June 24, 2017
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    • St. Martin’s-in-the-Field students enjoyed a day on the bay with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and planted 2,432 oysters at Fort Carroll.Tom Barrett
      St. Martin’s-in-the-Field students enjoyed a day on the bay with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and planted 2,432 oysters at Fort Carroll.

    Pasadena Organizations Team Up With Students To Plant Oysters In The Patapsco

    By Gracie Fairfax
    As summer approaches, Marylanders shed winter coats and flock to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. But when it comes to the health of the Chesapeake Bay, some small creatures play a vital role that shouldn’t be underestimated.
    Pasadena-based organization Restore Rock Creek and the Maryland Yacht...
    • During her first trip to Africa, Olivia Romano worked to help endangered elephants. This summer, she will return to advocate health education and classes related to HIV/AIDS.
      During her first trip to Africa, Olivia Romano worked to help endangered elephants. This summer, she will return to advocate health education and classes related to HIV/AIDS.

    Olivia Romano Heading Back To Africa

    By Darrell Mak
    In hopes of making a difference, Severna Park resident Olivia Romano will soon head back to Africa, where she plans to volunteer her time to advocate health education and classes related to HIV/AIDS awareness. She will spend three weeks in the province KwaZulu-Natal (or Zululand), an old but well-...
    • Allie Straub from Severn Lower School, Noah Covers from Oak Hill Elementary and Lena Stern from Windsor Farm were the winners of the Mother’s Day jewelry design contest at Zachary’s Jewelers.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      Allie Straub from Severn Lower School, Noah Covers from Oak Hill Elementary and Lena Stern from Windsor Farm were the winners of the Mother’s Day jewelry design contest at Zachary’s Jewelers.

    Three Kids Win Zachary’s Jewelers Mother’s Day Design Contest

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Three local fifth-graders were able to present their mothers with more than just a card and flowers this Mother’s Day. Allie Straub, Lena Stern and Noah Cover were the lucky winners of the Zachary’s Jewelers Mother’s Day design contest, in which they designed — and later...
    • This month, students from Ms. Poremski’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question: “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”Gracie Fairfax
      This month, students from Ms. Poremski’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question: “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”

    Question Of The Month: St. John The Evangelist School

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Poremski’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question:
    “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”
     
    My favorite memory from this...
    • Christian Isham, fellow Severna Park High School junior Jonah Lane and sophomore Nathan Van de Meulebroecke decided early on that if they were all close to winning the race, they would cross the line together.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      Christian Isham, fellow Severna Park High School junior Jonah Lane and sophomore Nathan Van de Meulebroecke decided early on that if they were all close to winning the race, they would cross the line together.
    • The Challenge 5K run on May 6 at Northeast High School encouraged students countywide to raise awareness about drugs and addiction.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      The Challenge 5K run on May 6 at Northeast High School encouraged students countywide to raise awareness about drugs and addiction.
    • The Challenge 5K run on May 6 at Northeast High School encouraged students countywide to raise awareness about drugs and addiction.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      The Challenge 5K run on May 6 at Northeast High School encouraged students countywide to raise awareness about drugs and addiction.

    Runners Fulfill Family’s Promise With Memorial 5K Race At Northeast

    By Judy Tacyn
    When Ryan Williams was running, he was free. The gifted athlete floated around tracks and across cross-country terrain as if he were dancing on air. The 2003 Northeast High School graduate earned accolades throughout his high school career and in college.
    “He was such a beautiful runner,...
    • Connor Killeen, Sabina Khan, Ellie Cameron and Greer Long are four freshmen at Severna Park High School who decided to take journalism and continue on to the newspaper staff.Ian Weiner
      Connor Killeen, Sabina Khan, Ellie Cameron and Greer Long are four freshmen at Severna Park High School who decided to take journalism and continue on to the newspaper staff.

    Freshmen Make An Impact On Staff Of The Talon

    By Ian Weiner
    Six years ago, when Severna Park High School English teacher Valerie Earhart began teaching journalism, the prerequisite course to the school’s main publications — the newspaper and yearbook — was mainly filled with upperclassmen and few freshmen. But with staff on the two...
    • (L-R) Monsignor John Auer, the Most Rev. Adam Parker, the Rev. James Proffitt and Stephen HerreraCaden Marin
      (L-R) Monsignor John Auer, the Most Rev. Adam Parker, the Rev. James Proffitt and Stephen Herrera

    Bishop Parker Returns To Severna Park To Anoint Teens With Sacrament Of ConfirmationExclusive

    By Judy Tacyn
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s newly ordained bishop, the Most Reverend Adam J. Parker, anointed 86 adolescents with the holy sacrament of confirmation on May 21 at St. John the Evangelist Church.
    “Celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation with our young people across the archdiocese...
    • As part of their Green School curriculum, Mrs. Pershall's first-grade class went for a hike through the St. John woods with Assistant Principal Kestler.
      As part of their Green School curriculum, Mrs. Pershall's first-grade class went for a hike through the St. John woods with Assistant Principal Kestler.

