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By Peg Adamarczyk | May 10, 1991
Melvin Long and Andy Densmore, two June graduates of Chesapeake High School, faced a difficult decision after being selected to the Maryland State Gymnastics Team recently. Do they attend the high school nationals in Colorado Springs, Colo., or graduate with their class here at home?The nationals are scheduled June 6-9, and the graduation is June 8. The guys and their parents had to make a choice.Colorado Springs won out."We checked every airline around to see if we could work out something so that they would not have to miss their graduation, but it just didn't work out," gymnastics coach Kerry Bruce said.
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March 29, 2014
I too feel that Grace McComas deserves to be remembered on what should have been her graduation day ( "Blue ribbons for Grace," March 26). We had a student commit suicide at the high school where I taught, and the entire faculty and administration wore white crosses on our robes during the graduation ceremony. Granted, this was a private, catholic high school, but it was our principal who helped pass out the crosses for the faculty to wear. We were celebrating a student's life and it meant a lot that a boy who was no longer with us was still included at graduation.
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By Jacques Kelly | March 6, 2010
I t was bad enough when I lost my beloved K-8 school back in the 1970s. Then I got to chatting with my old Guilford Avenue friend and Baltimore Sun colleague, Paul McCardell, who has seen every school he attended close: SS. Philip and James ( Charles Village), St. Mary's ( Govans) and Towson Catholic High School are all history. And more Catholic school closings were announced this week. I feel for the families and students who got the news this week that their schools would be no more.
EXPLORE
June 4, 2013
They've waited 13 years for this day to finally come - Graduation Day. For the hundreds of members of the Class of 2013 in Harford's public and private schools, it's the end to 13 years of hard work and the beginning of something new, whether it be full-time employment, going off to college or joining the military. One chapter of their lives is closing, another just starting. Students at John Archer, Harford Christian and John Carroll schools and Aberdeen, Bel Air and C. Milton Wright high schools have already accepted their diplomas.
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March 29, 2014
I too feel that Grace McComas deserves to be remembered on what should have been her graduation day ( "Blue ribbons for Grace," March 26). We had a student commit suicide at the high school where I taught, and the entire faculty and administration wore white crosses on our robes during the graduation ceremony. Granted, this was a private, catholic high school, but it was our principal who helped pass out the crosses for the faculty to wear. We were celebrating a student's life and it meant a lot that a boy who was no longer with us was still included at graduation.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
Beginning in 1968, when the first Sophie Kerr Prize was awarded, each graduation at Washington College built to a moment of exquisite tension. Which one of more than 20 aspiring writers would receive the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary prize, the kind of money that could jump-start a career? Each year, the aspirants and all of their college classmates found out at the same moment. But this year, the college's best-known tradition will not be carried out at graduation.
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By Michael Davis | May 23, 1993
Special good wishes go out this Sunday morning to those who later today -- or some day soon -- will cross a stage, clasp a hand and proudly walk away with a sheepskin.If you are among the honorees, please refrain from punching your fist toward the sky and bellowing "Yesssss!" while onstage. You are required to wait until the band has honked its way through the dreary school anthem, a tune nobody -- including the university president -- knows the words to. (Hint to those truly fortunate to be graduating today: The lyrics can be found on the back of the program you'll be fanning yourself with.
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May 24, 1991
The U.S. Naval Academy will provide free shuttle bus service betweenthe Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the academy during commissioning week, which begins today.The bus service is one of several accommodations and restrictions the Naval Academy and the city willuse to manage traffic during commissioning week, which runs through Wednesday, May 29.Parking at the stadium costs $3 for cars and $6 for buses, but isfree on graduation day (Wednesday) for those with tickets to the ceremony.
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By Jacques Kelly | May 30, 1998
MY GRADUATION from grade school in the spring of 1964 occasioned more than one celebration.We started a few days beforehand with lunch at a restaurant in the 3900 Apartments on Charles Street, then took off for a Playhouse Theatre matinee made to order for Catholic school boys. Sidney Poitier was starring in "Lilies of the Field," a film about East German nuns building a chapel.There was another party too -- this one a very big deal -- featuring a guest appearance by Baltimore's own Ronnie Dove, the teen singer whose records were then on the charts.
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By Colin Campbell and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
Kathryn Manion was "at a loss for words" Tuesday night — shortly after being honored for her way with them. At a private club in New York, Manion, 22, was named the 2012 winner of Washington College's Sophie Kerr Prize, which at more than $58,000 this year is considered the most lucrative undergraduate literary award in the country. The senior English major, a Clarksville native and graduate of Notre Dame Prep in Towson, said late Tuesday that her win was still sinking in, but that she was honored.
