Springdale High student receives scholarship money
A Charles H. Flowers student received scholarship money from the Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring. Aujanae Oliver received scholarship money from the Riderwood Scholars' Fund. Oliver, along with 48 other Washington area students employed at Riderwood, were honored March 30 at Riderwood's Montgomery Station Clubhouse Performance Hall in Silver Spring. Riderwood opens the scholarship to quality employees and those graduating in 2009 who plan for post-secondary education in the fall. Students could receive as much as $6,000 for college or vocational school education.
Landover middle school students make the grade
These middle school students from Landover's Thomas Pullen K-8 Arts Focus School made the second-quarter honor roll.
The following sixth-graders made the honor roll: Mairead Alexander, Alysha Belle, Ashley Belle, Amber Braswell, Blair Braswell, Mychell Brewington, Miles Copeland, Kennedy Crestwell, Maximilien Deleon, Jamon Fields, Njeri Fulwood, Delnorah Grant, Patrick Greaves, Jordan Green, Nadia Holness, Scott Horn, Lia Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Jared Kelly, Rianna Kinard, Sierra Leslie, Michael Lynn, Megalya Marquez, Aquilah Nelson, Asia Nicholson, Oluwatomisin Okanlawon, Brian Palmer II, Desiree Permenter, Malcolm Reynolds, Lauren Robinson, Mya Sanders, Tashjai Saunders, Tabria Sharpe, Naima Shaw, Brice Spears, Daniel Thompson, Shaunyce Vance, Lenai Wilkerson, Shay Wireman and Tarik Wright.
The following seventh-graders made the honor roll: Keira Allen, Michael Awosanya, Brian Bennett, Shakinah Braxton, Ebony Brown, Malik Burnett, Traevon Butler, Alexus Carter, Jamilet Cordon, Chanyse Dews, Ziyah Dickerson, Maya Douglas, Elizabeth Driver, James Dunmore, Jovon Eborn, Ashja Fields, Anari Fleming, Briana Ford, Nije' Freeman, Helaina Goumis, Carolyn Graham, Christina Griffin, Ashley Guihon, Ebony Harley, Octavia Harrison, Portia Holloman, Willie Hope III, London Hubbard, Hannah Jackson, Jelani Jackson, Jesenia Jackson, Ciara Jones, Bijon Lane, Chante Lombre, Mwisho Manning, Imani Matthews, Gabrielle Mccoy-Knight, Meesha Mclean, Ma Estrela Mendoza, Naomi Nelson, Mary Omotoso, Jordan Owens, Alisha Peek, Ashly Perla, Elliott Rebello, Kaylia Rice, Kwame Robertson, Romaire' Rodriguez, Dion Rouse, Markarios Scoulios, Julia Smith, Breanna Sorrell, Nathaniel Tate, Micah Till, Quenci Truesdale, Xavia Vance, Charmia Venters, Daja' Vines, Jessica Walker and Erica Watford.
The following eighth-graders made the honor roll: Noah Anderson, Chelsea Atkinson, Gaylene Ayala, Amanda Barnes, Saundra Black, John Blalock Jr., Lamont Bolt, Jacob Bright, Jasmine Burris, Faithful Byrd, Rachel Cain, Cerena Carswell, Kyesha Cary, John Crestwell, Shane Daniels, Diamond Davies, Jela Douglas, Briana Graves, Carlton Gray II, Courtney Hayslett, Tiara Hodge, Amaiya Holley, Melia Humphrey, Kalyn Jackson, Mykail James, Saneyah James, Cierra Jefferson, Latonia Jones, Rhianna Jones, Jasmine Lamar, Eboni-Thair Lewis, Kristina Lyles, Atiya Mahoney, Tirrell Manley, Charis Miller, Marquell Montue, Darrion Moreno-Dozier, Asha Moses, Bria Sampson, Sabrina Sampson, Asha Spears, Avery Steck, Taisha Stewart, Sabrina Taylor, Darius Thompson, Melia Tuck, Meridian Umana, Sydney Vernon, Taylor Washington, Miya White, Monique Wingo, Justice Wood and Khristiayanna Wright.
Landover area scholarship available for students
County high school students can apply for the Prince George's Community Foundation's Landover Educational Athletic Recreational Non-Profit Foundation Scholarship. The minimum award is $500. Interested students must be high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA who reside in the county's Redskins NFL Stadium Impact Area. The area is bordered by Route 50 to the north, Enterprise Road to the east, Washington, D.C. to the west and Route 202, White House Road, I-495 and Pennsylvania Avenue to the south.
Applicants are asked to write an essay and provide an official transcript signed by a school official with the school seal for grades 9 through 12 and a cumulative GPA. Students must also give a school letter showing an attendance record give two letters of recommendation. Residents who live closest to FedEx Field will receive priority. Applications must be postmarked by April 18. Mail applications to the LEARN Foundation at P.O. Box 1216, Landover, MD, 20785. Applicants may be contacted for an interview. Call 301-499-3500 to get an application.
