April 29, 2017
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    • Severna Park senior William Snyder’s project “Evaluating Autism Connectivity Models” earned him a tie for first place at this year’s Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. He advanced to the international fair, which will be held in Los Angeles this May.
      Severna Park senior William Snyder’s project “Evaluating Autism Connectivity Models” earned him a tie for first place at this year’s Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. He advanced to the international fair, which will be held in Los Angeles this May.

    Severna Park Senior William Snyder Ties For First Place At Regional Science And Engineering Fair

    By Ian Weiner
    Senior William Snyder represented Severna Park High School in March during the 50th annual Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Snyder’s project, named “Evaluating Autism Connectivity Models,” created a new method for evaluating autism neuroimaging studies....
    • Student lip dubbers Joey Riddle, Rachel Kalafos and Cliff Jamieson practiced a segment of the “Project: Lip Dub” while junior Nolan Marks filmed the action.Josee Molavi
      Student lip dubbers Joey Riddle, Rachel Kalafos and Cliff Jamieson practiced a segment of the “Project: Lip Dub” while junior Nolan Marks filmed the action.
    • Student lip dubbers Joey Riddle, Rachel Kalafos and Cliff Jamieson practiced a segment of the “Project: Lip Dub” while junior Nolan Marks filmed the action.Josee Molavi
      Student lip dubbers Joey Riddle, Rachel Kalafos and Cliff Jamieson practiced a segment of the “Project: Lip Dub” while junior Nolan Marks filmed the action.
    • Student lip dubbers Joey Riddle, Rachel Kalafos and Cliff Jamieson practiced a segment of the “Project: Lip Dub” while junior Nolan Marks filmed the action.Josee Molavi
      Student lip dubbers Joey Riddle, Rachel Kalafos and Cliff Jamieson practiced a segment of the “Project: Lip Dub” while junior Nolan Marks filmed the action.
    • Student lip dubbers Joey Riddle, Rachel Kalafos and Cliff Jamieson practiced a segment of the “Project: Lip Dub” while junior Nolan Marks filmed the action.Josee Molavi
      Student lip dubbers Joey Riddle, Rachel Kalafos and Cliff Jamieson practiced a segment of the “Project: Lip Dub” while junior Nolan Marks filmed the action.

    SPHS Student Lip Dub Video: The Highlight Of Annual STAR Week

    By Josee Molavi
    Severna Park High School students participated in an explosion of music, dance, and school spirit during their annual STAR (Students Taking Action Responsibly) Week of spirit and student empowerment. In the first-ever “Project: Lip Dub” video, directed and produced by junior Nolan Marks...
    • Joshua Randall posed with his project, the Lemon Battery.Gracie Fairfax
      Joshua Randall posed with his project, the Lemon Battery.
    • Brendan Abell posed with his project, which examined how temperature affects the bounce of a tennis ball, lacrosse ball and basketball.Gracie Fairfax
      Brendan Abell posed with his project, which examined how temperature affects the bounce of a tennis ball, lacrosse ball and basketball.
    • Brayden Roventini presented his project, the Spin Art Bot, to a panel of judges.Gracie Fairfax
      Brayden Roventini presented his project, the Spin Art Bot, to a panel of judges.
    • Judges (l-r) Donald Selvy, Kim McAllister and Jamie Miller evaluated a project using iPad evaluation forms.Gracie Fairfax
      Judges (l-r) Donald Selvy, Kim McAllister and Jamie Miller evaluated a project using iPad evaluation forms.
    • One student’s project studied whether bubble gum or mint-flavored gum lasts longer.Gracie Fairfax
      One student’s project studied whether bubble gum or mint-flavored gum lasts longer.

