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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
Ugly holiday sweaters are bad enough. But ugly holiday sweater cookies ? Isn't that taking things a bit too far? Apparently not for Bel Air High and MICA alums Brennen and Zoe Lukas, whose perhaps-too-colorful Christmas confections were spotlighted on NBC's "Today" show this morning. During a segment on gifts under $30, "style expert" Lilliana Vazquez gave the cookies a quick shout-out. "How cute are these cookies?" Vazquez gushed, noting they were available in both Christmas and Hanukkah themes.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Two 16-year-olds who are students from Bel Air High School were killed in a car crash in Kingsville on Friday night, according to Baltimore County police. Police were called at 11:25 p.m. to Mt. Vista Road and Gontrum Road, where a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse had struck a tree. The driver and passenger, both males, were pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not identified them. The cause of the remains under investigation, police said. Harford County schools spokeswoman Jillian Lader said counselors would be available to students during the school's homecoming dance, which was scheduled for Saturday night.
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January 26, 2003
An alumni group is forming a Bel Air High School Alumni Band made up of former band students taught by Raymond Dombrowski to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his arrival at Bel Air High School. "I've gotten 100 signed up to play in the reunion band so far," said organizer Phyllis Fowler. "They range from professionals to those who haven't played in decades, though a lot still play, either in community bands and orchestras, or in church groups. The oldest to sign on is from the graduation class of 1956," Fowler said.
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June 2, 2014
This year's recipient of the $1,000 Hannah Hirsch Cohen Art Scholarship Award winner is a Bel Air High School artist, Gracie Rothey, of the Class of 2014. Rothey is on her way to The Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the fall to study digital art and animation. Not only did Rothey's lovely portfolio express her skills as an artist, but her teacher's comments, grade point average and the essay she submitted as part of the application show that she is a worthy all around academic student with the drive and determination necessary to make the most of higher education, according to the award announcement.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | February 23, 1995
To the relief of about half of the students and parents at Bel Air High School, there will be no four-period day next year. Instead, the Harford County school will stick with its seven periods a day.Principal William M. Ekey wrote in a letter to parents, "As professionals devoted to . . . finding the best learning environment for our students, we will continue to explore more effective scheduling alternatives."Mr. Ekey hoped to become the second high school in the county to adopt the schedule, which calls for four 80-minute classes a day each semester instead of seven 45-minute classes a day.Joppatowne High School initiated a four-period day in September.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | July 27, 2006
A performing arts center for Harford County cleared its last hurdle yesterday when the county Board of Education unanimously approved an expansion of the auditorium for the new Bel Air High School. Town and county officials have agreed to share the $2.5 million cost, over the next three years, to add 260 seats that will bring the auditorium's seating capacity to 800. When the $75 million school opens in 2009, student programs will have priority use of the auditorium, and the town will be able to schedule several dates a year for traveling shows as well as groups such as the Bel Air Community Band and Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 21, 2003
Bel Air High School reported a flurry of student activity recently as the school system prepared to close for the midyear holidays. Seven Bel Air High students had their artwork selected for exhibition at Government House, the governor's residence in Annapolis. Ornaments by Brionne Bradley, Jesus Bustamonte, Caroline Cook, Allison Farley, Richard Jackson, Holly Lane and Melody Taylor have been hung on the state Christmas tree. The ornaments reflect the students' childhood memories. In another note from Annapolis, Bel Air seniors Amanda Henninger and Jake Tanenbaum were selected to be pages at the Maryland General Assembly session next year.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | December 13, 1992
Some teachers at Bel Air High School want to revive an unsuccessful bid to divide the school year into semesters and have students take four classes a day instead of seven.The school's council, composed of 10 teachers, one student, one parent and one administrator, will decide Tuesday whether to allow a second vote on the four-period day.In early fall, teachers agreed that the four-class day would have to be approved by at least 75 percent of the faculty to pass. But in the late November vote, only 68 percent approved.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | March 7, 1993
Four students expelled for alleged LSD possession at Bel Air High School last month are appealing their expulsions to the school board, the superintendent said.The hearings, which will be closed to the public because the students are under 18, are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Superintendent Ray R. Keech said.Some of the students' parents have hired lawyers, Mr. Keech said.The four students are among nine at Bel Air High, ages 14 to 16, who were suspended Feb. 8, the day an 18-year-old Baltimore man was arrested on charges of supplying them with LSD tablets.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
Margaret N. Metz, a retired Harford County educator and world traveler, died Nov. 2 of complications from a stroke at her Bel Air home. She was 80. The daughter of an educator and a homemaker, Margaret Nancy Jackson was born in Abingdon, Pa., and raised in Jenkintown, Pa. After graduating from Jenkintown High School in 1950, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1954 from what was then Beaver College, now Arcadia University. She married Howard Metz in 1956. Mrs. Metz taught business courses for three years at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pa., before moving to Bel Air in 1963.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 10, 2014
Maryland State Police, Harford County Sheriff's Office, Havre de Grace Police, Aberdeen Police and Bel Air Police report: Aberdeen A purse was stolen from a shopping cart on Thursday at the Home Depot in the 900 block of Beards Hill Road. A woman reported someone came into her apartment and stole her stuff in the first block of Pritchard Avenue on Thursday. A person was caught shoplifting at the Pier One Imports in the 900 block of Old Philadelphia Road on Thursday.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 21, 2013
Two murals painted by Bel Air High School art students honoring five Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies who died in the line of duty were presented to Sheriff Jesse Bane on Wednesday afternoon. The students and their teacher, Karen Ballard, joined with Bane and other members of his agency on the front steps of the Sheriff's Office headquarters in Bel Air for the unveiling the 4-by-6 foot murals. Ballard and Deputy First Class Shawn Forton, a recognized mural artist, worked with the 12 students, in grades 10 through 12, who painted the murals over the past several months as a class project.
