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Ted’s Story

Ted is a senior at Oakdale High School and has been the drum major for their marching band for the past three years.  He was Assistant Drum Major his sophomore year and Lead Drum Major his Junior and Senior year.  He accompanied the OHS Band as Assistant Drum Major to Walt Disney World in 2012 where they marched in the Disney Parade.  He plays clarinet and saxophone in addition to his leadership responsibilities and has been a member for the Frederick All County Band both his Junior and Senior years.  Ted has been on the OHS Swim Team for four years and serves as co-captain this year.  He plans to attend a four year college but is undecided what his major will be at this time.  Best of luck to you Ted!  Your future is bright!

Carly’s Story

Carly has been a member of the TJHS Color Guard for four years participating in both indoor and outdoor color guard. She has been attending FCC this year but will be transferring to  the  University of Delaware and will be majoring in  pre-veterinary medicine/animal sciences.  She was a member of the national honor society and volunteered at the humane society. She has also had a pet sitting business for last 7 years. She plans to participate in color guard next year at Delaware. 

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Brianna’s Story

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Brianna is a graduating senior from Oakdale High School.  She has been a member of the award winning OHS Color Guard for four years participating in both indoor and outdoor guard.  Brianna plans to attend Towson University in the fall and major in Speech Therapy.

Fireworks in DC

I am always looking to learn new things so when my friend Ann told me about a class in DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival to learn better techniques to take fireworks I was eager to go.  I had just purchased a new carbon fiber tripod and was excited to take it out for a spin.  We got there a bit early to set up so we were there for what we call the Golden Hour in photography where everything is bathed in a beautiful golden light as the sun sets.  I had never been to the MLK monument either so it was a great trip.  I learned a few new tricks and met some really nice people too.  

Margaret’s Story – Gov Thomas Johnson High School Class of 2014

Margaret  has participated in  outdoor guard for three years and indoor guard for two years at TJ High School.  She is very active in her church and has a heart for world missions.  She has spent a week in the Dominican Republic for the last three summers and will be going again this summer with her church.  She would like to attend Liberty University in the fall.  She has not chosen a major yet but knows that she would like to do something in the missions field in the future.  I love kids who want to make a difference in this world.  Congrats Margaret!  

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth is a 2014 senor from Oakdale High School.  She has been dancing since she was 4 years old and has been dancing with Dance Unlimited for 4 years. She takes 8 classes a week and is a member of the Junior Company (competition team). She is also very involved in community service projects through church and school. Elizabeth is a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Team and Interact Club. She will be attending college in the fall to study chemical engineering but hasn’t decided which college yet.  I wish her nothing but success.  Congratulations Elizabeth!  

Kelly’s Story

Kelly’s sister came to me a few years ago for First Communion pictures and I was thrilled that her mother asked me to do the same for Kelly.  I love doing these sessions!  Kelly is smart, spunky and beautiful.  Welcome Kelly to the table of our Lord.