Poetry Slam. Bethesda Literary Festival’s Youth Poetry Slam is open to youth in grades 6-12. Individuals and teams may compete in middle school or high school categories. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Saturday, April 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Contact Emily Aldrich at 301-215-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Slammaster Monica Hand at email@example.com.
Roshan Cultural Heritage Series for Artistic Excellence St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s new, formal art gallery on campus at 8804 Postoak Road, Potomac, features 14 works from Iranian and Iranian-American contemporary artists. The exhibit runs through April 23. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Potomac Elementary will be holding its Kindergarten Orientation on April 24 and 25, for children born before Nov. 30. Call 301-469-1042.
Montgomery County Public Schools holds the 2003 Kindergarten Orientation Program now through Friday, May 30. Special registration orientation and orientation programs are scheduled at elementary schools througout the county. Children who will be five years old on or before November 30, 2003 are eligible to begin kindergarten in August. Parents who are not certain which elementary school serves their area should call 301-379-3331 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday thorugh Friday.
Forum on High School Assessment Testing Program. “Truth or Consequences? Maryland’s High School Assessment Testing Program” is the topic of a forum on Saturday, April 26 at the annual meeting of the Partnership for Educational Policy. The event will take place at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus in Rockville from 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. and includes breakfast. Reservations required. RSVP by fax to the Montgomey Cunty Business Roundtable at 301-315-7300. For more information, call Paul Rankin at 301-377-3786 or Said Jahanmir at 301-869-9720.
Dance Scholarship. Area ballet dancers are invited to audition for the American Dance Institute’s annual Philip Jerry Memorial Scholarship on Sunday, April 27. Dancers must be 16 years old by June 1, 2003. Audition is on April 27 at 11 a.m. at the ADI studios, 1570 East Jefferson Street, Rockville. Visit www.americandance.org for registration details. =
“Lend Me a Tenor” Walt Whitman High School presents the boistrous comedy May 1, 2 and 3 a 7:30 p.m. at the Walt Whitman Auditorium, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda. A freshmen-only production is scheduled for May 7 and 8.
Call 301-320-6569 or visit www.whitmantheatre.org.
“Endurance,” the reality competition show on Discovery Kids Channel, comes to the Landon School Azalea Festival 6100 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Between the two shows, boys and girls will have the opportunity to try out for next season’s “Endurance” show. Call 301-320-3200 for more details.
“Mayfair” Join Bannockburn Elementary School, 6520 Dalroy Lane, Bethesda, for its annual “Mayfair” on Sunday, May 4, noon to 4 p.m. Offering fun for the young and young at heart, “Mayfair” features an old-fashioned sock hop, food, an obstacle course, used book sale and more. Admission is free, but games and food involve a reasonable charge. Call Michelle Parsky at 301-229-6054 or e-mail ChelleParsky@aol.com.
Scholarship Applications Suburban Maryland Business & Professional Women (BPW) is offering three scholarships of up to $1,000 each for the academic year 2003-04. Applications must be returned postmarked no later than April 30. Visit www.geocities.com/SMdBPW or request an application by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Suburban Maryland BPW, Scholarship Committee, 282 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850-2733.
Awards and Achievements
Angelique Maiva Barker of Potomac was named to the fall 2002 dean’s list at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Shaina N. Elias, daughter of Irene and Jonathan Elias of Potomac, has been named to the fall 2002 dean’s list at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Jesse R. Fox, son of Robert and Amy Fox of Potomac, was named to the first semester dean’s list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Fox, a 1999 graduate of Georgetown Day High School, has participated in the Bates Aviators, the college jazz band and orchestra, and WRBC radio station. He has served as a junior advisor.
Gabriel Taylor Garfinkle of Potomac was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester at Connecticut College in New London, Conn.
Britten L. Ginsburg, daughter of Bob and Erika Ginsburg of Rockville, was named to the fall 2002 dean’s list at Elon University in Elon, N.C.
William Liang Hwang of Potomac was named to the fall 2002 dean’s list with distinction at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Hyun Lee, daughter of Ho and Eun Lee of Potomac, is a volunteer with the Hopkins Emergency Response Unit (HERU) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A senior majoring in neuroscience with a systems neuroscience concentration, Lee is a graduate of Winston Churchill High School. HERU is an undergraduate group providing 24-hour emergency care to Hopkins faculty, staff, students and visitors.
Nicole F. Schulman, daughter of Steven Schulman and Patricia Freiberg of Bethesda, was named to the first semester dean’s list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Schulman is a 2001 graduate of Walt Whitman High School.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Scott Faller of Potomac, a senior majoring in information management and technology.
Adam Landsman of Potomac, a junior majoring in information management and technology.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Christine Chaykowski of Potomac, a junior majoring in speech communication.
Jacquelyn Jouvenal of Potomac, a junior majoring in illustration.
Kate Siegelbaum of Potomac, a junior majoring in drama.
Amy Welsh of Potomac, a freshman majoring in environmental design.
The following students were selected to receive an award as part of the Syracuse University Senior Scholarship Program for the 2002-03 academic year. The program recognizes outstanding students in their final year at the university. To be eligible, students must consistently attain dean’s list status during their first three years at Syracuse.
Aaron Brodsky of Potomac, a senior in the School of Management and S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, received the Barnard and Pat Flaxman Scholarship.
Scott Faller of Potomac, a senior in the School of Information Studies and School of Management, received the Carnation Endowed Scholarship.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester at the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Sandra Palestine of Potomac, a senior majoring in psychology.
Melinda Rubenstein of Potomac, a senior majoring in psychology.
Andrew Shin of Potomac, a junior majoring in policy studies.
Mallory Silberman of Potomac, a freshman majoring in international relations.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester at Emory College in Atlanta, Ga.
Micheal Gadbaw of Potomac, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michael Gadbaw.
Matthew Rubinoff of Potomac, son of Edward Rubinoff and Laura Rubinoff.
Leigh Friedman of Potomac, daughter of Howard William Friedman and Laurie Pearl Friedman.