Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

June 11, 2006

Student patrollers honored by AAA

Two Anne Arundel County students have been named outstanding safety patrollers by AAA Mid-Atlantic. More than 4,000 students in the state participate in the traffic safety program, but only 17 were recognized as outstanding, according to AAA. Each student received a plaque and a $150 U.S. Savings Bond.

The two Anne Arundel students honored are Lindsey Bittinger of Churchton, a student at Deale Elementary School, and Sierra Matta Kinslow of Odenton, a student at Calvary Baptist Church Academy.

Patrollers help protect fellow students from traffic dangers. The program began in the 1920s to help combat child pedestrian deaths.

Severna Park High grad wins $10,000

A Severna Park High School graduate is among 24 statewide winners of the Northrop Grumman Corporation Engineering Scholars program.

Edward Nie will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the company. He plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania and participate in the Jerome Fisher Program, receiving dual degrees in engineering and business.

The scholarship program is aimed at supporting promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an engineering related field. The money can be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals. The students were required to meet minimum SAT and grade-point-average requirements.

Nie ranked second in his class at Severna Park High and had a weighted grade point average of 4.57. He scored a 1540 on the SAT, including a perfect 800 on the math portion. Nie also was a violinist in the school's orchestra and captain of the math team. Nie's internships included research and analysis of superconductors at The National Institute of Standards and Technology and research on a novel extraction process at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Research Laboratories.

Nie was named a National Merit Finalist this year.

Chambers to coach Spalding basketball

Dale Chambers has been named varsity boys' basketball coach at Archbishop Spalding High School.

Chambers had been the acting head coach of the men's basketball team at Annapolis High School. He has coached with John Brady, who has the all-time record of victories for public schools, and played under Mark Amatucci, the head coach for Calvert Hall College. Chambers also has played on the Harlem Globetrotter tour as part of the Washington generals/International All-Star Team.

Event to mark school's relocation

Former faculty, staff and students will say their final good-byes to Marley School on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria.

Participants will go to the new Marley Middle School to raise the flag there for the first time.

The school is located at 7730 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie.

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