Dylan Cincotta's yeast project is a science fair winner [Clarksville]

Congratulations to River Hill High student Dylan Cincotta on taking second place in the Biological Science category of the recent Baltimore Science Fair.

Dylan's project title was "Possibility of Human Homologue of Yeast Mitochondrial Fission Protein, Mdv1." I have no idea what that means, but it probably means that Dylan is a very intelligent young man. May your talents always be used to advance science for the benefit of humanity.

Do you or your children feel they are caught in an academic race to nowhere? Are skyrocketing college costs putting pressure on you? There will be a free parent seminar and viewing of the film "Race to Nowhere" at Clarksville Middle School on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

After the film, there will be a time for questions. The seminar is free, but you need to R.S.V.P. by going to http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go30E0949AF2CA13-race.

Congratulations to River Hill's Atman Panigrahi on being named a 2013 Carson Scholar.

Ann and George Mech are reminding folks to come to either Pigtail Branch parking lot at the end of Greenbridge Road or the Big Branch parking lot on Triadelphia Mill Road rain or shine on April 13 at 9 a.m. to help clean up around the Howard County side of the WSSC watershed walkways and roadways.

You should be all finished by noon or earlier. They need all the help the community can provide. To learn more send email to gpmech@verizon.net or call 301-854-0886.

Athena Kan's outstanding essay on her volunteer work with the American Heart Association earned the River Hill student a 2013 Violet Richardson Award. Congratulations, Athena.

A Longaberger Basket Charity Bingo night sponsored by Knights of Columbus is set for April 26 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Plenty of good food and beverages will be available. Admission is $25 and if you reserve before April 20 you will receive an extra game packet. Reserve your space by sending email to ustranch@verizon. net or call 410-531-6162.

Academic achievement and service to their communities make Leyla Balimtas, Gianna Greben, Eric Greenlee, Nicole Moy and Mason Rogers stand out as future leaders. Those accomplishments also make these River Hill students qualify as 2013 Recognized Carlson Scholars. Way to go.

Research shows that exercise abates the side effects of cancer treatment and provides a more positive outcome for survivorship. With this in mind, Glenwood resident Roseann Dougherty founded Team Inspiration to provide resources to promote healing for cancer patients by developing exercise and wellness programs.

Team Inspiration became the favorite charity of her neighbors Charles and Patricia Kennedy when Patty developed cancer.

Sadly, Patty died of cancer last year. She was a beloved patient and friend of Clarksville dentist Rashmi Parmar. To honor the memory of Patty, Rashmi decided to donate a percentage from each patient treated in November and December to Team Inspiration. The result was a $930 contribution.

Making a donation to a favorite charity is a nice way to honor the memory of ones we've loved and lost.

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