Habeck wins state oratory contest
Dolph Habeck, a Severn School junior, has won the $2,500 first prize in an American Legion statewide oratory contest.
On Sunday, Dolph competed against students from six other Maryland counties with a prepared eight-minute speech on a citizen's duties to government, and a shorter, extemporaneous discussion on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
"He is just ecstatic," said a school spokesman. Dolph already had won $375 in U.S. Savings Bonds two weeks earlier when he won the Southern Maryland District contest.
The Legion sponsors the National High School Oratorical Contest to develop in high school students a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution. It also is designed to develop leadership qualities and the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently.
At Severn, Dolph is a member of the varsity football and lacrosse teams. He is president of the junior class, and is an admissions tour guide. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Habeck of Crownsville.
UPS honors Johnson for excellence
Harrison Johnson Jr., a tractor-trailer driver for United Parcel Service, has been honored for completing 20 years of service without an accident.
Mr. Johnson provides delivery service to Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Washington area.
He lives with his wife, Darlise, and six children in Arnold.
* Millersville: A Domino's Pizza delivery sign valued at $60 was taken from a car parked outside of Domino's in the 8300 block of Veterans Highway on Saturday.
* Millersville: Vandals slashed the tires of a 1982 Jeep parked in the 100 block of Downing Drive on Sunday night. The damage is estimated at $800.