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Reservoir high students shine in various events [North Laurel]

Reservoir Gators varsity baseball players give high fives to kindergartners as they round second base.

Reservoir High School students are doing some wonderful things these days. The science olympiad team participated in its first state tournament on Saturday, April 23. Chemistry teacher and coach Stephanie Doodigan can attest to the hard work and perseverance of the high school students who brought home four medals. Prerana Katpally and Rebecca Li were awarded third place for dynamic planet. Other third place winners were Emmet Tam and Alan Ismaiel for Wright stuff airplane. Fourth place ribbons were awarded to Emily Fourney and Prerana Katpally for air trajectory; and Naveed Nekoo, lead builder and Emmet Tam for electric vehicle. Other members of the science olympiad eeam who participated in the tournament include Greeshma Anand, Dutch Schulden, Salma Khairat, Zaira Girala, Amal Hussain, Jessica Koh, Larab Fatima and Julia Yoon.

The varsity baseball team at Reservoir celebrated some local young students recently. Last fall and winter the players spent two afternoons a week mentoring kindergarteners at Fulton Elementary School. Now that the season is underway, the team invited the students to be their guests at the home baseball game on Monday, April 25. Students enjoyed snacks and some of them won Reservoir Gator gear to wear proudly. After the Gators beat Glenelg, about 40 kindergarteners joined the players on the field for a run around the bases and a photo. Kathy Niederhauser, kindergarten teacher at Fulton Elementary, started the program called Athletes for Academics and was thrilled when the baseball and softball teams joined her effort. She is excited to add more teams to this mentoring program in the future.

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Sara Minnis, a graduate of St. Louis Catholic School and a senior at Seton Keough High School, was recognized earlier this month by the Archdiocese of Baltimore as a Distinctive Scholar. This honor is awarded annually to three seniors from each of the 20 archdiocesan high schools for their outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements. While at Seton Keough High School, Minnis has consistently maintained gold honor roll status while enrolled in rigorous college preparatory courses, including Project Lead the Way – Biomedical Science. She also played varsity basketball and softball. Minnis was inducted into the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, a Mathematics National Honor Society, as a junior. In addition, as a senior she was trained by the One Love Foundation as a peer facilitator. Minnis will be attending the University of Tennessee in the fall, as a pre-med major.

Members of the Savage Historical Society will be gathering for its monthly meeting on Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m., at the F & M Center at 9032 Baltimore St.. The presenters will be Kevin Leonard, Richard Friend and Pete Lewnes, known as The Laurel History Boys. The topic is titled "Focus on Howard County." This meeting is free and open to the public.

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If you are a collector of the Savage Historical Society's calendars, the members want you to know that if you are missing any of the years between 2002 and 2014, you will want to get them quickly. When the current supply of these calendars is exhausted, no more will be printed. If you wish to add them to your collection and want to check on the availability of those years, contact the society secretary at 301-725-1241.


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