Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Perrywood Elementary students make the grade

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The following students at Perrywood Elementary School made the second quarter honor roll list or principal’s honor roll list.

On the principal’s honor roll list were Curtis Ellison, Jaime Lebi, Jeremiah Oghafua, Ebunoluwa Falade, Ada-Eze Ezennome, Stephanie Guihon, Samuel Harrison, Nabiatu Kalokoh, Nikongo BaNikongo, Mychell Brewington, Aris Brown, Reina Lipscomb, Olakunmi Ogun, Jesse Stewart, Michael Thompson, Amare Kelly, Alyssa Ross, De’Shauna Alexander, Ashley Braswell, Kelcey Coleman and Tyrone Patterson.

Third-graders on the honor roll list were Courtnee Brown, Maya Flood, Reginald Frost, Paige Jones, Abdul Kaba, Favor Pedro, Jamal Thompson, Aaron Hebron, Yeihawa Kulanda, Muinat Ogunade, Kayla Robinson, Olivia Walker, Tre Wood, Bhaskar Puri, Ryley Hinson, Marie Kamara, Emmanuel Kikoni, Bhavana Puri, Rebecca Rendel, Jasmine Allen, Alaya Collins, London Nelson, Charlene McCall, Nkenge Banikongo, Mikayla Brown, Faith Brownlee, Dana Freeman, Jocelyn Lewis, Kiana Marcelle, Lamar Scott, Kevin Thompson and Danielle Wilkins.

Fourth-graders on the honor roll list were Daniel Anderson, Naila David, Sydney Johnson, Jaelin Jones, Kayla Jones, Isaiah Leeper, Kia Lisby, Covir Maju, Crystal Miner, James Moye, Felicia Opara, Victoria Pelt, John Stewart, Daija Washington, Jaylan Weaver, Ikenna Agubokwu, Aisha Balogun, Elizabeth Bazuaye, Arnold Belton, Jasmine Brunson, Derek Coleman, Favion David, Idris Godfrey, Gabrielle Royal, Brian Shaw, Aaryn Baker, Brian Cole, Kaya Copeland-Livingston, Talaya Ford, Tomi Ibidum, Olajide Ogun, Ashely Onwu, Taylor Robinson, Hunter Smith, Kameryn Trussell, Samaria Ward, Mia Barnes, Janiya Battle, Allison Farrall,

Ashanti Hobbs, Nia Knight, Myrissa Matthews, Miracle Pedro, Helen Pewther, Christopher Schultz, Brialyn Simmons, Jazmyn Thompson,

Adrian Wallace, Khalil Washington, Jalen Wright, Alexis Prince, Nathanael Milam II and Alexis Antoninin.

Fifth-graders on the honor roll list were Brianna Bullock, Philippe Diaz, Brandon Hawkins, Akosua Johnson, Oluwaseun Ogunleye, Curtis Brown, Chanel Bryant, Kevin DeWitt, Ernesto Evans, Tayah Harper, Joshua Knight, Marla McNeil, Duane Redfield, DeVaughn Smith, DiAnte Yawn, Nadia Kamara, Delonda Scott, Madinah Ba’th, Christian Bannerman, Shareek Branch, Tianna Cooper, Alexis Goodman, Alia Jackson, Jane Nnadi, Habeeb Obiesan, Yuka Onya, Anthwane Parker, Monique Small, Jaila Desper, Isaiah Hamilton, Cydney Hill, Kayla Matthews, Jocelyn Anderson, Amber Braswell, Brea Jones, Jacqueline Jones, Aidan Marshall-Cort and Camille Woodard.

Largo resident graduates basic training

Navy Seaman Teresa A. Neely, daughter of Kathleen A. Woods of Largo, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training atRecruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Neely completed a variety of training exercises including classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety, shipboard safety and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The focal point of basic training is ‘‘Battle Stations,” an exercise that gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. ‘‘Battle Stations” is designed to incite the attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance through the practical application of basic Navy skills.

Neely is a 2006 graduate of Suitland High School of Forestville.

Perrywood choosesBlack Saga competitors

Amber Braswell, Aris Brown and Derek Coleman came in first place in the school’s Black Saga competition held on Jan. 16.

Austin Jones, Tayah Harper and Delonda Scott were the second place team, and Brian Shaw, Ismeal Nkylenkeh and Matthieu Jean Pierre were the third place team.

Perrywood’s first and second place team will represent the school at the countywide Black Saga competition scheduled for Feb. 9. The teams will then compete in the Maryland State Black Saga competition on March 16.

Community center to host Valentine craft class

There will be a Valentine card-making class from 12 to 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Good Luck Community Center. A craft specialist will be on hand to show participants creative ways to make a special and unique Valentine. The class is for ages four and up. Light refreshments will be served.

The fee is $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents. It is asked that potential participants register by Feb. 11. The community center is located at 8601 Good Luck Road. For more information, call 301-552-1093.

Café Groove celebrates first anniversary

The traveling teen coffeehouse Café Groove will hold its first anniversary celebration Friday at the Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville. Keeping with Café Groove tradition, an open mic and visual arts contest with cash prizes will be held as part of the evening activities.

‘‘We were looking for alternative activity for teens on the weekend and came up with idea for coffeehouse that moves around in the county and featured different artists,” said Stewart Seal, the event organizer for Maryland National Capital Park and Planning. ‘‘It gives the kids a chance to express themselves and they can express themselves in a safe environment.”

The evening will begin at 8 p.m. with Lyrikal Storm, the largest youth poetry group in the Washington Metro Area, and will conclude at 11 p.m. with the Soul in Motion Players, African Drummers.

Throughout Cafe Grooves’ first year Seal said the program has developed a significant following with 50 to 80 people attending events. Tickets for the event at $3. The Newton White Mansion is located at 2708 Enterprise Road.

Black History Month walk scheduled for Feb. 16

The Freestate Happy Wanderers will host a 5 km and 11 km walk in honor of Black History Month. The trail will go through the campus of Bowie State University. Walkers can begin between 9 a.m. and noon and will finish by 3 p.m. on Feb. 16. Call 301-572-5574 or visit www.ava.org⁄clubs⁄freestate.

Bowie State plans reception on higher education

Alumni, faculty, staff and students of Bowie State University are invited to a reception in Annapolis being held to increase awareness about high education. University President Mickey L. Burnim is expected to attend the Feb. 20 event.

‘‘It’s really a gathering designed to put supporters of the university together with legislators” as a good faith measure, Burnim said.

Attendees may RVSP online at www.bowiestate.edu⁄annapolis2008 by Feb. 15. The reception will be held in the Miller Senate Office Building, Conference Center West located at 11 Bladen St.

Bowie students graduate from Salisbury University

Four Bowie residents graduated from Salisbury University this winter, and received degrees at the school’s winter commencement. The students who earned bachelor’s degrees include Shawn Orme (communication and theatre arts), Kelly Reiter (early childhood education), William Smith (exercise science) and Anton Washington (English).