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Hammond High's EconChallenge team earns national reputation [North Laurel/Savage]

By Donna Thewes, donnathewes@yahoo.com 301-604-2958

2:29 PM EDT, May 2, 2013

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Congratulations to the Hammond High School EconChallenge Team. It is the Maryland state champion and placed 20th in the nation out of 480 schools.

The team consists of Emily Wible, MonYi Lwin, Hemali Rami and Mariah Sandy. Hammond teacher Jody Zepp was their coach during independent study in their advanced placement government class. Great job!

The Savage Historical Society will meet May 20, at 7 p.m., at the F&M Center. The topic of the month is "Remembrances: What the 4th of July was like in Savage." The meeting is open to all.

The center is at 9032 Baltimore St. Entrance is on the side of the building. Call 301-805-0891 if you have any questions.

Juniors and seniors from Reservoir High School had their art displayed in the Howard County School System Portfolio Preparation and Senior Art Show. The art was on display at the Board of Education.

The juniors who participated were Connor Taylor, Hunter Bailey and Rosemary Rekus. The seniors were Stephanie Armstrong, Gerard Vanloo, Elaina Quinn, Ronald Orozco, Allie Gowins, Jackie Cooper, Adam Gartrell and Jena Rutten. Great job representing our area.

Atholton High's Class of 2015 will hold a community yard sale on June 1 at the school. To reserve a space, contact Crystal Shelley at crystal_Shelley@hcpss.org. Shoppers, mark your calendars and help support our students.

Just a reminder that the Listen and Learn with county public schools Superintendent Renee Foose is Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m., in the Reservoir High cafeteria.

The next Saturday night at the movies will be May 18 at the North Laurel Community Center, at 6 a.m.

The movie is "Gnomeo and Juliet." The cost is $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers and free for those younger than 5; admission price also covers the cost of a drink and popcorn. Registration is required at 410-313-0390.

The Howard County Police Community Athletic Program will return to the community center this summer from July 1 to Aug. 16. Drop-off will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. For questions, call 410-313-2620 or go to http://www.hcpd.org.

This is a reminder that the Reservoir Summer Camps discount enrollment ends on Wednesday, May 15. Children in grades two through nine can be registered for $140 a week. After May 15, its $155.

The camps include football, field hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and softball. To register, go to http://camps.rhsboosters.com. For questions email the camp director at rhscampdirector@gmail.com.

North Laurel activist Stu Kohn would like to invite everyone to the annual meeting of the Howard County Citizen's Association, on May 13. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7. It will be at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, in Columbia.

Last call to register for the seventh annual Musical Madness 5K and Kids Fun Run to support the Reservoir High School music program on May 18 at the Maple Lawn Town Center. To register go to http://musicalmadness.wikispaces.com.