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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Staff Writer | November 2, 1992
Statistics come easy to North County's Eric Howard. Sportswriters need calculators to keep up with his numbers, but the record-setting senior quarterback counts just fine in his head.After firing three touchdown passes Friday night in a 47-14 romp over Glen Burnie (3-6) to set a Baltimore metro-area record for touchdown passes (26) in a season, Howard was off to a math contest Saturday morning.Howard, who carries a 3.7 grade-point average and goes by his middle name (William is his real first name)
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September 5, 2001
The student: Scott Spranklin, 16 School: Oakland Mills High Special achievement: Scott scored a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SATs. What makes you so good at math? "My dad gets a lot of the credit," Scott said. "He used to give me math quizzes when I was little. He taught me to multiply when I was 4 years old." Math in his future: Scott plans a career in finance. "I'd like to be a stockbroker or financial analyst. It combines all the things I'm interested in, like national issues and politics.
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October 12, 1995
Old Mill High School's "It's Academic" team will appear on the quiz show at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on WJZ-TV, Channel 13.Team members are Saul Cohen, Damien Rockwell and Peter Park. The alternates are Steven Calder, Bryan Osborn, Whitney Blake, Matt Quarrick and Shital Chatda.Several of the "It's Academic" team members and alternates are also on the school's math team, which won the county competition Saturday at Anne Arundel Community College.Math team members are Steven Calder, Saul Cohen, Toni Chies, Laura Cooney, Michelle Deschaine, Kajal Pancholi, Jeremy Keil, Andrew Greb, Adam Remager, Bryan Osborn and Shannon Ostiguy.
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By Neal Lavon | June 1, 2001
TAKOMA PARK -- I've always thought parents knew best when it came to their children's education. But I'm ready to alter that view based on some parents' responses to Montgomery County's latest school cheating scandal. School officials say math teachers at Silver Spring International Middle School (SSI) obtained advance copies of the math portion of a nationwide test given in Maryland called the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS). Investigators add that teachers used the copies to prepare review lessons and two of them gave students the actual test questions for homework in advance of the exam.
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September 5, 2001
The student: Scott Spranklin, 16 School: Oakland Mills High Special achievement: Scott scored a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SATs. What makes you so good at math? "My dad gets a lot of the credit," Scott said. "He used to give me math quizzes when I was little. He taught me to multiply when I was 4 years old." Math in his future: Scott plans a career in finance. "I'd like to be a stockbroker or financial analyst. It combines all the things I'm interested in, like national issues and politics.
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January 17, 2001
The student: William Meyerson, 17. The school: Wilde Lake High School. Special achievement: William was one of five Wilde Lake seniors who was named a National Merit semifinalist. School activities: He participates on the Math team, the "It's Academic" team and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate team at school. He is also on the ice hockey team. College plans: William has centered his college focus on the University of California at Berkeley and plans to major in mathematics. At Wilde Lake, he studies math, German and chemistry.
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By Neal Lavon | June 1, 2001
TAKOMA PARK -- I've always thought parents knew best when it came to their children's education. But I'm ready to alter that view based on some parents' responses to Montgomery County's latest school cheating scandal. School officials say math teachers at Silver Spring International Middle School (SSI) obtained advance copies of the math portion of a nationwide test given in Maryland called the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS). Investigators add that teachers used the copies to prepare review lessons and two of them gave students the actual test questions for homework in advance of the exam.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1999
The No. 1-ranked Oakland Mills boys soccer team isn't just making noise on the field this season.Seven Scorpions, recruited by math team coach John Brown, added an unusual twist to the Oct. 13 countywide math meet held in the Hammond High cafeteria.While other math teams warmed up on their calculators in preparation for the meet, Oakland Mills made its grand entrance listening to rap music on the boom box of soccer manager and math team captain Regi Altima.Just before the meet began, they formed a team huddle and chanted "Oakland Mills, Oakland Mills."
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By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 19, 1995
IF YOU are looking for a last-minute gift and want to help a good cause for the whole year, consider buying a "Dine and Fun" book from a member of the Kiwanis Club of Odenton.The books cost $12 and offer a number of bargains on entertainment in the county, club President Jean McConville said.For additional information about the books, call Donna Kulak at (301) 621-7277.Money raised from this sale -- and from bake sales and raffles -- is used to support a number of community projects.The club sponsors Boy Scout Troop 721, a Meade Senior High School Key Club and a Builder Club and Key Club at the Old Mill school complex.
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November 9, 1992
Name: Adam Meyerson of Severna ParkHigh School: Junior, Severna ParkAccomplishments: 3.92 grade-point average. One of 25 winners of the 1991 USA Mathematical Olympiad, student aide at the school's math department. Over the summer, he worked at Goddard Space Center. Started high school-level math in the eighth grade, now in the school's accelerated math program.Numerous college-level math courses at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Wisconsin and Franklin and Marshall College. For his senior year, Adam plans a home-study program in number theory with his father, a math professor at the Naval Academy.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2001
Felicity Ross has the seventh-graders in her second-period class talking about relationships, but not the kind you might think. She has just asked them to draw two triangles, and they're trying to figure out how the angles and sides are related. No one can figure it out at first, but Ross keeps prodding them until one boy catches on. "The smallest angle is opposite the smallest side!" says Leonardo Apolonio, 12. This is a typical morning in Ross' classroom at Hampden's Robert Poole Middle School, but Ross is not typical.
