Survey focuses on school crowding

June 18, 1996

The Southern Regional Citizens Advisory Committee is surveying south county residents to find the area's preferences for coping with crowding at Southern Middle School.

New construction, for which PTAs and the citizens' group are lobbying, would take several years if approved, and families say they want to work with the school system to examine other options. Southern Middle, with a state-rated capacity of 897 students, is expected to have 1,032 students this fall.

Survey responses should be mailed to the school by Friday.

The four options to relieve overcrowding are split sessions, moving the eighth grade into Southern High School, year-round schooling, and redistricting a region that would include Central Middle School, where there is room for more students.

Dorman elected chairman of Chesapeake Bay Trust

State Sen. Arthur Dorman, a Prince George's County Democrat, has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Chesapeake Bay Trust. He has served on the trust's board since November 1987 and took over as chairman last month.

The trust is a nonprofit organization that promotes restoration and protection of the bay.

Johnson wins honor at Marine Military Academy

Cadet Marcus Lindsay-Cyrus Johnson, son of Julie A. Johnson of Annapolis and Strephon Johnson of Baltimore, was presented with the American Legion Bronze Medal for Academic Excellence during graduation exercises held recently at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas.

The award is presented to the senior cadet who has achieved scholastic excellence in all academic courses and whose grades in all ROTC subjects are within the top 10 percent of the class.

Students donate $1,420 to Leukemia Society

A group of seventh-graders at Southern Middle School Wednesday donated about $1,420 to the Leukemia Society in memory of a classmate's young cousin, who died from the disease during the fund-raising campaign.

Lee Tolley, 8, of Church Creek on the Eastern Shore, died March 11. The students have asked that their donation be used to fight childhood leukemia.

Pub Date: 6/18/96

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