    Creativity Abounds At Jones Elementary STEM Fair

    By Gracie Fairfax
    All-in-one toothbrushes, bubble gum and cupcakes were just a few of the topics covered in this year’s STEM fair at Jones Elementary. Participation in the fair was required for fifth grade and optional for third and fourth grade. Younger grades also contributed projects to the fair, whether...
    • The Physics Club allows enthusiastic students to have fun with physics outside the classroom.Gracie Fairfax
      The Physics Club allows enthusiastic students to have fun with physics outside the classroom.
    • (L-R) Emily Geis, Gabi Higgins, Zach Souders and physics club co-founder Kaitlynn Lilly experimented with an online tone generator website.Gracie Fairfax
      (L-R) Emily Geis, Gabi Higgins, Zach Souders and physics club co-founder Kaitlynn Lilly experimented with an online tone generator website.
    • Physics club members (l-r) Max Boettinger, Lucas Tolley and Matt Wiley experimented with online physics programs.Gracie Fairfax
      Physics club members (l-r) Max Boettinger, Lucas Tolley and Matt Wiley experimented with online physics programs.
    • This third-place award from the Physics Olympics hangs in an upstairs hallway at Severna Park High School.Gracie Fairfax
      This third-place award from the Physics Olympics hangs in an upstairs hallway at Severna Park High School.

    Severna Park High Students Take Third Place At Physics Olympics

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Twelve Severna Park High School students recently attended the 25th annual Central Maryland Physics Olympics, held at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, Maryland. Though the competition was in its 25th year, this was the first appearance for Severna Park High School, which brought two teams of...
    • During a March assembly, Benfield Elementary kicked off Jump Rope for Heart, which encourages kids to develop heart-healthy habits and support American Heart Association research.Judy Tacyn
      During a March assembly, Benfield Elementary kicked off Jump Rope for Heart, which encourages kids to develop heart-healthy habits and support American Heart Association research.
    • One of the top fundraisers, Hannah Satterfield, gently “pied” fourth-grade teacher Molly Daniels.Judy Tacyn
      One of the top fundraisers, Hannah Satterfield, gently “pied” fourth-grade teacher Molly Daniels.
    • By raising a school-high $550, Teddy and Colby Evans got to pie Benfield Elementary Principal Debi Short during a March assembly.Judy Tacyn
      By raising a school-high $550, Teddy and Colby Evans got to pie Benfield Elementary Principal Debi Short during a March assembly.

    Benfield Students Celebrate Sweet Success Of Jump Rope For Health

    By Judy Tacyn
    More than 400 Benfield Elementary School students packed into their new gym on Friday, March 17, to watch some lucky friends toss cream pies into the faces of the Principal Debi Short and two teachers. The fun event was the culmination of the school’s Jump Rope for Heart activities held...
    • Jessie Praley (center) of Severna Park High School was one of five students selected by the Severna Park Kiwanis as a finalist for the club’s Teenager of the Year.Judy Tacyn
      Jessie Praley (center) of Severna Park High School was one of five students selected by the Severna Park Kiwanis as a finalist for the club’s Teenager of the Year.

    Jessie Praley Honored Among Finalists For Kiwanis’ Teenager Of The Year Award

    By Judy Tacyn
    After scouting local schools for enthusiastic students with academic and civic accolades, the Severna Park Kiwanis whittled down its list to five prospective Teenager of the Year possibilities.
    Among the finalists, who were each recognized and presented with scholarships during a March ceremony at...
    • To qualify as Military Child of the Year, Alex McGrath had to move at least five times in his lifetime; volunteer an average of 75 hours during the current year; maintain exceptional grades; and excel in sports, theater or music.
      To qualify as Military Child of the Year, Alex McGrath had to move at least five times in his lifetime; volunteer an average of 75 hours during the current year; maintain exceptional grades; and excel in sports, theater or music.

    Severna Park Senior Named 2017 Military Child Of The Year

    By Judy Tacyn
    Chosen from more than 400 national nominees, Severna Park High School senior Alexander McGrath was recently named Military Child of the Year, representing the United States Navy.
    Military Child of the Year award recipients are recognized military children, U.S. youngsters who face the challenges...
  • Ever A Surprise In SPMS’ “Beauty And The Beast”

    By Anonymous
    Disney’s tale as old as time got revamped the weekend of March 31-April 2 when Severna Park Middle School’s Spartan Lyrical Society presented its spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” with a steampunk twist. The audience of children and children-at-heart were spellbound by...
    • This month, we asked Ms. Dalton’s class, “If you could switch places with your parents for one day, what chore would you make them do?”Gracie Fairfax
      This month, we asked Ms. Dalton’s class, “If you could switch places with your parents for one day, what chore would you make them do?”
    • This month, we asked Ms. Dalton’s class, “If you could switch places with your parents for one day, what chore would you make them do?”Gracie Fairfax
      This month, we asked Ms. Dalton’s class, “If you could switch places with your parents for one day, what chore would you make them do?”

