Four Calvert Hall senior students who plan to continue their athletic careers in college football next year were recognized Feb. 4 at a signing ceremony in George Young Hall on the Towson campus of Calvert Hall.
Kenji Bahar, of Parkville, has committed to Monmouth University. Other students who made college commitments included Dionte Austin (Wake Forest University), Lawrence Cager (University of Miami), and Bryan Marine (Bucknell University).
At the signing ceremony, students spoke about their athletic careers at Calvert Hall and explained why they have chosen the schools they plan to attend next year.
Calvert Hall principal, Charles Stembler, a 1983 graduate of Calvert Hall, recognized the student-athletes on this accomplishment. "It is wonderful to celebrate the accomplishments of our student athletes. As a school, we are very proud of them, both as athletes and as young men in the Lasallian tradition."
Pleasant Plains Elementary was represented well on Feb. 15 at the first annual Baltimore County Public Schools' Ballroom Bash: Dancing with the 5th-grade Stars, during which 12 students participated.
The event was planned by county schools' Office of Music and Dance Education in partnership with the Office of Health and Physical Education and is a part o the Baltimore County Dance Celebration.
Prior, Christine Cox, a professional dancer in New York City, provided dance instruction to the fifth-grade Pleasant Plains students. Cox taught the young dancers the merengue, tango, swing and cha-cha.
Students had four days to practice and learn each dance before they put on a final performance for their parents, family members, friends, and the rest of the Pleasant Plains student body.
"The fifth-grade students worked extremely hard all week to learn each dance and put on an amazing final performance," said Steve Ey, physical education teacher. "[They] came together as a team of young ladies and gentlemen, and demonstrated respect, courtesy and dedication."
As a follow-up activity, fifth-grade dancers taught their fellow students the dances and social responsibilities learned through the ballroom dance program, Ey said.
The countywide Ballroom Bash, held at the Owings Mills' Jewish Community Center, included five other Baltimore County schools totalling more than 60 participants.
Providence United Methodist Church is celebrating Scout Sunday at the church on March 1 at the 9:30 service. The scouts from Troop 742 will participate as readers and musicians during the worship service. All are invited to attend, especially former scouts.