Oakland Mills High School's Honors Program was held last week. Limited column space does not allow for a complete list of all those honored.
The number of students receiving scholarships and community awards was a true tribute to the students' endeavors.
Some of the individual awards were: National Merit Scholarship, Sarah Doob; Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program (Academic Achievement Finalists): Maureen Brudzinski, Sarah Doob and Ambereen Quraishi, who also was presented the National Honor Society Award; arts finalist, Alison Pie, dance; National Achievement Program for Outstanding Negro Students, Frank Dawson; Most Valuable Female Athlete, Lauren McHargue; Most Valuable Male Athlete, Lang Wethington; Asian Club, Diane Brown; Disability Awareness Aides Award: Jonathan Willis and Susan Groves; Students Helping Other Students , Seema Mishra.
Howard School of Technology Scholarships: cosmetology, Joy Boswell, April Derby and Tava Hawkins; Culinary Arts and Principal's Award, Maia Alloy; Electricity, George Johnson; Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Shawana Simmon; Peer Mediator Award: Roe Atkins, Natalie Bulawka, Beth Golibersuch, Susan Mack and Adam Tufano; Peer Leaders of Oakland Mills Service Award: Dori Brain, Amy Fry, Anthony Howard, Ryan Hughes, Monique Jean-Baptiste, Jon LaChance, Bria McElroy, Lauren McHargue, Seema Mishra, Malaeika Montgomery, Imani Myles, Amy Penn, Ambereen Quraishi and Wole Ralph.
President's Award for Educational Improvement: Karim Ayad, Natalie Bulawka, Eun Hahn, James Hiatt, Donna Jacobs, Savuon Liv, Imani Myles, Vinh Nguyen, Byung Park, Douglas Rocha, Qing Tong, Danu Topka and Lang Wethington.
Graduations and class reunions always are topics of conversation in May. A common award for class reunions is "who traveled the farthest."
Hannelore Vallotton of Long Reach village surely must have won it at her 50th class reunion recently in Berlin, Germany, which also was attended by her sister, who lives in Denver.
"Reminiscing, laughing and remembering wonderful years made it all worthwhile," she said.
School vacation begins June 14, but the Hammond High School Parent Teacher Student Association already is planning for the fall academic session.
The PTSA executive board needs volunteers for its Ways and Means Committee and newsletter.
The meetings are held the second Monday of each school month. It's an opportunity to help and to be informed of all school events.
Please call 301-490-5776.
Congratulations to Michele Sylvia, who was selected 1995 Volunteer of the Year for Youth Ministry at St. John the Evangelist Catholic parish.
She has been teaching the youth "Discovering" class since it was initiated and is active in middle school activities.
Cindee Velle is holding auditions for intermediate and advanced ballet and jazz students who are interested in competing in juried Tri-State competitions.
Cindee also teaches ballet classes from pre-ballet to pointe and Jazz I through II at Stonehouse Community Center, Long Reach Village. Information: 465-7674 or 730-8113.
Space is available for the September Lake Elkhorn Festival for arts, crafts and food vendors.
Businesses, professions, churches and nonprofit organizations also may apply for a booth. Information: 410-381-0202.
Long Reach Village Board has elected its officers for the 1995-96 term. Guy Guzzone is chairman; Barbara Seely, vice chairman; and Chuck Rees, 2nd vice chairman.
The board invites residents to apply for the board vacancy left by the resignation of Sam Stein.
The seat will be filled by election during annual elections next April. Please call: (410) 381-9600.
The Rev. Richard Tillman welcomed St. John Evangelist Catholic children to the Table of the Lord, which was decorated with the childrens' personal banners May 28.
Anna Thorpe's students celebrating their first Communion were: Thomas Colegrove, Dominic Loc Do, Katherine Flanagan, Rochelle Gedeon, Justin Horvath, Anna Kojzar, Kevin McAliley II, Steven McNamara, Andrew Rivera, Jonathan Rivera, Gregory Salvucci and Sarah Wallace.