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By Colin Campbell and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
Kathryn Manion was "at a loss for words" Tuesday night — shortly after being honored for her way with them. At a private club in New York, Manion, 22, was named the 2012 winner of Washington College's Sophie Kerr Prize, which at more than $58,000 this year is considered the most lucrative undergraduate literary award in the country. The senior English major, a Clarksville native and graduate of Notre Dame Prep in Towson, said late Tuesday that her win was still sinking in, but that she was honored.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2011
Before the Johns Hopkins University president gives 1,300 graduating students their congratulatory handshake on Thursday, volunteers will give them a cautionary dollop of hand sanitizer. "What can I say? We're a health-conscious university," said Dennis O'Shea, spokesman for Hopkins. Since the influenza epidemic of 2009, gel disinfectant has been spreading around schools like strep on throats. Yet there's little scientific evidence that harmful bacteria are passed through a casual squeeze of the hands during commencement.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
Beginning in 1968, when the first Sophie Kerr Prize was awarded, each graduation at Washington College built to a moment of exquisite tension. Which one of more than 20 aspiring writers would receive the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary prize, the kind of money that could jump-start a career? Each year, the aspirants and all of their college classmates found out at the same moment. But this year, the college's best-known tradition will not be carried out at graduation.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2010
The Guiffre triplets did everything together growing up. They shared the same friends, went to the same parties and played the same sport, field hockey. So it only made sense that the identical triplets from Frederick would all graduate from college on Saturday. There was just one catch. Danielle and Juliann would cross the stage together at McDaniel College. But the third Guiffre, Ally, broke away from the triad to attend Hood College in Frederick. Their mother, Patty Hardy, panicked when she realized that both colleges planned to hold their ceremonies on the same day. "I asked each one of the girls which one I should go to," she recalled with a laugh.
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By Jacques Kelly | March 6, 2010
I t was bad enough when I lost my beloved K-8 school back in the 1970s. Then I got to chatting with my old Guilford Avenue friend and Baltimore Sun colleague, Paul McCardell, who has seen every school he attended close: SS. Philip and James ( Charles Village), St. Mary's ( Govans) and Towson Catholic High School are all history. And more Catholic school closings were announced this week. I feel for the families and students who got the news this week that their schools would be no more.
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By Lisa Silverman and Lisa Silverman,sun reporter | March 28, 2008
Year-end senior activities had been planned months in advance at Marriotts Ridge High School, which will graduate its first class in May. A farewell breakfast, a farewell assembly and a class awards night had been scheduled May 22. The senior picnic was planned for the next day. But those dates became obsolete earlier this week when the Howard County school system announced the graduation schedule. Instead of attending the awards night May 22, seniors at Marriotts Ridge will be receiving their diplomas.
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By JENNIFER MCMENAMIN and JENNIFER MCMENAMIN,SUN REPORTER | May 26, 2006
Students earning diplomas from Maryland's colleges and universities this year are being sent off into the world with words of wisdom from the state's retiring U.S. senator, a congressman running to replace him, the director of the National Institutes of Health, the host of a nationally televised political roundtable and the vice president of the United States. Members of Goucher College's Class of 2006, however, will be treated today to insights from the bass player of Spinal Tap. The featured speaker is comedian, actor and author Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voices of malevolent business executive C. Montgomery Burns and his geeky, yes-man assistant, Waylon Smithers, on The Simpsons.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Sun Staff Writer | May 23, 1995
In four years of studying biology, Michael Leonnig learned how many things can go wrong in something as complicated as the human body. He just doesn't think they will go wrong in his.The Columbia resident, 24, graduated yesterday from Towson State University without a job and -- as soon as he crossed the stage to pick up his diploma -- without health insurance."
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By JENNIFER MCMENAMIN and JENNIFER MCMENAMIN,SUN REPORTER | May 26, 2006
Students earning diplomas from Maryland's colleges and universities this year are being sent off into the world with words of wisdom from the state's retiring U.S. senator, a congressman running to replace him, the director of the National Institutes of Health, the host of a nationally televised political roundtable and the vice president of the United States. Members of Goucher College's Class of 2006, however, will be treated today to insights from the bass player of Spinal Tap. The featured speaker is comedian, actor and author Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voices of malevolent business executive C. Montgomery Burns and his geeky, yes-man assistant, Waylon Smithers, on The Simpsons.
BUSINESS
By EILEEN AMBROSE | March 21, 2004
BEFORE too long, college seniors will be getting diplomas -- and one of their first financial lessons in the real world: As new graduates, they face being dropped from parents' health insurance. Policies differ, but young adults typically lose their parents' coverage at age 19, or if they go to college, at 22 or 23. So just as they are intent on a job hunt or moving off campus, they have the added hurdle of finding insurance. Many don't bother. About one in four young adults, age 18 to 24, are without health insurance, making them the least likely of any age group to have medical coverage, according to the 2000 U.S. Census.
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