Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Brothers are community’s newest Eagle Scouts

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Two brothers from Derwood joined the ranks of Eagle Scout last month.

Andrew Douglas Brody and Aaron Lance Brody of Troop 1492 were honored during a ceremony June 28 at Mill Creek Parish United Methodist Church. More than 100 people attended the event.

Drew Brody, 16, has been in scouting since joining Cub Scouts eight years ago. As a Boy Scout, Drew completed 27 merit badges on such topics as canoeing, public speaking and personal management.

Drew will be a junior at Col. Zadok Magruder High School this fall. He is an avid sports fan and is a sportscaster for Magruder’s morning announcements. He’s an honor roll student and hopes to become an ESPN Sportscenter anchor.

Lance Brody, 14, has enjoyed scouting since he became a Cub Scout in 1999. As a Boy Scout, he completed 29 merit badges on such topics as fishing and rifle shooting.

Lance will be a sophomore at Magruder High School this fall. He plans to begin flight training at the Montgomery County Airpark in September with the goal of becoming a pilot by the time he finishes high school.

Drew and Lance are the sons of David and Lisette Brody.

The boys thank Scoutmaster Bob Kostecka and Assistant Scoutmasters Butch Thayer and Alex Rali for their tireless help, and their parents for guiding them.

Golfers take to the links for TLC

On June 19, more than 150 golfers, friends and supporters braved the heat to raise nearly $113,000 at the 17th annual TLC Golf Classic, presented by Hilb Rogal & Hobbs and Chevy Chase Bank.

The event benefits TLC — The Treatment and Learning Centers, a Rockville-based nonprofit organization that provides educational, therapeutic and vocational services to more than 2,100 children and adults each year.

Despite temperatures hitting 97 degrees, every golfer played through all 18 holes at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville.

Forty-four students and 18 staff from TLC’s Katherine Thomas School middle school program took to the courts in the morning for a free tennis clinic organized by Brian Tennery, director of tennis at the club.

Since 1991, the Golf Classic has raised more than $1 million for TLC, officials announced. Funds provide scholarships for students to attend TLC’s Katherine Thomas School, subsidies for consumers with minimal or no health and other resources.

The foursome winners were Jim Foster, Buddy Koolhof, George Short and Lawrence Smith, first flight; Andre Jaundoo, Charles Lee, Gerald Zapol and Demetrius Antokas, second flight; and Kevin Cohan, Nate Cohan, Chris Smith and Rick Ski, third flight.

Welcome backto East High

James Hubert Blake High School will present the premiere of Disney’s ‘‘High School Musical 2 On Stage” this week.

Music Theatre International, the licenser of Disney Corporation musical products, chose Blake to stage the production, Director Michael D’Anna reported.

Disney selected several schools to present the show this fall, but only a few, including Blake, will do so as a summer program.

Blake High School was one of seven schools selected in 2007 to present ‘‘High School Musical 1.”

The show will open Thursday and continue Friday and Saturday and again July 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday and July 27 at 3 p.m. in the Blake auditorium.

All tickets cost $12 and may be ordered only by calling Denice Wepasnick at 301-879-1300.

Teacher Johnathan Dunn will offer choral direction and Danielle D’Anna and students Veronica Spolarich, Jacob Perry and Ashley Haymaker will provide choreography. Sets will be by John Ovington.

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