When you call Glenwood Middle School, chances are the pleasant voice that answers is that of the principal's secretary, Kay Bowers. In person or by phone, she'll put you at ease. She handles everything well as a member of the school's administrative team.
Principal Vincent Catania says of Mrs. Bowers: "As a caring and dedicated professional, she brings so much to Glenwood. She gives whatever is needed to get the job done. She's composed and professional. She knows the Glenwood area and the people who live here, and she keeps me tuned in to what's coming up."
Happy Secretary's Week to Mrs. Bowers and all the hard-working secretaries in our schools and offices.
Emily Reinke, a Glenelg High School senior, will receive a $2,000 National Merit college scholarship sponsored by the Maytag Corp. Foundation. She is the daughter of Tom and Kate Reinke of Glenwood.
Cortney Hill-Dukehart, a sixth-grader at Glenwood Middle School, is the first-place winner in the state Science Writing Competition for middle school students, part of this week's statewide event called "Celebrate Science."
Cortney, the daughter of Bob Hill and Marlene Dukehart of Sykesville, entered her essay on the theme "Science is Here, Science is There, Science is Everywhere," in the school competition. Her essay was sent to the county competition, which she won, entitling her work to go to the state level. Monday night at the Maryland Science Center, Cortney's name was the one called as winner of the statewide competition.
Her essay focused on the importance of science in farming and in immunization. Cortney was particularly interested in how science relates to livestock and how the animals are important to society. She believes that science and its application to farming affects everything.
The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center of Glenwood invites you to "Art and Music in the Meadows" on May 21. This free, festive art auction includes art from local artists Peggy Duke, Lynn Ferris, Frankie Pardoe and Marian Quinn and from artists with special needs.
You'll have a chance to talk to the artists during the preview, which begins at 1:30 p.m. The award-winning Glenelg High School Jazz Band will play during the preview and wine and cheese reception.
The volunteer auctioneer, County Executive Charles I. Ecker, raises his gavel to begin the auction at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the riding center's building fund and the local artists. Call 489-5100.
You've heard of a Senior Prom, but have you heard of a Seniors' Prom? March 25 was the date for the Senior Citizen "Seniors Senior Prom" at Glenelg High School.
Jesselyn V. Johl of the Howard County Commission on Aging commended Glenelg High School, its staff, the Glenelg National Honor Society and the Western Community Action to Reach the Elderly (WeCARE) for sponsoring the dance, which she called "a grand and glorious evening."
Much of the music was from past eras, but the dancers' ages spanned the generations, as youngsters and seniors mixed and danced together. Students, staff and seniors enjoyed line dancing, including a try at the Funky Chicken.
The Glenelg Honor Society, with the help of the WeCARE committee, planned and carried out the dance. The Madrigals entertained with songs for all. Ms. Johl praised the school principal and staff for teaching caring, which the students displayed in abundance at this event.
It was fast and furious in the music department at Glenelg High School Tuesday. Band director Barry Enzman used every minute to rehearse with the symphonic band, jazz band and marching unit. One-hundred fifteen youngsters left yesterday for an 18-hour marathon bus ride to the Orlando (Fla.) Festival of Music, where the bands, the silks and the drill team will compete. The marching unit will also compete in this festival, which has attracted music groups from Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Members of the marching unit expect to have a good time in Orlando before their return to Glenelg Monday afternoon. Mr. Enzman sees this trip as a chance for the young musicians to perform and to listen to other groups to learn more about performing music. Chances are the award-winning Glenelg High School Marching Unit will return with yet more awards. Stay tuned.
They hand out scholarships, give free vision screenings and hearing tests, run a loan closet for hospital equipment and support our community in every way they can. They are members of the Glenwood Lions Club, who raise funds for their community services at their food booth at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
This year, as they have in the past, the Glenwood Lions Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to Glenelg High School graduating seniors. The Lions' educational service committee will award the scholarships based on scholarship, community service and financial need.
To apply, contact the school guidance office. Completed applications are due May 12.
Recently, the Glenwood Lions Club had the mobile Lions eye bank unit in Lisbon to do glaucoma testing, testing for retinitis pigmentosa and to give sight and hearing tests to dozens of people.
Lions also handed out thousands of educational brochures about vision health.
They plan to repeat the event, perhaps this fall.
Each year, local Lions Clubs nominate members for the International Lions Melvin Jones Award.
This year the Glenwood Lions have nominated incoming President Warren Strader and Lion Frank Donaldson for this prestigious award.
ON June 19, the Glenwood Lions will install their new officers at a meeting at Mealey's in New Market.