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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 21- February 27, 1997 - 37 Shields' Children's Garden wins award of excellence Richard A. Shields Elementary School's plans for a "Children's Garden" has won a national award for excellence from the National Garden Association (NGA). Shields is a Youth Garden Grant winner, thanks to a grant written by third grade teacher, Patrice Riggin. Shield's Elementary will be receiving over $700 worth of tools, seeds and useful garden products contributed by Ames Lawn & Garden Tools and 27 leading companies in the lawn and garden industry. Over the next three months, Shields will be re- ceiving a large number of these products. It is the committee's and the school's goal to move forward on many of the plans already laid out. From feeding stations for a variety of species of birds, planti- ng spring flowers, natural science experiments with soil and water, to planning a summer vegetable plot, Shields students are ready! This specific program coincided with Shields own goals for their outdoor science lab due to the contention of the NGA that "chil- dren of today are the gardeners of the next century." David Young, director of the Youth Garden Grants Program for the National Gardening Associa- tion, said that the winners were se- lected on the basis of strong lead- ership and community service. According to Young, the NGA was looking for "dedication to- wards preparing America's youth to appreciate and understand our natural environment through gar- dening." This idea was an integral part of a plan formulated by a committee of parents and teachers in the winter of 1996. The plan was approved by the school board in May of 1996. The initial fund- ing to begin "digging" came from the Shields PTA and Project 21, a former math/science initiative The first phase of the garden plan started in September of 1996, with the digging for the pond which was done by volunteers Joe D'Amico, Tom and Beth Shinn, Greg Mack, Lyle Riggin, Karen Peden, Rosemary Beauregard, Cheryl McCann, Debbie Floyd, Marion Wolak, Carole Short and Jackie Shocldey. The pond insert was installed by Lord's Landscap- ing and the surrounding plantings were donated by Martin's Garden Center. Mulch was donated by Tim Cisco, and a recently planted balled tree was donated by Mid- way Office Supply. Jen EIIingsworth photo As a result of a grant written by Richard A. Shields Elemen- tary School third grade teacher Patrice Riggin (standing in back), the school has been named a Youth Garden Grant win- ner. Young gardeners assisting Riggin with the products Or) include third graders Drake Burd, Kira Hervest, Alex Townsend and Michael Vos Over the next three months, Shields will be receiving over $700 worth of tools, seeds and useful garden products contributed by various companies. ENGLISH IMPROVEMENT SERIES (NO.2) LIE is an easygoing verb that means to recline. '/: She lies on the beach. You lie in bed. ,I ( The cat lies on its pillow. is an active verb, one that does something to a thing called an object. He lays down his hammer (object). Penny lays her books (object) on the table. Jack lays the rug (object) in the hall I@ Notethatlayusuallyhasan i object. Lie never does. Now cheek the correct box. Example: Let sleeping dogs lie [' lay [:3. 1. Roger knows how to lay [a lie (3 bricks. 2. On Sunday Bill lays (3 lies (3 around the house. 3. The town lies (3 lays (3 a mile beyond the river. 4. Now her fate lies (3 lays (3 with the jury. 5. You must lie (3 lay (3 down a minute. 6. You can't lay (3 lie (3 a carpet while you lay (3 lie (3 in bed. Answers: l-lay; 2-lies; 3-1leo; 4-1i; 5-lie; 6-lay and lie. Prepared by Ward Holm Tanzer AsBociatos. WORCESTER COUNTRY SCHOOL 508 South Main Street Berfin, Maryland 21811 announces Admission Testing For 1997-1998 School Year Grades 1-11, Saturday, March 1, 1997 Kindergarten & Preschool Screening, Saturday, March 8, 1997 .... :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: For information, call Lisa Cook::Direct6r. of Admissions at 410-641-3575 Worcester Country School is atindcotional, day school and is a mem- . 'i.c iii !/ bet of the Middle States Assoctaof Ces  Schools, the Nat]onal AssocmUon of Independent Schools (NAIS), e  of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS). Worcester Country Scsd to a policy of nondiscriminatory practices relating to race, color, s6X,'al origin in regard to the consider- ation and acceptance of students 67d the interviewing and hiring of fac- ulty and administrative staff.