Mike Harper


Sisters Ada and Jocelyn Truong, of Clarksville, both won first place in their age categories in the Howard County Bird Club's 2011 student art contest. Ada, 10, a fourth-grader at Centennial Lane Elementary School, drew an Overbird using pastels. Jocelyn, 11, a sixth-grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School, drew a Yellow Warbler, also in pastels. The two received backpacks with binoculars and field guides.

Other winners in the third and fourth grade category were Alan Wang (second place) and Richard Zhou (third place), both of Centennial Lane Elementary School; and honorable mentions: Mason Suess, of Pointers Run Elementary School; Emma...