Wright music shines
The C. Milton Wright jazz ensemble, symphonic band and orchestra received "superior" performance ratings and placed first in their classes at the Music in the Parks adjudication competition at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.
In addition, the symphonic band and jazz ensemble were each awarded an overall Band and Jazz Ensemble trophy, and trumpet player Jake Himmer received the jazz soloist award.
Music organizations from five states performed for adjudication and competed for prizes.
Carroll band to Disney
The John Carroll School Band will lead the Spectro-Magic Parade at 9 a.m. tomorrow, in the Magic Kingdom of Disney World, Fla.
The band was chosen for the honor after sending an application, video and audio tapes to Magic Music Days, a part of the Disney Co.
Ninety-eight band students and family members will travel to Florida today and will return to Bel Air on Friday.
Among the 51 students marching in the band will be John Carroll alumni Bill Seufert, Greg Mainolfi, Mike Bochenek, Jennifer Palinkas, Joanne Sonberg and Greg Webster.
Band members raised money for the trip through sales of pizza, citrus fruit and Easter candy, and by holding a carwash and organizing the Harford County Showcase of Bands last October.
This is the group's second trip to Disney World and third major trip.
In 1987 the band traveled to London and marched in the New Year's Day parade in the city of Westminster.
The band is directed by Barbara Bair and the band front is coordinated by Cathy Seufert.
Healey named scholar
The U.S. Achievement Academy has selected Jennifer Healey as an All-American Scholar.
The USSA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in academic disciplines. All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 grade-point average and be recommended by a teacher, coach, counselor or other qualified sponsor.
Healey, a dean's list student at Towson State University where she carries a 3.7 GPA, was nominated for the award by Nance Reed, an assistant athletic director at the university.
She will appear in the All-American Scholar Directory, which is published nationally.
@4 Healey is the daughter of John and Janet Healey.
Clara Arther Huffington, Class of '42, Western Maryland College, was one of four graduates honored for their active participation in alumni and college affairs.
Huffington, of Churchville, has provided the college long and loyal service as an active member of her class reunion committee and through other efforts to keep her class active in Alumni Association events. She also has served for 23 years as a class news reporter, writing a column for the alumni magazine.
Linz places 1st
Bryan Linz, a student at Bel Air High School, placed first in the Future Business Leaders of America regional and state competitive events program in Accounting I. He will now represent Maryland at the National Leadership Conference, scheduled from June 29 to July 4, in Chicago.
Bryan also was the recipient of a $1,200 scholarship awarded by the Baltimore Chapter of the Executive Women International. He was then chosen to represent the EWI District, which includes the New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Richmond, Va., chapters.
A member of the All-County Orchestra, Bryan was also a starting pitcher on the Bel Air High School varsity baseball team where this spring he posted five victories, the team's best earned-run average, and the highest number of strikeouts from the mound.
3 make dean's list
Three area residents have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Lynchburg College, a private school in central Virginia.
The list honors students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Harford students included in the list are: Analisa B. Janda,
daughter of Thomas and Jobeth Janda of Forest Hill; Kevin J. Kelleher, son of Ronald and Margaret Kelleher, of Bel Air; and Barbara J. Yarnell, daughter of Harry Yarnell of Perryman and Nancy Buckel of Bel Air.
Janda, a 1989 graduate of C. Milton Wright High School, is a senior at the college majoring in English and political science.
Kelleher, a 1989 graduate of John Carroll School, is a junior majoring in history.
Yarnell, a 1990 graduate of Joppatowne High School, is a junior majoring in English.
The North Harford Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Chorus, After-School Vocal Ensemble, and the After-School Girls' Chorus competed June 6 in "Music in the Parks" in Carlisle, Pa. Eighty TC students performed against chorus students from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware and New York.
Excellent and superior adjudication was received from renowned professionals and composers of choral music at an awards ceremony following the performances.
In the mixed-chorus division, the 7th and 8th Grade Chorus received a third-place and an excellent rating; in the madrigal division, the After-School Vocal Ensemble earned a a second-place and a superior rating; and in the women's choir division the After-School Girls' Chorus captured a first-place and a superior rating.