The Glenwood Lions Club sponsors three school-based Leo Clubs, one at Bushy Park Elementary School, one at Folly Quarter Middle School and one at Glenwood Middle School. The three clubs believe in the Lions Club motto, "We Serve," and do their best to help in our community.
At Bushy Park, the latest project is the collection of nonperishable food items for the Baltimore Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing for families who need a place to stay in Baltimore while a young family member is receiving life-saving medical treatment at a local hospital. By stocking the pantry with easy-to-eat items, these Leo Club students help make a difficult situation easier for the families.
At Folly Quarter Middle School, the Leo Club has worked with the sixth and seventh grade Student Government Association to raise more than $1,200 for Typhoon Haiyan Filipino Relief and the American Red Cross. To celebrate this feat, the Leo Club sponsored a dance, which included traditional Filipino dances and food for their fellow students. The Leo Club also helped with the indoor yard sale at Folly Quarter. The day of the yard sale was cold and rainy, a perfect day for an indoor sale. Lots of shoppers were snapping up bargains when I was there, and it looked like buyers and sellers alike were enjoying themselves.
The Leo Club from Glenwood Middle School was active during the recent Midnight Madness celebration, sponsoring a drive to collect paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissues and paper napkins to donate to the Western Howard County Food Bank at Glenelg United Methodist Church. Their next project will be the bicycle collection for Bikes for the World on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
These young Leo Club members and their advisers work hard to design projects to benefit our local community and the world. These students are learning to be leaders committed to helping others.
The Midnight Madness basketball competition at Glenwood was a tremendous success. Over $11,000 was raised to support several charities, including relief to victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, the Sam Forman Cancer Fund and several scholarships at Glenelg High School. The administration thanks everyone who contributed and supported Glenwood's finest night of the year.
Congratulations to Garrett Volley from Glenwood Middle School, who received a second place award at the Howard County Science Technology Engineering and Math Fair in March. Garrett was recognized by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Maryland and the Maryland General Assembly for his project about "Pocket Depth on Shot Speed."
Congratulations also to several other students from Glenwood who were selected to have written work published in the Howard County Literary Magazine "Our Voice." Sarah Cooper's poem, "Finish Line", Al Yin's autobiographical haiku, "Life is Short" and Charlie Glazier's eight-sentence story "Chase" will all be appearing in the magazine.
The Glenwood Middle School Concert Band will perform at the Howard County Middle School Band Adjudication on Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m., at Centennial High School. The performance is free and open to the public.
Congratulations to Genevieve Rosenhyslop, a second grader from Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School, for advancing to the state level of the Reflections Contest. Genevieve's musical composition entry will be judged with other qualifying entries at the state level as part of the National Parent Teacher Association Reflections Program.