July 21, 2017
School & Youth
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    • For his Eagle scout project, Brian Tinkler focused on a fenced grassy area by Anne Arundel County Animal Control in Millersville, making it a safe place for dogs and volunteers to walk.
      For his Eagle scout project, Brian Tinkler focused on a fenced grassy area by Anne Arundel County Animal Control in Millersville, making it a safe place for dogs and volunteers to walk.
    • For his Eagle scout project, Brian Tinkler focused on a fenced grassy area by Anne Arundel County Animal Control in Millersville, making it a safe place for dogs and volunteers to walk.
      For his Eagle scout project, Brian Tinkler focused on a fenced grassy area by Anne Arundel County Animal Control in Millersville, making it a safe place for dogs and volunteers to walk.
    • Tinkler’s Eagle project at the Anne Arundel County Animal Control building helps with proper drainage, reduces mud and creates an easy-to-clear path for dogs and humans.
      Tinkler’s Eagle project at the Anne Arundel County Animal Control building helps with proper drainage, reduces mud and creates an easy-to-clear path for dogs and humans.

    Brian Tinkler’s Eagle Scout Project Is Something To Bark About

    By Judy Tacyn
    After his family adopted a dog from Anne Arundel County Animal Control, Brian Tinkler felt a strong appreciation for the shelter staff and volunteers who lovingly care for animals as if they were their own. When the longtime Boy Scout began to contemplate an Eagle Scout project, he unsurprisingly...
  • SPHS Valedictorian Sets His Mind On Medicine

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Severna Park High School valedictorian Veeraj Shah thrives on a busy schedule. During his senior year, when most students choose to take a lighter course load, Shah saw an opportunity to take courses that his schedule couldn’t accommodate earlier in high school.
    “There are very few...
    • HEADSHOT, Ryan Keller
      HEADSHOT, Ryan Keller

    Broadneck Valedictorian Excels On And Off The Field

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Broadneck High School’s valedictorian, Ryan Keller, is a leader both in the classroom and on the football field.
    Eager to push himself, Keller signed up for as many Advanced Placement (AP) courses as he could handle. One of the first AP courses he took, a combined calculus class, was one of...
  • SPHS Salutatorian Is A Problem Solver

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Davis Cook, salutatorian of Severna Park High School’s Class of 2017, loves to solve problems both in his classwork and as a member of the school’s robotics team.
    While he was at the top of his class throughout high school, Cook was surprised to be named salutatorian, an accomplishment...
    • HEADSHOT, Henry Roberts
      HEADSHOT, Henry Roberts

    Broadneck Salutatorian Sets Sights On Space

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Broadneck High School salutatorian Henry Roberts didn’t think he’d finish high school in the No. 2 spot, despite holding that rank since his sophomore year. Part of him hoped he would end up in third.
    “Obviously, it’s a great honor to be No. 2 and to be salutatorian and to...
    • After seven years of prolific success at Severna Park Elementary School, Lynn Birus is set to become the principal at Crofton Woods Elementary School.Judy Tacyn
      After seven years of prolific success at Severna Park Elementary School, Lynn Birus is set to become the principal at Crofton Woods Elementary School.
    • Throughout her time as principal at Severna Park Elementary, Lynn Birus participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and saw the school earn National Blue Ribbon recognition.
      Throughout her time as principal at Severna Park Elementary, Lynn Birus participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and saw the school earn National Blue Ribbon recognition.
    • Throughout her time as principal at Severna Park Elementary, Lynn Birus participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and saw the school earn National Blue Ribbon recognition.
      Throughout her time as principal at Severna Park Elementary, Lynn Birus participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and saw the school earn National Blue Ribbon recognition.
    • Throughout her time as principal at Severna Park Elementary, Lynn Birus participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and saw the school earn National Blue Ribbon recognition.
      Throughout her time as principal at Severna Park Elementary, Lynn Birus participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and saw the school earn National Blue Ribbon recognition.
    • Throughout her time as principal at Severna Park Elementary, Lynn Birus participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and saw the school earn National Blue Ribbon recognition.
      Throughout her time as principal at Severna Park Elementary, Lynn Birus participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and saw the school earn National Blue Ribbon recognition.

    Beloved SPES Principal Lynn Birus Departs For West County

    By Judy Tacyn
    “Severna Park Elementary School is a magical place,” said Lynn Birus, who was noticeably emotional as she contemplated leaving the school for the last time on Friday, June 16. Sitting in the sun-drenched atrium not far from the office she called home for the last seven years, Birus...
    • This month, students from the Olde Severna Park summer camp answered the question: “If you could invent an ice cream flavor, what would it be?”Gracie Fairfax
      This month, students from the Olde Severna Park summer camp answered the question: “If you could invent an ice cream flavor, what would it be?”

