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By Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
William Arthur "Bill" Seal III, a retired McDonogh School dean, faculty member, coach and dormitory parent, died of an apparent heart attack Monday at Carroll Hospital Center. The Reisterstown resident was 65. In nearly four decades at McDonogh, Mr. Seal taught lower school science and upper school psychology and history, guided the senior class, and coached soccer, lacrosse and wrestling. He was inducted into the McDonogh Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award in 2007.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
Brian K. "Kim" Webb, a semi-retired insurance executive who was a lifelong supporter of McDonogh School, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C., of cancer. He was 77. The son of Charles Edward Webb, a Revere Copper & Brass Co. purchasing agent, and Mary Agnes Roche Webb, a Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. operator, Brian Kimbal Webb was born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton. He was a 1956 graduate of McDonogh School and attended the University of Maryland, College Park.
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October 28, 2011
Catonsville resident Kyle Vaughan, a senior at McDonogh School, was recognized as a Commended Student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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By Nelson Coffin | May 14, 2014
These are exhilarating, and, truthfully, scary times for fans of the Boys' Latin School varsity lacrosse team with just one game remaining -  May 16, against archrival St. Paul's School in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference final.  Up to now, the Lakers' season has been pretty much perfect. They're the No. 1 team in the metropolitan area, according to The Baltimore Sun, and are also No. 1 nationally in the most recent Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse rankings.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
Lynn R. McKain, longtime director of communications at McDonogh School, died Sunday of breast cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Sykesville resident was 53. "Lynn was just a beautiful person, and she was a wonderful colleague," said Charles W. Britton, headmaster of McDonogh. "She understood the school's mission and could tell the McDonogh story time and time again in a warm and articulate way. She was an artful storyteller. " "Lynn has been here close to 13 years, and she was in a position that in many ways was a flash point.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
E. Carey Kenney, a noted Pikesville artist who headed the art department at McDonogh School for more than three decades and whose oils and watercolors were inspired by the Owings Mills campus' rolling hills and fields, died Thursday of pneumonia at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. He was 98. "Ed Kenney was a dear friend and a fabulous teacher. He was a wonderfully colorful person," said George S. Wills, a semiretired Baltimore public relations executive and painter who graduated from McDonogh in 1954.
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By Marianne Amoss, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Talk to faculty and staff about McDonogh School, and sooner or later you'll hear one word: joy.  “When we say in our mission we are a place of joy, we mean it,” said Merritt Livermore, associate dean of the middle school. “I feel blessed that I get to work with the amazing people that I work with. It's not just my colleagues and the staff and faculty. It's the parents and the kids. That combination makes this a very happy place.” McDonogh is a private, coeducational K-12 school located on a rolling 800-acre campus in Owings Mills.
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By Jessica Anderson and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
Members of the Baltimore region's close-knit swimming community were reeling Tuesday from the death late Monday of Alec John Cosgarea, 17, a varsity swimmer at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills and a competitor for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. According to police, the rising senior was driving north on Greenspring Avenue about 10:20 p.m., approaching Highview Drive, when he lost control of his car and it left the roadway and struck a tree. He was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma, where he died, police said.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2002
Petite Laura Douglas was lugging filled trash bags almost as big as she is out of a basement storage room and onto the sidewalk along Calvert Street at North Avenue in Baltimore. "I'm strong," said Douglas, 15, a sophomore at McDonogh School in Owings Mills. "I can handle it." Two blocks away, at St. Paul and 21st streets, teacher Laddie Levy was supervising more than three dozen teen-agers filling a big metal bin with trash from an old aquarium supply store. "They're good workers," said Levy, an English teacher at McDonogh for 32 years.
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By Marianne Amoss, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
Bridget Collins waited a long time to go back to McDonogh School. A 1990 graduate, she hoped to teach there after she graduated from Bucknell University, but there were no openings. She got a master's degree in teaching, but McDonogh still wasn't hiring. Finally, Collins returned in 2000 to her alma mater, where she's now an upper school history teacher and soccer and softball coach. "McDonogh made me want to be a teacher," Collins said. "The experience I had as a student here made me want to teach.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
Frances A. Leavitt, a homemaker and active Franklin High School alumna, died May 4 in her sleep of an undetermined cause at Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. She was 97. The daughter of Charles Edgar Harris, who had been livestock manager at McDonogh School, and Ida Lavinia Allers, a homemaker, Frances Allers was born in McDonogh and raised on the McDonogh School campus. After graduating in 1933 from Franklin High School, Mrs. Leavitt worked as a cashier in the financial office at McDonogh for eight years before her marriage in 1941 to Morrill Leavitt, a salesman.
