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    • AACC students Cynthia Murphy (left) and Alexandra Carter spoke with Delegate Pam Beidle in the House office building on February 8.
      AACC students Cynthia Murphy (left) and Alexandra Carter spoke with Delegate Pam Beidle in the House office building on February 8.
    • Senator Ed Reilly addressed AACC students in the James Senate Office Building.
      Senator Ed Reilly addressed AACC students in the James Senate Office Building.
    • AACC students and staff went to watch a session before meeting with legislators for Student Advocacy Day.
      AACC students and staff went to watch a session before meeting with legislators for Student Advocacy Day.

    Students Lobby For Funding During MACC Student Advocacy DayExclusive

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    On February 8, some Maryland community college students skipped class.
    “My professor was OK with it,” said Austin Gannon, one of the seven students in Annapolis representing Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) for Student...
    • At Magothy River Middle and Severn River Middle, Rob Stojakovich preaches hard work. “We all have to have this idea that we’re responsible to each other, to be prepared so that we’re all successful,” he said.Zach Sparks
      At Magothy River Middle and Severn River Middle, Rob Stojakovich preaches hard work. “We all have to have this idea that we’re responsible to each other, to be prepared so that we’re all successful,” he said.

    Rob Stojakovich Preaches Importance Of Knowledge And Hard Work

    By Zach Sparks
    The 2017 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year semifinalists cover a wide range of grade levels and subject areas. Among the 10 potential winners are Tim Smith, a physical education teacher at Folger McKinsey Elementary in Severna Park; Robert Stojakovich, a music teacher at...
    • Folger McKinsey physical education teacher Tim Smith incorporates exciting games and activities into his lesson plans.Zach Sparks
      Folger McKinsey physical education teacher Tim Smith incorporates exciting games and activities into his lesson plans.

    Tim Smith Puts Students On Lifelong Path To Wellness

    By Zach Sparks
    The 2017 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year semifinalists cover a wide range of grade levels and subject areas. Among the 10 potential winners are Tim Smith, a physical education teacher at Folger McKinsey Elementary in Severna Park; Robert Stojakovich, a music teacher at...
    • Ruth Parker Eason’s Alma Durm works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of her high school students in Millersville.Zach Sparks
      Ruth Parker Eason’s Alma Durm works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of her high school students in Millersville.

    Alma Durm Pays Special Attention To The Needs Of Her Students

    By Zach Sparks
    The 2017 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year semifinalists cover a wide range of grade levels and subject areas. Among the 10 potential winners are Tim Smith, a physical education teacher at Folger McKinsey Elementary in Severna Park; Robert Stojakovich, a music teacher at...
    • Alexander Prigge led Boy Scout Troop 450 in assembling backpacks for the Blue Ribbon Project, an Annapolis-based nonprofit that provides needs and comforts items for foster children.Casey Pollock
      Alexander Prigge led Boy Scout Troop 450 in assembling backpacks for the Blue Ribbon Project, an Annapolis-based nonprofit that provides needs and comforts items for foster children.

    Eagle Scout Project Fills Backpacks With Love

    By Rosalie Spielman
    For child victims of abuse who are taken into custody by social services, it must be a frightening time, as they are thrust into a new house with strangers, without any of their own belongings. But there exists a program to help these children as they enter emergency foster care.
    Life Scout...
    • For the Lions International 2016 Peace Poster contest, seventh-grader Allyson Bryant was tasked by the club and teacher Erika Oldershaw (left) with submitting an illustration that conveyed a celebration of peace without any words.Provided
      For the Lions International 2016 Peace Poster contest, seventh-grader Allyson Bryant was tasked by the club and teacher Erika Oldershaw (left) with submitting an illustration that conveyed a celebration of peace without any words.
    • Erika Oldershaw (left), Allyson Bryant (middle) and Catherine Violette celebrated the seventh-grader’s poster, which included Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Ella Fitzgerald as symbols of peace.Provided
      Erika Oldershaw (left), Allyson Bryant (middle) and Catherine Violette celebrated the seventh-grader’s poster, which included Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Ella Fitzgerald as symbols of peace.

    Young Artist Wins Lions Club’s Annual Peace Poster Contest

    By Jane Seiss
    In Allyson Bryant’s drawing that earned district first place in the Lions International 2016 Peace Poster contest, three historical figures loom over a winding rainbow, and doves flutter above a peace sign adorned with flower petals.
    The Severn River Middle School (SRMS) seventh-grader...
  • Singers And Dancers Submerge Themselves In Rehearsals For Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival

    By Josee Molavi
    Although the Severna Park Falcons left their old nest behind for a new building this past January, the community can rest assured that their favorite Falcon traditions will be brought along into the new school — including Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival XXVIII. In its 28th year, Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival will open this March for a two-weekend run of nostalgic song and dance. “Atlantis,” this year’s theme for the renowned high school production, will feature under-the-sea-inspired musical numbers.

    Auditions were held in the old building, and the cast list was released on December 22, the last day of school for SPHS students before the 2016 winter break. The...
    • Broadneck High School faculty came out in full force to support this year’s Cool Schools Challenge. The students and faculty combined raised $19,044 this year.
      Broadneck High School faculty came out in full force to support this year’s Cool Schools Challenge. The students and faculty combined raised $19,044 this year.
    • Severna Park High School had a tough time recruiting members and raising money this year due to the transition to a new building, but still had a strong showing during the plunge.
      Severna Park High School had a tough time recruiting members and raising money this year due to the transition to a new building, but still had a strong showing during the plunge.

