Laurel Events
Thursday, February 8th, 2001
Epworth Homecoming Court sweetened by victory
Victories by both boys and girls varsity basketball teams highlighted the 2001 Homecoming of Epworth Christian School on Friday, Jan. 19. Starting in the afternoon, the girls' varsity challenged Holly Grove Christian School and managed to pull away with a narrow 35-30 victory. Immediately following the girls' game, alumni from 1995-2000 participated in a coed alumni vs. alumni game coached by former basketball coaches Jim Berger and Tom Taylor. The team coached by Berger pulled off a win aided by several 3-point shots made by the class of 1997 alumnus Shawn Ward. Following the game and against a backdrop of multi-level platforms graced by pillars, draped fabric, and candles, Math and Physics instructor, Richard Trice, presented the 2001 Homecoming Court. Two representatives were chosen from each class, 9th through 11th grades as a part of the Homecoming Court. The senior Court consisted of 18 seniors and their escorts. Mr. Trice's introduction included a brief recap of each senior's activities and interests while attending Epworth Christian School. Katie Johnston, daughter of Gary and Karen Johnston of Galestown received the Homecoming Princess crown, while Andy Mason, son of cecil and Linda Mason of Georgetown, was crowned prince. Kristel Sharman, daughter of Daryl and Rhonda Sharman of Georgetown, received the Homecoming Queen title, and Joel Tice, son of Danny and Karen Tice of Millsboro, was crowned Homecoming King. Following the court, the ECS varsity boys' team overwhelmed Holly Grove Christian with a 56-42 win.

Laurel girl has story printed
The February 2001 issue of a national magazine has published a story titled "Little Tree" by nine-year-old Caitlyn N. Cooper of Laurel, a fourth-grade student at North Laurel Elementary School. The magazine is "Highlights for Children," founded 54 years ago. Its readers are youngsters from 2 to 12 all over the country and in many parts of the world. Caitlyn, the daughter of Michael J. and Lisa R. Cooper, enjoys reading, drawing, singing in the school chorus, and participating in Junior Girl Scouts. She hopes to become an artist when she is older. More than 2 million copies of "Highlights" go 12 times a year to children's homes, schools, libraries, and professional offices.