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Education Beat

News from Anne Arundel County schools and colleges

April 24, 2005

Severn School headmaster plans to leave his post

Bill Creeden, headmaster of the Severn School in Severna Park, has announced he will step down in June 2006. Creeden, who has held the position at the private middle and high school for 13 years, is leaving to pursue other interests, according to a news release from the school. School trustees plan to conduct a nationwide search and hire a successor by January.

Book Night to display texts being considered

Textbooks under consideration by the county school system for next school year can be reviewed at Book Night on Thursday.

The school system is phasing in common textbooks at all county schools as part of the "single textbook adoption" program.

Vendors with titles for physics, women's history, American Sign Language, health and motorcycle repair will have books available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Dr. Carol Sheffey Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis.

For more information and a complete list of titles, go to

Applications accepted for 2 scholarships

The Arnold Broadneck Women's Club is accepting applications for its scholarship program for residents of the Broadneck peninsula.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school female student in good academic standing and in need of financial assistance; $2,000 also will be awarded to a female student returning to a community college or university.

Scholarships will be presented during an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at St. Andrew by the Bay Parish Hall, 701 College Parkway, Annapolis.

Copies of the application form are available at the club's Web site at Information: 410-757-4347.

Rachfal nominated to Academy conference

Towson University recently nominated Clark Rachfal of Annapolis as a delegate to the 45th annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference.

A graduate of Annapolis High School, Rachfal spent two semesters studying in Australia. He plans to intern at the American Embassy in Australia this fall.

Midshipmen selected as Truman Scholars

Two U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen were selected as Truman Scholars for 2005.

Midshipman 2nd Class Jacquelyn Hanna of Lisbon, N.D., and Midshipman 2nd Class Paul Angelo of Brook Park, Ohio, were among 75 students from 65 colleges and universities who were selected for the scholarship.

Angelo, a political science major with a Spanish minor, has a 4.0 grade-point average. He volunteers at Mills-Parole Elementary School and tutors children in the Second Language Tutoring Program through the Midshipman Action Group. He also works as a Spanish interpreter at the Annapolis Outreach Clinic.

Hanna is an English major with a 4.0 grade-point average. Hanna plans to become a surface warfare officer and work at the Pentagon on policy concerning the training of soldiers and sailors for their dual roles of combat and humanitarian relief.

The Truman Scholarship will give Angelo and Hanna up to $30,000 to attend the graduate school of their choice.

Angelo and Hanna will attend a weeklong leadership session in Missouri with other Truman scholars.


Earth Day:

Children ages 8 to 10 will learn how to make a difference for the environment and wildlife on Earth Day and every day with a hands-on interactive program from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the North Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, on Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32. 301-497-5887.

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