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Local singer gets second shot at 'The Voice' [Ellicott City]

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Last summer, 19-year old Trevor Pozoulakis first auditioned for the NBC television show "The Voice" in New York.

While the Howard Community College student didn't make the final cut with his rendition of "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5, the aspiring singer has been invited to try out again.  On Saturday, June 7, the Ellicott City resident will head to the Washington, D.C., convention center, where he'll compete for a coveted spot as one of "The Voice" finalists.


"I am planning to sing one of these three songs — 'All of Me' by John Legend, 'Say Something' by A Great Big World and 'Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton,' " said the budding vocalist.

Pozoulakis hopes his audition will help him "gain exposure in the music industry and become a national recording artist."


While he waits for fame to come his way, the 2012 Centennial High school graduate will continue his college education while working at Canada Dry Potomac Corp. and singing vocals in local bands.  Follow him on Facebook at "Trevor Pozoulakis" to learn about his upcoming local performances.

Good luck Trevor at "The Voice" auditions!

It's almost time for the second annual HoCoSTEM Festival on Sunday, June 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Howard Community College (note — an earlier column listed an incorrect date).

Designed for middle and high school students, the festival gives attendees an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and technology (STEM) fields by playing fun STEM games, interacting with STEM companies and professionals and meeting with college STEM majors from MIT, UMBC, Virginia Tech and University of Maryland.

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For the most up-to-date information, go to the festival website at or contact STEMulatingMinds committee member David Gertler at

Membership in the Howard County Historical Society certainly has its rewards. This year, all members and their guests are invited to the society's first free Membership Appreciation Day at Clark's Elioak Farm on Saturday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. (rain date June 28).

The event will include visiting the petting farm, exploring the Enchanted Forest attractions, crafts, face painting, hay rides, pony rides and cow train rides. In addition, members and their guests will have a chance to win door prizes and giveaways, try gem mining ($7 to $14) and geode cracking ($7), and enjoy live Celtic music and dance instruction by Dileab Phriseil, bottled water provided by Wegmans of Columbia and food for purchase by CJ's Country Catering.

HCHS members and guests (two adults/up to four children under the age of 18) are free. New members can join at a special $35 family membership rate up to June 21 (a $50 value).


Member benefits include free tickets to HCHS Museum concerts, unlimited research in the archives, 10 percent off gift shop purchases, invitations to members' only events, and discounts to public programs like the HCHS's annual antiques appraisal fair and the HCHS's holiday house tour.

For more information and RSVPs, call 410-480-3250, email, or visit

Registration is now open for Bethany United Methodist Church's vacation Bible school on Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The school is open to all children from age 3 through fifth grade. Registration is available online at The cost is $35 per child or $15 per child for school volunteers (must volunteer at least two days).  For more information, call the church office at 410-465-2919. BUMC is located at 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City.