Congratulations to roller skating partners Eric Mical and Natalie Barros! As mentioned in a previous column, here is a follow up on skater and Russett resident Eric Mical, 12, and his skating partner, Natalie Barros. Eric and Natalie both participated in the South Eastern Region Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday, June 18 to Monday, June 20. Eric placed second, which qualifies him to move forward to the next big competition, the 2016 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in Lincoln, Neb., from Sunday, July 24 to Saturday, Aug. 6. Natalie, a skating sensation in her own right, took first place in her singles event. Eric and Natalie did tremendously well in the pairs competition and placed first.

Both will be skating in their singles and pairs events at the competition in Lincoln. In order to compete, one must train and be disciplined as these two young skaters prove each time. Ron Fitzgerald is their coach at the Laurel Skating Center. Good luck you two!

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Congratulations to the Russett Sharks swim team on their third win against Westlake Village Swim Team, 313-251.

For all you science buffs out there, if you are looking for something to peak your interest, come to your local library and join the Science in the Summer program. Anne Arundel County Public Library is partnering with Glaxo Smith Kline, Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in this initiative for students grades 2 through 6. Certified teachers will be teaching the courses geared toward children entering second and third grades (Level I), and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II). Online or in-branch registration is required. Each session accommodates 15 children. For detailed information and availability, please go to aacpl.net/content/science-summer before visiting a branch library to sign up. Once there, click on Science in the Summer and follow the step-by-step instructions. Times and dates are listed for the following libraries: Annapolis, Broadneck, Crofton, Eastport-Annapolis Neck, Edgewater, Linthicum, Maryland City at Russett, Mountain Road, Glen Burnie, Severn, Riviera Beach, Severna Park, Deale and Odenton.

Birthday wishes to my friends and neighbors Kurt Kosco, who celebrates on July 8; and Missy Thornhill Whittington, who celebrates on July 10.

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