West Laurel: Two students at King Middle School named Ben Carson Scholars

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students Claire Mudd and Billy Rosenberg were among more than 400 students from across the country who were named Ben Carson Scholars for 2012. The Ben Carson Scholarship is awarded to students in grades four to 11 "who exemplify academic excellence and humanitarian qualities." Winners of the award receive $1,000 scholarships toward their college education, a recognition package and an invitation to attend the awards banquet at Martin's West in Baltimore, where Claire and Billy are very hopeful that they might meet Ben Carson himself. Both talented students are Bond Mill Elementary graduates. Congratulations!

Barb and Rush Kester, and family are participating in the 2012 Westminster Multiple Sclerosis Walk for their daughter-in-law, Jessica, who has multiple sclerosis. Jessica, who is married to their son, Steve, brought them the joy of a beautiful granddaughter the morning of the 2011 MS Walk. Chapala Restaurant, in Burtonsville, has offered to donate a portion of the sales from both the restaurant and the Blue Beetle Bar downstairs the evening of April 20. A local band will start playing at 8:30 p.m. and the margaritas there are awesome. Please be sure to mention the MS fundraiser when ordering. For more information, call Barb Kester at 301-490-1310 or email laxmom15@aol.com.

The Woman's Club of Laurel's spring fundraiser is now in progress and just in time for Mother's Day. They are selling 10-inch hanging flower baskets provided by our local Fehr's Nursery. The Woman's Club of Laurel is a nonprofit organization that aids the Laurel community.

If you would like to order a hanging basket to help make the fundraiser a success, email me at cbfolkswl@aol.com for a flier with all the information. The Woman's Club of Laurel meets the first Thursday of every month, September through May, at 7:30 p.m., at the clubhouse, 384 Main St., and welcomes new members

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