Three Crofton schools compete in statewide Odyssey contest

ODYSSEY OF the Mind teams from Crofton Middle, Crofton Elementary and Crofton Woods Elementary schools competed last weekend in the statewide Odyssey at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Crofton Middle's Marvelous Mentor team of Jimmy Drury, Katie Elliott, Erin Frey, Christina Miller, Cara McClesky, Sean Nicholson and Dana Rashidi took second place in its category.


Nathan Dissmeyer, Lydia Hu, Lauren McClee, Johnathan Rashidi, Matt Schulz and Calli Vance, also of Crofton Middle, formed the third-place Morph Magic team.

Crofton Middle's Create and Animate group of Ashley Chiarello, Karen Sebold, Lauren Pfeiffer, Ashley Hutterman, Caroline Casey, Steven Peltzman and Allison Hunt took fifth place.


J. J. Wetzel, a seventh-grader at Crofton Middle School, won the Omer Award, recognizing his outstanding participation and service, demonstrating the spirit of Odyssey of the Mind.

The Crofton Elementary School team of Tegan Webster, Rachel Coffin, Ariel Jahner, Eric Potter, Bertan Unal, Chris Snyder and Adrienne Hunt won sixth place in their first effort at statewide competition.

Crofton Woods Elementary sponsored a "Fast Food Comes to Life" team that placed fifth in the state. The members are Devin Arbogast, Lea Erculiani, Katie Hans, Kendall LaRue, Sam Michensi, Bobby Schmermund and Jessica Talson.

Loiselle honored

Nikki Loiselle, a fifth-grade teacher at Crofton Elementary School, was named Anne Arundel County Public Schools Educator of the Month for March.

You can often see Loiselle cheering her students at their baseball games and other activities.

Sauda is top volunteer

Jean Sauda has been named April Volunteer of the Month by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. Sauda, active in programs at Crofton Middle School, organized the Summer Reading Program.


She also has participated in Odyssey of the Mind and helped to prepare a production of "Bye, Bye, Birdie," to be put on by Crofton Middle students this spring.

Easter Egg Hunt reset

Heavy rain last Saturday washed out the Crofton Civic Association's Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt has been rescheduled for noon this Saturday, but the place has not been selected.

Check the community bulletin board on Crofton Parkway at the Crofton Country Club or call Town Hall at 410-721-2301.

Pub Date: 4/07/98