School spirit and fall foliage go hand in hand at sporting events

NEIGHBORS

October 27, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

Who wouldn't want to live in a small college town?

Although not quite the ivy-covered community idealized in films of the 1940s, Central County comes very close to duplicating this stimulating atmosphere with its spirited schools.

And the action peaks with the colors of the leaves.

A Friday night or Saturday afternoon, a high school football game at Severna Park or Broadneck makes a great family outing. Or choose collegiate-level sports at Anne Arundel Community College: women's volleyball tomorrow at 5 p.m.; women's soccer regional semifinals on Thursday and finals on Nov. 5; or a weekend of men's tennis tomorrow Saturday and Sunday.

To verify AACC games, call 541-2300.

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Severna Park High School finds itself in the alien position of second place after the first round of county math competition sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College.

Arundel High School teams turned in two perfect papers and finished the day with a score of 11 points. Severna Park turned in one perfect team paper (schools may enter any number of teams per round) finishing with a score of 10.67. Third-place Meade High School earned 10.33 points.

Three Old Mill High competitors turned in perfect individual papers as did one each from Annapolis, Meade and Severna Park.

In its 25th year, the five annual meets are directed by AACC assistant math professor Cathy Hess. The students have AACC math professors Joe Heffelfinger and Jack Wisthoff to thank for the problems.

The second round will begin at 9 a.m. on Nov. 12. Information: 541-2574.

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Congratulations to Broadneck High School senior Megan McLaughlin, who has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Of the more than 1 million students taking this test annually, 15,000 qualify as semifinalists.

These Broadneck students have been named finalists in the Maryland Distinguished Scholar program: Rachael Penn, Megan McLaughlin and Douglas Van Citters (academic achievement); Melanie Morrison (instrumental music); and Jennifer Smith (dance).

Semifinalists are: Anna Banks, Casey Droneburg and Tonia Warnecke.

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Parents of Broadneck High School students are invited to an open house on Nov. 15.

Information: 757-1300.

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On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jones Elementary School presents a Halloween Festival and Flea Market.

The event will feature games for the kids, lunch and a costume parade at noon. And, of course, shopping.

Information: 544-2191.

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Benfield Elementary fifth-graders are participating in a drown-proofing and water safety program at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis.

The children will learn how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations around pools and waterfronts.

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Would you believe Severn School is celebrating its 80th anniversary?

In 1914, a 29-year-old teacher named Rolland M. Teel decided to open a Navy preparatory boarding school in a "house in the country."

Severn is promoting its annual giving campaign to support its history of excellence.

Information: 647-7700.

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Chesapeake Academy announces an open house from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8. Interested families will tour the campus and visit classrooms in session.

Chesapeake serves children from age 3 to grade 5.

Information: 647-9612.

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The American Red Cross Family Training Day -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Arlington Echo Education Center -- is designed for parents and kids in grades 3-5.

Information: 764-4609.

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