November 21, 2017
School & Youth
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  • OHES To Hold 10th Annual Fundraising Event

    By Maryellen Myers
    Oak Hill Elementary School’s PTO will hold its annual silent and live auction event on November 18 at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall. This event is a 200-guest dinner/dance and raises money to cover the expenses of all school-related activities throughout the course of this year. With a...
    • “Oklahoma!” at Severna Park High School features a talented cast of students and promises plenty of romance, music, comedy and adventure.Photo by Sharon Mager
      “Oklahoma!” at Severna Park High School features a talented cast of students and promises plenty of romance, music, comedy and adventure.

    Severna Park High School To Present “Oklahoma!”

    By Sharon Mager
    Set at the turn of the 20th century, “Oklahoma!” has resonated with audiences since 1943, when they were first introduced to a cast of cowboys and farmhands searching for love. Severna Park High School will present its version of “Oklahoma!” for its annual fall musical on...
    • At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
      At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
    • At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
      At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
    • At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
      At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.

    Students Learn To Code At Severna Park Schools

    By Jane Seiss
    As “digital natives,” today’s young people are more tech savvy than many adults. Building on what they already know about technology, elementary school students in Severna Park are now learning computer programming thanks to an innovative educational program offered through Silver...
    • (L-R) Severna Park Middle School SGA members Fletcher Port, Sophia Urrea and Nick Patrick went from room to room collecting cans during the Harvest for the Hungry food drive.Photo by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Severna Park Middle School SGA members Fletcher Port, Sophia Urrea and Nick Patrick went from room to room collecting cans during the Harvest for the Hungry food drive.

    Can It, Will Ya! Food Drive Helps Kids Silence Hunger

    By Zach Sparks
    The heart of a blue whale weighs about 1,000 pounds. An empty 6-by-12-foot U-Haul cargo trailer is 1,920 pounds. Crocodiles can weigh up to 2,300 pounds. What is heavier than each of those things?
    Severna Park Middle collected 3,111 pounds of food for needy families during Anne Arundel County...
    • This month, we asked Mrs. Merrill’s class, “If you could invite any person to Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?”
      This month, we asked Mrs. Merrill’s class, “If you could invite any person to Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?”

    Question Of The Month: Severna Park Elementary

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Mrs. Merrill’s class at Severna Park Elementary answered the question:
    If you could invite any person to Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?
     
    Anne Frank, to see what her...
    • The Severna Park community recently came together to make Olivia Hubbard’s 12th birthday celebration a special one.
      The Severna Park community recently came together to make Olivia Hubbard’s 12th birthday celebration a special one.

    Community Unites For Girl’s Special Birthday Celebration

    By Jane Seiss
    The Hubbard family came to live in Severna Park in February after being stationed in Georgia for several years as an Air Force family. Moving around the country and coping with a parent’s overseas deployments can be difficult for families with school-age children, but for the Hubbards,...


    Severna Park Elementary Students Ponder “Why I Write”

    By Voice Media
    Kids were home from school on October 20, which was not only a professional development day but also National Day on Writing. When Severna Park Elementary students returned the following week, they celebrated the literacy day by engaging in “Why I Write,” a campaign designed to get kids...
  • Boy Scout Troop 450 Holds Christmas Wreath Sale

    By Voice Media
    Along with savoring eggnog and caroling through the community, decorating is a surefire way to get into the holiday spirit. Boy Scout Troop 450 is now holding its annual sale of wreaths, centerpieces and living trees. There are two pickup/delivery options: through Gary’s Gardens or UPS....
    • Green Apple Day created an opportunity to connect Folger McKinsey students with their learning environment, instilling a sense of responsibility for caring for the world in which they live.
      Green Apple Day created an opportunity to connect Folger McKinsey students with their learning environment, instilling a sense of responsibility for caring for the world in which they live.

    Folger Students Empowered To Care For Their World

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    Folger McKinsey Elementary students kicked off the start of the current school year by coming together as a community to celebrate Green Apple Day. The Green Apple Day of Service is an international movement of nearly a million volunteers in more than 70 countries that celebrates the central role...
  • Students Showcase Entrepreneurship Skills In The Diamond Challenge

    By Alena Carhart
    Hannah Nicholson And Erica Szymanski Patent Pending On Their Creation
    Television buffs may know the show “Shark Tank,” in which inventors and business owners pitch their products and services to famous investors for the chance to strike a life-changing deal.
    Severna Park High School...
    • Bryan Godfrey was honored as 2017 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year during an October 20 awards banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Baltimore.
      Bryan Godfrey was honored as 2017 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year during an October 20 awards banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Baltimore.
    • Bryan Godfrey was honored as 2017 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year during an October 20 awards banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Baltimore.
      Bryan Godfrey was honored as 2017 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year during an October 20 awards banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Baltimore.

    Magothy River’s Bryan Godfrey Named Middle School P.E. Teacher Of The Year

    By Dave Topp
    Bryan Godfrey has always liked school, sports and working with kids. His dedication to those areas of life have paved the way to him being named the 2017 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year in Maryland.
    Now in his sixth year at Magothy River Middle School, Godfrey has made quite...
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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...
    • 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...

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