July 18, 2018
School & Youth
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    • Clifford Jamieson, the valedictorian for Severna Park High School’s class of 2018, will attend Yale University in fall 2019 after taking a gap year.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Clifford Jamieson, the valedictorian for Severna Park High School’s class of 2018, will attend Yale University in fall 2019 after taking a gap year.
    • Clifford Jamieson, the valedictorian for Severna Park High School’s class of 2018, will attend Yale University in fall 2019 after taking a gap year.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Clifford Jamieson, the valedictorian for Severna Park High School’s class of 2018, will attend Yale University in fall 2019 after taking a gap year.

    Clifford Jamieson Excited To “Explore Interests” At Yale

    By Maya Pottiger
    Clifford Jamieson was busy during his four years at Severna Park High School.

    During his sophomore year, he was elected class president, which led to his involvement with the Student Government Association. Jamieson helped plan prom, as well as organize other student events and activities.

    He...

    • Izzy Kintzley, salutatorian for the Severna Park High School class of 2018, posed with Clifford Jamieson, the class’s valedictorian.Photo Provided
      Izzy Kintzley, salutatorian for the Severna Park High School class of 2018, posed with Clifford Jamieson, the class’s valedictorian.
    • Izzy Kintzley, salutatorian for the Severna Park High School class of 2018, ran indoor and outdoor cross country and served as captain for two years.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Izzy Kintzley, salutatorian for the Severna Park High School class of 2018, ran indoor and outdoor cross country and served as captain for two years.

    SPHS Salutatorian Izzy Kintzley Runs Into Nursing

    By Maya Pottiger
    Since she was 6 years old, Isabel “Izzy” Kintzley knew she wanted to be a nurse.

    In the fall, she will attend the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as a nursing major.

    “Finding a job that helps other people and making a difference in other people’s lives is...

    • Brianna Banting was the valedictorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, and she will attend the University of Maryland in the fall.Photo Provided
      Brianna Banting was the valedictorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, and she will attend the University of Maryland in the fall.
    • Brianna Banting was the valedictorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, and she will attend the University of Maryland in the fall.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Brianna Banting was the valedictorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, and she will attend the University of Maryland in the fall.

    From Bruin To Terrapin: Brianna Banting Heads To UMD

    By Maya Pottiger
    For Brianna Banting, her two passions fall on opposite ends of the right-brain and left-brain spectrum.

    Her right-brained side was involved in many musical organizations throughout high school, while her left-brained side is ready to take on a biochemistry major in college.

    “There are...

    • Brady Morrissey, the salutatorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, is following in his father’s footsteps and joining the United States Air Force.Photo Provided
      Brady Morrissey, the salutatorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, is following in his father’s footsteps and joining the United States Air Force.
    • Brady Morrissey, the salutatorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, is following in his father’s footsteps and joining the United States Air Force.Photo Provided
      Brady Morrissey, the salutatorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, is following in his father’s footsteps and joining the United States Air Force.

    Broadneck Salutatorian Soars To Air Force Academy

    By Maya Pottiger
    While many of his peers have their summers ahead of them, Brady Morrissey is already underway with the next step in his life: basic training at the United States Air Force.

    Morrissey, the salutatorian for Broadneck High School’s class of 2018, followed in his dad’s footsteps by...

    • During rehearsals for “42nd Street,” kids learn dances and practice singing both in groups and individually.Photo Provided
      During rehearsals for “42nd Street,” kids learn dances and practice singing both in groups and individually.
    • During rehearsals for “42nd Street,” kids learn dances and practice singing both in groups and individually.Photo Provided
      During rehearsals for “42nd Street,” kids learn dances and practice singing both in groups and individually.

    Talented Children Star In Upcoming Musical “42nd Street”

    By Kerrigan Stern
    The iconic number 42 is not just Jackie Robinson’s number and the name of a hit song by Coldplay, but it is also the name of a road in the acclaimed musical making its way to Annapolis this summer, “42nd Street.” Moreover, 42 is the number of young, talented children ages 7-14 who...
    • An 8-year-old entrepreneur, Paige Bradtmueller creates fidget stones out of clay to help people relieve stress and anxietyPhoto Provided
      An 8-year-old entrepreneur, Paige Bradtmueller creates fidget stones out of clay to help people relieve stress and anxiety
    • An 8-year-old entrepreneur, Paige Bradtmueller creates fidget stones out of clay to help people relieve stress and anxietyPhoto Provided
      An 8-year-old entrepreneur, Paige Bradtmueller creates fidget stones out of clay to help people relieve stress and anxiety

    Fidget Stones By Paige — The Next Big Craze?

    By Sharon Mager
    Arnold resident Paige Bradtmueller is an artist who has her crafts in three locations, along with orders coming in through a Facebook page less than 24 hours after it was created. Amazingly, the successful entrepreneur is 8 years old. She’s already used her first earnings to purchase a large...
    • This month, students from the Eco Adventures summer camp answered the question: “What was your favorite vacation you ever took and why?”Photo by Zach Sparks
      This month, students from the Eco Adventures summer camp answered the question: “What was your favorite vacation you ever took and why?”

    Question Of The Month: Eco Adventures

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, while students are out for summer vacation, summer campers at Eco Adventures answered the question:

    What was your favorite vacation you ever took and why?

