The Glenelg High School "It's Academic" team will appear on Channel 13 WJZ-TV on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. Glenelg's team consists of Tyler Montgomery and Brandon Barajas, both seniors, and Jared Lanterman, a junior.
"It's Academic" is the longest-running television quiz show in the world, at 51 years of age. Watch the show and cheer on the team from Glenelg as they compete against teams from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and North County high schools.
Several local students will have art on display at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore in an exhibit titled "Dream Realized: Moving Forward." Anisha Chakrabarty, Cade McGeehan and Natalie Moses from Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School and Tess Muneses and Sierra Suarez from Glenwood Middle School created art inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. for the exhibit, which runs until Sunday, Feb. 22.
Congratulations to these talented artists. A special congratulations goes to Tess Muneses, whose work of art was chosen to appear on the invitation to the show.
Graham Dilworth of Glenwood Middle School was the winner in the eighth grade poem category of the Howard County Young Author's Contest. His poem, entitled "The World Would Be a Better Place if ...," will now be entered in the state contest. The winners from the state contest will be announced in the middle of March. Congratulations, Graham.
Amy Syversen, the band director for Dayton Oaks Elementary School, is proud to announce the February Band Musicians of the Month for Dayton Oaks. These students, Rachel Ghahhari, clarinet; Robert Coulter, clarinet; Kousalya Gaddam, clarinet; Mariam Shah, clarinet; Garrett Fulton, tenor saxophone; David Jones, trombone; Robert Guan, trumpet; Ava McGee, trumpet; Rayley Hoeflich, alto saxophone; James Wilcom, alto saxophone; Joseph Cox, alto saxophone; Keller Neuman, clarinet; Shaamikh Naroo, clarinet; Eric Roth, trumpet; Jacob Niv, trumpet; and Kathleen Maiorana, tuba have all impressed Syversen with their hard work and wonderful attitudes.
There are some exciting programs being offered for young people at the Glenwood Branch of the Howard County Public Library during the month of February. Registration is required for any of these sessions. You can register by calling the branch at 410-313-5577.
Teens aged 13 through 17 will be able to craft a mobius love knot with a personalized message for someone special in "Love Knots" on Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, between 3 and 4 p.m.
Prepare for spelling bees or practice your vocabulary skills for the SAT with a variety of challenging word games in "Word Wrangle" on Tuesday, Feb 17. Wordsmiths ages 9 through 17 are welcome at this hour-long session, which begins at 7 p.m.
"Pinkalicious Valentine Fun" features readings from Victoria Kann's popular books, along with color coordinated crafts and refreshments. Children ages 4 through 7 will enjoy this 45-minute session on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m.
Fans of Mo Willems' books will enjoy celebrating Valentine's Day with "Elephant & Piggie: Tales of Caring" on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m., or Saturday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m. Both sessions are designed for children ages 2 through 5 accompanied by an adult. Children will enjoy an Elephant and Piggie story and then make a craft.