    Question Of The Month: Olde Severna Park Summer Camp

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local group of students. This month, students from the Olde Severna Park summer camp answered the question:
    If you could invent an ice cream flavor, what would it be?
     
    Kiwi-watermelon ice cream
    Anna C.
    A grapefruit mango flavor...
  • Severna Park And Arnold Students Earn All-County Dance Honors

    By Anonymous
    Twenty-eight Anne Arundel County Public Schools high school students have earned 2017-2018 All-County Dance honors for their efforts. All-County dancers are selected by dance company directors at county high schools. To qualify, dancers must perform at an advanced level, show leadership ability,...
  • Let Them Eat More Than Mac

    By Leslie Dolsak
    Most mother’s biggest pain point is food — prepping, cooking, serving, cleaning and repeating. Hassled by grocery shopping, nagged by starving mouths and pressured by picky taste buds, you find yourself, yet again, pulling into the drive-thru or making mac ‘n’ cheese. Summer...
    • In May, 8-year-old Nicholas Stohler put on a Michael Jackson tribute concert featuring his friends as backup dancers. The concert generated $800, which Nicholas donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
      In May, 8-year-old Nicholas Stohler put on a Michael Jackson tribute concert featuring his friends as backup dancers. The concert generated $800, which Nicholas donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was so impressed by Nicholas Stohler’s Michael Jackson performance that he was invited to give a short encore when he went to donate the proceeds from his concert.
      The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was so impressed by Nicholas Stohler’s Michael Jackson performance that he was invited to give a short encore when he went to donate the proceeds from his concert.

    Child Entertainer Takes Spotlight For Cancer Awareness

    By Aaron Rosa
    A local fourth-grader recently raised more than $800 and moonwalked his way into the hearts of his community on his journey to raise money and awareness of the blood cancer that took the life of his grandmother.
    Nicholas Stohler donated the proceeds of his concert to the Leukemia & Lymphoma...
    • Joinette Smallwood, president of the Severn River Lions Club, recently accepted $1,000 that 16-year-old Mallory Gersh collected through a coin drive at school.
      Joinette Smallwood, president of the Severn River Lions Club, recently accepted $1,000 that 16-year-old Mallory Gersh collected through a coin drive at school.
    • After she collected $1,000 in change with the help of her classmates, Mallory Gersh had the task of counting and hand-rolling all the coins.
      After she collected $1,000 in change with the help of her classmates, Mallory Gersh had the task of counting and hand-rolling all the coins.

    Mallory Gersh Undertakes Coin Drive For Severn River Lions Club

    By Aaron Rosa
    Charitable Endeavor Is Teen’s Latest Community-Oriented Project
    Raise $1,000 in four days — that was the challenge that 16-year-old Mallory Gersh assumed last month when she heard the Severn River Lions Club had a donation need.
    Gersh approached the board of Severn School and began...
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    Indian Creek’s Class Of ‘17 Completes Senior Thesis Work In Humanities

    By Anonymous
    Recent Indian Creek School graduates Nesiah Banks, Brett Colburn, Jordan McDonald, Juhi Narula and Jeremiah Pace closed out the school year by successfully defending their senior thesis works. The Indian Creek School Voros Senior Thesis in the Humanities is named in honor of beloved former...


    Indian Creek Grads Say Goodbye To High School

    By Anonymous
    The class of 2017 of Indian Creek School walked the stage, received their diplomas and tossed their caps ceremoniously into the air on the morning of Saturday, June 3, at their graduation ceremony. Congrats, grads!
    • The Talent Machine's July production of “High School Musical” will feature the following cast members from the Severna Park area: Charlize Lefler, Abbie Smith, Sofia Urrutia, Olivia Blake, Gianna Dicks, Emily Allgair, Erin Jeter, Abby Schemmel and Henry Wright.
      The Talent Machine's July production of “High School Musical” will feature the following cast members from the Severna Park area: Charlize Lefler, Abbie Smith, Sofia Urrutia, Olivia Blake, Gianna Dicks, Emily Allgair, Erin Jeter, Abby Schemmel and Henry Wright.

