They had to come from behind to do it, but the Glenelg High School varsity baseball team won the Maryland state AA baseball championship Saturday in a tight 3-2 game against South Hagerstown High School. This is the second time in three years that Coach Ed Ashwell and his team have brought the state title to Glenelg. Seniors Sean Lookingbill, Mike Goldberg, Mike Deming and Zach Guerra and juniors Dennis Pagel and Ben Gugliotta are among the standout players on this championship team, according to Athletic Director Mike Williams.
People and their personalities help give schools identities. Three very capable assistant principals from Western Howard County Schools received notice last week that they would be changing schools in August. Harry "Sonny" Lerner, Joanne Ferguson and Harriette Greenberg are being transferred. Mr. Lerner will go to Northfield Elementary School, Mrs. Ferguson will move to Swansfield Elementary School, and Mrs. Greenberg will go to the new Elkridge Landing Middle School, all as assistant principals.
Mr. Lerner says that he is "grateful for eight very pleasant years at Bushy Park." Though he knows Northfield Elementary School and is looking forward to the new challenge a different school brings, he is sad to be leaving many friends in our community and on the staff. Mr. Lerner earned the respect and admiration of our community for generously sharing his perceptiveness and countless skills.
Ms. Ferguson will miss the parents, students, and staff at Pointers Run Elementary School where she has been assistant principal since the school opened. She says, "It will be hard to leave Pointers Run," but she is looking forward to new opportunities at Swansfield Elementary School.
Ms. Greenberg says she appreciates the supportive Clarksville community she's worked with for three years and that she will miss the friends she's met at Clarksville. Ms. Greenberg is eager to help start a new school.
The Mount View Middle School Symphonic Band, composed of experienced instrumentalists and led by director Shelley Williams, attended the Hershey Festival of Music May 13. After a morning performance for judges at Hershey High School, the students and their chaperons spent the afternoon at Hershey Park. Ms. Williams attended an awards ceremony, at which the band received a trophy for a superior rating, the highest possible rating, according to saxophonist Andrew French and trumpeter Brian Tarricone.
Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church in Glenwood is growing, and church members are busy organizing a nursery, which will be available during their worship services. If you have baby or toddler equipment or supplies you are willing to part with, call the church at 442-1204. Besides the usual rocking chairs, playpens, swings and portacribs, they need safety equipment, diapers, first aid kits, rugs, and more.
Shepherd of the Glen will celebrate Pentecost, the 10th anniversary of the dedication of its church building, and the reception of new members into the church Sunday.