Christina Schulze, known as Chrissy, really enjoys 4-H. Her participation in the Poplar 4-H Club, of which she is a two-term president, has won her a state 4-H Clover award for leadership and a seat representing Howard County on the State 4-H Teen Council.
Members of Teen Council provide leadership for the State 4-H Teen Focus conference and for 4-H promotional activities at the Maryland State Fair. Chrissy began a two-year term at the 1995 State 4-H Teen Focus last week at Washington College in Chestertown. Participants enjoyed three days of leadership seminars, recreation, inspirational speakers, a town council meeting and opportunities to meet other 4-H leaders.
Heather Rynarzewski, a member of the Daisy 4-H Club, is also a Teen Council representative and recipient of the state Clover award.
Fifteen-year-old Chrissy, who will be a junior at Glenelg High School, is honored to be an alternate for an out-of-state 4-H trip to a leadership camp. Her projects include baking, leadership, child care, crafts, sewing and foods.
For the 50th Howard County Fair, which begins Aug. 12, Chrissy plans to bake 38 different entries, including her favorite baking project, white bread. She'll also enter a lined jacket and pleated skirt she constructed for the 4-H annual Fashion Revue.
You can join the 20-member Poplar 4-H Club, whose members work primarily on projects in home economics, by calling 313-2707.
Registration for new students entering Glenelg High School during the 1995-1996 school year will be held at the school from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. throughout the summer. Parents may phone Barbara Mueller, the school's registrar, at 313-5535 to schedule an appointment.
Students who attended a local Howard County middle school last year have already registered for their ninth grade year at Glenelg High.
For the past year, Maureen Hines has served as youth minister at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville. She leaves this job tomorrow so she can spend more evenings with her family. The youth group will welcome Pat Sprankle as youth minister Aug. 1.
He is very involved in archdiocesan events and has served as youth minister at St. Mary's in Annapolis for 10 years.
St. Louis is starting a new young adult group for post-high school through singles and couples who are 40 years old. The group will enjoy activities to enhance their spiritual and social lives and to serve the community. They have already begun evenings of baking for the Grassroots homeless shelter and watching videos.
Call the parish office at 531-6040 for more information about the youth group or the young adult group.
Sixth-grader Jennifer Melichar and her dog Betsy are active volunteers. At an end of the school year assembly at Manor Woods Elementary School, Lucille Barnum of the Howard County Pets on Wheels presented 11-year-old Jennifer with a certificate of appreciation and a $50 savings bond for being the 1994-95 Pets on Wheels Junior Volunteer of the Year, an award usually reserved for graduating high school seniors.
Jennifer and Betsy have been a visiting team at Heartlands Retirement Center for more than three years. Jennifer is also an active member of the Happy Hounds 4-H Club, which will have a big Dog Match at the Howard County Fairgrounds July 15.
Call 988-9722 for more information about Happy Hounds.
Glenelg Country School 1995 graduates Zaid Ashai and Christopher Lehman, both National Honor Society members, won prestigious awards this year. Both were recognized with the Governor's Scholastic Merit Award, given to the school's two top seniors. They also received the Richard C. Byrd Award Nomination.
Zaid was given the Channel 2 Senior Recognition Award, and Christopher won the Citation for Distinction in Science, the Men's Varsity Soccer MVP and the Moxley Scholar Athlete Award for best combined academic achievement and athletic accomplishment.
WeCare is a group of volunteers from Western Howard County who work together to help the elderly residents of our community. They provide transportation, social activities and friendly visits to western Howard County seniors.
Among their activities was a September picnic, a January birthday party, a Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch and the Senior Prom for seniors at Glenelg High School.
The group needs more volunteers to help with these and other services. If you'd like to volunteer or use these services, call 992-8138.
Eighth-graders Thomas Schaeberle and Tom Buckler are making music at Western Maryland College's Summer Music Camp this week. Both young musicians are members Glenwood Middle School's Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Thomas is a trumpeter, and Tom, who received a scholarship to the camp, plays trombone.
July 10 marks the beginning of another music camp that promises to be great fun. Talented music teacher Kendall Davis of Pointers Run Elementary School is a director of the Summer Band, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.
Instrumentalists from grades four through 12 will spend their mornings playing music in preparation for an outdoor concert and picnic July 21.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fulton had Parish Council elections recently and named David Airel, Richard Hammer, Kathleen Kennedy, Joseph Offenheiser, Skip Parks and John Sayre as new council members.
They join current members Penny Emery, Gracia Friesema, Barbara Kennedy, Mary Peroutka and Barry Sliwinski on the council for the next year.
The St. Francis Parish Council urges gardeners to plant an extra row this summer for donation to the Maryland Food Bank to benefit the hungry. Members of St. Francis will see that extra garden produce is distributed to the hungry.