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Two local schools boast Carson Scholars for 2019

Howard County Times

Congratulations to the following Lime Kiln Middle School students who demonstrated their ability to "ROAR", Responsible, Organized, Achieving and Respectful, for the week ending March 1: Maneet Mehta, Cambell Sagin, Michael Ormond, Maya Gunning and Mayzie Connelly. Congratulations!

Of the more than 120 Maryland students who have been named Carson Scholars for 2019, two came from the local area schools.

Representing Reservoir High School, is Esha Gupta, a sophomore, and representing Lime Kiln Middle School, is Serena Goyal. Hard work and academic excellence, along with community service, were some of the significant factors that are part of the selection process. Each recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship towards college expenses. Congratulations to each of you. Each of you are a credit to your families and respective schools.

In a recent letter to the editor of a local paper, local resident Gail Brown set down in writing her concerns about the proposed development plans for the milk plant on Route 216 near I-95.

“We came to Howard County in the early 90s [because we were] attracted by [the] quality of life, the opportunity for our children to have an excellent education and to enjoy [the] open space.”

Now, this idyllic life is being threatened by another development that will undoubtedly add to traffic congestion, crowded schools and local flooding. In-fill (the urban planning term for the rededication of land, usually open-space, to new construction) is inevitable. We all know this. However, as Gail pointed out in her letter, the county is not planning any new school construction until after FY2030: Where will the children from this development go to school? Regarding traffic, the current plan only has a single entrance into the new development. This will only exacerbate traffic congestion on an already crowded two-lane country road.

Finally, flooding is already a concern of folks in her neighborhood. Building on the milk plant land will further reduce the amount of permeable ground, adding to flooding concerns.

Local reader Janet Rohner asked to announce that River Hill High School Boosters is proud to bring the world-renowned Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program to the school this June.

All students from any school/county ages 14-19 are welcome to register and participate. This program is designed to differentiate students for their futures by communicating confidently, enhancing leadership skills, improving attitude, building self-confidence and selling ideas. The nine sessions start on May 29.

For an insider look at the program, go to vimeo.com. For more information and to register, contact Janet at 410-960-3301 or janet.rohner@dalecarnegie.com.

Congratulations to the following Lime Kiln Middle School students who demonstrated their ability to ROAR: Responsible, Organized, Achieving and Respectful, for the week ending March 1: Maneet Mehta, Cambell Sagin, Michael Ormond, Maya Gunning and Mayzie Connelly. Congratulations!

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