    Talent Machine Company’s “High School Musical” Is A Magical Experience For Actors

    By Diane Lewis
    For its 30th anniversary show, the Talent Machine Company will present Disney’s “High School Musical,” featuring a cast of 51 talented children from all over the region, with performers ranging in age from 7 to 14.
    The play begins in East High on the first day back from winter...
    • Jordan Varholy (left) and her team from Johnson & Wales University were recently announced the winners of the 2017 National Student Advertising Competition.
      Jordan Varholy (left) and her team from Johnson & Wales University were recently announced the winners of the 2017 National Student Advertising Competition.

    Severna Park’s Jordan Varholy, Johnson & Wales University ADTEAM Win National Student Advertising Competition

    By Anonymous
    Best Finish In Program History Yields $3,500 Grand Prize
    Severna Park resident Jordan Varholy and the Johnson & Wales University (JWU) ADTEAM were recently chosen as the winners of the 2017 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) held by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in New...
  • Green Hornet Wins Baseball Signed By Adam Jones

    By Anonymous
    During a recent shopping day at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Gambrills, Green Hornets players entered their names in a drawing to win a baseball signed by Adam Jones. The lucky winner was Harrison Sudano of Severna Park.
    • St. Martin’s-in-the-Field students enjoyed a day on the bay with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and planted 2,432 oysters at Fort Carroll.Tom Barrett
      St. Martin’s-in-the-Field students enjoyed a day on the bay with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and planted 2,432 oysters at Fort Carroll.

    Pasadena Organizations Team Up With Students To Plant Oysters In The Patapsco

    By Gracie Fairfax
    As summer approaches, Marylanders shed winter coats and flock to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. But when it comes to the health of the Chesapeake Bay, some small creatures play a vital role that shouldn’t be underestimated.
    Pasadena-based organization Restore Rock Creek and the Maryland Yacht...
    • During her first trip to Africa, Olivia Romano worked to help endangered elephants. This summer, she will return to advocate health education and classes related to HIV/AIDS.
      During her first trip to Africa, Olivia Romano worked to help endangered elephants. This summer, she will return to advocate health education and classes related to HIV/AIDS.

    Olivia Romano Heading Back To Africa

    By Darrell Mak
    In hopes of making a difference, Severna Park resident Olivia Romano will soon head back to Africa, where she plans to volunteer her time to advocate health education and classes related to HIV/AIDS awareness. She will spend three weeks in the province KwaZulu-Natal (or Zululand), an old but well-...
    • Allie Straub from Severn Lower School, Noah Covers from Oak Hill Elementary and Lena Stern from Windsor Farm were the winners of the Mother’s Day jewelry design contest at Zachary’s Jewelers.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      Allie Straub from Severn Lower School, Noah Covers from Oak Hill Elementary and Lena Stern from Windsor Farm were the winners of the Mother’s Day jewelry design contest at Zachary’s Jewelers.

    Three Kids Win Zachary’s Jewelers Mother’s Day Design Contest

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Three local fifth-graders were able to present their mothers with more than just a card and flowers this Mother’s Day. Allie Straub, Lena Stern and Noah Cover were the lucky winners of the Zachary’s Jewelers Mother’s Day design contest, in which they designed — and later...
    • This month, students from Ms. Poremski’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question: “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”Gracie Fairfax
      This month, students from Ms. Poremski’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question: “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”

    Question Of The Month: St. John The Evangelist School

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Poremski’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question:
    “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”
     
    My favorite memory from this...
    • Christian Isham, fellow Severna Park High School junior Jonah Lane and sophomore Nathan Van de Meulebroecke decided early on that if they were all close to winning the race, they would cross the line together.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      Christian Isham, fellow Severna Park High School junior Jonah Lane and sophomore Nathan Van de Meulebroecke decided early on that if they were all close to winning the race, they would cross the line together.
    • The Challenge 5K run on May 6 at Northeast High School encouraged students countywide to raise awareness about drugs and addiction.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      The Challenge 5K run on May 6 at Northeast High School encouraged students countywide to raise awareness about drugs and addiction.
    • The Challenge 5K run on May 6 at Northeast High School encouraged students countywide to raise awareness about drugs and addiction.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      The Challenge 5K run on May 6 at Northeast High School encouraged students countywide to raise awareness about drugs and addiction.

    Runners Fulfill Family’s Promise With Memorial 5K Race At Northeast

    By Judy Tacyn
    When Ryan Williams was running, he was free. The gifted athlete floated around tracks and across cross-country terrain as if he were dancing on air. The 2003 Northeast High School graduate earned accolades throughout his high school career and in college.
    “He was such a beautiful runner,...

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