    Question Of The Month: Shipley's Choice Elementary

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Dalton’s class at Shipley’s Choice Elementary School answered the question:
    If you could switch places with your parents for one day, what chore would you make them do?...
    • Seventh-grade student Audrey Langston-Wiebe outlined her design in wax using a kistka. Gracie Fairfax
      Seventh-grade student Audrey Langston-Wiebe outlined her design in wax using a kistka.
    • Seventh-grade student Lucy Lunay applied wax to her egg so the blue would appear after the next round of dyeing. Gracie Fairfax
      Seventh-grade student Lucy Lunay applied wax to her egg so the blue would appear after the next round of dyeing.
    • Seventh-grade students Brielley Juarez and Frenchezza Jumawan outlined eggs in wax.Gracie Fairfax
      Seventh-grade students Brielley Juarez and Frenchezza Jumawan outlined eggs in wax.
    • These eggs, made by parent Coreen Weilminster and her sister, were brought in as an example of the Ukrainian craft. Gracie Fairfax
      These eggs, made by parent Coreen Weilminster and her sister, were brought in as an example of the Ukrainian craft.
    • Seventh-grade student Ana Hernandez revealed her finished product.Gracie Fairfax
      Seventh-grade student Ana Hernandez revealed her finished product.

    Severn River Middle School National Junior Art Honor Society Creates Ukrainian Easter Eggs

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Art teacher Erika Oldershaw’s National Junior Art Society learned the Ukrainian art of making Pysanky Easter eggs on Thursday, March 30. The activity was led by Severn River Middle School parent Coreen Weilminster, who enjoys making the eggs as a hobby.
    The students began by outlining...
  • Severna Park High School Rock ‘N’ Roll Rewind Announced!

    By Anonymous
    Now is your chance to see some of your favorite Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival alumni performers onstage again. Mark your calendars for a rockin’ good time! The inaugural Rock ‘N’ Roll Rewind is scheduled for June 3 at Michael’s 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie from 7:00pm to 11...
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  • Calling All High School Journalism Students!

    By Anonymous
    Are you a high school junior or senior interested in the field of journalism? The Severna Park Voice offers internships to students who are avid learners and will be enrolled in a newspaper or journalism class this semester.
    Interns will have exciting opportunities to write articles, pitch story...
  • Women Of Color Honors Future Leaders From Around The ParkExclusive

    By Kerrigan Stern
    As academic achievers and community contributors, three students — two from Broadneck High and one from Severna Park High — were recently recognized with 36 other students countywide as Women of Color Future Leader Award scholarship recipients.
    Ava Porter and Michelle Bharath from...
  • Creating The Perfect Study EnvironmentExclusive

    By C2 Education Severna Park
    Midterms are coming, and finals will be here before you know it. Students everywhere are biting their nails and doodling nervously in their notebooks, hoping they’ll do well. But how do you turn your hopes into reality?
    With good study habits. If you start thinking about studying now, you...
    • With two victories already this year, the SPHS “It’s Academic” team of Ben Luke, Antonio Karides and Tyler Smith hope to advance to the finals in their last playoff run together.
      With two victories already this year, the SPHS “It’s Academic” team of Ben Luke, Antonio Karides and Tyler Smith hope to advance to the finals in their last playoff run together.
    • (L-r) Ben Luke, Tyler Smith and Antonio Karides won an “It’s Academic” semifinal match in February against Wilde Lake and Notre Dame Prep.
      (L-r) Ben Luke, Tyler Smith and Antonio Karides won an “It’s Academic” semifinal match in February against Wilde Lake and Notre Dame Prep.

