South River High takes top honors in county math contest...


November 18, 2001

South River High takes top honors in county math contest

South River High School won the Anne Arundel County High School math competition last month.

Severna Park High finished second, and Annapolis and Broadneck high schools tied for third place in the competition, which involved nearly 170 students from 14 public and private high schools in the county. It was the first of five competitions this school year.

The competition requires students to work individually and answer six questions in 30 minutes. Then the students work in teams to answer six more questions.

The school scores for the October competition were: South River, 10.67; Severna Park, 9.33; Annapolis and Broadneck, 8.33; Chesapeake, 7.33; Northeast, 6.00; Old Mill, 5.67; Meade, 4.67; Spalding, 4.33; North County, 4.00; Arundel and Severn, 3.33; Glen Burnie, 3.00; and Independents, 1.67.

School counselor to lead session for parents

Severn Elementary School counselor Shirley Rudolph will lead a group discussion on responsibility from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 in the media center at the school, 838 Reece Road, Severn.

Rudolph will talk to parents about techniques to teach children organizational skills, motivation, self-discipline and respect for others. She also will talk about peer pressure and conflict resolution. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Baby-sitting will be available for those who call a day in advance.

Information: 410-551-6220.

AACC company schedules fall dance performance

Anne Arundel Community College's Dance Company presents its fall performance, "Dance!" at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Pascal Center for the Performing Arts on the Arnold campus.

Guest choreographer Vanessa Jackson, who has taught at Towson University and the University of Maryland, College Park, has put together an African piece for the 21-member dance group. Other dances will be performed to the music of Georges Bizet and Giuseppe Verdi.

Tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $7, or $6 for seniors and children age 12 and younger. The cost is $5 for AACC students and employees.

Information: 410-777-2756.


Sept. 11 fund: Anne Arundel Community College has collected $4,147 in donations and T-shirt sales for its Sept. 11 fund drive. Employees and students have written more than 300 letters thanking rescue workers who responded after the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

North County: Nearly 400 members of the North County High School's Class of 2004 earned three hours toward their community service requirement by doing yardwork for 47 members of Partners in Care, a nonprofit volunteer organization that helps elderly and disabled adults.


Turkey Trot: Anne Arundel Community College's 13th annual 5K Turkey Trot will start at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Siegert Field on the Arnold campus. Entry fees are $10 for an individual and $15 for a mixed-doubles team. Fees on race day will be $13 for individuals and $18 for teams. Entries will be accepted until 10:30 a.m. on race day. Information: 410-777-2756.

Grading discussion: The county school board will meet to discuss a proposed grading policy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 in the board room of the administration building on Riva Road in Annapolis. The public is invited, but public testimony will not be taken.

VFW contest: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2462 invites seventh- and eighth-graders to participate in its youth essay contest. Applicants are to submit a typewritten essay of 300 to 400 words on the theme "Is Freedom Really Free?" The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1. Entries should be sent to Rick Mathias, VFW Post 2462, 1720 Bayside Beach Road, Pasadena 21122.

Speaking contest: Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District will sponsor a "speak off" contest for county students in grades nine through 12. Participants will write and videotape a three- to five-minute speech with the theme "The Gift of Trees." The deadline is Dec. 7. The first-place winner will receive $100 and a plaque. The second-place winner will receive $50. Information and applications: Louise Brady, 410-222-7822.

Scholarship program: Applications are being accepted for Long & Foster Real Estate's $100,000 Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university. The program will grant 100 $1,000 awards. The deadline is March 1. Applications are available at Long & Foster sales offices or at www.longand

Elks scholarship: Elks National Foundation is offering scholarships to high school seniors based on financial need, leadership and grades. Applications will be available from school guidance counselors and at Elks lodges. The deadline for submission is Jan. 11. Information: Annapolis Elks Lodge, 410-573-0201; Broadneck, 410-757-2243; Deale, 410-867-2528; Glen Burnie, 410-969-2266; Kent Island, 410-643-2221; Severna Park, 410-647-2482.

Scholarship: Enotria Restaurant and Grill in Waugh Chapel in Gambrills offers graduating high school seniors the opportunity to win a $10,000 college scholarship. The application deadline is Jan. 15. Information: 410-224-1330.

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