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May 5, 1991
Approximately 1,900 seniors will graduate from the Howard County public schools in June. All commencement exercises will be conducted between June 3 and 6. All of the schools will have proms. The schedule and location for these events is:School: AtholtonProm: May 11, BWI MarriottGraduation: June 6, 2 p.m., Merriweather Post PavilionSchool: CentennialProm: May 11, Baltimore Grand HotelGraduation: June 4, 8 p.m., U. Maryland- BaltimoreSchool: GlenelgProm: May 10, Martin's WestGraduation: June 4,8 p.m., Glenelg High SchoolSchool: HammondProm: May 18, Marriott Inner HarborGraduation: June 5, 8 p.m., U. Maryland- BaltimoreSchool: HowardProm: May 25, Kittamaqundi Room, Spear Ctr.Graduation: June 5, 8 p.m., Howard High SchoolSchool: Mount HebronProm: May 11, Martin's WestGraduation: June 6, 7 p.m., Merriweather Post PavilionSchool: Oakland MillsProm: May 11, Hyatt RegencyGraduation: June 5, 7:30 p.m., Merriweather PostSchool: Wilde LakeProm: May 18, Omni in BaltimoreGraduation: June 3, 7 p.m., Wilde Lake High School
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Susan Reimer | March 26, 2014
Grace McComas would have graduated this year from Glenelg High School, but she took her own life two years ago after months of brutal cyber bullying. Her friends want to remember her by wearing a small blue ribbon pinned to their gowns, but they have been told they will be pulled out of the ceremony if they do. School officials say they don't want to "celebrate" her death. The students say they just want to celebrate her life. And blue was Grace's favorite color. Jillian Reilly and Liana Fitzgibbons met with Glenelg Principal Karl Schindler and a guidance counselor for 45 minutes to ask about the ribbons and if they could hang a banner for Grace.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
An off-duty Baltimore police cadet was arrested in Glen Burnie after police said he hit a woman with a car in a domestic incident Thursday, the day before he was set to graduate from the academy. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the cadet, Zachary Michael Mitchell, 24, has been suspended from Friday's graduation ceremonies and police expect he will be terminated. Anne Arundel County police said they were told by a witness in the 100 block of Plymouth Lane about 4:30 p.m. that a man and woman had been fighting in the parking lot of an apartment building and that the man struck the woman with a car. The couple later went inside an apartment in the complex, where Mitchell lives, according to police.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Traffic is slow through downtown Baltimore as University of Maryland, Baltimore County holds graduation ceremonies at the 1st Mariner Arena . At mid-day, there was congestion on inbound Interstate 95, Interstate 395 and Russell Street, said Adrienne Barnes, a spokeswoman for the city Department of Transportation. "We're asking motorists to avoid the area, to use alternate routes if you don't have to travel in that stretch of downtown," she said. Barnes did not have information about how long the delays might persist.
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July 1, 1992
* Ann Henry, 50, of Ellicott City, medical assistant:No, I don't agree with that all. I think [prayer in school is] necessary. I think a lot of what has been happening in the world has been because it's been banned in schools. The world needs it.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2003
Bryn Mawr School officials are taking to heart a warning from a former headmistress about the possible perils of holding graduation outdoors next spring on the wooded, 26-acre North Baltimore campus. The warning came in a June 1970 letter found this year in school files and written by Diane Howell. In her letter - addressed: "To Whom It May Concern in June 1987" - Howell described how a month earlier the "creatures emerged in earnest" just days before graduation, making an outdoor ceremony impossible because of the din. The creatures in question were cicadas, irksome insects that emerge from the ground every 17 years to mate and lay their eggs, and in doing so, wreak havoc on trees and shrubs and make an incessant, high-pitched noise that drowns out nearly every other sound - including graduation speakers.
