Reservoir High students present their research at conference [Fulton/Highland]

Several Reservoir High School students made presentations at the annual Howard County Public School System Student Learning Conference. Their presentations were about the research and internships that they have been involved in throughout this year.

Alexa Kelly presented "No Exceptions: Including Women's Rights in the United States' Asylum Policy," Amanda Tun gave a presentation on "Vaccination in Our Nation: Protecting the Public Health from the Human PapillomaVirus," Eric Higgins did a research presentation on "Branding or Brainwashing? The Psychology behind Advertising to Generation Y" and Emily Blanchard offered "Do the Crime, Do the Time: The Impact of Brain Research on Juvenile Sentencing."

Bolu Kamil and Amy Kim were recognized for their service as members of the Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program student executive board. Anna Yang performed a beautiful piece on the piano.

Congratulations also to Janine Kucik, the GT Research Teacher at Reservoir.

Two other RHS students were recognized for their outstanding performances in the Howard County Public School System Office of World Languages Poetry Alive Writing Contest. Andrea Tavakol earned first place in French 3 and Amaya Phillips was awarded first place in the Spanish Native Speaker category.

Swimmers from the Reservoir High School Swim Club recently competed against other teams from around the county in a Howard County Invitational Meet and came away with excellent top six finishes.

Jack Saunderson took first place in the men's 50-meter butterfly event.

Ryan Webb in the 100-meter butterfly and the 100 individual medley, Jesse Rocco in the 100 butterfly, Eanna Hehir-Keys in the 50 breaststroke and 200 freestyle, Olivia Petrusky in the 50 and 100 backstroke, Hans Wicklein in the 50 backstroke, Drew Rutten in the 50 butterfly, Jack Saunderson in the 100 backstroke and Stephen Sims in the 200 freestyle all finished in the top six.

Three of the relay teams also finished in the top six — the Men's 200 medley relay with Stephen Sims, Troy Anlage, Steven Petrillo and Stefan Novacic; the men's 200 freestyle with Ben Ailinger, Ryan Webb, Jack Saunderson and Drew Rutten; and, the mixed 200 medley relay with Ryan Webb, Hans Wicklein, Eanna Hehir-Keys and Olivia Petrusky.

Congratulations to these swimmers; the team captains, Xandi Barrett and Jena Rutten; and to their coach, Margaret Brothman.

The Lime Kiln Middle School students of the week for the week ending April 26 are Zoe Flike Jacobson, Lauren Hayden, Derek Noppinger, Jacob Na, Jake Morales, Kevin Harding, Kristen Loo, Max Goron and Anyakwe Okogbule-Wonodi.

The Maryland Half Marathon is this weekend, May 11, in Maple Farms. Hope to see you there!

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