Mount Hebron senior wins Miss Md. Talented Teen
Lanell Trenessa Coffey, daughter of William and Grace Coffey of Ellicott City, recently captured the Miss Maryland Talented Teen title. The 17-year-old is an honor student and senior at Mount Hebron High School.
Austrania Patterson, a Wilde Lake Middle School honors student, took second place.
The 23rd annual pageant was conducted at Liberty Medical Center in Baltimore.
Lanell performed a classical piano rendition.
She has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. She is a member of the school's chapter of the National Honor Society, treasurer of the Student Government Association, member of the Black Student Alliance, editor of the school newspaper and was selected to participate in the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Minority Scholars Research Program this year.
Lanell was also selected to participate in the National Space and Aeronautical Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center High School Program. She was selected by the Maryland Education Commission to participate in its Distinguished Scholars Program.
Lanell has been nominated to the 27th annual Who's Who Among American High School Students and is a Gold Medal Recipient of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's ACT-SO Program. She placed first in the Daniel Payne Baltimore's Best Talent Search.
She will be accompanied to the Hal Jackson's Talented Teen International Pageant on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, from July 17 to 25, by Pinnie L. Ross, Maryland State Talented Teen director and producer.
Lanell will compete against 41 others from the United States, Africa, Canada, England and several Caribbean nations. * Ellicott City: 4700 block of Dorsey Hall Drive: A $100 Ross Men's bike was stolen from the outside of a home between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 30.
6100 block of Washington Blvd.: A person was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of the White Elk Motel at 8:36 p.m. Friday. A male in his 50s approached the victim, displayed a .38 Colt handgun and demanded cash. The robber then fled in a red vehicle. No injuries were reported, police said.
8600 block of Town and Country Blvd.: Someone entered an open sliding glass door and stole a videocassette recorder, a compact disc player and several CDs between 8 p.m. Sunday and 1:30 a.m. Monday.
9500 block of Sylvan Lane: A red 1992 Ford Mustang was stolen after someone pried open a front sliding glass window and took the keys to the car between 11 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday.