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April 25, 1999
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. of Columbia offers a scholarship and awards program for Howard County residents or students who attend school in the county.The men of Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter -- the national fraternity's Columbia chapter -- will offer nine scholarships to high school seniors of African-American or African descent recognizing academic excellence and potential.The fraternity also bestows eight nonmonetary awards named after the fraternity's founders -- six for black students noting academic excellence, achievement in sports or service to their school or community.
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January 29, 2014
I believe that all high school educators recognize the importance of challenging our very best students, while simultaneously helping them develop the critical thinking, written and oral communication skills and habits of mind needed for success in today's world. I am not convinced that Advanced Placement courses achieve those goals ("Some parents, educators are rethinking the role of AP," Jan. 18). AP courses unquestionably provide challenge. But the courses, by design, are narrowly focused and do not cross disciplines.
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NEWS
September 18, 1991
Towson State University has awarded a Minority Award for Academic Excellence to Anna M. Hayes-Perez of Gambrills for the 1991-1992 schoolyear.She is a junior, majoring in anthropology and art history at TSU.The award is given by the TSU Office of Admissions to full-time black students who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership potential.She is the daughter of Howard and Pilar Hayes.
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May 16, 2012
Clarion University senior Joanna Catalano, of Joppa, was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence, open to all students of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Catalano received a certificate of recognition and a check for $500 during Clarion University's Academic Excellence Week, April 15-21. Dr. Syed R. Ali-Zaidi, a founding member of PASSHE Board of Governors, established this program to recognize and reward outstanding academic achievement.
NEWS
March 7, 1999
Fraternity chapter offers scholarship, award programAlpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. of Columbia offers a scholarship and awards program for Howard County residents or students who attend school in the county.The men of Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter -- the national fraternity's Columbia chapter -- will offer nine scholarships to high school seniors of African-American or African descent recognizing academic excellence and potential.The fraternity also bestows eight nonmonetary awards named after the fraternity's founders -- six for black students noting academic excellence, achievement in sports or service to their school or community.
NEWS
May 3, 2006
Tamicka Smithson, Dunbar SPORT TRACK AND FIELD GIRLS STATS -- Although only a freshman, Tamicka Smithson has emerged as a versatile runner in cross country and indoor and outdoor track. She runs everything from the 200 meters to two miles, but 400 meters is her best event. SIDELINES -- Smithson plans to become a pediatrician and carries a 95.5 academic average. She has received a certificate of merit from first lady Laura Bush for her academic excellence and already has earned a $1,000 Dr. Ben Carson Scholarship.
NEWS
June 19, 2005
Harford Friends School to bring Quaker perspective Harford Friends School appreciates the coverage by The Sun in Harford on May 22. I wish to clarify some of the information provided in that article. As stated in its mission, "Harford Friends School brings to the community a unique educational program promoting academic excellence by developing the intellectual, spiritual, moral, physical and aesthetic aspects of each individual student." Using the Maryland State Department of Education's Voluntary State Curriculum, teachers at HFS will expertly facilitate hands-on learning and rigorous skill development in attentive classrooms of 15 or fewer students.
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By Peg Adamarczyk | June 14, 1991
Graduation day finally arrived for some of Pasadena's best and brightest sons and daughters over the weekend. But before their final walkacross the stage, June graduates from the Class of '91 were honored at Senior Awards Nights last week at Northeast and Chesapeake high schools.Awards Night is set aside for students who distinguished themselves in the classroom and in a wide variety of extracurricular activities.At Northeast, Amy Eck received the Presidential Academic Fitness Award. The award is given to graduating seniors who have maintained a3.3 grade-point average since ninth grade and scored in the 80th percentile on the SAT.Two graduates, Sandra Fox and Sung Yun, received honorable mention in the Maryland Distinguished Scholars program.
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June 23, 2011
Rachel Filderman and William Plowe , both of Columbia, have been inducted in the McDonogh School's chapter of the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society recognizing academic achievement. Ryan Konstanzer , of Reservoir High School, and Erin Geoghan , of River Hill High School, are the 2011 recipients of the Aronson/Willis Memorial Award. Each student was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and received a certificate from the Howard County General Hospital Professional Staff.
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By GREGORY KANE | November 24, 2004
THE STORY goes that the land on which Mount de Sales Academy sits in Catonsville is the highest point in Baltimore County -- so high that if you stand on the front steps and cast your gaze southeast, you'll clearly see the Key Bridge. Now Mount de Sales sits near the top of all Roman Catholic schools in the country. Last month, the 152-year-old academy was named one of the Catholic High School Honor Roll's 50 best secondary schools in America. Last week, faculty and students at Mount de Sales were still -- oh, what's the word here?