    Keeping Up With St. JohnExclusive

    By Anonymous
    Lace up your sneakers because you’re going to need them to keep up with the students, faculty and parents at St. John the Evangelist School who have had a busy spring.
    In April, the school was certified as a 2017 Maryland Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor...

    Allison Gingerich Receives Leaders And Achievers ScholarshipExclusive

    By Anonymous
    Broadneck High School’s Allison Gingerich was one of eight Anne Arundel County students and 110 Marylanders overall to earn awards from the Comcast Foundation’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program recognizes students’ leadership skills, academic...
  • Shipley’s Choice Maker Faire Inspires Students To Design And BuildExclusive

    By Anonymous
    Shipley's Choice Elementary School hosted its third annual Maker Faire on May 17. More than 100 students in fourth- and fifth-grade participated in the school's makerspace club, led by media specialist Katie Ventrudo, and showcased their interactive exhibits to friends and family members.

    Local Salon Rewards Graduates With Prom Day PrimpingExclusive

    By Anonymous
    The Park Salon & Barber teamed up with the Severna Park High School administration to reward two students from the 2017 graduating class with a day of pampering before prom. Recognizing a year of hard work and dedication — in and outside the classroom — Lauren Zlotorzynski (center)...
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    SPHS “It’s Academic” Team Makes It To Finals

    By Anonymous
    On May 13, the Severna Park High School “It’s Academic” team made it all the way to the finals. In the semifinals, they played Middletown (second place) and Howard (third place) for a show to be broadcast Saturday, June 17. In the finals, they played Centennial (first place) and...
  • Summer Slide – A Slippery Slope!Exclusive

    By Jackie Rudolph - Director C2 Education Severna Park
    Visions of the beach and water parks dance in our heads as the school year comes to a close and summer approaches. The lazy, hazy days of summer — what an awesome time!
    Research shows that students can lose three to six months of learning over the summer if they are not engaged in learning...
  • Green Hornet Wins Baseball Signed By Adam JonesExclusive

    By Anonymous
    During a recent shopping day at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Gambrills, Green Hornets players entered their names in a drawing to win a baseball signed by Adam Jones. The lucky winner was Harrison Sudano of Severna Park.
    • Mari Matthews, Shelby Matthews and Addison Jung biked and scootered to and from Jones Elementary.Gracie Fairfax
      Mari Matthews, Shelby Matthews and Addison Jung biked and scootered to and from Jones Elementary.
    • Stephanie and Emma Somerville enjoyed biking to and from Jones Elementary on May 10. Gracie Fairfax
      Stephanie and Emma Somerville enjoyed biking to and from Jones Elementary on May 10.
    • Jones Elementary benefits from being down the street from the B&A trail -- making it an enjoyable ride to and from school. Gracie Fairfax
      Jones Elementary benefits from being down the street from the B&A trail -- making it an enjoyable ride to and from school.
    • Jones Elementary benefits from being down the street from the B&A trail -- making it an enjoyable ride to and from school. Gracie Fairfax
      Jones Elementary benefits from being down the street from the B&A trail -- making it an enjoyable ride to and from school.
    • Jones Elementary benefits from being down the street from the B&A trail -- making it an enjoyable ride to and from school. Gracie Fairfax
      Jones Elementary benefits from being down the street from the B&A trail -- making it an enjoyable ride to and from school.
    • About 80 students participated in Bike to School Day at Jones Elementary this year.  Gracie Fairfax
      About 80 students participated in Bike to School Day at Jones Elementary this year.

    Local Students Bike To School For National Bike To School DayExclusive

    By Gracie Fairfax
    On May, 10, 2017, many Jones Elementary parents and their children biked to school for National Bike to School Day. Other area schools that participated include: Arnold Elementary, Broadneck Elementary, Chesapeake Montessori, Severn Lower School, Shipley’s Choice Elementary and the Montessori...
    • Jeanette Marie Middleton-Sudano, pictured with a photo of her son, Nathan, presented one of two Airman First Class Nathaniel H. McDavitt Memorial scholarships to Severna Park High School senior Robert Jackson (right).Judy Tacyn
      Jeanette Marie Middleton-Sudano, pictured with a photo of her son, Nathan, presented one of two Airman First Class Nathaniel H. McDavitt Memorial scholarships to Severna Park High School senior Robert Jackson (right).