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By Laura Barnhardt Cech | January 23, 2014
For a junior camp counselor at the Howard County Recreation and Parks' Summer Sensations Camp, the to-do list is varied. There are tables to wipe down, campers to corral, snacks to prepare. But at the moment, the job is: dance. The Ellicott Mills Middle School auditorium is booming. The deejay turns up the “Cha Cha Slide.”  Everyone is hopping and clapping, laughing and sliding across the auditorium. “I love helping kids,” says Zoe Williams, 13, an Elkridge Landing Middle School student who was a camper before becoming a junior camp counselor.
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By Marianne Amoss, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Talk to faculty and staff about McDonogh School, and sooner or later you'll hear one word: joy.  “When we say in our mission we are a place of joy, we mean it,” said Merritt Livermore, associate dean of the middle school. “I feel blessed that I get to work with the amazing people that I work with. It's not just my colleagues and the staff and faculty. It's the parents and the kids. That combination makes this a very happy place.” McDonogh is a private, coeducational K-12 school located on a rolling 800-acre campus in Owings Mills.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
It is doubtful in all of the hullabaloo and hype leading up to Super Bowl XLVII that the name of one non-football-playing Baltimorean will be mentioned: John McDonogh, the philanthropist, who left an indelible mark not only on his native city but also in New Orleans for his endowment of public schools for poor children. A reader, Bill Rowe, who graduated from McDonogh School in 1970, recently brought to my attention McDonogh's philanthropic endeavors, which probably outside of the McDonogh community have largely been forgotten.
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By Marianne Amoss, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
Bridget Collins waited a long time to go back to McDonogh School. A 1990 graduate, she hoped to teach there after she graduated from Bucknell University, but there were no openings. She got a master's degree in teaching, but McDonogh still wasn't hiring. Finally, Collins returned in 2000 to her alma mater, where she's now an upper school history teacher and soccer and softball coach. "McDonogh made me want to be a teacher," Collins said. "The experience I had as a student here made me want to teach.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
Carolyn Rosenstein, a retired McDonogh School reading specialist recalled as a nurturing faculty mentor who also served on the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died of cancer Oct. 27 at her Pikesville home. She was 75. "She was a great gal, very irreverent. She called it just as she saw it," said Barbara Dover, a fellow member of the Hopkins' Women's Board. "She did it with a smile and a chuckle. " Born Carolyn Stein in Jersey City, N.J., and raised in Teaneck, N.J., she was a Teaneck High School graduate.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2003
Willis Keyes Lynch, a revered McDonogh School history teacher who directed its riding program for more than four decades, died Tuesday of heart disease at Carroll County General Hospital. The Hampstead resident was 95. Born in Alvon, W.Va., he grew up riding workhorses on his family's farm. Family members said an aunt, Guelda Lynch Day, who was a secretary for a member of McDonogh School's board, wanted a better education for her nephew than his rural area's one-room schools. She summoned young Willis and his brother Robert, who traveled by rail to Baltimore's old Walbrook Station.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer David Folkenflik contributed to this article | January 31, 1995
In what is believed to be the largest single gift to a Baltimore-area school, the McDonogh School has received $6 million from the estate of a devoted alumnus.Michigan resident Clarence Burck, Class of 1928, named the school as the sole beneficiary of his trust. He died in November in Farmington Hills, Mich., at the age of 85. A widower with no children who called the school his "second love," Mr. Burck had no immediate survivors, school officials said."It's an absolutely thrilling gift, representing the extraordinary generosity of one man . . . and a lifetime of devotion to, and respect for, McDonogh's uncompromising commitment to excellence in all areas of school life," said McDonogh's headmaster, W. Boulton Dixon.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
Lynn R. McKain, longtime director of communications at McDonogh School, died Sunday of breast cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Sykesville resident was 53. "Lynn was just a beautiful person, and she was a wonderful colleague," said Charles W. Britton, headmaster of McDonogh. "She understood the school's mission and could tell the McDonogh story time and time again in a warm and articulate way. She was an artful storyteller. " "Lynn has been here close to 13 years, and she was in a position that in many ways was a flash point.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
E. Carey Kenney, a noted Pikesville artist who headed the art department at McDonogh School for more than three decades and whose oils and watercolors were inspired by the Owings Mills campus' rolling hills and fields, died Thursday of pneumonia at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. He was 98. "Ed Kenney was a dear friend and a fabulous teacher. He was a wonderfully colorful person," said George S. Wills, a semiretired Baltimore public relations executive and painter who graduated from McDonogh in 1954.
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