June 21, 2018
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    • Morgan C. depicted Amelia Earhart.
      Morgan C. depicted Amelia Earhart.
    • Ethan H. dressed as Theodore Roosevelt.
      Ethan H. dressed as Theodore Roosevelt.
    • Isabella D. went as Betsy Ross.
      Isabella D. went as Betsy Ross.
    • Nathan K. depicted Nikola Tesla.
      Nathan K. depicted Nikola Tesla.
    • Corinne M. went as Harriet Tubman.
      Corinne M. went as Harriet Tubman.

    St. John The Evangelist Brings History To The Present

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    Third-graders at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School treated faculty to a walk through history on June 6. Children researched famous Americans, dressed up as the people they studied, and created a “wax museum” for parents and faculty to explore. By pressing a button, visitors could...
    • An AACPS teacher since 2010, Geoff Bernstein shares his passion for technology education with students at Severna Park High School.
      An AACPS teacher since 2010, Geoff Bernstein shares his passion for technology education with students at Severna Park High School.

    AACPS Names Geoff Bernstein Educator Of The MonthExclusive

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    For its June Educator of the Month, the Board of Education selected Severna Park High School’s Geoff Bernstein, who started with Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 2010.

    As stated by members of the board, Bernstein’s passion for technology education has been shared through his...

    • Reagan Seay and her friends from Girl Scouts boarded their bus at the Chartridge Common Area before departing for the ultimate overnight party courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
      Reagan Seay and her friends from Girl Scouts boarded their bus at the Chartridge Common Area before departing for the ultimate overnight party courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

    Severna Park Community Provides Send-Off Fit For A Princess

    By Judy Tacyn
    Lindsay Seay is a loving mother who would do anything to see her children happy and healthy. Her daughter Reagan, a bubbly fifth-grade student at Oak Hill Elementary School, has the happy part down pat, but the healthy aspect has been lifelong challenge.

    Reagan was born with heart defects and...

    Beloved Teacher Retires From St. Martin’s-In-The-Field

    By Monica Resa
    Linda Cielewich has been at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field for 29 years. After 34 years of teaching, she is ready for retirement.

    “Three decades carries with it an unsurpassed breadth of perspective and wisdom on early childhood education,” said Jamey Hein, head of school. “Linda has certainly earned...

    • Maryland Commission for Women members Lorna Forde (far left) and Lee Bachu (far right), along with First Lady Yumi Hogan (middle left), presented a certificate to 2018 honoree Vivian Flanagan.
      Maryland Commission for Women members Lorna Forde (far left) and Lee Bachu (far right), along with First Lady Yumi Hogan (middle left), presented a certificate to 2018 honoree Vivian Flanagan.
    • Severna Park High School’s Vivian Flanagan joined an impressive cadre of female leaders at the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame and Maryland Women of Tomorrow 2018 induction and awards ceremony in March at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis.
      Severna Park High School’s Vivian Flanagan joined an impressive cadre of female leaders at the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame and Maryland Women of Tomorrow 2018 induction and awards ceremony in March at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis.

    Vivian Flanagan Earns Maryland Women Of Tomorrow Recognition

    By Judy Tacyn
    Imagine being just 16 years old and being recognized by the Maryland Commission for Women as one of just five youths across the state to represent the future of women in leadership roles. For Severna Park High School’s Vivian Flanagan, any pressure she might feel with the responsibility bestowed...
    • Troop 140 Girl Scouts made flyers and posters with information about food allergies and distributed them around Severna Park.
      Troop 140 Girl Scouts made flyers and posters with information about food allergies and distributed them around Severna Park.

    Girl Scout Silver Award Project Brings Awareness to Food Allergies

    By Alyson Kay
    A group of four Girl Scouts from Troop 140 are using their Silver Award project to bring awareness to a growing problem.

    According to a study by FAIR Health, incidents of severe allergic reactions to food have risen 377 percent from 2007 to 2016. Because of this, the girls decided to create a...





    Congratulations, SPHS Class Of 2018!

    By Maya Pottiger
    Following Memorial Day weekend, the members of Severna Park High’s class of 2018 donned their caps and gowns, accepted their diplomas, and said goodbye to their teachers and other mentors at their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 29. Photos by Maya Pottiger
  • Benfield Supports Backpack BuddiesExclusive

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    Throughout April, Benfield Elementary students and FroYo House of Severna Park collected spare change supporting the Services from the Heart Backpack Buddies program. Generous Benfield students donated spare change and some donated their birthday money to help children receive weekend food...
    • This year’s Tech Trot at Shipley’s Choice Elementary drew more than 450 participants who completed either a 5K or 1-miler to raise money for the school’s technology needs.Photo Provided
      This year’s Tech Trot at Shipley’s Choice Elementary drew more than 450 participants who completed either a 5K or 1-miler to raise money for the school’s technology needs.

    Technology Trot Continues To Run Well At Shipleys Choice Elementary

    By Dave Topp
    More than 450 people gathered on the morning of May 6 to participate in the ninth annual Shipley’s Choice Elementary School Technology Trot. A combination of 5K runners and 1-mile fun run participants contributed to this flourishing community event.
    “The community loves this event,” said Nicole...
  • Severna Park Students Shine At Revamped County Science Fair

    By Maya Pottiger
    This year, the annual county science fair featured a variety of changes, including a new name: the Innovators of Science...
    • This month, we asked Ms. Harvey’s fifth-grade class, “What is your favorite memory from elementary school?”Photo by Maya Pottiger
      This month, we asked Ms. Harvey’s fifth-grade class, “What is your favorite memory from elementary school?”