    Robert Jackson Awarded Inaugural McDavitt Memorial Scholarship

    By Judy Tacyn
    “I am very honored to have earned this scholarship,” said Robert Jackson, Severna Park High School, class of 2017. “[Seniors] apply for many scholarships, but to know the story behind this particular one is especially inspiring and humbling.”
    Nathaniel McDavitt, a 2011...
    • Caitlyn White wowed the judges with her creations on a recent episode of “Chopped Junior.”
      Caitlyn White wowed the judges with her creations on a recent episode of “Chopped Junior.”
    • Caitlyn White wowed the judges with her creations on a recent episode of “Chopped Junior.”
      Caitlyn White wowed the judges with her creations on a recent episode of “Chopped Junior.”
    • Caitlyn White wowed the judges with her creations on a recent episode of “Chopped Junior.”
      Caitlyn White wowed the judges with her creations on a recent episode of “Chopped Junior.”

    Arnold Resident Caitlyn White Wins Prize On “Chopped Junior”

    By Gracie Fairfax
    For the past two years, 11-year-old St. John the Evangelist student and Arnold resident Caitlyn White has been the primary dinner cook in her house. In a recent “Chopped Junior” episode on the Food Network titled “Rescue Mission,” Caitlyn took home first place for her...
  • Shipley’s Choice Cruises Through Mini Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival

    By Judy Tacyn
    Shipley’s Choice Elementary School students, families and guests were splishin’ and a splashin’, rockin’ and a rollin’ on April 29 and 30 during the school’s eighth annual Mini Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival.
    To follow the school’s “Sailing into...
    • This year, Severna Park Elementary School’s 19-member Girls on the Run team learned life skills through interactive lessons and dynamic running games.
      This year, Severna Park Elementary School’s 19-member Girls on the Run team learned life skills through interactive lessons and dynamic running games.

    Severna Park Girls On The Run Cross Program Finish Line At Annual 5K

    By Judy Tacyn
    More than 1,000 girls participate at one of the 62 Girls on the Run program sites in Maryland. Approximately half the program sites are in Anne Arundel County. Folger McKinsey and Severna Park elementary schools both participate in the Greater Chesapeake GOTR Council in the in the third- through...
    • Midshipman Fabiola N. Duran Juache helps Arnold Elementary first grade student Coral Kappel, make an animal out of clay. Kim Lucado’s first grade class researched animals and made the animals they researched out of clay.Gracie Fairfax
      Midshipman Fabiola N. Duran Juache helps Arnold Elementary first grade student Coral Kappel, make an animal out of clay. Kim Lucado’s first grade class researched animals and made the animals they researched out of clay.
    • Midshipman Joe Reilly (’20) draws shadows with a group of fifth grade students at Arnold Elementary.Gracie Fairfax
      Midshipman Joe Reilly (’20) draws shadows with a group of fifth grade students at Arnold Elementary.
    • Midshipman Garrett Barrios plays with bubbles with Amy Insley’s class at Jones Elementary.Gracie Fairfax
      Midshipman Garrett Barrios plays with bubbles with Amy Insley’s class at Jones Elementary.

    Mids For Kids Builds A Bridge Between Kids And Their Role Models

    By Gracie Fairfax
    To many kids in the Greater Annapolis area, seeing a midshipman in uniform is like seeing a superhero. Mids for Kids, a campus program under the Midshipman Action Group, partners with local schools to put midshipmen volunteers in the classroom. About 140 midshipmen are actively involved with 15...
    • After reading about a gorilla that was paraded around for 27 years as a part of a circus act, Susan Armiger’s fourth-grade class at Oak Hill Elementary did their classwork in a cage and sponsored gorillas through Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.
      After reading about a gorilla that was paraded around for 27 years as a part of a circus act, Susan Armiger’s fourth-grade class at Oak Hill Elementary did their classwork in a cage and sponsored gorillas through Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

    Oak Hill Elementary Students Go Ape Over Classwork

    By Dave Topp
    At times, an elementary school hallway can seem like a jungle. At Oak Hill Elementary School, Susan Armiger’s fourth-grade class made that concept a reality.
    Toward the end of the school’s first semester, Armiger’s class began reading Katherine Applegate’s book “The...

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