We are so lucky to have such excellent schools in our area. Here is what a few are up to.
Hammond Middle School students have busy with three art exhibits. The Howard County Board of Education featured sixth-grade art and Hammond had Blaine Ragin, Julia Yoon and Aileen Zhang representing the area. The Youth Art Month at the Central Library has work featuring eighth-grader Brian Cooke and seventh-grader Haley Tiller. Their art will be on display through April 20. The Howard County Center for the Arts is holding a Papercraft Exhibit featuring works by Raymond Tam and Kerry Johnson both of seventh grade.
Hammond Middle also had 15 students attend the county's S.T.E.M. Fair. Students present science research projects to a judges' panel and compete against other middle schools throughout the county.
Hammond's representatives were: Matthew Corso, Rachel Brown, Matthew Sinnott, Michael Baker, Myla Wilson, Katie Krutz, Darren Ketchum, Irene Lu, Xiaolu Guo, James Wang, Christopher Yeh, Josh Lee, Nathan Palmer, Gigi Guarnieri and Nathan Palmer.
Matt Corso, Rachel Brown and Irene won Blue Ribbons of Excellence and Irene also was given a special certificate of recognition and gift certificate from the Society of Women Engineers. Matthew Sinnott received first prize in the physics category and Xiaolu Guo received the Dr. Lynn Collins Middle School Scholarship Award for excellence in mathematics. She received a certificate and a monetary stipend.
Reservoir High art students have their award winning art on display at the Columbia Arts Center through March 20. The students planned and set up the display as well as produced the art.
Hammond High School is getting ready for its Dramastics improvisational group performances March 23 and April 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. It should be a fun night of unscripted scenes with audience input.
Atholton High School's production of "Beauty and the Beast" will be March 23-25. There will be evening performances March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. along with matinee performances March 24 at 2 p.m. and March 25 at 3 p.m. North Laurel will be presented by Emily Smith, Gracie Smith, Dian Arumningtyas and Kime Smith.
For tickets or information, go to atholtondrama.org/.
The North Laurel 4-H Club elected new officers. They are: Kavita Shroff, president; William Sheets, vice president; Brittany Rotolo, recording secretary; Kayleigh Wilson, corresponding secretary; Morgan Branch, treasurer; Grace Beacham, community service chairwoman; and Imaad Syed, reporter.
Also, Eleanor Myrdon-Ward, Alexa Owens and Lauren Hamilton have become the newest Clovers (ages 5-7). So far, they have made scarves, chalkboard photo frames, ribbon embroidery, pillows, painted ceramic flower pots and learned about Chinese New Year and winter weather. One of their other fun events included a valentine's exchange.
For more information about the club, call the Howard County 4-H Office at 410-313-2707 or email NorthLaurelLeaders@Howard4-H.org.
The United Methodist Church of Savage will be holding a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny March 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $3 per person for the breakfast. Do not forget your camera. Call the church office at 301-725-7630 for more information