    Question of the Month: St. John The Evangelist School

    By Maya Pottiger
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Harvey’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question:
    What is your favorite memory from elementary school?

    Coming to St. John in kindergarten. That is where I met my...

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  • RhythmXpress Represents The Park At Down Syndrome Foundation GalaExclusive

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    Severna Park’s RhythmXpress dance team, featuring five members with Down syndrome, performed in late May at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s AcceptAbility Gala, which raised more than $250,000 for life-changing research and life-saving medical care for children and adults with Down syndrome.
    • Rob Stojakovich, a music teacher at Magothy River Middle School, teaches his students that there is no such thing as talent. “There is motivation, knowledge and hard work,” he said.File Photo
      Rob Stojakovich, a music teacher at Magothy River Middle School, teaches his students that there is no such thing as talent. “There is motivation, knowledge and hard work,” he said.

    Teachers Around Severna Park Are Keeping Arts A Primary FocusExclusive

    By Maya Pottiger
    Arts programs across the nation are being cut due to lack of funding or tighter budgets.

    The Voice reached out to a handful of arts teachers in the Severna Park and Broadneck high school feeder systems for input on why arts programs are vital to a well-rounded education.

    The teachers who...

  • Broadneck Senior Secures Leaders And Achievers ScholarshipExclusive

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    Broadneck High School student Rebekah Rodriguez was among 101 Maryland high school seniors to earn a $1,000 scholarship through the Comcast Foundation’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate leadership skills, academic achievement...
  • KCW Hosts Severna Park Students For Engineering Job Shadow Day

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    Earlier this spring, KCW partnered with Severna Park High School (SPHS) to host 12 students from the Women in Engineering club as they shadowed engineers for a day.

    As a women-owned business, KCW Engineering (KCW) welcomed the students into its diverse workforce to experience a day in the life...

  • Tri-M Ends Year On A High Note With Inductions And Senior RecitalExclusive

    By Alena Carhart
    The Severna Park High music students held their end-of-year induction into Tri-M, the school’s music honor society. The event also served as a senior recital, and after each new member was inducted, one of the soon-to-be graduates had a moment to perform a piece.
  • SPHS Thespians Cap Off A Year Of Performing And Peer Review At Annual GalaExclusive

    By Alena Carhart
    Severna Park High’s thespians recently attended the annual gala for the Critics and Awards Program — more commonly known as the Cappies — at the Hippodrome in Baltimore, where they performed a selection from their fall musical, “Oklahoma.” Mary Fitzel took home an award for Best Female Dancer, and...
  • Pre-Prom Fashion Show Brightens The Day At Brighview Senior LivingExclusive

    By Alena Carhart
    The residents of Brightview Senior Living in Severna Park were delighted to see the students of Severna Park and Broadneck dressed up for prom in a pre-dance fashion show organized by SPHS student Emme Ray, who works as a server in Brightview’s dining room. As the student models walked the red...
    • A flying bookmobile inspired Brownie Troop 723 to donate and maintain a Little Free Library.
      A flying bookmobile inspired Brownie Troop 723 to donate and maintain a Little Free Library.
    • A flying bookmobile inspired Brownie Troop 723 to donate and maintain a Little Free Library.
      A flying bookmobile inspired Brownie Troop 723 to donate and maintain a Little Free Library.
    • A flying bookmobile inspired Brownie Troop 723 to donate and maintain a Little Free Library.
      A flying bookmobile inspired Brownie Troop 723 to donate and maintain a Little Free Library.

    Folger Girl Scouts Donate Little Free Library To Annapolis School

    By Jane Seiss
    This spring, the second-grade students of Folger McKinsey Elementary School Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 723 are looking forward to installing the Little Free Library they built and decorated. The girls will place the tiny wooden library, constructed from a kit that they bought on Amazon, at Tyler...
  • Josie Urrea Earns Student Seat On The Anne Arundel County Board Of Education

    By Judy Tacyn
    Josie Urrea, a junior at Severna Park High School, was elected by members of the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils on April 19 to be the 2018-2019 student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. Governor Larry Hogan will make the formal appointment before she is...
    • In conjunction with Arlington Echo and the Terrapin Education and Research Partnership (TERP), second-graders at Jones Elementary have helped “Al G Man” grow from the size of a quarter to near the size of a deck of playing cards in eight months.
      In conjunction with Arlington Echo and the Terrapin Education and Research Partnership (TERP), second-graders at Jones Elementary have helped “Al G Man” grow from the size of a quarter to near the size of a deck of playing cards in eight months.
    • In conjunction with Arlington Echo and the Terrapin Education and Research Partnership (TERP), second-graders at Jones Elementary have helped “Al G Man” grow from the size of a quarter to near the size of a deck of playing cards in eight months.
      In conjunction with Arlington Echo and the Terrapin Education and Research Partnership (TERP), second-graders at Jones Elementary have helped “Al G Man” grow from the size of a quarter to near the size of a deck of playing cards in eight months.
    • In conjunction with Arlington Echo and the Terrapin Education and Research Partnership (TERP), second-graders at Jones Elementary have helped “Al G Man” grow from the size of a quarter to near the size of a deck of playing cards in eight months.
      In conjunction with Arlington Echo and the Terrapin Education and Research Partnership (TERP), second-graders at Jones Elementary have helped “Al G Man” grow from the size of a quarter to near the size of a deck of playing cards in eight months.

    Jones Students Shell-ebrate Science By Raising A Terrapin

    By Dave Topp
    Every Friday at Jones Elementary School, second-grade students study and observe a turtle. No, they’re not watching “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” reruns. Instead, they are fostering a turtle hatchling.
    In conjunction with Arlington Echo and the Terrapin Education and Research...

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