Standout Reservoir High baseball player Trevor Romaine and Reservoir High School varsity baseball coach Adam Leader.
Standout Reservoir High baseball player Trevor Romaine and Reservoir High School varsity baseball coach Adam Leader. (Courtesy photo)

Reservoir High School students continue their run of incredible academic, athletic and dramatic success.

I am thrilled to report that for the third year in a row, a player from the Gators baseball team has been named to the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches All-State team.


Trevor Romaine has been a standout varsity pitcher and middle infielder all four years. He was honored at the All-State Team banquet along with 30 other players from around the state. These athletes have been recognized for their overall baseball talent and ability. Off the field, Trevor enjoys playing guitar with friends and spends time studying and working out. He has been accepted to Auburn and Maryland, and is awaiting word from Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt. Come summer, he’ll be hiking, making adventure videos and scuba diving. Congratulations, Trevor.

You may remember last year I wrote about the Reservoir High School Drama Club’s quest to become one of the first high school drama clubs to receive the license for the production of “Newsies.” They were finalists in the “Seize the Day" Challenge National Competition hosted by Playbill.com & Musical Theatre International.

WBAL News 11 featured their story and Reservoir became one of the first schools in the nation to receive the license for this show. One year later, Jessica Binder, drama director at Reservoir, is in the midst of rehearsals for the show that will feature some of the best amateur local actors from high school, middle school, elementary school and alumni of Reservoir. Mark your calendars for March 29 through April 6 when “Newsies” will be performed in the school auditorium. Tickets are already available at rhsstage.booktix.com. Like I have said before, a production directed by Binder and Greg Knauf is always one of the best and you can count on a memorable performance by the students.

Girl Scout Troop 10161 is collecting new pajamas for Casey Cares, an organization that helps critically ill children and their families by arranging programs and events intended to keep families’ spirits high during difficult times. Fun events like Pajama/Movie Night and attending local sporting events together are just a few ways Casey Cares helps create lasting memories for their critically ill children.

A collection box is in the lobby at Fulton Elementary School until March 31, so be sure to stop by the school with a new pair of comfortable pajamas for infants through teenagers and help Girl Scout Troop 10161 make a sizable donation to Casey Cares. To learn more about the organization go to caseycares.org.

Girl Scout Troop 10161 recently had a surprise visitor at one of its meetings. Hannah McFadden, two-time World Champion, two-time Paralympian and all-around G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) came to talk to the Scouts about her trials and achievements.

She also shared some official Olympic pins that athletes typically trade at the games. The girls were thrilled to meet with Hannah and inspired by her words of encouragement and go-getter attitude. McFadden was the youngest member of the U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games when she was just 16.

A former Girl Scout herself, Hannah achieved her Girl Scout Gold Award in her junior year of high school. To read more about the empowering Girl Scout G.I.R.L. initiative go to girlscouts.org

The next Bingo Night at the Savage Volunteer Fire Company Hall is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16. Games start at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance and $22 at the door if seats remain. This includes 20 games and door prizes. Additional games are $5 for three cards. To reserve your tickets for Cash Bingo call 301-725-6409 or 301-604-2468 or emailgorman_s@hotmail.com with your name, phone numbers and number of requested tickets. You must be 18 to play.