Join Severna Park's community celebration and parade on July 3 CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

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June 17, 1993|By JONI GUHNE

Greater Severna Park covers so much territory, rarely do residents from different neighborhoods meet. But there is one occasion each summer when everybody shows up: the annual Greater Severna Park Fourth of July Parade and Festival.

Sponsored by the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, the parade kicks off at 10 a.m. July 3, along McKinsey Road and Old Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard. This year's theme is "Children Are Our Future."

If you've never attended this community celebration, believe me, it's like a Norman Rockwell painting come alive.

And everyone is welcome to participate: kids, families, communities, organizations, businesses. Floats are judged and displayed after the parade at the Festival in Park Plaza.

Nonprofit groups can set up festival booths. Duplicate booths will not be allowed.

This year's grand marshal is Pat Troy, president of the Severna Park Council.

Troy works tirelessly to make the community a better place in which to live, and no one is more deserving of the unofficial title, "Ms. Severna Park."

If you have questions about the parade, call Jean Zemo, 647-1094; Penny Hopkins, 647-2575; or Linda Zahn, 987-6625. To be part of the festival, call Nancy Cheesman, 647-0198.

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Two Magothy River Middle School teachers have been awarded a grant from GTE Foundation to carry out an ecology program about the Chesapeake Bay.

Avis Halberstadt, a math teacher, and Penny Vahsen, a science teacher, were among 60 teams of teachers from around the country to be awarded a $12,000 grant from GIFT -- Growth Incentives For Teachers. The grant provides $5,000 for the professional development of the teachers and $7,000 for the ecology program.

The two teachers have crafted a program so that students can study the health of the bay and compare their findings with students from other Chesapeake area middle schools. They will be receiving assistance from scientists at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

The students will produce a video tape to sum up their year-long project.

Ms. Vahsen, who has been at the Arnold school since 1985, was the county's Teacher of the Year for 1988-89. Ms. Halberstadt has been a teacher since 1967 and a member of the Magothy Middle faculty since 1990.

Both teachers will be attending science seminars at GTE laboratories in the area and meeting math and science experts, government officials and scientists.

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County high school students can get a free introduction to the world of technology at Anne Arundel Community College.

Scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through June 24, the program presents an orientation to careers in engineering and technologies.

Free transportation from certain areas is available. Information: 541-2813.

* The college's first graduates in its two-year-old associate degree program in Radiologic Technology received their pins on May 24.

Dr. Stephen R. Brown, medical director of the program, discussed "Pioneers in Radiology." Pat Cole spoke on behalf of the class of 15 men and women.

The program recently won accreditation from the American Medical Association's Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation.

* On May 25, 74 graduates of the nursing class of 1993 received their pins in Siegert Stadium.

The program has graduated about 1,275 students, said Wanda Stephenson, head of AACC's nursing department.

Susan Fox, assistant professor of nursing, delivered the graduation address.

Class President Cathy Jean Ray received the Outstanding Nursing Student Award for 1993, presented by the U.S. Army Nurse Corps Recruitment Battalion, and the leadership award from AACC's student association.

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