Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

June 01, 2008

Severna Park students honored

Two teams of seventh-grade students from Severna Park Middle School were recently honored for earning first and second place in the middle school category of the Maryland Council on Economic Education-sponsored Stock Market Game, after earning $122,150 and $118,800 in imaginary profit.

The first-place team was made up of Tucker Dell, Chad Gehring, Ryan Lamon and Logan Swartz. Taylor Anderson, Cory Duke and Kevin Mak were in the team that finished second.

Severna Park Middle math teacher Lori Fowler placed first in the adult/college category. Fowler earned $101,538 in imaginary profit.

The winners were honored at the council's awards dinner at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. The Stock Market Game was established to help young people make informed, rational decisions as consumers, workers, savers, investors and residents.

2 students win tech award

Two Arundel High School students have won Anne Arundel County's first Community and Information Technology Competition.

Ronald Eddings and Francell "Julian" Flood of Arundel High School will be offered a summer internship with the county's Office of Information Technology, where they will have the opportunity to implement their project.

Eddings, a junior, partnered with Flood, a senior, to propose a Web site that would allow community organizations to connect online to organize, discuss, and promote community and county initiatives. Their final proposal was presented to a panel of judges in an interview-style setting.

Earlier this year, County Executive John R. Leopold created the contest, challenging county sophomores, juniors, and seniors to use their technological savvy to develop new and innovative methods to deliver county services or information.

Girl Scouts win Gold Award

Thirteen Senior Girl Scouts from Anne Arundel County were among the 62 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland council who earned the Gold Award - the highest award in Girl Scouting.

The Gold Award is a national award that is granted to Girl Scouts who have fulfilled the national standards criteria that scrutinize the time, leadership skills, creativity and effort used to bring a community service project to fruition.

The girls, who were honored on May 18 in Glen Burnie, are: Amanda Combs of Severna Park High School; Brittany Drexel of Chesapeake High School; Jillian England of Arundel High School; Emily Green of Southern High School; Kelley Hutchinson of Annapolis Area Christian School; Sarah Kija, now at Frostburg State; Brittany Lester of Southern High School; Katherine Quail, a freshman at the Naval Academy; Ann Rackley of Arundel High School; Melanie Rae of the Institute of Notre Dame; Arin Shortz of Southern High School; Marlena Stickley of Southern High School; Natalie Street of South River High School; and Kelsey Wood of Northeast High School.

Faculty members win excellence awards

Seven faculty members at Anne Arundel Community College received teaching excellence awards last week at the 30th annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas.

They are: Robyn S. Brown, of Centreville, associate professor of paralegal and legal studies; Lynda P. Fitzgerald of Annapolis, coordinator of performing arts - dance; Alice Gardner, of Arnold, associate professor of business administration; Francis P. Lanzer of Gambrills, associate professor of engineering technologies; Virginia Olson of Arnold, instructional specialist, hospitality, culinary arts and tourism; Suzanne J. Spoor, of Severna Park, associate professor of English and coordinator of women's studies; and Gary W. Thomas, of Centreville, professor of business management.

Two students in Md. academic team

Two Anne Arundel Community College students recently were named to the 2008 All-Maryland Academic Team.

Todd Gentilcore of Bowie and Romy Jones of Fort Meade are among 27 community college students named to the All-Maryland Academic Team and nominated to the All-USA Academic Team. They were among 15 students selected for the All-Maryland Academic Team's first team.

Gentilcore graduated last week with a major in general studies and a concentration in psychology. He plans to continue his education and work as a psychologist or history teacher. A member of the AACC men's basketball team for two years, he served as captain this season. In summer 2007, Gentilcore led a group on a mission to Mexico to build a home for an impoverished family.

Jones graduated from AACC in December with a 4.0 grade-point average and a general studies degree. She is majoring in modern languages and linguistics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She was active at AACC in the Campus Activities Board, International Student Association and Phi Theta Kappa. In December, she chaired the Phi Theta Kappa's Salvation Army Angel Tree project, which yielded donations of clothing and toys for 95 county children.

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