October 21, 2017
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    • Alyssa Panzer produces her scented bath bombs from her Chartridge home, creating unique combinations that make bath water fizzle and turn into different colors, all while moisturizing the skin.
      Alyssa Panzer produces her scented bath bombs from her Chartridge home, creating unique combinations that make bath water fizzle and turn into different colors, all while moisturizing the skin.

    SPHS’s Alyssa Panzer Starts Cosmetics Firm

    By Darrell Mak
    Severna Park High School senior Alyssa Panzer stumbled on her latent entrepreneurial talent at a time when she was just trying to save some money by making her own gift baskets of bath bombs.
    “I saw people giving them away as gifts, but they were really pricey,” recalled Panzer, whose...

    Community Remembers Bruce Blackman

    By Monica Resa and Dylan Roche
    Over the course of his 38-year teaching career at Severna Park High School, Bruce Blackman left an indelible mark on not only countless students but also countless parents and colleagues, and never was that more evident than in the wake of the beloved educator’s passing on September 15, when...
    • After taking the PSAT his junior year, Clifford Jamieson has been declared a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship. He will be in the running for an array of scholarships toward his college education.
      After taking the PSAT his junior year, Clifford Jamieson has been declared a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship. He will be in the running for an array of scholarships toward his college education.

    Meet National Merit Scholar Semifinalist Clifford Jamieson

    By Alena Carhart
    SPHS Senior Is One Of The Highest Scoring Entrants In Maryland
    From a pool of 50,000 high-scoring test takers in the United States, only 16,000 are chosen as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, and senior Clifford Jamieson is one of them.
    According to the National Merit Scholarship...
  • Parents Respond To Later School Start Times

    By Voice Media
    For years, a group of advocates made up of parents and pediatricians called on Anne Arundel County Public Schools to change start times, saying that 7:17am was too early for sleep-deprived teenagers to be starting class. Following months of public forums and surveys, the Anne Arundel County Board...
    • Cape St. Claire Elementary students worked with artist Gayle Mangan Kassal to create a mural that highlighted the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its tributaries in their backyard.
      Cape St. Claire Elementary students worked with artist Gayle Mangan Kassal to create a mural that highlighted the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its tributaries in their backyard.
    • Cape St. Claire Elementary students worked with artist Gayle Mangan Kassal to create a mural that highlighted the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its tributaries in their backyard.
      Cape St. Claire Elementary students worked with artist Gayle Mangan Kassal to create a mural that highlighted the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its tributaries in their backyard.
    • Cape St. Claire Elementary students worked with artist Gayle Mangan Kassal to create a mural that highlighted the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its tributaries in their backyard.
      Cape St. Claire Elementary students worked with artist Gayle Mangan Kassal to create a mural that highlighted the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its tributaries in their backyard.
    • Cape St. Claire Elementary students worked with artist Gayle Mangan Kassal to create a mural that highlighted the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its tributaries in their backyard.
      Cape St. Claire Elementary students worked with artist Gayle Mangan Kassal to create a mural that highlighted the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its tributaries in their backyard.

    Students Raise Environmental Awareness With Collaborative Mural

    By Judy Tacyn
    Take 592 artistic and environmentally conscious elementary school students, give them sketch books, paint and brushes, and a palette as large as the side of a building. Add an award-winning local mural artist and enthusiastic faculty ready to beautify the Cape St. Claire Elementary School courtyard...
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.
    • “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.Photos by Alena Carhart
      “SP Idol,” which was held on September 27, drew a crowd of competitive singers to perform for the crowd and help raise money for the Tri-M society’s designated charity, Music for Memory.

    Tri-M Society Impresses With “Severna Park Idol” Fundraiser

    By Alena Carhart
    From screen to stage, Severna Park High School put its own twist on “American Idol” with “SP Idol” to raise money for the Tri-M society charity, Music for Memory.
    “Music for Memory Foundation is a group that is doing research on how music affects patients with...
  • Students Establish And Lead Girls Bible Study Group

    By Maryellen Myers
    Eight years ago, a small group of students at Severna Park High School began to host Girls Bible Study, commonly referred to as GBS. GBS is linked to YoungLife, a non-denominational program based on Christian values and principles, but GBS is more independent and student-based; there are no official leaders aside from the seniors attending Severna Park High School.

    Every Friday before school, girls gather at Starbucks around 6:00am to begin their lesson. GBS starts with girls sharing their “highs and lows,” and after everyone gets a chance to talk, the leader of the meeting teaches everyone her lesson, which consists of a Bible passage or verse and an explanation of how it can...
    • This month, we asked Ms. Ross’ class, “What is something that you used to be afraid of and why?”
      This month, we asked Ms. Ross’ class, “What is something that you used to be afraid of and why?”

    Question Of The Month: Folger McKinsey

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Ross’ class at Folger McKinsey Elementary answered the question:
    What is something that you used to be afraid of and why?
     
    I used to be afraid of heights, but I'm not...
  • Power Of The Matriarch: Go To The Funeral

    By Leslie Dolsak
    Brené Brown, in her new book, “Braving the Wilderness,” is emphatic about attending funerals. When my father died, I will always remember attendees and no-shows. People shocked me with their “conflicting plans.” But even beyond attendance, I remember exactly who gave...

    Karen Stevens Tri Challenges Young Athletes

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    The Severna Park Community Center held its ninth annual Karen Stevens Memorial Kids Triathlon on Saturday, September 23, drawing a group of competitive youth to swim, cycle and run against others in their age groups. Among the participants was Court Barrett, who placed second in the 9-10 age...
  • A Fresh Take On The New School

    By Jimmy Burton
    A Review Of The New School From Those Who Never Knew The Old One
    Because the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Severna Park High School was held less than a year ago, last January, comparisons to the old school are bound to come up. Some students complain about the lack of cell service, and...
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    Bands By The Bay Will March Into Broadneck High On October 7Exclusive

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    Feel the excitement – more than 19 of the best marching bands from Maryland, North Carolina and New York are gathering at Broadneck High School (1265 Green Holly Drive in Annapolis) on October 7 for the annual Bands by the Bay show.
    Gates will open at 1:30pm, with the first band stepping off...

