Glenelg High School measures its success one student at a time. Monday night at the County Council meeting, however, Principal Jim McGregor was measuring the success of the whole student body.
He accepted a plaque from Council President Charles Feaga to honor the school for receiving the first Sportsmanship Cup awarded by the Howard County Board of Education.
The cup is given in recognition of the school whose teams have shown high-quality sportsmanship on and off the field. In this first year the cup has been presented, athletic directors and principals at all Howard County high schools voted to give the first Sportsmanship Cup to Glenelg High.
Mr. McGregor proudly said: "This is not just an athletic award. This trophy acknowledges that our students, coaches and parents -- win or lose -- know that sports are just games. This is a good reflection on how sportsmanship is a cherished value in our school and community."
Members of St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville will hold the 117th Clarksville Picnic from noon until 9 p.m. Saturday at the church.
There will be crafts, games, amusements, entertainment and TC much more. Buy books, eat a fabulous home-cooked ham and fried chicken dinner from noon until 6 p.m., and bid at the silent auction. Among the wonderful items up for bid is a live thoroughbred horse.
The drawing for the $10,000 raffle is at 9 p.m. There is plenty of parking for this free event. Family-style dinners are $8 for adults and $3 for children. Call 531-6040.
The Western Howard County Coalition, a group dedicated to getting drugs and alcohol out of our schools and to provide teen activities without drugs or alcohol in Western Howard County, will have an evening meeting next at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Glenelg High School.
During this planning and reporting meeting, you will hear about a new 12-month calendar to follow the award winning calendar the group gave us last year.
Membership in the coalition has grown, including a set of young people who are generating alternative ideas for things to do in Western Howard County. Students are involved in planning and publicizing the group's work.
For more information about the coalition, attend the open meeting or call Eileen Woodbury at 313-7015.
Lisbon Elementary School students Travis Goldman and John Perry exhibited their art work at The Mall at Columbia during the school year. From The Mall exhibit, several works were chosen for exhibit at the Maryland State Department of Education and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Travis' and John's works are among those chosen for this honor.
After five years of achievement, second-year Webelos Eric Boxler, Damon Earp, Robert Ellis and James Kirby from Cub Scout Pack 702 in Highland recently earned their Arrows of Light and crossed the bridge into Boy Scouts. With them went Wes Earp, the pack's energetic cub master for the past three years.
Nicholas Betz, Timmy Duquette, Josh Hatfield, Mark Webb, Broc Wilkerson and Chris Young earned their Bear Badges and gold and silver arrow points. Pack 702's new cub master is Michael Clements of Highland. He has planned several summer activities, including a sports sampler, a fishing derby and a bike rodeo.
For information about joining Pack 702, contact Mr. Clements at (301) 854-2048.
Where can you get a hot dog and a Pepsi for 75 cents? At Clarksville Exxon on Route 108 in Clarksville from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
For many years in June, Clarksville Exxon owner Fred Eldridge has provided hot dogs, rolls and Pepsi, and the Clarksville Lions Club has supplied the labor. You pay only 75 cents for your lunch, and all the money goes to the Lions Club.
It's Fred Eldridge's way of supporting the Lions Club, while he says thanks to his loyal customers.
Lions Club members suggest that you bring unwanted eyeglasses to the hot-dog stand this weekend. Lions will clean, repair and sort the glasses and send them to Third World countries for folks who otherwise wouldn't have glasses.
Tomorrow is the day to register your 2- to 5-year-old for the Howard County Library program "Carrots, Beans and Turnip Greens."
The 30-minute program will be presented at 10:30 a.m. July 7 at the Lisbon Community Library. Register in person or call 489-4290.
The Glenelg High School Class of 1970 will hold its 25-year reunion Sept. 30 at Centennial Park.
Betsy Larimore Gould at 997-6817 and Marsha Hill Dorsey at 442-5620 ask you to call them if you have moved within the past five years. The reunion picnic is for you and your family.
The Howard County Horse Show Association will hold a benefit show Saturday and Sunday at Foxfield Farm on Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine.
The eighth annual festive benefit show for Glenwood's Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center will bring friends and family together for two days of nonstop fun. This horse show, filled with events for young and old, is one everyone will enjoy watching. You're invited to enter or to visit.
All of the proceeds from this event will go to the TRRC building fund. The TRRC will break ground on their new building, a rider support building with stalls for 38 horses, in the fall.
Call Susan Porter at 301-854-6505 or the TRRC at 489-5100.
As my husband ran past the Triadelphia Reservoir recently, loud splashing noises beckoned him.
Huge carp were spawning near the mouth of the Broad Branch Creek. Later, we both visited the lake to watch this springtime ritual, and we were surprised by the size of the carp.
If you fish, you may know that the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which owns the reservoir, has a fishing contest each season and awards trophies for the biggest fish in eight categories. This year's largest catch so far is a 29-pound, 12-ounce rockfish.
Call (301) 774-9124 for more information.
Robin Zimmerly, a recent Glenelg Country School graduate, walked away with many honors at the end of this school year.
She was a member of the National Honor Society; won a citation for distinction in humanities; won the student prize awarded by the student body for overall contribution to the school community; won the Rotary Outstanding Senior Award; received the Moxley Scholar Athlete Award for best combined academic achievement and athletic accomplishment; was most valuable player, with Allison Hoke, in varsity field hockey; and won an award for being editor of the school yearbook.
Hungry for a big country breakfast?
From 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, the Ladies Auxiliary to the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department in Clarksville will hold a breakfast that will take care of your hunger.
For $5 (half-price for children) feast on scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, applesauce, biscuits and gravy, home fries and beverages.
Roger Birkel, director of the Baltimore Zoo, attended a Mount View Middle School rally last month to accept the first $1,000 donation toward building a permanent exhibit for the school's mascot, "Sky Flyer," a falcon, at the zoo.
Students and parents raised the money from book pledges, donations and T-shirt sales.
Funds for "Sky Flyer's" new home are in escrow until enough money is collected to begin the architectural process.