The staff at Folly Quarter Middle School is proud to announce that this year's winners of the Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship Program are Sarah Rosso and Anastasia Lesho.

The Carson Scholars Fund is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, and his wife, Candy. The Carson Scholar Fund aims to recognize and reward students in grades four through 11 who earn the highest level of academic achievement and also display strong humanitarian qualities.

Sarah is a repeat Carson Scholar winner. Both Sarah and Anastasia were honored at a Carson Scholars Fund annual awards banquet in early April. The celebration named the local winners, who are among 5,600 gifted students from across the country.

Sarah and Anastasia received commemorative pins and certificates. Folly Quarter Middle School received nameplates, which will be affixed to the school's Carson Scholar trophy.


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Sarah and Anastasia will be joining others who have represented Folly Quarter Middle School as Carson Scholars over the years — Evan Meehan, 2004; Emily Schweich, 2008; Leyla Balimtas, 2009; Mason Rogers, 2010; Gianna Grebren, 2011.

The Gary J. Arthur Community Center, in Glenwood, will be the location for the fifth annual WomenFest on April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthier and fuller lives. Presented by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services Office on Aging, a day of fun, education and learning has been planned for women of all ages.

Enjoy free health screenings — including body mass index, osteoporosis, vein, partial skin cancer and glaucoma screenings. Engaging and relevant seminars, like Trash to Treasure, Get the Skinny on Weight Loss, Make Every Moment Count, Got Chi and Hear What the Pros Say will be offered.

The day will feature top notch presenters, including keynote speaker Andrea Pomerantz Lustig, beauty editor of Glamour magazine, presenting on her book, "How to Look Expensive" at 1:30 p.m. Lustig's books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Ivy Bookshop.

There will be over 90 vendors offering products and services of interest to women. Box lunches will also be for sale by Town Grille in Lisbon. A disc jockey will be on hand to help entertain.

For more information about WomenFest, call 410-313-5440 or send an email, with "WomenFest" in the subject line, to glenwoodsc@howardcountymd.gov. A full schedule of the day's events is available online at http://www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest.

The Knights of Columbus will host a Longaberger Basket Bingo on April 26 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the games will begin at 7 p.m.

This is sure to be a fun night, with plenty of great prizes. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Admission is $25 per person. Reservations received before April 20 will receive an extra game packet. For additional information, or to purchase a ticket, email ustranch@verizon.net or call Willa at 410-531-6162.

It is time to start thinking about what the kids are going to be doing this summer. The Glenelg High School Booster's Club is once again offering summer sports camp instruction.

All camps will be instructed by Glenelg High School coaching staff. The individual coaches will contact campers or you can contact them directly with questions. The camps are limited to students who will be entering grades six through nine in the 2013-14 school year.

The cost is $200 per camp per session. All camps run Monday through Friday for one week. To register online, go to http://www.glenelgboosters.com or email Pat Thorne at Patricia_Thorne@hcpss.org with questions.

Howard County Recreation and Parks will offer Camp Day 2013 at Centennial Park South on May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a free day of fun with your family at the park while learning about the many summer camps offered by Recreation and Parks.

Children will have the opportunity to make crafts, play games and watch demonstrations, giving them a taste of what they can look forward to during a summer camp session. Parents will have a chance to collect camp information and meet some of the summer camp staff.

The day will also feature prizes and giveaways, as well as food concessions. A chance to win $50 off summer camp registration will also be offered through participation in a Tweet & Treat Scavenger Hunt where clues will be given out over Twitter: twitter.com/#!/hocorec. For additional information, go to http://www.howardcountymd.gov/campday.htm, or call Matt Medicus, 410-313-4719.