mm single lens reflex camera or darkroom equipment stashed away in the attic, basement or wherever? Do you need that dust collector? Photography students at River Hill need it.

In addition to modern digital photography, they learn to use and process film. Check with your relatives and neighbors. You might be surprised at how many dust collectors you'll discover. Drop them off at the front office at the school or contact Jacob_cecil@hcpss.org for pick up or more information.