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A day of community service at St. Assisi [Highland/Fulton]

A day of community service at St. Assisi [Highland/Fulton]
Katherine Hyde, a student at Reservoir High School, is a First-Time Carson Scholar. (Courtesy photo)

Come join St. Francis of Assisi for a day of community and service on Earth Day, April 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will opportunities for the entire family- help assemble pack 10,000 meals for Burkina Faso in West Africa, work on a water project hosted by the Baltimore Aquarium- just to name two! Admission is free and open to the whole community. Quinn's Ice Cream truck will also be present. Come out, meet your neighbors and do something for the environment at the same time.

Two Reservoir High School art students, Arielle Frey and Alexander Mauris, were recently selected as school representatives at the Youth Art Month exhibit at the Charles E. Miller Branch and Historical Center of the county library system.

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Six other RHS art students were accepted into the annual Artist on the Rise, a juried teen art exhibition at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel. They are: Madison Parris, Yuri Yi, Alex Leger, Sydney Grant, Vivian Zhuang and Ashley Rothermel. Vivian was awarded first place and Ashley received honorable mention!

And finally, the following students had their work chosen for the "Drawing for Understanding" exhibition sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council. They are: Veronica Lubega, Nina Borodin, Taylor Jameson, Sydney Grant, Stephanie Wei, Mei Egoshi, Alysa Wood, Ann Trimble, Rubama Patwary, Mica Jarfine, Delaney Miller and Maddie Barrett. Congratulations to each of you. Well done.

Ben Carson, the famous neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Secretary of HUD, and his wife Candy, founded the Carson Scholars Fund Inc. in 1994. Since its inception, it has grown from 75 scholars to over 7,500 nationwide. "Carson Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service.".One young lady from our area has been named a First-Time Carson Scholar. She is Katherine Hyde of Reservoir High School. On April 22, at Martins West in Baltimore, she, along with the other First-Time Scholars and Recognized Carson Scholars (those who have continued to maintain high academic standards and strong community commitments) will be feted at the awards banquet. Cindy Tian, of River Hill High School, was also named as a First-Time Scholar.

Like it or not, robots are making inroads into our daily lives. Granted, those inroads are small but someday, probably within the lifetime of our kids, there will be robots doing all kinds of things that people used to do. One local high school's robotics team is at the forefront of this technology. The Space RAIDers of Atholton High School have qualified for the second year in a row for the prestigious FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit from April 25 to 28. The RAIDers are the largest school robotics team in the county, with 84 members and 40 mentor/volunteers. In its 11th year, the team and its robot, Space Invader, are headed to the Motor City, where they will join 30,000 students from the top teams across the nation for the competition. Good luck, RAIDers! We're pulling for you.

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