Local jazz band will perform
at Washington, D.C., blues club
The Charles H. Flowers High School Jazz Band will perform at the Blues Alley jazz club in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. 7:30 p.m. April 13. Tickets cost $27.50 and include $15 for admission, a $10 drink minimum and a $2.50 surcharge. Food packages ranging from $52 to $56 a person, which don't include the $10 drink minimum or $2.50 surcharge, are available and the band would receive 60 percent of the profits from those packages. For more information or to purchase a dinner package, contact Flowers' parent liaison Henry Armwood at henry.armwood@
pgcps.org by April 10.
School to celebrate
50 years of education
New Carrollton's Carrollton Elementary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at the school at 8300 Quintana St. The school is searching for past alumni who want to be part of the celebration. Invited guests include Interim Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., New Carrollton Mayor Andrew Hanko, County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) and county schools' Zone 2 Director Andrew Zuckerman. Call Carrollton's parent liaison Glorianna Rios at 301-918-8708.
Climb into a firetruck, pretend to drive a school bus in Cheverly
Truck Touch, the annual Cheverly Weekday Nursery and Mothers Day Out fundraiser, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 at the Cheverly United Methodist Church at 2801 Cheverly Ave. Admission is $3 for children and free for adults. Face painting, games and food will be available. Call 301-773-2297, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cheverlynurseryschool
Oakcrest students recognized in literature award ceremony
Two students from Landover's Oakcrest Elementary School will be awarded for their participation in the 2009 Letters about Literature Awards Ceremony April 18 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore City. Jamar T. Johnson's letter to Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins for their book "We Beat The Street" tied for second place with Sidwell Friends School student Nina Saxenian of Bethesda's letter to Ying Chang Compestine for "Revolution is Not a Dinner Party." Oakcrest's Laura Castillo was a finalist for her letter to Gordon Korman's book "Swindle." Castillo and Johnson were among 98 state finalists. Letters about Literature is run through the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Those interested in the 2010 contest can visit www.mdhc.org in September for entry information.
Northwestern High student named scholar of the week
The Prince George's County School system named Northwestern High School senior Alenna Monet as the scholar of the week last week.
Monet has a grade point average of 3.84 and takes Advanced Placement courses in physics, literature, language and language and composition. She also is a cheerleader, on the step team, on the track team, a tutor, member of the fashion club and Future Business Leaders of America and president of the Student Government Association. She plans to become a veterinarian.
Calling all youth artists
The Riverdale Park Arts Council is looking for middle and high school-aged artists and artisans within the community for its second annual Riverdale Park ArtsFest.
The council is accepting applications from artists and artisans who want to reserve space to exhibit their original work. The application fee for all artists is $20 by April 15 and $30 by April 25. Visit www.rpartscouncil.org for an application.
The event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3 at the Riverdale Park Town Center at 4650 Queensbury Road in Riverdale Park. It will feature demonstrations, live entertainment, food and children's workshops.
Earth Day cleanup along
the Anacostia River
The 15th annual Anacostia River Cleanup and Celebration will start 8:30 a.m. on April 18.
Litter cleanups will start in the morning at 25 locations throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., including at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, at 4601 Annapolis Road. Volunteers are then invited to attend the Earth Day Celebration and eco-fair at the park from noon to 2 p.m. There will be free lunches, entertainment and tote bags for volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Anacostia Watershed Society, EarthShare and Seafarers Yacht Club. Call 301-699-6204 or visit www.anacostiaws.org.
named to dean's list
Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey named Kelly-Ann Kelly of Hyattsville to the dean's list for her performance during the 2008 fall semester.
Kelly is a 2007 graduate of Bladensburg High School and the daughter of Hyattsville resident Carolyn Kelly. In order to be named to the dean's list, students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average. This is the second time Kelly has been named to the dean's list.
Free piano concert to benefit local music school
The Ottley Music School in Hyattsville is hosting "Piano Masters," a free concert featuring pianists trained internationally and locally.
The event for ages 6 and up starts at 4 p.m. April 26 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 6201 Belcrest Road. Contributions are welcomed.
Pianists include: Anton Martinez, who trained in Chicago, Russia and at the University of Maryland, College Park; Naoko Maeda, who trained in Japan; Ivey Perkins, who trained at Howard University in Washington, D.C.; David Griffiths, who trained at the Peabody Conservatory; and Clifton Brockington, a Howard University graduate who plays jazz.
Book signing in Arts District Hyattsville
Hyattsville's Book Nook is hosting a book signing 1 p.m. on Saturday. Award-winning poet and literary activity E. Ethelbert Miller will be on hand to discuss and sign his new memoir, "The 5th Inning."
Book Nook is located in the Arts District Hyattsville at 5606 Baltimore Ave. Call 301-209-0035.