Diane Marie Browne
School: Oakland Mills High School
Diane, a senior maintains a 3.89 grade point average while taking honors, gifted and talented and advanced placement courses. She has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years.
Diane received honorable mention as a Maryland Distinguished Scholar and is in "Who's Who in American High Schools."
Diane is president of the Asian Awareness Club and manager of the wrestling team. She was a member of the Latin Club for a year. She is a peer leader with the Howard County Police Department DARE anti-drug and alcohol program, visiting elementary schools as part of the program.
She is editor of the yearbook at Oakland High School Yearbook, called "Omega."
As a student-athlete, Diane plays varsity softball and is captain of the team. Diane is a pitcher and has played softball with the Columbia Youth Baseball Association (CYBA) since she was 6 years old. Last year, Diane was on the All-Star team with CYBA and most valuable player. She also has played volleyball for four years with the St. Louis Church volleyball team.
Her volunteer efforts include helping at Howard County General Hospital for the past four years. She tutors non-English-speaking children through the Foreign Born Information and Referral Network and assists their parents. She also arranges field trips for the families to the Inner Harbor and other local places of interest.
Diane won first place in 1991 in the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks essay contest with an entry about her grandmother.
Other honors and awards include the Oakland Mills High School honor roll for four years, perfect attendance for three years and honor roll athlete for four years. She also attended the Maryland Leadership Seminar at Washington College two years in a row. )) This year she is a member of the Homecoming Committee and the Oakland Mills High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association.
Plans: Diane would like to be a pediatrician. She has been accepted by nine universities and is considering St. Mary's College, James Madison, Bucknell and the University of Maryland, College Park, Honors Program.
Her comments: She said she enjoys working on the student yearbook. "It's really a big responsibility," said Diane. "It takes time and is lots of work. We are doing it on computer. It will be nice to know I have helped to create this book."
She likes to work with children and has gotten experience in the hospital's pediatrics department.
"I want to get into premed; my experience at the hospital for four years has given me a good feel for it," she said.
Send nominations to Jill L. Kubatko, Student Standout, The Sun for Howard County, 5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 300, Columbia 21044. Please enclose a brief description of the student's activities and a phone number for the student.