Some Reservoir High School students are impressing people all over the country. This year, Reservoir had more students than any other high school in Maryland qualify for the national DECA conference in Atlanta.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students associated with marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and sales and service. Although some of the students could not attend, we had a wonderful showing by Jasmin Diaz, Daima and Meghna Sreenivas.

Jasmin and Daima participated in the Aspire Academy for Leadership Development and received student leadership certificates. Meghna Sreenivas competed in the Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research category and received an Award of Excellence for her presentation, placing third overall. In addition to her presentation, Megna also was a national DECA social media correspondent, covering the conference for the DECA Direct magazine. Megna's article can be found at http://www.decadirect.org/DECA-Direct-Online-Exclusive/May-2014/My-DECAICDC-Souvenirs.

Reservoir's Track Team recently qualified to attend the state championship and did very well. The boy's team finished fifth and the girl's finished eighth overall. Bryan Sosoo won the state championship in the triple jump! He placed second in the 100m. The Boy's 4x100m team placed second and the 4x200m placed third. Way to go, Gators.

Hammond High's Flora Aubin's one-act-play, "Don't Forget the Dandelions," was picked by the Center Stage Young Playwright's Festival as one of 15 scripts statewide to be performed as a staged reading. Way to go, Flora.

The 50+ Center will hold its Spring Art Workshop on June 20 at the North Laurel Community Center. This month's activity is making bracelets, starting at 9:45 a.m. The cost is $7, which includes all materials. Registration is required at 410-313-3880.

The Savage Historical Society will not meet over the summer, resuming in September.

Do not forget that June 24 is Primary Election Day. Those who are not affiliated with a party can still vote for School Board. Sixty-five percent of our budget goes to the schools, so even if you do not have a child in the school, make sure you learn what the candidates represent. Remember, every vote counts, so go out and vote.

School is ending for the summer, so please be careful of all the children playing outside.

The Howard County Police always see a higher rate of break ins during the summer. Remember to keep your doors and windows locked including your garage door. Also, if you are going on a trip, tell a trusted neighbor and ask them to watch your house. Have someone put out your trash and collect your mail and newspapers. Put lights on timers so that it looks like someone is home at night. Pay someone to mow your lawn if you are gone for more than a week. Enjoy your vacation but make sure you protect your home while you are away. Happy Summer.