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    • 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...
    • On February 17, author and illustrator Jennifer O’Connell visited Jones Elementary to discuss her perseverance as a writer and the importance of preserving the environment.
      On February 17, author and illustrator Jennifer O’Connell visited Jones Elementary to discuss her perseverance as a writer and the importance of preserving the environment.
    • On February 17, author and illustrator Jennifer O’Connell visited Jones Elementary to discuss her perseverance as a writer and the importance of preserving the environment.
      On February 17, author and illustrator Jennifer O’Connell visited Jones Elementary to discuss her perseverance as a writer and the importance of preserving the environment.

    Jennifer O’Connell Astounds Jones Students With A Tale About A Whale

    By Zach Sparks
    Children often become engrossed in fairytales and whimsical stories about magic or unearthly creatures, but on February 17, Jones Elementary students were captivated by “The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story,” a real-life account presented by Bethesda author and illustrator Jennifer O...
  • Tips For Parents At Midyear Report Card Time

    By Cheryl Queen
    The new year is upon us, which means that it’s also time for midyear report cards. For many families, report cards can stir up stressful emotions, particularly if their children are struggling with one or more school subjects. But the midyear report card should be used as a tool to identify...
    • The Severna Park Ski and Board Club has raised more than $700 for the Wounded Warrior Project with a car wash and other fundraisers.
      The Severna Park Ski and Board Club has raised more than $700 for the Wounded Warrior Project with a car wash and other fundraisers.
    • The Severna Park Ski and Board Club has raised more than $700 for the Wounded Warrior Project with a car wash and other fundraisers.
      The Severna Park Ski and Board Club has raised more than $700 for the Wounded Warrior Project with a car wash and other fundraisers.

    Severna Park Ski And Board Club Hosts Car Wash For The Wounded Warrior Project

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    In late 2016, the Severna Park Ski and Board Club hosted a car wash to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
    The Severna Park Ski and Board Club was founded by Brady Wachs, Max Dunoyer and Cedar Williams (all juniors at Severna Park High School). The club was started so that students could ski and...
  • Archbishop Spalding To Host 50th-Anniversary Gala On March 25Exclusive

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    For the last 50 years, Archbishop Spalding High School has offered Catholic education while instilling in students, faculty and staff a commitment to serving others. The school will celebrate that 50-year milestone with an anniversary gala on Saturday, March 25, at 6:00pm in the athletic center....
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  • Calling All High School Journalism Students!Exclusive

    By Voice Media
    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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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