Douglas Stagnaro and St. Louis School third-grader Katie Ryder put the finishing touches on a blanket for the Linus Project, a a nonprofit providing warmth and comfort to seriously ill or traumatized children
Douglas Stagnaro and St. Louis School third-grader Katie Ryder put the finishing touches on a blanket for the Linus Project, a a nonprofit providing warmth and comfort to seriously ill or traumatized children (Submitted photo)

Recognitions, awards and scholarships tend to be announced at this time of year. Be sure to call or send an email to share the good news at your house.

St. Louis School is proud to announce full tuition high school scholarships for three eighth-graders. Marisa DeLuca was awarded tuition at Notre Dame Preparatory. Elizabeth Kolb and Katherine Sniezek were awarded scholarships to Mount de Sales.

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The girls' scholarships came from the Marian Burk Knott Scholarship Fund and the Marion and Henry J. Knott Scholarship Fund. These are highly competitive awards requiring academic achievement, extracurricular activity and service to the community. The students and parents are ecstatic. The school and parish join in congratulating the students.

Kindergarten and third-grade students at St. Louis School enjoyed a community service project making blankets for Project Linus, a nonprofit providing warmth and comfort to seriously ill or traumatized children. "Blanketeers" earned money for blankets and a $208 contribution by completing a "Chore Chart." The students are thrilled to know 12 children will be wrapped in St. Louis love.

The National Pike District Boy Scouts of America announced that Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing Crews and Girl Scouts of Howard County will participate in 2012 Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday, April 21. Sponsor Mars grocery stores will provide tan plastic bags for you to fill with unexpired non-perishable food. Last year the scouts collected 87,000 pounds of food were collected. They hope to deliver even more to 30 county food pantries. For the latest food drive information, email scoutingforfoodNPD@verizon.net.

The Linden-Linthicum United Methodist High School Mission Team invites you to a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. to raise funds for their trip to central Appalachia this summer. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 10 and younger. There will also be a bake sale table and silent auction of gift baskets.

Looking for some good music? The River Hill High Spring Band Concert is set for April 27 at 7 p.m. You'll love it.

The Zahradka Farm will be providing fresh local produce at Clarksville Middle School for 24 weeks on Thursdays from June 7-Nov. 18 as part of Clarksville Community Supported Agriculture. Sign up and pay in full by April 30 and get a 10 percent discount. There is a 5 percent discount until May 31, a date set aside as a Spring Fling Day where members get a special treat.

Eggs, bread, meat and specialty items are also available to members. A cash donation is made to PTAs and a food donation to Food on the 15th based on the number of members supporting the school. To learn more go to http://www.thezahradkafarm.com or email zfarmcsa@yahoo.com.

The Pigtail clean-up at Triadelphia Reservoir was a success thanks to the efforts of a good group of adults and Carson Dillard, Katie Grimes, Erin Jeffery, Ana Lesho, Katie Rine, Elizabeth Stiller and Maddie Waksmunski, members of Girl Scout Troop 4503. Now we all need to keep it clean by disposing of trash properly.

You can open your door to the world by hosting a student through AFS Intercultural Programs. There's a good chance you'll end up with friends for life. The students have health insurance and spending money. They need a family for three meals a day and a bed to sleep in. AFS has been sponsoring exchange students for more than 60 years and has an active chapter in Howard County to provide support to students and host families.

To learn more call 410-730-7411, email cindy.clements@verizon.net or go to http://www.afsusa.org. When your exchange student arrives, be sure to contact me to introduce him or her to the Clarksville community.

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