"Glenelg High School, where success is measured one student at a time."
That mission statement sets a standard for the school, a standard that Kristen Binck, Lia Dean, Emily Gault and Emily Reinke meet with flying colors. These four scholars in the class of 1995 are National Merit Scholarship finalists.
To earn the prestigious title, the seniors took the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in their junior year. One million students took this test, and 14,000 are now National Merit Finalists. The National Merit Scholarship organization named them semifinalists, because their scores were in the top half of 1 percent of all the test takers in Maryland.
They submitted evidence of their outstanding academic records. Principal Jim McGregor endorsed and recommended each of them. They received outstanding scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test. They submitted detailed scholarship applications outlining their academic goals and achievements, including evidence of leadership in school and community. All four semifinalists at Glenelg went on to become finalists, making them eligible for scholarships from the National Merit Board, corporations and colleges.
Members of the class of Glenelg High School 1995 who were recently inducted into Glenelg's chapter of the National Honor Society are David Alexander, Amy Barnard, Robin Barnard, Ama Brown, Bethany Carroll, Rebecca Christensen, Chad Ecalono, Ryan Learmouth, Carrie Mills, Damani Mitchell, Alison Mundy, Vincent Richinelli, Lindsay Rupp, Erin Sudduth, Dana Swartz, Matthew Vaccari and Lasheda Young.
They join 52 other members of their class in the national organization that recognizes students who are models of exemplary leadership, scholarship, service and character.
Philip Singleton is the faculty sponsor of the honor society, and Emily Reinke is the student leader of the honor group. Fifty
members of the class of 1996 were also inducted.
Jazz lovers around here know we can hear exceptional, high- spirited jazz at Glenelg High School. The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Barry P. Enzman, has earned its reputation for excellence at the state and national levels. In just the past five years, this high-energy group has won more than 30 awards and first place finishes in local and national competitions.
At 8 p.m. March 24, you can hear the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble in concert at the school. The guest artist for this gala evening is Tom Strohman, an active performer and teacher who plays all the woodwind instruments.
Mr. Strohman, a member of the recording group Third Stream, has performed with many big-name entertainers. At Glenelg, he will play "Impressions" by John Coltrane, and "Paul," a tribute to jazz great Paul Desmond. The Glenelg group will dazzle you with a mix of jazz that runs from swing to jazz rock.
Purchase your $5 tickets from any member of the Glenelg High School Marching Unit or at the door. Phone 313-5528.
Tomorrow morning, Clarksville Elementary School will spill over with excitement. Students will participate in a schoolwide assembly to entrust some hard earned money to the educational representative from the Japanese Embassy, Massmighi Kono.
In their "Read With All Your Heart" program, parents, relatives and friends of Clarksville students pledged money for each chapter or book a student read.
As they finished their reading, youngsters posted bright pink hearts in the school and raised more than $700.
Sandy Spring National Bank, an educational partner with Clarksville Elementary, made a donation. The PTA also added a donation, and all the money is for children in Japan who are victims of that country's recent earthquake. First-grade teachers Tony Holmes, Cindy Stitze and Karen Feagin initiated the read-a-thon.
Last Friday, fathers and their children shared breakfast at Clarksville Elementary School. Tomorrow it's the mothers' turn, as the Clarksville Parent Teachers Association sponsors "Breakfast with Mom." Clarksville students view these morning meals as a "special time for parents and kids," said PTA President Chris Coale.
Today is the last day to order sub sandwiches from the Glenelg High School Marching Unit. A member of the Marching Unit will deliver fresh foot-long subs with or without onions to your door the morning of March 18.
Cost of the subs is only $4 each. If you don't know a Marching Unit student near you, call Kathy Agans at 489-5333.
L She'll get you in touch with a student in your neighborhood.
Sandy Spring National Bank is opening new branches in our area. The latest is the Lisbon Elementary School Branch, which had its grand opening last month.
Trained student tellers, helped by parents and supervised by a representative from the bank, accept deposits from student holders of Sandy Spring savings accounts.
Lisbon students will take advantage of real life lessons in math skills, and many will watch their money grow with regular bank deposits. Sandy Spring National Bank is a Clarksville and Lisbon Elementary School Business Partner.
March is a great month for making summer plans. Jennifer Schworm, a seventh-grader at Glenwood Middle School is doing research for her trip to Australia and New Zealand.
Jennifer was selected to be a People to People student ambassador for 1995. After being recommended by one of her teachers, Jennifer submitted her full school record and three recommendations to a selection committee. After an interview, she could tell her parents, Helena and John Schworm of Lisbon, that she wanted to go halfway around the world this summer.
Eleven Bushy Park Elementary School students will represent their school in the state level of the PTA Reflection Program.
They are Theodore Hesse, Kelly Hollrah, Charity Maurer, Mike Fila, Matthew Kepp, Jessica Noyes, Erik Pecukonis, Bonnie Howard, Rob Noyes, Alison Pecukonis and P. J. Mueller.