A 15th high school graduate from the county received a Western Maryland College Scholar Grant during the first of three Guidance Days June 28.

Sandra L. Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll H. Johnson of Manchester, received a Presidential Scholarship.

She was a National Honor Society member at North Carroll High, was listed in Who's Who Among American High Schools and was the 1990 Softball Player of the Year for Carroll County. She played varsity softball for four years, including serving as team captain her senior year; she also exceled in basketball and volleyball.

Johnson was not included in the original list provided by WMC, which was published inlast Wednesday's paper.


HAMPSTEAD -- The Rotary Club of Hampstead has announced its new officers for 1991-1992.

Recently installed were: Robert "Rusty" Langsdale, president; Steven R. Silberman, president-elect; George W. Lawson, vice president; David M. Wisniewski, secretary; James M. Bosley Jr., treasurer; and Elmer L. Martin, Lawrence M. Przybelski, Herbert E. Shaffer and Stewart L. Thomson, directors.

Honored at the installation dinner at the Westminster Riding Club was George Lawson, who was named Rotarian of the Year.

As president, Langsdale hopes to focus on increasing the club's membership in Rotary's worldwide network of business owners, executives and professionals.

Noting the recent influx of younger members from Southern Pennsylvania to Finksburg, Langsdale said he is hopeful that increased membership will offer more involvement in service to the community.


FREDERICK -- Hood College's opening art exhibit will feature the work of William Swetcharnik of Mount Airy, artist-in-residence at Hood for the 1991-1992 academic year.

"Paintings and Works on Paper from the 'Vanitas Fair' Project" will open Wednesday with a reception for the artist 5-7 p.m. in the Hodson Gallery of the Tatem Arts Center on campus.

After the reception, Swetcharnik will present a slide lecture at 7 p.m. in Price Auditorium. The public is invited to both events.

The "VanitasFair" project, of which about 20 paintings and 50 works on paper will be shown, consists of a large cycle of paintings primarily designedto be arranged into an installation.

The theme of the installation is "Why do we make art?" The project is based on Wordsworth's "Prelude," where the poet laments the impermanence of everything man makesand dreams of trying to save shell and stone from a flood gathering on the earth.

Swetcharnik began his career as a portrait artist, then began a series of allegorical paintings that evolved into a long-term project.

He has exhibited widely, including several one-man shows at commercial galleries in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and New York. In 1992 and 1993, an exhibition of his new work will travel to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Maryland and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Virginia.

His awards and distinctions include a Stacey Fellowship, a Cintas Fellowship and a two-year Fulbright Fellowship to Spain. He has been awarded residence fellowships at Yaddo, Ragdale, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

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