July 11, 2012
Elliott and Phyllis Ruby, of Aberdeen, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelynn Nicole, to Brian Michael, son of Mike and Cathy Leftridge, also of Aberdeen. Both are 2006 graduates of Aberdeen High and 2010 graduates of Salisbury University. An Oct. 6 wedding is planned at Swan Harbor Farm.
March 28, 2012
On March 21, Aberdeen High School again hosted the Hall of Fame event that was initiated in 2006. These events honor past Aberdeen High graduates who are positive mentors to youth and demonstrate commitment to their community and exceptionality in their field. After a breakfast for inductees, families and other invited guests, a warm welcome by Belawoe Akwakoku, and the national anthem sung by student Aria Real, the program followed. On stage were paintings of the 2012 inductees: John Bender, John Landbeck and Maurice Wallace.
November 16, 2011
Those who make their living soliciting donations on behalf of charities, colleges and other nonprofits are occasionally asked by outsiders whether asking for contributions from the rich ever becomes tiresome. Doesn't it amount to begging in better dress? The answer is no, because their job is not so much to tug at heartstrings as to make people happy. Signing that check is a thrill when a donor realizes how much it's going to help those who need it. As the purse is emptied the heart is filled, a happy circumstance that Victor Hugo observed more than a century ago. It's also a lesson that members of the Harford County Board of Education might take to heart if they plan to make it a permanent policy to refuse large donations from National Football League players.
September 7, 2011
Fifteen members of the Aberdeen High School class of 1951 held their 60th reunion on the weekend of Aug. 20-21. For some, this occasion inspired journeys from New York, Massachusetts, Arizona and Florida. Events included dinner at Bruce Bitner's Café and Grill in Campus Hills and a brunch cruise on the Lantern Queen off Havre de Grace. Pictured, standing: Corky Blanchard, Lejeune Pyle, Henry Burns, Bill Gross, Dick Scott, Dan Tamkus; seated, middle row: Wanda Denbow Ruth, Elaine Denbow Beavers, Joan Illick Pyle, Elaine Preston Goodby, Jeannette Wallen Coppersmith; seated, front row: Pat Cronin King, Luanne Burns Ehlers, Irene Vachek Henry, Lydia Latka Corder.
July 1, 2011
Graduation season has drawn to a close and members of Harford County's Class of 2011 are working on beginning the next stages of their lives. In a little less than a year, as many parents are well aware, the Class of 2012 will take that next big step. Graduation season, after all, is as predictable as the Fourth of July, so it makes perfect sense that Harford County Public Schools would be making plans for spring 2012 ceremonies even as those who just graduated are still feeling a sense of accomplishment.
May 31, 2011
Aberdeen High School Girls Amanda Alexander, Bryanna Divine Alford, Yasmeen Ali, Janae Alston, Josseline Stephania Alvarado Perez, Kelsey Marie Badeker, Nia Simone Bailey, Savon Lynise-Elegance Baker, Rebecca Ann Baldwin, Nikeia Lashay Barnes, Magdylenne Yvonne Beck, Altamese Marie Berry, Victoria Biggs, Francesca Rose Blas, Acacia Elvina Bond, Anndreia Loray Bond, Frances Renee Bond, Brianna Boomer, Megan Danielle Bowling, Lindsay Marie...