EXPLORE
June 23, 2011
Rachel Filderman and William Plowe , both of Columbia, have been inducted in the McDonogh School's chapter of the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society recognizing academic achievement. Ryan Konstanzer , of Reservoir High School, and Erin Geoghan , of River Hill High School, are the 2011 recipients of the Aronson/Willis Memorial Award. Each student was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and received a certificate from the Howard County General Hospital Professional Staff.
NEWS
June 10, 2010
In our recent report, "Buildings for Academic Excellence," the ACLU of Maryland credits the state government, particularly in the last four years, for increasing funding for school construction. That is a significant trend that ought to continue. The ACLU is well aware of the need to upgrade school buildings in many counties across Maryland and has worked in state coalitions, and with leaders like Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith, toward that end. The question is one of scale and local resources.
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By John-John Williams IV | john-john.williams@baltsun.com | January 31, 2010
David Proudfoot plans to bring his firsthand knowledge of working as a Baltimore County assistant principal to Howard County if elected to the Board of Education. Proudfoot, a resident of Howard County since 2006, said that his love of children and the desire to make a difference in students' lives has motivated him to run for the school board. "I want to be in a position where I can work with others to ensure that all students in Howard County achieve academic excellence," Proudfoot said.
NEWS
May 3, 2006
Tamicka Smithson, Dunbar SPORT TRACK AND FIELD GIRLS STATS -- Although only a freshman, Tamicka Smithson has emerged as a versatile runner in cross country and indoor and outdoor track. She runs everything from the 200 meters to two miles, but 400 meters is her best event. SIDELINES -- Smithson plans to become a pediatrician and carries a 95.5 academic average. She has received a certificate of merit from first lady Laura Bush for her academic excellence and already has earned a $1,000 Dr. Ben Carson Scholarship.
NEWS
June 19, 2005
Harford Friends School to bring Quaker perspective Harford Friends School appreciates the coverage by The Sun in Harford on May 22. I wish to clarify some of the information provided in that article. As stated in its mission, "Harford Friends School brings to the community a unique educational program promoting academic excellence by developing the intellectual, spiritual, moral, physical and aesthetic aspects of each individual student." Using the Maryland State Department of Education's Voluntary State Curriculum, teachers at HFS will expertly facilitate hands-on learning and rigorous skill development in attentive classrooms of 15 or fewer students.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | November 24, 2004
THE STORY goes that the land on which Mount de Sales Academy sits in Catonsville is the highest point in Baltimore County -- so high that if you stand on the front steps and cast your gaze southeast, you'll clearly see the Key Bridge. Now Mount de Sales sits near the top of all Roman Catholic schools in the country. Last month, the 152-year-old academy was named one of the Catholic High School Honor Roll's 50 best secondary schools in America. Last week, faculty and students at Mount de Sales were still -- oh, what's the word here?
NEWS
By Kevin Smokler | November 12, 1996
THE GRAND DAME of honor societies is losing popularity. At some institutions, Phi Beta Kappa, America's oldest and most exclusive award of academic excellence, was rejected last year by nearly half of its invitees. The reasons, according to news reports, ranged from competing honor societies, to Phi Bete's $30 initiation fee, to ignorance of the 220-year-old award.Not since the 1960s war on ''elitism'' has ''the key'' been so rebuffed. To retool its image, the society convened a conference of educators and students to discuss ''The Present and Future of Phi Beta Kappa.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | February 16, 1993
A student's education shouldn't stop when the afternoon school bell rings, says Dorothy T. Hersi, Dasher Green Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association president, who has organized a forum to involve parents in their children's academic development.Dr. Hersi, an assistant professor at Howard University, and the PTA's executive board have arranged a monthly "Academic Excellence Forum" to advise parents on helping their children improve basic skills such as math and reading, and assessing deficiencies.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2004
IT'S A RARE event when a university president comes down from on high to advise the State Board of Education on the quality of the public schools' academic standards. Rarer still when the board warmly embraces the president -- even as he pronounces the standards woefully inadequate. But that's what happened yesterday in downtown Baltimore, when University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III crossed the divide for a chat with the state board. U.S. schools, including those in Maryland, aren't expecting enough, Hrabowski said.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2001
At dusk yesterday, an Annapolis woman wrapped 13 baby terrapins in a moist kitchen towel, tucked them into a plastic sewing box and carried them aboard a United Airlines flight to Miami. Though the tiny turtles traveled in style, inside a Louis Vuitton handbag, they are mere foot soldiers in a push to draw money, good will and notice to the University of Maryland, College Park. The occasion is the school football team's improbable trip to the Orange Bowl. University officials - those paid to worry about the school's image - see the game as a stroke of serendipity after a year of unusually aggressive marketing aimed at raising the profile of the university's academic programs.
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