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.
October 4, 2012
Twenty-three Baltimore County Public Schools students from seven high schools have been named semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program coordinated by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Honored students from Franklin High School include Keenan Albee , Rebekah Green and Erin Smith and, from Pikesville High School, Jay Chernak . Taylor Parton , of Reistertown, and Dennis Rothouse , of Owings Mills, were recently accepted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, at Salisbury University, Salisbury.
September 28, 2011
Washington College announced that Andrea Clarke was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society for outstanding academic achievement in her freshman year. The daughter of Catonsville residents Marty Clarke and Ann Daniells carries a double major in English and drama. Clarke writes and edits the college's newspaper besides belonging to the Christian Campus Fellowship, the Cross Country Club and the Presidential Fellow Program. She is also involved with Relay for Life and the drama department productions.
December 24, 1995
Daniel D. MetzSchool: Mount Hebron High SchoolHometown: Ellicott CityAge: 17Daniel, a senior at Mount Hebron, has a 4.0 grade-point average and is ranked first in his class of 320.He has taken 23 honors, gifted and talented or advanced placement courses in high school.He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and National Art Society at Mount Hebron, among other activities.He was a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist, Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program and on the principal's honor roll.
May 4, 2012
University of Evansville archaeology major Nathan Biondi, of Ellicott City, will travel to Israel this summer as part of the Jezreel Expedition, an archaeological project co-sponsored by the university. Beverly Frimpong, daughter of Charity Marfo and Baah Frimpong, of Savage, and a graduate of Long Reach High School, participated in a Spring Break trip to Japan, as part of her Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy class at Washington College. Frimpong majors in political science and philosophy, and minors in African/black studies.
July 14, 2011
The following students from Laurel graduated from Frostburg State University: Gabrieline Amankwaa , Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and design; Christopher Lanier , Bachelor of Science in business administration; Michael Fulson-Woytek , Bachelor of Science in biology; and Robert Kiel , Bachelor of Science in law and society. The following Laurel students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University: Abena Abu , Ruth LaCourse , Gabrieline Amankwaa , Amy Carr and Meische Cox , all with a 4.0 grade point average; and Courtney Branch , Caitlin Lovend , Adesumbo Odunlami ; Michael Fulson-Woytek and Robert Kiel . Matthew Donohue , of Laurel, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Widener University School of Law inHarrisburg, Pa. Emily Parker , of Laurel, graduated from Tufts University, in Medford, Mass., with a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern studies, summa cum laude, and Arabic.
November 15, 2011
The following students were named to the dean's list for the Spring 2011 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. Emily Carambelas of Glen Arm, daughter of William and Missy Carambelas, attended Friends School of Baltimore. Emily, who majored in archaeology, graduated in May 2011. Kevin Mather of Sparks, son of Marvin and Barbara Mather and attended Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson. Kevin is majoring in mathematics, will graduate in May 2013. The following students received the dean's scholarship from the York College, Pa. Brenda Wunner of Jarrettsville, a secondary education-biology major and graduate of North Harford High School and Shawn Krause of Monkton, a mechanical engineering major and a graduate of Hereford High.
May 3, 1992
JULIE AYERSSevernClass: SeniorGPA: 4.19. SAT: 1360.Sports: Soccer and tennisOther activities: National Honor Society tutor; Spanish Honor Society and Club; Cum Laude Society; Senior prefect; hostess, Italian Exchange program; Math Team; co-editor yearbook staff; school newspaper reporter; treasurer Z Club (service organization); Ping Pong Club; member, Students Against Drunk Driving.College: Washington and LeeCapsule: Ayers was winner of the George Washington University Science Medal, which is presented to the junior with the highest average in math last year.
May 6, 1998
WHAT WERE you thinking?" my friend asked as we surveyed the leftover chips, salsa and empty Coke cans strewn about my garage.Apparently, whatever I was thinking wasn't quite the cohesive thought process required when your 15-year-old son asks to have a few friends over for a small party. Thinking back, I should have known this wasn't the type of party I was used to when my son declined my suggestion of a pinata, which was such a hit at his sixth birthday party in 1989."On the basis of the pinata idea alone, I suspect your plans for the evening were not quite in line with the kids' plans," she observed.
April 4, 2000
THE LONG Reach High School National Honor Society was very busy last week. Led by the group's co-adviser, Ann Strozyk, a Gifted and Talented Program resource teacher at the school, it sponsored two community outreach projects. On Thursday, the group made and served taco dinners to families at Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. The next day, members held their second Senior Prom for Seniors, a dance for senior citizens. While the billing was for dinner and dancing, the real draw was camaraderie -- for recipients and students.