3 county students win Earth Day honors
Three Howard County public school students were honored as guests of the Earth Day celebration at the Smithsonian Mall in Washington on April 22.
Kristina Schweizer of St. John's Elementary, Scott Sebor of Wilde Lake Middle and Rita Turner of Glenelg High were #F presented first-place trophies for their winning entries in the "Why We Should Celebrate Earth Day" essay contest sponsored by the Howard County Earth Day Coalition, the Environmental Committee of St. John's Roman Catholic Church and Environmental Education Concepts Inc.
Receiving honorable mention were: Meg Arenberg, Kara Berke, Lauren Chell, Sarah Kaufman, Nicky Reed, Elizabeth Taymen, Janina Weinland and Janet Zhou.
2 named recipients of Scherer scholarships
Amanda Fleck and Gregory Curtis were named winners of the 1995 John Scherer Scholarships. The $500 annual awards are presented by the Howard County Striders to graduating high school seniors who competed in cross country or track at the varsity level, excelled academically and demonstrated leadership in community service and extracurricular activities.
The scholarships honor John Scherer, a Glenelg graduate and a NCAA champion at the University of Michigan.
Ms. Fleck attends Mount Hebron High School, is a Howard County High School Scholar for 1994-1995 and was a member of the principal's honor roll for 14 straight quarters and a first team All-Academic athlete. In addition, she was Mount Hebron's Most Valuable runner twice in cross country and was named to the All-County team four times.
Mr. Curtis, a student at Oakland Mills High School, has been on the honor roll and a Oakland Mills Scholar Athlete throughout his four years. In track, he won six regional and two county titles. He was on the 2-mile relay team that won four state titles and set a county record at the Penn Relays. He also participated in cross country.