NEWS
April 23, 2008
Graduation ceremonies for Howard County Graduation ceremonies for Howard County public high schools will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (Cedar Lane School will hold its graduation at 10:30 a.m. May 28 at the school.) Here is the schedule: May 22 1 p.m. - Centennial 4:30 p.m. - Atholton 8 p.m. - Marriotts Ridge May 23 11:30 a.m. - Long Reach 4 p.m. - River Hill May 29 8 a.m. - Howard noon - Mount Hebron 4 p.m. - Glenelg 8 p.m. - Oakland Mills May 30 8 a.m. - Reservoir 11:30 a.m. - Hammond 4 p.m. - Wilde Lake
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Traffic is slow through downtown Baltimore as University of Maryland, Baltimore County holds graduation ceremonies at the 1st Mariner Arena . At mid-day, there was congestion on inbound Interstate 95, Interstate 395 and Russell Street, said Adrienne Barnes, a spokeswoman for the city Department of Transportation. "We're asking motorists to avoid the area, to use alternate routes if you don't have to travel in that stretch of downtown," she said. Barnes did not have information about how long the delays might persist.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | March 14, 2013
It wasn't that many years back when some Harford County high schools were organizing graduation ceremonies at relatively large venues outside the county, notably in Towson. The argument for the practice was rather pragmatic: Each graduate was allocated a relatively small number of tickets to graduation ceremonies held in the home high schools, so not all the family members who might want to attend were able to. There were plenty of pragmatic arguments against the practice, as well.
NEWS
November 22, 2001
THE PIECES of parchment these veterans received 60 years too late are but a token, a long-postponed recognition of their sacrifice. But with smiles and tears the 12 former soldiers and sailors proudly accepted their high school diplomas in graduation ceremonies held last week in Carroll County. The delay of more than a half-century was caused by their enlistment in World War II, abruptly ending their schooling and their youth. A Maryland law last year authorized school boards to award diplomas to World War II veterans who left school to join the armed forces.
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May 14, 2013
In her column "An Annapolis tradition, grounded" (May 13) Susan Reimer laments the fact that the Blue Angels flyover at the graduation ceremonies for cadets was canceled, and she thinks Congress should be ashamed for cutting funds for such a trivial "carnival act. " Meanwhile, the Obama administration has apparently sicced the IRS on tea party groups for political reasons, the very groups who are fighting to keep such frivolous expenditures off...
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
An off-duty Baltimore police cadet was arrested in Glen Burnie after police said he hit a woman with a car in a domestic incident Thursday, the day before he was set to graduate from the academy. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the cadet, Zachary Michael Mitchell, 24, has been suspended from Friday's graduation ceremonies and police expect he will be terminated. Anne Arundel County police said they were told by a witness in the 100 block of Plymouth Lane about 4:30 p.m. that a man and woman had been fighting in the parking lot of an apartment building and that the man struck the woman with a car. The couple later went inside an apartment in the complex, where Mitchell lives, according to police.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | March 14, 2013
It wasn't that many years back when some Harford County high schools were organizing graduation ceremonies at relatively large venues outside the county, notably in Towson. The argument for the practice was rather pragmatic: Each graduate was allocated a relatively small number of tickets to graduation ceremonies held in the home high schools, so not all the family members who might want to attend were able to. There were plenty of pragmatic arguments against the practice, as well.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 12, 2013
Harford Community College's new APGFCU Arena is quickly becoming the venue of choice for many longtime community events, including high school graduations. This June, five of the county's 10 public high schools plan to hold their commencement exercises at the new arena that opened last fall, according to the graduation schedule released Monday by Harford County Public Schools. The arena seats 2,500 for sporting events and up to 3,200 for other activities, according to the HCC website.
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May 29, 2012
Memorial Day weekend is considered the traditional start of summer, but for more than 2,500 Harford County students, summer won't begin until high school is officially over - forever. And after weeks of studying and exams, that time has come. Graduation Week 2012 is upon us. Harford Community College led the way with its commencement exercises on May 17. The senior students at the John Archer School will graduate in ceremonies beginning at 1:15 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the school.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2011
Hazel Croner, a prolific fashion illustrator who sketched for Baltimore's department stores and their national magazine ads, died of lung disease Oct. 27 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Owings Mills resident was 98. In her 70-year career, she was a fashion illustrator for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country and Glamour and was a courtroom artist and on-the-spot summertime boardwalk painter at Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Atlantic City, N.J. Her department store artwork for the old Schleisner's and Hutzler's appeared in the society sections of Sunday papers and in theater programs for decades.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1997
Scott Louis Sussman let his hair down yesterday and walked across the stage with 90 other Gilman School seniors -- untangling a coiffure controversy that threatened to keep him from graduation.Gone were the tight, thin, close-to-the-scalp braids known as cornrows that kept him from participating in Sunday's baccalaureate service because the style is prohibited by the prep school's dress code.Taking their place was the frizzy hairdo that happens when the braids are unleashed and which Sussman referred to as the "Don King" look, after the boxing promoter.
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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.
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