Unfortunately, bullying still makes headlines in local and national news, social media and on school campuses everywhere.
To offset some of the negative hype, Elkridge Landing Middle School is hosting the award-winning film "Finding Kind." The film's creators, Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, are back by popular demand from a 2012 address, and will present their film at the school on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m.
The film deals with the effects of meanness in the "girl world." It also introduces the "Kind Campaign," an internationally recognized movement based upon awareness and healing.The event is free and recommended for ages 11 and older (parents are also invited and encouraged to attend).
Filmmaking partners Parsekian and Thompson met as college students at Pepperdine University. As college students who experienced personal suffering, they went on a cross-country road trip to document on film the cruelty of girl bullying.
In their 10,000-mile journey, the women met and talked with over 30,000 girls, visiting more than 60 cities, and set-up "Truth Booths" capturing tearful and poignant memories and confessions from girls across the nation. Parsekian has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show and the campaign has appeared in the New York Times, Variety, and the Huffington Post.
Don't miss out on the Melville United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner at the fellowship hall on Furnace Avenue, Sunday, April 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Melville's former pastor, Leslie Metcalf, whose family will also assist with the meal.
Metcalf has a great reputation for his culinary skills, especially his homemade rolls! Dinner will feature three sauce options (marinara, meat sauce, and meatballs) for your pasta, salad, rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and sodas. There is no specific ticket price to enjoy what is sure to be a delightful meal; however, free will donations are welcome and appreciated.
Spring Tea at Grace Church is an annual celebration that honors bygone eras in a modern day setting. Grace Episcopal Church will host the tea at its parish hall at the corner of Montgomery and Landing roads on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m.
Put on your best spring hat and gloves, bring a friend or two, join the festivities and celebrate this year's theme "We Love Spring." This charming event will feature lunch, tea, scones and teacakes, all elegantly served at your table, and a prize will be awarded for the best hat. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 410-796-3270.
The Howard High School Lions' Pride Booster Club is accepting applications until May 3 for its 2013 scholarships. Lions' Pride has a long tradition of awarding scholarships to the top senior male and female scholar athletes to acknowledge both academic and athletic achievements.
The executive board will award $1,500 to the top senior male and female scholar athlete; $1,000 for the two runners-up; and $500 each to the third place winners. Application forms are available at howardhighsports.wikispaces.com/ and due to the school guidance office Friday, May 3. If you need more information, contact Tom Singleton at 443.570.8299 or email@example.com.
Mark Regal and Doug Emery, organizers of the 12th annual Karl Wolf Tournament recently hosted by Howard High School, would like to acknowledge the players, participants, volunteers, and everyone who contributed to the success of the event. The Howard High School boys faced Paterson Mill in the championship after each defeated Francis Scott Key and Tuscarora, respectively. Howard won the championship game 10-5.
In the girl's bracket, Howard and Worcester Prep met in the championship after defeating Wilde Lake and Reservoir, respectively, in preliminaries. Worcester Prep took the championship over Howard by one goal in the final seconds of the game for a 9-8 victory. Howard's John Keohane and Cassidy Burns won the Karl Wolf Awards for sportsmanship, hard work and hustle.
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