The banner over the stage said it all: "Scholarship, Excellence and Leadership."

Meade Senior High School honored its outstanding seniors Thursday evening with an awards ceremony.

Senior class President Stacy Stallsmith, mistress of ceremonies, welcomed everyone and introduced the many presenters and award winners.

Twenty-one academic achievement awards and scholarships were awarded by businesses and civic organizations.

Ily Diaz and Jeffrey Miller each received $500 from the George Gornic Memorial Scholarship; Kenneth McGill received $500 from the Laidlaw Environmental Services; Stephanie Norris and Cathy Wiley each received $1,000 from the NCOWives Club of Fort Meade; and Deborah Moffitt received $1,000 from Alex Beckman, a real estate agent from Century 21/Moss Realty who donated $500 and challenged the Provinces Civic Association to meet his contribution.

The Tandy Technology Scholars, consisting of the top 2 percent of the class, were Amy Ferrero, Barry Johnson, Chuni Konfrst, Eric Miller, Jeffrey Miller and Stacy Whewell.

Certificates of achievement for advanced academics went to Malcolm Allen, David Binney, Martin Cheman, Jerrod Christy, Amy Ferrero, Chuni Konfrst, Young Kwak, Eric Miller, Jeffrey Miller, Chae Song, Sarah Stevens, Cathy Wiley and Eric Williamson.

Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program were Kenneth McGill and Eric Williamson.

Finalists for Maryland Distinguished Scholars in the High Achiever Category were Kenneth McGill, Eric Miller and Eric Williamson.

Semifinalists in theMaryland Distinguished Scholars in the Talent in the Arts Category were Nicole Burke, Scott Goergens and Delmar Rivers.

Commended Scholars for the National Achievement Scholarship Program for OutstandingNegro Students were: Barry Johnson and Barbara Jones.

Congratulations to these students and the many others who received recognition for outstanding work.


The Anne Arundel Taxpayers Association, District 4, will meet at 7:30 p.m., tonight at the Kiwanis Building on Becknell Avenue in Odenton. The public is invited to attend.

Formore information, call 923-3118 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


The Arundel High School Key Club won major awards at the Capital District of Key Clubs convention.

The event, on April 12-14 in Norfolk,Va., was attended by 817 club members from 86 Key Clubs in Maryland,Virginia, Delaware and Washington.

The convention raised $5,276

for Project Concern International, a charity that supports health services and housing projects for Third World countries.

The Arundel Key Club, with 105 members, is the largest in its division and was able to send 32 members to the convention.

Bill Taylor, a senior and 1991 lieutenant governor for Arundel's division, was the master ofceremonies for the convention assemblies and banquets.

Alden Surlis, a junior and 1991 capital district secretary, spoke at several educational workshops and seminars.

The club, which participated in 60 local service projects this year, was recognized for its record of

achievement. Payal Gupta, president, and Kristina Porter, secretary, accepted the first-place trophy for achievement in the Platinum Division.

Projects that contributed to the club's success were the Gift Wrap Sale, chaired by Melissa McCormick; the Balloon Sale, chaired by Heather Owen; the Thanksgiving Dinner, chaired by Beth Motzer and Sean Kreiger; the Buddy Program, headed by Jen Pace; the Hall Decorating Contest, chaired by Aarti Kishen and Julie James; and the ToysFor Tots program, headed by Sarwat Khattak and Hae Young Park.

The Arundel club earned several other honors during the convention, including the Single Service Award for work on the Halloween Witch's House. Members, led by Girish Gupta, volunteered 302 hours to make the free haunted house a fun event for Crofton children.

Christopher Brewster, club vice president, won third place for the speech he gave in the oratorical contest, based on the 1990-1991 Key Club International theme, "Renew Your Commitment."

Adam Beckerman, treasurer and chairman of the scrapbook committee, accepted the third-place award for the Arundel club's scrapbook of its events.

The Arundel Key Clubis sponsored by the Crofton Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis adviser, JamesCratty, was named the 1990 Crofton Citizen of the Year in part for his work with the club.

Carol Myers, faculty adviser, said, "The continual success of the club is attributed to the assistance we get from the Crofton Kiwanis and James Cratty and to the excellent organization of the 90-91 club officers."

Payal Gupta, a junior, was installed as lieutenant governor for Division 1-14-22.

Next year's board will consist of Beth Motzer, president; Carrie Breitbach, vice president; Emily Klemkiewicz, secretary; Chris Hoffman and Amy Lettis, treasurers; Hope Maloney, senior board member; and Kathy VanSickel, junior board member.


The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a Business Connection, sponsored by Massing & Massing, DDS, from 5 to 7 p.m., June 20, at 959 Annapolis Road, Gambrills.

See the latest dentistry has to offer. Mingle with your business colleagues. This is your opportunity to promote your business.

There will be no charge to chamber members, but reservations are required by June 18. Prospective members are welcome.

Call the chamber at 672-3422 to make reservations or for more information.


TheOdenton Heritage Society will have its second annual Old-Fashion IceCream Social from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Odenton (intersection of Morgan and Odenton roads).

Admission for adults is $3, children ages 6 to 12, $2, and children under 6 accompanied by an adult

are free. Price of admission includes ice cream, cake and beverages.

A raffle will be conductedfor an Amish doll with doll-size quilt.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 674-3171 or 674-8722.


The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, will sponsor hearing screenings from9:30 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. Sherri Rossman, audiologist, will screen for hearing problems and will also check hearing aids.

The program is by appointment only.

Also, at 12:45 tomorrow at the center, Richard Hoffman, of Lifecall of Maryland, will give a brief demonstration of systems that can summon emergency assistance.

From 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, the Fullness of Life Series continues with the Rev. Joel Nelson, pastor of Jericho Baptist Church.

He will lead a discussion on "The Later Years: Valuing our Strengths, Forgiving our Weaknesses."

All senior citizens are welcome. For more information on any of the above activities, or to make reservations, call the center at 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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