There's a new addition at Fulton Elementary School. I'm not talking about a new staff member, but a new member of a staff member's family: baby Lilianne Marie Watson. She is the new daughter of kindergarten teacher Abby Watson. Lilianne was born Feb. 21 and mother and baby are doing fine.
The Lime Kiln Middle School Students of the Week for the week ending Feb. 17 are: Paul Ciccone, Hannah Keehn, Taylor Holton, Nina Esposito-Farone, Evan Curtin, Jake Waterworth, Colleen Krein, Chris Nichols, Camryn Cohen and Emily Earl.
The following students were selected by their teachers to have a special lunch with Karen Moore-Roby and Susan Nickles for their outstanding second quarter:
Fifth grade — Ian Adamczyk, Grace Yun, Taren Johnson, Delara Rajabi, Averi Shackleford, Aaron Kaplan, Devan Rai, Rebecca Li, Kevin Rathbun and Kennedy Hawkins;
Fourth grade — Johnathan Marter, Grace Smith, Jacob Rand, Gillian Ness, Jayda Jones, Hannah Lee, Neela Nath and Alex England;
Third grade — William Donohoe, Lindsay Wilcox, Lindsay Holmes, Ellis Tompkins, Gloria Yun, Sophia Clark, Elizabeth Meshkin and Jacob Kaplan;
Second grade — Sophia Derder, Zachary Zinderman, Liam Snow, Faith Pope, Dylan Bradford, Clare Chung, Dakota Onyenorah, Ishan Goswami, Amber Brown, Madison Praisner and Camille Williams;
First grade — Alana Jenne, Theo Poulous, Shane Amato, Harper Campbell, Dillon Shinn, Stephanie Mihalik, Niky Nath and Emma Cho;
Kindergarten — Timmy Bussy, Cameron Olin, Anna Strub, Wesley Weinberg, Ashlyn Donaldson, Joshua Soong, Madeline Carter, Carlin Glenn, Wyatt Schoonmaker and Andrea Vela.
At Reservoir High School, the following seniors in the advanced art and photography class will be featured in an art exhibit at the Columbia Art Center March 1-24. A reception will be held for them March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The featured artists are: Melanie Barksdale, Kamal Browne, Ellie Budzinski, Gloria Cho, Caroline Creeden, Wes Horne, Nayab Khan, Chris Knocke, Samantha Lytle, Megan Maloney, Laura Migasiuk, Bailey Parater, Aryn Parnell, Michael Ponton, Monica Quinn, Korey Rosenbaum, Alex Shaw, Cassie Tucker, Allie Warrick and Michelle Williams.
Congratulations to you all and also to your instructors Greg English, Jen Moon and Vivica Williams.
Cassie Tucker had one of her works chosen as one of the four finalist spots in the Nikon sponsored Photographer's Forum 32nd annual College and High School Photography Contest. Good Luck, Cassie, in the final round of judging.
Let's hear it for the Reservoir speech and debate team. The team did an outstanding job at the recent state qualifying tournament at Arundel High School.
Brian Shouse and Zachary Blough won all of their matches and took the gold and silver medals in Lincoln Douglass Debate. Sophie Bell came in fourth place in policy debate.
As the team heads into the state championships, Nik Khanna, Brian and Zachary will compete in the Lincoln Douglass category with Nik and Brian having the top two seed spots. Jake Smith and Advait Ramanan will compete in policy debate. Haley Sweeton and Lily Hong will represent Reservoir in children's literature.
Kudos to these outstanding students and their coach, Emily Mandile.
The Reservoir boys and girls indoor track teams had some stellar performances at the regional championships. Katie Wilson set a school record in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12 minutes, 16.7 seconds. Timmy Usher won the 500-meter dash and set a new school record time of 1:07.5.
Another school record was set by the girls 3,200-meter relay team of Lisa Horowitz, Cindy Alms, Karli Smiraglia and Amy Oliver. And, the following students qualified for the state championships based on their exceptional performances: DJ Pickens, Khristine Butler, Emily Miller, Yaa Danso, Mike Motta, Teddy LaFemina, Brad Carrion, Tristan King, Toyin Ajayi, Sierra Clay, Daishea Williams and Evan Rector.
The Reservoir chamber choir (Madrigals) and its instructor,Greg Knauf, had an outstanding performance at the Howard County Chamber Choir Adjudication this past Monday. Flawless renditions of "The Road Home," "Abendlied" and "Balleilakka" earned them the only standing ovation of the day from the other schools' choral groups and audience members. Congrats also to student directors Kyle Pompei and Wesley Kane.
Reservoir students Andrew Bailey, Xandi Barrett, Sarah Blough, Ju Yeon Chung, Philip Danso, Molly Miller, Amy Oliver and Bradly Rutten represented the school and helped in a variety of ways to help ensure the success of the Baltimore-Washington Foundation's annual gala fundraising event. The event's organizers described them as cordial, responsive, energetic, proficient, and enthusiastic. Great job!
Finally, the new Reservoir website should debut this week. Thanks go out to Reg Hahne and the student website team for the many hours that they have put into creating the new site.
The Reservoir High School Boosters will host its annual Bull Roast and silent auction, now in its 10th year. This year, it takes place March 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, in Clarksville, adjoining the fire station. Call Mary Leadbeater at 301-497-1574 or email RHSBullRoast@gmail.com for complete details.
Don't forget: the 31st annual Italian dinner, sponsored by the youth ministry at St. Louis Catholic Church, in Clarksville, takes place March 11. More information on the event next week.
What's too big to be called a yard sale and takes place indoors, rain or shine? Why, that would be the third annual Mustang Flea Market, sponsored by the Marriotts Ridge High School Music Foundation. Proceeds will benefit all of the vocal and instrumental music programs at the school.
It takes place Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marriotts Ridge cafeteria. You'll be able to find all kinds of items: furniture, baby items, electronics, collectibles, household and sporting goods, clothes, toys, tools, seasonal items and more. It's strictly "cash and carry" and will cost a $1 donation per person, payable to the Marriotts Ridge Music Foundation, to enter. For more information, send an email to Kathy Wehr at email@example.com.
Well, that's all for this week. Commit a random act of kindness. Look in on your neighbors. Say a prayer for our troops who remain in harm's way and remember their families, too.