Cautionary meeting on drugs at Glenelg High [Clarksville]

On April 3, learn what you need to know about teen partying . Come to Glenelg High at 7 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by HC DrugFree, Glenelg and River Hill High School PTSAs. What you don't know and probably can't imagine, can hurt you and your children.

HC DrugFree and others will sponsor National Drug Take Back on April 26. Collect and prepare to clear out old unused medications to be disposed of properly and remove temptation and danger for youngsters — your own and others.

Congratulations and best wishes to Jacob Recht. The eighth grader at Clarksville Middle School will be representing the school at the state level of the National Geographic Bee on April 4. Good luck, Jacob. Clarksville is proud of you.

Have you noticed young people sporting one blue fingernail? It is not some crazy kid thing. It's a good thing.

The HoCo Blue Pinky Project is a grassroots project to raise awareness of bullying among girls. The youngsters paint the pinky nail blue and make a "pinky promise" to stand up to bullying in all forms, but especially in social media.

The Money Matters Fair will be held on Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the East Columbia Branch Library. There are free activities and resources for all ages. Learning to manage money early in life greatly reduces anxiety about money later in life. Learning at any age helps.

Go to to learn more.

Plans are well in hand for the PTSA-sponsored River Hill Post Prom Party (P3) May 16, but more business sponsors are still wanted. If you would like to donate or learn more about how you can help keep kids safe, call 410-531-3142 or send email to

Congratulations to Isabel Sowry. The Dayton Oaks student won first place for grade two for her short story, "Cleo's Big Surprise". Her story will be printed in a book. Way to go, Isabel.

As is often the case, there is abundant good news coming from Clarksville MIddle School.

Howard County Public School System held its 10th annual History Day Competition recently. Clarksville Middle students presented and defended year-long projects. Several groups finished in the top 10 for their categories. Nithya Prakash and Victoria Shen took First Place for Junior Group Web Page for their project "Presidential Pardons: The Questionable Presidential Power."

Second Place for Junior Individual Website — "The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Deceitful Doctors and Unsuspecting Patients" went to Amal Imtiaz.

Natalie Cho and Megan Rabe finished third in Junior Group Documentary for "The Community Mental Health Center Act of 1963."

Second Place in Junior Group Performance went to Kat Graf and Michelle Lui for "The Unjust Verdict: The Blanck and Harris Trial."

First and Second place winners will go to state competition in May. Congratulations to all winners and competitors on working hard to achieve success. Good luck as you advance.

Clarksville Middle had five students in the Maryland State Math Counts competition at Johns Hopkins University. Congratulations to Amy Li, Andy Song, Emily Want and Zachary Zhao, who competed as a team and individually and to Jonathan Fei who competed individually.

The team finished seventh out of 27. Zach placed in the top 16 overall. Nice job, mathmeticians.

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