The Severna Park Kiwanis Club, has installed its first female president, Jonnie Mann.
"I really do believe that Kiwanis is the best," said the new president, who has been a member for six years and held every office but president in that time.
She said she wants to increase the club's contributions of money and time to worthy causes to make its already impressive community involvement even "bigger and better."
Her favorite project is Christmas in April, a countywide program where volunteers help the elderly and disabled clean up and repair their homes.
Jonnie and her husband, Gordon Mann, a longtime Kiwanis member, have run Severna Park Shell on Ritchie Highway for nearly 28 years.
Thirty-nine students from Central County high schools are to be honored Saturday at the Johns Hopkins University as part of the state's Distinguished Scholars program.
The program, which has a $4.2 million budget, offers $12,000 scholarships for 350 students to encourage them to attend college.
Scholarships not accepted by finalists are offered to semifinalists.
The students and their schools are:
* Jeffrey Czorapinski, a semifinalist from Archbishop Spalding High School.
* Megan McLaughlin, Melanie Morrison, Rachael Penn, Jennifer Smith and Douglas Van Citters, finalists, and Anna Banks, Casey Droneburg and Tonia Warnecke, semifinalists from Broadneck High School.
* Jaime Jones and Jennifer Weedon, finalists, and Kathleen Kniess, Robert Rizer, Megan Schwartz and Jessica Simmons, semifinalists from Chesapeake High School.
* Meghan Emery, Wendy Miller, Meredith Reffner and Erin Warfield, finalists, and Ronald Chapman, Kathleen Creamer, Katherine Kirby, Thomas Murray and Melinda Suchy, semifinalists from Old Mill High School.
* Catherine Cole, Elizabeth Cullen and Stephen Ziehm, finalists, and Rebecca Hurst, Mi Young Ryee and Stephanie Tuerk, semifinalists, from Severn School.
* Kathryn Engleman, Jennifer Harden, Frank Norcross, Stacey Quintero, Sara Roach (who also received an honorable mention), Sara Westrick and Kari Yacisin, finalists, and Joseph Mezzapelle and Brian Siethoff, semi-finalists from Severna Park High School.
Congratulations also to the honorable mentions who were too numerous to list.
This Saturday's Severn School Homecoming 1994 will include five sporting events beginning at 9:30 a.m. with field hockey and girls soccer games.
Alumni are invited to join the tailgate party at 11 a.m. There will be a judging of the first annual Severn Alumni Chili Cook-Off at 2:30 p.m. If your chili's a winner, call John Foard at 255-0412.
For information, call 544-9454.
Metro Market has joined Giant and Safeway in offering school equipment in exchange for collected grocery receipts.