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Fire station hosts breakfast to raise scholarship funds

Ryan Conley was 16 when he died from a sledding accident in 2007. A scholarship is offered in his name.

It’s time for the Ryan Conley Memorial Scholarship Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Station.

On Sunday, Feb. 10, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in the banquet hall. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, toast, chipped beef and sausage gravy will be on the menu. The cost is $4 for children ages 6 through 10 and $8 for everyone over 10. Children 5 and under are free. There will also be a bake sale and quilt raffle.


A portion of the proceeds raised at the breakfast will be donated to the scholarship in memory of Conley, who was a junior at Glenelg High School in 2007 when he died in a sledding accident. He had been a volunteer at the fire station and worked hard in the community. Every year in his name, his family presents scholarship money to a graduating Glenelg student who works quietly behind the scenes to better our community.

There will be another opportunity to enjoy a meal out while you support a good cause on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 10 p.m. at California Tortilla in Mount Airy. You can eat in the restaurant or take the food home with you, and a percentage of the proceeds that evening will be donated to Lisbon Elementary School.


Amy Bejm Syversen, the director of bands for Dayton Oaks Elementary School is proud to announce the band musicians of the month for February. Habiba Faye, Derek Overmyer, Dustin Sisk, Aaron Igwebe, Furqaan Rizvi, Brayden Brewer, Zoe Flavin, Ava Stephenson, Lily Smith, Helen Quill, Jonah Taylor, Audrey Picker, Tyler Cho, Tyler Montfort, Dominic Wheeler, Ameya Moghekar, Leila-Bijou Abban, Michelle Martinez and Luca Selaru are all practicing hard and making beautiful music together.

Congratulations to Cooksville native Nicolette Jennings who was crowned Miss Florida in January. Jennings has been living in Florida, attending the University of Florida and working on her Bachelor of Science. While there, she also served as a video intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jennings graduated from Mount De Sales Academy in 2014. She was a junior class officer and yearbook editor, and participated in varsity basketball and varsity cheerleading in high school. She is now working on her Masters degree in sports management at Texas A&M University. You can watch for her in the Miss USA Pageant later this year.

Aaron Ortwein, from Glenelg High School, has been selected to receive the Howard County Public Schools Superintendent’s Award at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County beginning with the Fall 2019 semester. This prestigious award is offered to a limited number of entering freshmen who have earned academic distinction during their high school careers. Congratulations to Aaron.