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Schmidt, of Troop 375, attains rank of Eagle

Thomas Schmidt Jr., a member of Boy Scout Troop 375 from Churchville, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

His Eagle project was to build a Veterans Memorial Garden, which was dedicated last Veterans Day. The garden is at Camp Wo-Me-To in Jarrettsville and features cement benches, two large cement eagles and a bronze plaque containing a prayer honoring soldiers in a landscaped setting.

A flag flying in the garden was donated by the family of a World War II veteran.

Nursing student Donovan to offer help in Honduras

Emily Donovan, a Towson University nursing student, is working her way through college with the help of a $5,000 scholarship from the Midatlantic Cardiovascular Foundation, being offered to help address the nursing shortage.

She also is vice president of the university's Global Medical Brigades, the local arm of a national organization devoted to providing health care to those in need around the world.

Next summer, Donovan will lead a group of about 30 nursing students to Honduras to offer basic health and dental care. The group is expected to give medical aid to hundreds of people in the Central American country.

Adelines chorus hires Taylor as new director

The Upper Chesapeake Chorus of the Sweet Adelines International has hired a longtime member of the men's Barbershop Harmony Society as its new director.

Rick Taylor has been a member of the men's society since 1968, winning district and international competition medals in chorus and quartet singing. He also directs the Chorus of the Chesapeake, an internationally competitive men's chorus.

The Upper Chesapeake Chorus performs a variety of music, from traditional to contemporary, in the barbershop style: close, four-part a cappella harmony.

Women of any age are welcome to visit a rehearsal to find out whether they would be interested in joining the group.

Information: 410-638-6802 or 410-638-0777.

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