FOR THE SECOND year in a row, Daniel Ipes won the grand champion in sparring title at the Four Seasons Regional Karate Classic, Sept. 23.
Although a senior at Hammond High School, he competed in the men's heavyweight division, winning all his divisional matches and the grand champion match without any point scored against him. The tournament was sponsored by Martial Arts for Charity, which donates profits to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Three hundred competitors participated in the tournament. Daniel, a founding member of Columbia's Extreme National Karate Team, is rated eighth in the United States in the 18-34 Adult Black Belt Men's Fighting Division.
Brian Maxfield, a Clarksville Middle School eighth-grader, won second place in the 13-14 age advanced weapons and fourth place in the advanced fighting. He also won a second place in weapons and a third place in "forms" at the Battle of Baltimore meet held Oct. 1. Forms are a series of moves recognized as part of karate.
Brian Hall, an Atholton High School junior, placed third in fighting.
Their instructor is Cheryl Whitman of East Columbia's Chimar Academy.
'Who's Who' scholarship
Amberdeen Quraishi of Oakland Mills High School has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the publisher of "Who's Who Among American High School Students," guidance counselor Carol Haggard said.
She is one of only 150 students to receive the financial award from the Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation, which is funded by "Who's Who Among American High School Students."
Amberdeen will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
New name for art school
School director Lynne Humphries-Russ has announced that Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts is the new name for the former Columbia School of Theatrical Arts in Talbott Springs Neighborhood Center in Oakland Mills.
The school program features specialized classes in musical theater, theater dance, acting and creative dramatics for children and adults. Toby Orenstein directs the "Young Columbians" drama group. Lori Pryor and Carol Graham-Lehan teach dance and theater.
Registrations are accepted for all classes until late January next year. Information: 531-2418 or 992-4315.
Director Rebecca Bafford has announced that two free woodturning workshops will be held at Columbia Art Center in Long Reach on Saturday and Oct. 21 from noon until 5 p.m.
Recognized woodturners Joe Dickey and Frank Amigo will lecture on lathe-turned vessels and sculptures and continue with afternoon demonstrations of woodturning techniques and design.
Registration, 410-730-0075, is mandatory.
East Columbia soloist
Lyric soprano Mary Ann Evangelista was an invited soloist at Denes Agay's "Baroque To Broadway" concert held at the Charlestown's "Our Lady of the Angels Chapel" Oct. 1.
Baritone Randel Wagner soloed and sang with Ms. Evangelista, who lives in Oakland Mills village.
The musical panorama was a collection of music composed by Mr. Agay, who has established with his wife, Mary, the Denes Agay Piano and Composition Scholarship at Peabody Conservatory of Music.
Noted musicians Elaine Lebar, Carl Ihli and Cecelia Wyatt added their expertise to the program.
Scouts say thanks
Boy Scout Troop 75 says "thank you" to all car owners who attended a carwash last month at Howard County Fire and Rescue Station in Long Reach and helped the troop raise more than $2,000 for camping and camp equipment.
Band yard sale
Oakland Mills High School Band is sponsoring a 60-family yard sale Saturday at the school from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Arts for children
Children will have the opportunity to hear about "Silly Goose," "Rufus" and "The Reluctant Dragon" when the kindersingers entertain them Friday at the Other Barn in Oakland Mills.
The performance opens the 18th season of "Lively Arts for Little Ones" with two shows: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Information: 730-4610 or (301) 596-5237.
Kings Contrivance meeting
Kings Contrivance residents are invited to attend the Kings Contrivance Village Board's meeting Oct. 18.
Columbia Association President Padraic Kennedy will be the evening's guest and will answer questions concerning the association.
Residents should submit their queries to Amherst House before the meeting so they can be included on the agenda. Information: 381-9600.