Highland/Fulton: Children's book author and artist will show his whimsical side

Local children's book author and artist K. Michael Crawford will be doing a drawing presentation at the Robinson Nature Center at 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, on Feb. 23, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Come and learn step-by-step how to create a nature character. He has been "creating magical art and whimsical writing for children's books since 1991."

Michael's latest drawing books, "The Mystery of Journey Crowne," "The Island of Zadu," "Batty Malgoony's Mystic Carnivale" and "Professor Horton Hogwash's Museum of Ridiculous," are "part of a drawing series that get children to use their imagination, to teach them how to figure things out and lets them make choices."

For more about the magical art and books by K. Michael Crawford, point your favorite browser at http://www.happilyeverart.com. Imaginations required and all ages welcomed. Registration is required. For registration and information call 410-313-0400.

Rishma Gattu is the winner of the Lime Kiln Middle Schools' annual spelling bee. Rebecca Li came in second.

Rishma will represent the school at the Howard County Spelling Bee in March. In the event that she cannot participate, Rebecca will be the representative.

Congratulations to Rishma and Rebecca and all the participants.

The students of the week for the week ending Jan. 18 are Ian Elky, Alyssa Murray, Brendan Fitzgerald, Cori Bautz, Hana Askari, Ally Watts, Shalin Mahadevia, Willow Greenfield, Alexander Wasilewski and Amelia Patterson. Congratulations.

Each month, students from each of the grades at Fulton Elementary School are selected as Kids with Character. These students "demonstrate respectfulness, responsibility, and readiness each day."

The winners for December were Jenna Loehr, kindergarten; Aiden Carter, 1st Grade; Jonathon Daigle, 2nd Grade; Brooke Robertson, 3rd Grade; Elizabeth Smolen, 4th Grade; and Jackson Burgess, 5th Grade. Great job!

Over at Reservoir High School, the Varsity Girls Basketball Program is on fire! The teams' record currently stands at 9-2, and only one half game out of first place in the county standings.

The Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post have noticed and have ranked the team this season. Zelor Massaquoi leads the team, averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds per game. In a victory over previously undefeated River Hill, Zelor grabbed a career high 19 rebounds along with 14 points.

Keri Rager, another Gator, averages nine points per game and had a career high 18 points in that same game. Forwards Candace Johnson and Blair Bonner are averaging six rebounds and at least two blocked shots per game. Strong guards Tara Thompson, Danaysha Turner, and Jasmine Pickens. Congratulations to the lady gators and to Coach Kyle Sullivan.

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