    Local Schools Give Back Through The Cool Schools Challenge

    By Rob Odle
    For eight years now, the Cool Schools Challenge, a branch of Maryland’s Polar Bear Plunge, has allowed school-age kids from all over Maryland to compete against one another to find out what school can raise the most for Special Olympics Maryland. Anne Arundel County Public Schools is, as of...
  • Well-Dressed Students Take The Catwalk At SPHS Prom Fashion Show

    By Cathy Ford
    Severna Park High School’s Key Club rolled out the red carpet and opened up the catwalk on Friday, February 3, for the annual Prom Fashion Show, featuring the latest styles from David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse, all modeled by student volunteers. Proceeds from the show will...
    • Audrey Long posed in the Washington Presidential Inaugural Fashion Show in Washington, D.C., on January 21. “I’ve modeled a designer from India and one from Russia, and it’s amazing how they express their culture through the clothes they create,” Long said.Lee Troung
      Audrey Long posed in the Washington Presidential Inaugural Fashion Show in Washington, D.C., on January 21. “I’ve modeled a designer from India and one from Russia, and it’s amazing how they express their culture through the clothes they create,” Long said.

    Audrey Long Preps For D.C. Fashion Week

    By Alena Carhart
    SPHS Junior Shares The Positive Awakening In The Fashion Industry

     

    Like dance and music, fashion is a form of creative expression that illustrates cultural diversity. Severna Park High junior Audrey Long will showcase her creativity as a model in D.C. Fashion Week this February...

    • This month, we asked Mrs. Lincoln’s class “If you could invite one historic figure alive or dead to dinner, who would it be and why?”Rob Odle
      This month, we asked Mrs. Lincoln’s class “If you could invite one historic figure alive or dead to dinner, who would it be and why?”

    Question Of The Month: Benfield 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. Lincoln’s class at Benfield Elementary School answered the question:
    If you could invite one historic figure to dinner, who would it be and why?
     
    Harriett Tubman because...
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  • Broadneck And Cape St. Claire Elementary Schools Won’t Be RedistrictedExclusive

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    The Anne Arundel County Board of Education declined to bring to public hearing any options that would redistrict Broadneck and Cape St. Claire elementary schools, ending the process begun by a citizen committee several months ago.
    The committee had studied options available to alleviate, to the...
  • Board Of Education Adopts Cum Laude Honors SystemExclusive

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    Valedictorian And Salutatorian Honors Also Maintained
     
    The Anne Arundel County Board of Education adopted changes to its grading policy by implementing a cum laude honors system and maintaining traditional valedictorian and salutatorian honors at all high schools.
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  • BGE’s Captain Mercaptan Natural Gas Safety Contest Kicks OffExclusive

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    First Five Contest Entries Eligible For A Special Prize This Year

     
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has commenced the 2017 Adventures of Captain Mercaptan BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge. The annual contest encourages elementary school students in BGE’s service area...

    • Kindergartners in Margie Leidner’s class at St. John the Evangelist School use Osmo, an augmented reality application, to learn about geometrical shapes.John Singleton
      Kindergartners in Margie Leidner’s class at St. John the Evangelist School use Osmo, an augmented reality application, to learn about geometrical shapes.

    St John’s Integrates High-Tech Applications Into Traditional EducationExclusive

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    Could the next breakthrough in nanotechnology, artificial intelligence or mechatronics be led by a graduate of St. John the Evangelist School? With a high-tech curriculum that includes weekly computer labs, interactive SMART boards and a multilayered robotics program, the possibilities are...
    • SPHS senior Sarah Howland poses with her latest design for the Prom Fashion Show.Provided
      SPHS senior Sarah Howland poses with her latest design for the Prom Fashion Show.

    SPHS Prom Fashion Show Features Student Designer Sarah Howland

    By Zach Sparks
    Severna Park High School senior Sarah Howland was 7 years old when she discovered her passion for fashion design. “My grandma got me this purple journal that had a navy blue gown on the cover,” Howland said. “I started designing princess-like ball gowns and putting them in this...
    • Christopher Whitehead, vice president of communications for the Maryland Art Education Association, honored Oak Hill artist Abbie Heath for her piece, “Sunflowers.”Provided
      Christopher Whitehead, vice president of communications for the Maryland Art Education Association, honored Oak Hill artist Abbie Heath for her piece, “Sunflowers.”

    Oak Hill Student’s Art Exhibited At Walters Museum And Beyond

    By Jane Seiss
    Last spring, Oak Hill student Abbie Heath used pastels and glue to create a beautiful piece of art called “Sunflowers.” Her art teacher, Catherine Caple, selected the work for inclusion in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools art exhibit at Westfield Mall in Annapolis. Abbie was...
    • Severna Park High School senior Jake Griswold volunteers avidly at the Earleigh Heights Fire Station, a service that has continued in his family for two generations.
      Severna Park High School senior Jake Griswold volunteers avidly at the Earleigh Heights Fire Station, a service that has continued in his family for two generations.

    Meet Jake Griswold, Student Firefighter

    By Ian Weiner - Student Intern
    When Severna Park High School senior Jake Griswold turned 16, he signed up for something most high school sophomores wouldn’t consider: volunteer firefighting. Just as his father, grandfather and uncle had done before him, Griswold wanted to continue a tradition that had been present in his...

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