Every year the Glenwood Lions Club awards scholarships to graduating seniors from Glenelg and Marriotts Ridge High Schools, the two schools in the closest proximity to the Glenwood area.
The members of the scholarship review committee spend hours reading the applications submitted by students, and evaluating the merits of each applicant.
Finally, the committee, consisting of Robert Sharp, a retired Glenelg High School teacher who has chaired the group for over ten years, Frank Donaldson, Charlotte Dill, Charla Long and Tom Pardoe announce their decisions. The four scholarship winners for the school year 2015 through 2016 are Emma Halley and Caroline Stepniak from Glenelg, and Omar Delen and Ryan Condron from Marriotts Ridge.
Halley, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Halley of Woodbine, will use the money at Clemson University. Halley has had an exciting year, as she served as a Girl Delegate for the United Nations 59th annual Commission on the Status of Women in New York City this past spring. The scholarship she received was designated as a memorial on behalf of Lion Paul Embrey, a former president and life-time member of the Club who died in January.
Stepniak will attend the College of William & Mary as well as the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland. She is the daughter of Michael and Nina Stepniak of Elkridge.
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Delen, the son of Nuri and Turkan Delen of Woodstock, will attend Carnegie Mellon. Delen has spent the past few years working to combat hunger in Howard County, and was chosen to attend a weeklong Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C,. last year.
Condron, the son of William and Kathy Condron, also of Woodstock, will attend the University of Maryland, College Park. Condron is an Eagle Scout, and played on the County Champion Ice Hockey team for Marriotts Ridge. The scholarship awards are in the amount of $2,000 for each student. Congratulations to these outstanding young people.
These scholarships and the many other contributions that the Lions Club is able to make throughout the year come primarily from profits from sales at the Food Booth during the week of the Howard County Fair.
Karen Kolbe, of the Concerned Citizens of Western Howard County, invites everyone to a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department meeting hall. County Executive Allan Kittleman will discuss his vision for the county, with particular emphasis on the rural western section. The floor will then be opened for questions.
The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with the CCWHC annual meeting. The Town Hall session will begin promptly at 7:30 and end at 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.
Members of the choir from Glenelg United Methodist Church will perform in a Benefit Concert on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City. In addition to the choirs from Glenelg and Bethany, the choirs from Glen Mar, Mt. Zion, and Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Churches will also join in to make beautiful music. The Columbia Brass Quintet will perform. The concert will be free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the American Cancer Society. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, call 410-531-2324 or 410-796-0290.
Don't forget the Glenelg High School Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 24. The parade along Burntwoods Road and through the Burntwoods neighborhood will kick off at 11 a.m. The football game against Marriotts Ridge will begin at 1 p.m. Join your neighbors in the excitement of Homecoming at Glenelg.