    SPHS “It’s Academic” Team Makes One Last Playoff Run

    By Zach Sparks
    Every team sport has a dynasty – basketball has the ‘90s Chicago Bulls and ‘80s Celtics among others, baseball witnessed the turn-of-the-millennium success of the New York Yankees, and the modern-day New England Patriots in football are the newest members of the dynasty club. The...
    • With their spring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” SPMS students will put their own surprising twist on the tale as old as time.Photos courtesy of Emily Allgair
      With their spring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” SPMS students will put their own surprising twist on the tale as old as time.
    • With their spring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” SPMS students will put their own surprising twist on the tale as old as time.Photos courtesy of Emily Allgair
      With their spring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” SPMS students will put their own surprising twist on the tale as old as time.
    • With their spring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” SPMS students will put their own surprising twist on the tale as old as time.Photos courtesy of Emily Allgair
      With their spring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” SPMS students will put their own surprising twist on the tale as old as time.

    SPMS Students Gear Up To Present Steampunked “Beauty And The Beast” Musical

    By Jane Seiss
    Severna Park Middle School students and creative staff members are hard at work on their interpretation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” which they will present March 31 through April 2 at the school. Sixty-three students will take the stage that weekend in a steampunk version...
    • Belvedere Elementary School student Stella Keeney earned first place for fourth grade short story in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest.Photos by Rian Oliver
      Belvedere Elementary School student Stella Keeney earned first place for fourth grade short story in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest.
    • Folger McKinsey Elementary School student Griffin Hopper earned first place for third grade short story in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest.Photos by Rian Oliver
      Folger McKinsey Elementary School student Griffin Hopper earned first place for third grade short story in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest.
    • Folger McKinsey Elementary School student Meera Carey won first place for third grade poetry in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest.Photos by Rian Oliver
      Folger McKinsey Elementary School student Meera Carey won first place for third grade poetry in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest.
    • Shipley’s Choice Elementary School student Sophia Procaccini won second place for fourth grade short story in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest.Photos by Rian Oliver
      Shipley’s Choice Elementary School student Sophia Procaccini won second place for fourth grade short story in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest.

    Writers Pen Winning Stories And Poems For The Young Authors Contest

    By Rian Oliver
    Several area students recently earned awards in the Anne Arundel County Reading Council’s Young Authors contest. The elementary contest was for children in grades two through five. Students were awarded first- and second-place prizes for their original stories and poems. A panel of teachers...
    • Before auditioning for “The Voice” Taylor Brown sang at Greek Sings, a sorority and fraternity dance competition hosted at Towson University.Photo courtesy of Taylor Brown
      Before auditioning for “The Voice” Taylor Brown sang at Greek Sings, a sorority and fraternity dance competition hosted at Towson University.

    Where Are They Now? Auditioning For Reality TV

    By Alena Carhart
    Taylor Brown Of SPHS’ Class Of 2013 Seized The Chance To Audition For NBC’s “The Voice”
    Approximately 5,000 people auditioned on February 25 at the Baltimore Convention Center for their shot at music stardom, and of those vocalists, only 10 were selected. Severna Park High...
    • This month, Mrs. Walsh’s class answered the question “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”
      This month, Mrs. Walsh’s class answered the question “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”

    Question Of The Month: Broadneck Elementary School

    By Rob Odle
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Mrs. Walsh’s class at Broadneck Elementary School answered the question:
    “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”
     
    I would...
  • Severn Students Test Ingenuity With Friendly Engineering Competition

    By Zach Sparks
    Nearly 80 students from Severn’s Upper and Middle School competed in the TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition on March 2, engaging in collaboration, deep thinking, grit and fun. After completing an essay and taking a multiple choice exam focused on...
    • The new media center at Severna Park High is equipped with the latest technology and creates a comfortable space for students to sneak in extra study time before or after school or during lunch.Photos by Jane Seiss
      The new media center at Severna Park High is equipped with the latest technology and creates a comfortable space for students to sneak in extra study time before or after school or during lunch.

    Tech Upgrades And Unique Resources Among Improvements At New SPHS Media Center

    By Jane Seiss
    Among the many celebrated features at the newly constructed Severna Park High School is a state-of-the-art media center/library that boasts new technology, organized departments and instruction areas on two stories. The impressive space is illuminated floor to ceiling by natural light, and it has...

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