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June 10, 2013
Bel Air High School graduate Xuan Bui said she was really excited to learn she was selected as a recipient of a Jimmy Rane Foundation scholarship. It felt like her hard work of finding and completing scholarship applications had paid off, especially because the competition for scholarships has always seemed daunting to her. Biu plans to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology; however, she has yet to declare a major. She says that 10 years from now, she hopes to have a job related to math or science.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 24, 2013
Shannon Esposito, a biomedical sciences lead teacher at Bel Air High School, is the winner of the 2013 Annual Golden Apple Plus Education $1,000 Award, Freedom Federal Credit Union announced. The annual competition drew 58 entries this year from all over the county from teachers and other support personnel in the education community. Each entry sought to explain how their idea would benefit their own education, their class, students, school and/or the community. The entries were reviewed by a team of judges, made up of members of Freedom's senior management and board, along with business partners in the community, to determine how well the entry was presented, including how creative and well written.
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March 21, 2013
A good crowd filled the gym at Bel Air High School Wednesday evening for a basketball game between faculty and students that raised well beyond the $1,000 goal for the Matt Rutherford Foundation that awards scholarships to BAHS seniors. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and other donations at Wednesday's game benefited the scholarship program established in memory of Matt "Hank" Rutherford, a Bel Air High senior who died in a car accident in December 2007. Raffles, the half-time show, the entrance fee to the game and to play netted $1,227, according to information provided Chris McDonough, a teacher at Bel Air High School. Concession money goes right to Bel Air High Boosters, which then makes a donation to scholarship fund at the end of the school year.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
Ugly holiday sweaters are bad enough. But ugly holiday sweater cookies ? Isn't that taking things a bit too far? Apparently not for Bel Air High and MICA alums Brennen and Zoe Lukas, whose perhaps-too-colorful Christmas confections were spotlighted on NBC's "Today" show this morning. During a segment on gifts under $30, "style expert" Lilliana Vazquez gave the cookies a quick shout-out. "How cute are these cookies?" Vazquez gushed, noting they were available in both Christmas and Hanukkah themes.
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By Brian Sullam and Brian Sullam,Staff Writer | February 13, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Jennifer Dalton, a senior who plays the trumpet in the Bel Air High School band, sat about 50 feet from George Bush yesterday as he announced his bid for re-election. She could hear the president but couldn't see him."Here it was, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I couldn't even see the president," a slightly dejected Ms. Dalton said.A phalanx of Cabinet officials and secret service agents -- who see the president all the time -- as well as some well-to-do Republicans were standing between the 56-member band and the presidential lectern.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | April 7, 1994
Touching, name-calling and unwanted attention are increasingly prevalent in schools, students say, and one Harford County teen has decided it's time to fight back.Nicole Bonis is setting up her own feminist group to address a variety of topics from sexual harassment to women's health."I've wanted to do this since starting high school," says Nicole, an 11th-grader at Bel Air High School who says she has experienced sexual harassment at school."It's so rampant," the 17-year-old says. "I try not to let it get to me."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
Margaret N. Metz, a retired Harford County educator and world traveler, died Nov. 2 of complications from a stroke at her Bel Air home. She was 80. The daughter of an educator and a homemaker, Margaret Nancy Jackson was born in Abingdon, Pa., and raised in Jenkintown, Pa. After graduating from Jenkintown High School in 1950, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1954 from what was then Beaver College, now Arcadia University. She married Howard Metz in 1956. Mrs. Metz taught business courses for three years at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pa., before moving to Bel Air in 1963.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
Esther Everitt Dombrowski, a retired Bel Air High School librarian who also wrote feature stories for The Aegis newspaper, died of pneumonia Oct. 8 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 81 and lived in Bel Air. Born Esther Everitt on a farm near Bel Air, she was the daughter of a construction foreman and a homemaker. She was a 1948 graduate of Bel Air High School, where she returned after earning a bachelor's degree at what was then Millersville State College in Pennsylvania and a master's degree in library science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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