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January 17, 2001
The student: William Meyerson, 17. The school: Wilde Lake High School. Special achievement: William was one of five Wilde Lake seniors who was named a National Merit semifinalist. School activities: He participates on the Math team, the "It's Academic" team and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate team at school. He is also on the ice hockey team. College plans: William has centered his college focus on the University of California at Berkeley and plans to major in mathematics. At Wilde Lake, he studies math, German and chemistry.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1999
The No. 1-ranked Oakland Mills boys soccer team isn't just making noise on the field this season.Seven Scorpions, recruited by math team coach John Brown, added an unusual twist to the Oct. 13 countywide math meet held in the Hammond High cafeteria.While other math teams warmed up on their calculators in preparation for the meet, Oakland Mills made its grand entrance listening to rap music on the boom box of soccer manager and math team captain Regi Altima.Just before the meet began, they formed a team huddle and chanted "Oakland Mills, Oakland Mills."
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By Sally Buckler and Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 1997
AT BUSHY Park Elementary School, a group of fifth-graders entered the Math Olympiad, a national mathematics competition, this past school year.Each month, from November through March, the students were challenged with five math problems. (Some parents tried a few practice problems and agreed that they were challenging.)Recently, teacher and math coach Pam Koffel learned that the team received a Meritorious Team Award -- recognizing the group for scoring in the top 20 percent of all participating fifth-grade teams.
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By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 12, 1996
A 14-MEMBER mathematics team from Arundel Middle School took third place in the county competition at Central Middle School in Edgewater.The students participated in individual and team events against 14 other teams.Congratulations to Lydia Briers, Kristen Coffelt, Meredith Dobish, Amy Gorman, Craign Haas, Emily Higgins, Katie Kwiatkowski, Lara Paoline, Cliff Peterson, Jessica Piercy, Caitlin Reinhardt, Matthew Rose, Stephen Waskiewicz and Josie Zohny.Bull roastThe Greater Odenton Improvement Association will have a bull roast from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday at the Odenton Fire Hall, Route 175, Odenton.
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By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 19, 1995
IF YOU are looking for a last-minute gift and want to help a good cause for the whole year, consider buying a "Dine and Fun" book from a member of the Kiwanis Club of Odenton.The books cost $12 and offer a number of bargains on entertainment in the county, club President Jean McConville said.For additional information about the books, call Donna Kulak at (301) 621-7277.Money raised from this sale -- and from bake sales and raffles -- is used to support a number of community projects.The club sponsors Boy Scout Troop 721, a Meade Senior High School Key Club and a Builder Club and Key Club at the Old Mill school complex.
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By Michael Richman and Michael Richman,Contributing Writer | January 10, 1993
Glenelg runner Ed Hogan no longer looks over his shoulder in competition.He now carries the torch as the Gladiators' premier long-distance runner.But his brother, Gerard, a Class 2A cross country and indoor-outdoor track champion (one-mile and two-mile), commanded the spotlight until his 1992 graduation."When he was leading, I could stay in second and follow the leader," said Ed, a senior. "Now, I think I'm my own person, but everyone asks me, 'What's it like without [Gerard] running?' "It has been like this: Hogan captured the Howard County and Class 2A state cross country championship last fall and was named The Baltimore Sun's Howard County Male Runner of the Year.
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October 1, 1995
Tara BrownSchool: Atholton High SchoolHometown: ColumbiaAge: 17Tara, a senior at Atholton, carries a 4.0 grade-point average. Her honors and awards include being named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist, a National Merit Scholar honorable mention, membership in the National Honor Society, a Rensselaer Medal for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and a Rensselaer Scholarship.Tara's musical endeavors have included participating with her church as a backup singer to Barry Manilow at Merriweather Post Pavilion during her freshman year.
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October 12, 1995
Old Mill High School's "It's Academic" team will appear on the quiz show at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on WJZ-TV, Channel 13.Team members are Saul Cohen, Damien Rockwell and Peter Park. The alternates are Steven Calder, Bryan Osborn, Whitney Blake, Matt Quarrick and Shital Chatda.Several of the "It's Academic" team members and alternates are also on the school's math team, which won the county competition Saturday at Anne Arundel Community College.Math team members are Steven Calder, Saul Cohen, Toni Chies, Laura Cooney, Michelle Deschaine, Kajal Pancholi, Jeremy Keil, Andrew Greb, Adam Remager, Bryan Osborn and Shannon Ostiguy.
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October 1, 1995
Tara BrownSchool: Atholton High SchoolHometown: ColumbiaAge: 17Tara, a senior at Atholton, carries a 4.0 grade-point average. Her honors and awards include being named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist, a National Merit Scholar honorable mention, membership in the National Honor Society, a Rensselaer Medal for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and a Rensselaer Scholarship.Tara's musical endeavors have included participating with her church as a backup singer to Barry Manilow at Merriweather Post Pavilion during her freshman year.
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