Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Bulldogs take the plunge in the Chesapeake

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Photo courtesy of Teresa Sipes
The team from Mount Airy Middle School gathers at Sandy Point State Park Saturday for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. The school raised nearly $6,000 for Special Olympics. Pictured from left (back row) are Noah Scholl, Susi Debnam, Virginia Centi, Christy Perdomo; (middle row) Jill Lambert, Christa Pusateri, Jennifer Sipes, Tracy Belski, Stephanie Wolf, Kristi Gable, Erin Lewis, Kristy Pfeffer, Alicia Warren; (front row) Terry Sipes, Kathy Walker and Ginny Bush.
Congratulations to the Polar Bear Plunge team from Mount Airy Middle School.

The school and the community succeeded in raising nearly $6,000, which earned Assistant Principal Tracy Belski a dip into the Chesapeake Bay.

‘‘She made it in a little higher than her waist,” said Kristy Pfeffer, a teacher at the school and one of the team captains.

The team was made up of 16 people who waded into the water at Sandy Point State Park Saturday for the Maryland State Police fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland. ‘‘It’s pretty amazing,” Pfeffer said.

She said the school was already gearing up for next year, and its goal is to have at least 30 team members for next year’s plunge. ‘‘We’re totally excited about it.”

The team wants to thank corporate sponsors Quality IT Partners, Ross Contracting, G.R. Siding, Illiano Properties and Mount Airy Jiffy Lube for helping it toward its goal.

South Carroll Idol

Students will show off their pipes at South Carroll Idol tonight inside the school’s auditorium, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville.

The show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults.

The show features South Carroll High students, and is modeled after Fox’s ‘‘American Idol.”

Contestants are Jonathan Wagner, Chad Will, Floyd Jones, A.J. Dorsey, Scott Bartley, Taylor Colvin, Alexis Bosiacki, Shellie Hierstetter, Kristen Van Fleet and Andrea Racine.

Alternates are Ben Azat and Holly Pelton.

The three judges are: Paul Mathews, theory chair at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; Pippa Duggan, local actor and acting teacher; and Mike Pope, jazz bass player for acts such as David Sanborn and Al Dimeola.

Performances will feature the SC Idol Band, the SC faculty band, the dance club and several comedy acts including Adam Sandler’s ‘‘Lunch Lady” song performed by Eric Schmitz and Zach Schmidt.

Linganore High

A basket bingo to benefit the Linganore High School band will be held Friday at the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Department Activities Complex.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the games beginning at 7 p.m. There will be 25 regular games, specials, raffles, door prizes, King Tut and a Cookie Lee Jewelry display to benefit the band.

Food and drinks will be provided by the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

Tickets are $20 per person. To buy tickets, e-mail Toni Shiderly at or call 301-898-5949.