    The Separation Of School And Society

    By Zach Sparks
    How Schools Decide To Intervene In Personal Matters Or Bring Current Events Into The Classroom
    When the Netflix TV series “13 Reasons Why” was introduced in March 2017, parents and teachers had to scramble as they learned that the program contained more than just entertainment. The...
  • Lindsay Reflects On Five Years Of Leading Community College

    By Dylan Roche
    Dr. Dawn Lindsay stepped into the role of president of Anne Arundel Community College in late summer 2012, and in the five years since becoming a leader of the nationally ranked school, Lindsay has immersed herself not only in the culture of the college but also in that of the greater Anne Arundel...
    • On September 1, 2016, Emily Shoults (blue shirt) congregated at the Eiffel Tower with other American students, and one Serbian citizen, who were preparing to meet their host families in France.
      On September 1, 2016, Emily Shoults (blue shirt) congregated at the Eiffel Tower with other American students, and one Serbian citizen, who were preparing to meet their host families in France.
    • Emily Shoults and her friend Emma posed in front of Lake Annecy, which was a 30-minute train ride from La Roche-sur-Foron.
      Emily Shoults and her friend Emma posed in front of Lake Annecy, which was a 30-minute train ride from La Roche-sur-Foron.
    • Emily Shoults (middle) hiked in the mountains of Bonneville with visitors from New Zealand, Norway, Germany and the United States.
      Emily Shoults (middle) hiked in the mountains of Bonneville with visitors from New Zealand, Norway, Germany and the United States.
    • Emily (right) said farewell to two Wisconsin friends as they carried their luggage through a Paris airport.
      Emily (right) said farewell to two Wisconsin friends as they carried their luggage through a Paris airport.

    SPHS Junior Returns From Year Of Study In France

    By Jane Seiss
    Through an American Field Service (AFS) youth exchange study abroad program, Severna Park High School junior Emily Shoults spent her sophomore year living with a host family in the small town of La Roche-sur-Foron in southeastern France. She arrived last August, speaking only a couple of words of...
    • (L-R) Rev. Jim Proffitt and Al Jones lauded Ben Oursler for his leadership skills after he created a fire pit area with comfortable bench seating for at least 40 people at St. John the Evangelist.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      (L-R) Rev. Jim Proffitt and Al Jones lauded Ben Oursler for his leadership skills after he created a fire pit area with comfortable bench seating for at least 40 people at St. John the Evangelist.

    Ben Oursler Earns Eagle Rank While Giving Back To Faith Community

    By Judy Tacyn
    When deciding on a single Eagle Scout project that will leave a lasting impact, it may seem as if adolescents have many options to consider. But for Ben Oursler of Troop 450, located at St. John the Evangelist Church, his list never included more than one location. A lifelong parishioner of St....
    • Overhead projectors, chalkboards — so many of the tools used by teachers have become obsolete in the modern classroom, but what else has changed over the decades? Are middle school students solving algebra problems at a younger age? Are high schoolers still reading “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain? Using responses from teachers and students polled by the Severna Park Voice, the graphic below compares classrooms of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s with the classrooms of the 21st century.
      Overhead projectors, chalkboards — so many of the tools used by teachers have become obsolete in the modern classroom, but what else has changed over the decades? Are middle school students solving algebra problems at a younger age? Are high schoolers still reading “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain? Using responses from teachers and students polled by the Severna Park Voice, the graphic below compares classrooms of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s with the classrooms of the 21st century.

    Education Now And Then: How Classroom Learning Has Changed

    By Zach Sparks
    When Severna Park Middle School eighth-grade math teacher Mary White was a student in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, calculators were not used and all material was presented via a chalkboard or overhead projector.
    “There was no discovery learning, no collaboration with other...
  • Parenting For A Different World Announces Seminar Set For Oct. 10

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    Parenting for a Different World, a group bringing educational programs to the community, will hold “Authentic Success: Raising Children And Adolescents Who Are Prepared To Thrive In A Challenging World” on Tuesday, October 10, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Severna Park Community Center....
    • David Ensor works with the Severna Park Community Center and Barbara Roederer to provide free swim lessons to children with special needs.
      David Ensor works with the Severna Park Community Center and Barbara Roederer to provide free swim lessons to children with special needs.

    Memorial Fund Provides Free Swim Lessons For Special Needs Children

    By Gracie Fairfax
    When beloved swim instructor Karen Stevens passed away in 2009, her husband, Chris Stevens — along with Severna Park Community Center’s then-director of aquatics, Maureen Kogut, and volunteer David Ensor — wanted to honor her, so they set up a memorial fund in her memory. Each...
  • The Power Of The Matriarch: Saving Wonder Woman With Radical Self-Care

    By Leslie Dolsak
    I just attended an annual women’s retreat in the beautiful Berkshires in Massachusetts. Each morning, crisp air greeted my cheeks, and each evening, the Tanglewood symphony sang me to sleep. This year’s Kripalu yoga retreat was led by Joan Borysenko, a Harvard-trained expert on the mind...
  • AACPS Surpasses State Average In 13 Of 14 Areas On PARCC Assessments

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    The percentage of Anne Arundel County Public Schools students who reached the level designated as College and Career Ready on their respective PARCC assessments surpassed the state average in 13 of 14 assessed areas, according to data released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)....

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