ELDERSBURG TALENT was displayed Saturday evening as the Varsity Club at Liberty High School held its annual Talent Show.
More than two dozen acts featuring Liberty High staff members, pupils of all grades and children as young as 4 years old played to a packed house. The Spice Girls were a popular act for several groups of young girls.
A simulated wrestling match by Liberty students Andrew Carr, Mike Coleman and Jesse Stank had the audience hooting and hollering. Musical solos by students Shawna McMonigle and John Butler showed the depth of talent at the school.
Carrolltowne Elementary School fifth-grader Amanda Rife gave an enchanting a cappella performance of "It Was Your Song," a popular song by Garth Brooks.
Amanda has been warming up her singing voice by presenting our national anthem before each home game of the Sykesville Raiders football team.
A panel of Liberty teachers served as judges for the show and had their work cut out for them with so many super performances. The acts were judged on appearance, audience reaction, stage presence and performance. Cash prizes were awarded.
Taking first place in the elementary division was Kristen Nemecek with her dance number. First in the middle school category was a lip synch and dance routine by Brandon Gregory, Alisia Gregory and Amanda Paredes. Liberty students John Aiken, Bryan Sadler, Lynn Sonneleiter and Ashley Vittitoe performed a skit as "Nerds" and were first in the high school division.
The 20 members of the Sykesville Raiders Competition and Cheer Squad captured the grand prize with their precision movements and dance routine.
School Board President Gary Bauer and Superintendent William H. Hyde will hold a town meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in the Media Center at Liberty High School.
The purpose of the meeting is to open up a dialogue with parents and the community. Area residents are invited to address concerns or ask questions on education topics.
Additional meetings are planned throughout the school year in the north and northwest areas of the county.
Pupils at Carrolltowne Elementary School saw a new side to mathematics last week as Bill Costello presented the subject in a new light.
Costello, a syndicated editorial cartoonist who has been published in more than 600 newspapers and magazines, demonstrated "Cartooning with Letters, Numbers and Shapes" for pupils in grades two and three.
Using simple step-by-step instructions, the children learned how to turn letters, numbers and shapes into funny and silly cartoons.
"Cartooning with Math" taught pupils in fourth and fifth grades how to have fun drawing cartoons while practicing math functions. Giving personalities to numbers, recognizing patterns and following directions were emphasized in Costello's programs, which were brought to the school by the PTA.
Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department will hold basket bingo Saturday in the fire hall at 10010 Liberty Road.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. and games will begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets or information: 410-655-1793.
Pub Date: 2/02/99