Towson High alum biking cross-country for Ulman Cancer Fund [Towson]

Kyle King, 2012 graduate of Towson High School, is participating in a 4,000-mile bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle, Wis., to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

King, a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park, states on his website ( that he is participating in the cross-country ride to raise money for young people suffering from cancer. "My motivation is the memory of the family members I have lost to cancer and to support my friends who are suffering from this disease. As I tell people about this ride, I'm hearing inspiring personal stories of friends, classmates, and other riders who have struggled with the disease."

King's goal is to raise $6,000; to date, he has raised nearly $1,500. According to King's website, 85 percent of the money raised goes directly to support young adults battling cancer.

Notre Dame Preparatory School's Science National Honor Society is holding its sixth annual Egg Drop Contest on Feb. 1, 9 a.m.- noon with 14 other area schools, including St. Ursula's in Parkville and St. Joseph's in Cockeysville.

Students who participate in the contest build egg capsules or devices on site that are dropped from a height of four meters. As part of the contest, students' problem-solving abilities also are tested.

The event is held for elementary- and middle-school female students in an effort to develop or expand interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) topics and courses.

The Future City engineering teams at Immaculate Heart of Mary participated in a Future City Competition for the mid-Atlantic region on Jan. 18. The eighth-grade team from IHM included Olivia Wassman, Paige Pisano, Jacqui Taff, and Natalie Szpara. The combined sixth- and seventh-grade team included IHM students Darby Brandenburg, Joey Moran, Maggie Sullivan, Ben Billington, Gavin White, and Justin Hendricks. The event was sponsored by the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

On Feb. 21 and 22, Central Presbyterian Church, of Towson, will be participating in a nationwide Justice Conference simulcast event, advocating for justice and human rights. The event focuses on justice-related issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and human rights. Central Presbyterian will host a live simulcast of the main event, which will take place in Los Angeles. It will also provide live pre-conference breakout sessions aimed at creating a regional representation of justice in the Towson community and beyond. Local speakers include Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, of the Baltimore City Police Department, and George Hopkins, of Grace Fellowship Church. Contact Kris Bailey at for more information.

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