Reflections program spotlights students for variety of arts [Glenwood/Glenelg]

Reflections is a nationwide Parent Teacher Association program to recognize students who are involved in the arts. For the 2017 to 2018 school year, students expressed the theme of “Within Reach!” using the medium of film, dance, music, photography, visual arts or literature.

All of their creations were judged against artworks from the other schools in Howard County at the same level. Many of the artworks from our neighborhood schools were judged to be the best in the county, and the top three in each group will now move on to compete at the state level.


Students from Glenelg High School with winning entries are Madelinn Small, with third place in dance; Jenna Shaughness, with third place in literature; Rachel Ball, with second place in photography; and Jillian Hinkle with third place in photography.

From Bushy Park Elementary School, Kennedy Richman received second place in dance and Aauyah Mohsini received first place in literature at the elementary level.

Glenwood Middle School student MacKenzie Carter received second place in dance; Jackie Habeeb was third place in dance; Madilyn Hahn was second place in film; Piper Stimler was third in photography; and Lian Goodman was third in visual arts.

Also at the middle school level, Folly Quarter’s Ethan Sexton received first in music and Kaliee Suess was second in visual arts.

These students’ works of art will now be competing against others from all around the state. Congratulations and good luck.

On Saturday, March 10, beginning at 8 a.m., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturing Crew members will be walking around the neighborhoods picking up food donations. The food will be delivered to the 25 food pantries in Howard County. The Scouts appreciate your help to restock the shelves of the food pantries. If you didn’t get a donation bag, but want to donate some non-perishable, non-breakable items of food, send an email to and a Scout will come pick it up.

Amy Bejm Syversen, the director of bands at Dayton Oaks Elementary School is proud of her Band Musicians of the Month for March. Sydney Dapko, Nathan Smith, Amelia Townsend, Kate Skandalis, Henry Yarmus, Audrey Picker, Tyler Montfort, Emily Galgano, Brian Yang, Patrick Knoll, Tyler Cho, James McGall, Alex Ball, Matthew Urban, Adelina Lukenoff, Georgia Kline, Violet Nelson, Suhani Patel, Shane Lee, Michael Carpenter and Matthew Keane are all practicing hard and enjoying the art of making music.

The 2018 Glenelg High School Booster Bash will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Salandra’s Barn in Woodbine. Tickets are $55 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Go to to buy tickets. The dinner buffet, desserts, beer, wine, music, dancing, silent and live auctions and raffles are all included in the ticket price. This year there will be a new disc jockey and a new menu. Proceeds from this premier fundraising event are used for the academic and athletic programs at Glenelg.

The Mighty Kelltones, a Glenwood-based band, will be performing at the Gary Arthur Glenwood Community Center on Friday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The band will play through lunch. You can purchase the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon for $6 and enjoy freshly-made reubens and rachels. If you don’t want to eat, you can just enjoy the Celtic and folk music performed by Ralph and Kathie Lillie. Wear green for St. Patrick’s Day.

There will be a candidate meet and greet on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lisbon Fire Hall. There is no charge to attend, and light refreshments will be served.

Calvin Ball, candidate for county executive; Katie Fry Hester, candidate for Maryland State Senate District 9; Natalie Ziegler, candidate for House of Delegates District 9A and China Williams, candidate for Howard County Council District 5 will be talking about local issues and concerns.