EVAN COREN and ERIC HILDENBRAND, Oakland Mills High School seniors, will have the opportunity to see government in action next year. Eric has been nominated to join the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program, and Evan was nominated to participate in the 1996 U.S. Senate Youth Program.
Both young men attended the 9th Annual Third Congressional District Constitutional Seminar this month.
Evan plans to study international relations with the goal of working for the State Department. His focus at school is as editor of the Oakland Mills High School's yearbook.
Eric is undecided as to a political future since he feels he can also be involved as a concerned citizen. He is president of the school's Students Helping Other People (SHOP) program.
As you drive down Stevens Forest Road in Oakland Mills village, take the time to see the newly planted garden opposite the main entrance of Stevens Forest Elementary School. The garden is a "thank you" from Cub Scout Pack 649, National Pike District, and pack leaders Adele Abramowitz and Hans Plugge for the school's generosity in providing a meeting place for the Pack for the past 20 years.
The boys, leaders and families prepared the area's landscape with new top soil and mulched paths.
Yards of woodchips were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Dean McCullough, whose children attended Stevens Forest Elementary 10 years ago.
Barry Mehta and Jordan Albert lent tilling equipment to help the boys with the hard labor of removing sod and digging out paths.
Each school "team" (grade) will be given an area to design and plant.
Donations of spring bulbs, perennials and fertilizer are always welcome and will be picked up by calling (301) 596-4183 or 964-1223.
Barter is back.
The Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Shopping Center, is interested in talking to photographers who would like to use the center's photo studio and darkroom in exchange for taking black-and-white photographs when needed by the Columbia Art Center. Interested? Call 730-0075.
Citizens of the Month
Earlier this month, the October "citizens of the month" were announced at a Stevens Forest Elementary School assembly.
Teams and students were: Sassafras -- Monica Downs, Julian Delmore and Steve Karadimos; Dogwood -- Jessica Villamor, Jessica Dexheimer, Amanda Mezei and Anthony Daniels; Oak -- Brooke Finneran, Jessica Daniels and Beth Harding; Tulip -- Charles Rodriguez and Michael Vail; Cherry -- Steven Graf, Jared Yarn and Molly Barnesc.
Congratulations to Hammond High homecoming queen Julie Schroeder and king Greg Minah.
Senior princess Sara Greenleaf and prince Joe Leise were accompanied by junior royalty Stephanie Karadimos and Phil Cohen; sophomores Desirae Turner and Craig Feinberg; and freshmen Nada Moulier and Dave Acott for the parade through Kings Contrivance Village.
The senior class won first-place honors for cheering the loudest at the pep rally, best school hallway decoration and selling the most decorative paper "spirit" links, which raise funds for the school.
Stonehouse, Long Reach Village Community Center, invites children ages 4 to 8 to attend holiday workshops at the center.
A Hanukkah workshop will be held 10 a.m. until noon Dec. 2. A Christmas workshop will be held 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9.
With the guidance of Owen Brown Middle School teacher, Alicia Fedder, students and the community are involved in a beautification program in the school's courtyard.
Some plants are grown from seeds in the science department, students write and submit progress reports to the media, the PTA underwrites costs, and volunteers Karen Brenner and Guili Cox add their green thumbs.
This is the second year of the project, and results are already evident. It is decorative and ecologically beneficial to the school and the village.
Volunteer help is always appreciated. Helping hands may call 290-6957.
Citizens of the Week
Jeffers Hill Elementary has announced that Derrick Neal, kindergarten; Alysia Smith, first grade; Grace Concannon, second grade; David Earles, third grade; Justin Butler, fourth grade and Nicholas Brown, fifth grade, are the six new Citizens of the Week.