Eighth-grader Jason Kang qualifies for county spelling bee
By Chuck Gait
Howard County Times|
Jan 31, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Ah, spelling bees. I have fond memories of those times in grade school.
After 10 intense rounds with contestants having to spell words such as “treacle,” “sepia,” “diabolical” and “dervishes,” eighth-grade contestant Jason Kang took the top spot with the word “fascist.” Congratulations! The runner up was Vedanth Battalapalli. Now Jason goes on to the county competition on March 8. Good luck, Jason.
Over at Fulton Elementary School, the following students took top spots in the Young Authors’ Contest. They are: Alex Wang, second-grade poetry winner; Salma Khair, second-grade short story winner; Katie Duvall, third-grade poetry winner; Celeste Martin, fourth-grade poetry winner; Zachary Oros, fourth-grade short story winner; Shubhani Majmundar, fifth-grade poetry winner; and Jena Park, fifth-grade short story winner. The next stop for these intrepid writers is at the county competition. Good luck.
You wouldn’t know it by looking outside, but now is the time to start thinking about that garden.
The University of Maryland Extension program for Howard County and the Master Gardeners are presenting a program titled “Easy Gardening for Busy People” at the Savage Branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. If you are pressed for time, don’t have a lot of space or feel less than energetic, this program may be for you.
The Master Gardeners will help you keep things simple. They’ll help you learn about plants that are easy to grow, the benefits of growing the plants, soil information and other tips to help you save time and be that lazy gardener! Register for the presentation at hclibrary.org or ring the library staff at 410-313-0760.
Congratulations to the following Lime Kiln Middle School students who demonstrated their ability to ROAR, responsible, organized, achieving and respectful, for the week ending Jan. 19 were: Nina Amani-Dove, Gabriella Prather, Eddie Chung, Nicole Neely, Chiara Flotildes, AJ Ennis, Isabelle Klossner, Timmy Bussey and Jack Hadeed.