MANOR WOODS Elementary School has selected its winners in the PTA-sponsored "Reflections" arts competition.
This year, the theme was "It Could Happen "
Competition took place on two levels: first- through third-graders in the primary level and fourth- and fifth-graders in the intermediate.
In the primary level, Laura Burrows won first prize for visual arts.
Five prizes were given in the primary literature category.
Rahul Rajagopolan won first prize, Alicia Noriega second, Mary Katre Morani third, Nick Meyer fourth and Andy Meyer received honorable mention.
In the primary photography category, Justin Chapman won first prize, Andy Meyer took second and Daniel Grady third.
In the intermediate level for visual arts, Emily Hebler won first prize and Sarah Grady second.
Five prizes were given for the intermediate literature category.
Sarah Grady took first prize, Megha Rajagopolan finished second, Brittany Phillips third and Lauren Ramsay fourth.
Luke Beckmann and Vanessa Lanio won honorable mentions.
In intermediate photography, Sarah Grady captured first prize and Callie Koontz second.
In the intermediate level for musical composition, Tom Goodman won first prize and Megha Rajagopolan came in second.
Manor Woods' winning entries now move to the Howard County "Reflections" program to compete with entries from other elementary schools.
Gifts from Harwood Park
Harwood Park United Methodist Church recently delivered more than 40 new children's books to Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Included were books donated by Charlie Borcherding and Carolee Borcherding, Christa Borcherding's father and grandmother.
Christa, you may recall, was an Elkridge toddler who died after battling leukemia last spring.
All of the books were taken to Wing 8 East, where Christa spent a good part of her final months.
Harwood Park United Methodist Church invites the community to a "Cookies and Carols" open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
The church is located at Highland and Euclid avenues in Elkridge.
Elkridge Landing news
If you watch the local evening news tonight, you may see Elkridge Landing Middle School as a backdrop to Gov. Parris N. Glendening's news conference.
He'll be announcing legislation designed to improve the quality of education offered to gifted and talented students in Maryland.
Elkridge Elementary School will conduct its Holiday Chorus Concert today at 7 p.m.
The chorus will sing Thursday for senior citizens at Frederick Villa Nursing Home in Catonsville.
Deep Run tutors
Guidance counselor Carita Carlyle of Deep Run Elementary School is pleased to have a strong group of high school mentors this year, who come once or twice each week to coach children on basic academic skills after school.
This year's mentors include Trista Tindall, Andrea Kraljevic, Daniel Miller, Zohra Hemani, Pam Martin, Kristie Dymond, Eric Yingling, Christin Allen, Jaime Hasiuk, Heather Shaw and Mandy Coffin.
Pizza Hut of Maryland Inc. gives a medium-size pizza to each mentor for his or her assistance.
A senior citizen comes to the school to help the youngsters twice a week, for a total of four hours. This is Marcella Faulkner's second year of loyal service to the school.
I'll publish a list of Christmas services at Ellicott City and Elkridge churches next week.
If you'd like your church to be included, call me and let me know when your church will gather to worship.
Pub Date: 12/16/96