     

    Going to Disney World. I went on...

  • Richard Benfer Completes Term As Teacher’s Association President

    By Ian Weiner
    For the last six years, Severna Park resident Richard Benfer has advocated on behalf of teachers and students as president of the Teacher’s Association of Anne Arundel County (TAAAC). On July 31, Benfer will head back to the classroom since term limits require that he step down from the...
    • Elementary School Teacher of the Year winner Kristen Zorica (left) was joined by St. John Principal Casey Buckstaff, whom Zorica said “leads and inspires all of us every day to be the best version of ourselves.”Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Elementary School Teacher of the Year winner Kristen Zorica (left) was joined by St. John Principal Casey Buckstaff, whom Zorica said “leads and inspires all of us every day to be the best version of ourselves.”

    St. John’s Kristen Zorica Named 2018 Elementary Teacher Of The Year

    By Judy Tacyn
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore recently named Kristen Zorica from St. John the Evangelist School in Severna Park as Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Genie Massey, from St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, was named High School Teacher of the Year.

    The Teacher of the Year recipients...

    • Morgan C. depicted Amelia Earhart.
      Morgan C. depicted Amelia Earhart.
    • Ethan H. dressed as Theodore Roosevelt.
      Ethan H. dressed as Theodore Roosevelt.
    • Isabella D. went as Betsy Ross.
      Isabella D. went as Betsy Ross.
    • Nathan K. depicted Nikola Tesla.
      Nathan K. depicted Nikola Tesla.
    • Corinne M. went as Harriet Tubman.
      Corinne M. went as Harriet Tubman.

    St. John The Evangelist Brings History To The Present

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    Third-graders at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School treated faculty to a walk through history on June 6. Children researched famous Americans, dressed up as the people they studied, and created a “wax museum” for parents and faculty to explore. By pressing a button, visitors could...
    • An AACPS teacher since 2010, Geoff Bernstein shares his passion for technology education with students at Severna Park High School.
      An AACPS teacher since 2010, Geoff Bernstein shares his passion for technology education with students at Severna Park High School.

    AACPS Names Geoff Bernstein Educator Of The MonthExclusive

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    For its June Educator of the Month, the Board of Education selected Severna Park High School’s Geoff Bernstein, who started with Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 2010.

    As stated by members of the board, Bernstein’s passion for technology education has been shared through his...

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    • Reagan Seay and her friends from Girl Scouts boarded their bus at the Chartridge Common Area before departing for the ultimate overnight party courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
      Reagan Seay and her friends from Girl Scouts boarded their bus at the Chartridge Common Area before departing for the ultimate overnight party courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

    Severna Park Community Provides Send-Off Fit For A Princess

    By Judy Tacyn
    Lindsay Seay is a loving mother who would do anything to see her children happy and healthy. Her daughter Reagan, a bubbly fifth-grade student at Oak Hill Elementary School, has the happy part down pat, but the healthy aspect has been lifelong challenge.

    Reagan was born with heart defects and...

    Beloved Teacher Retires From St. Martin’s-In-The-Field

    By Monica Resa
    Linda Cielewich has been at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field for 29 years. After 34 years of teaching, she is ready for retirement.

    “Three decades carries with it an unsurpassed breadth of perspective and wisdom on early childhood education,” said Jamey Hein, head of school. “Linda has certainly earned...

    • Maryland Commission for Women members Lorna Forde (far left) and Lee Bachu (far right), along with First Lady Yumi Hogan (middle left), presented a certificate to 2018 honoree Vivian Flanagan.
      Maryland Commission for Women members Lorna Forde (far left) and Lee Bachu (far right), along with First Lady Yumi Hogan (middle left), presented a certificate to 2018 honoree Vivian Flanagan.
    • Severna Park High School’s Vivian Flanagan joined an impressive cadre of female leaders at the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame and Maryland Women of Tomorrow 2018 induction and awards ceremony in March at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis.
      Severna Park High School’s Vivian Flanagan joined an impressive cadre of female leaders at the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame and Maryland Women of Tomorrow 2018 induction and awards ceremony in March at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis.

    Vivian Flanagan Earns Maryland Women Of Tomorrow Recognition

    By Judy Tacyn
    Imagine being just 16 years old and being recognized by the Maryland Commission for Women as one of just five youths across the state to represent the future of women in leadership roles. For Severna Park High School’s Vivian Flanagan, any pressure she might feel with the responsibility bestowed...
    • Troop 140 Girl Scouts made flyers and posters with information about food allergies and distributed them around Severna Park.
      Troop 140 Girl Scouts made flyers and posters with information about food allergies and distributed them around Severna Park.

    Girl Scout Silver Award Project Brings Awareness to Food Allergies

    By Alyson Kay
    A group of four Girl Scouts from Troop 140 are using their Silver Award project to bring awareness to a growing problem.

    According to a study by FAIR Health, incidents of severe allergic reactions to food have risen 377 percent from 2007 to 2016. Because of this, the girls decided to create a...





    Congratulations, SPHS Class Of 2018!

    By Maya Pottiger
    Following Memorial Day weekend, the members of Severna Park High’s class of 2018 donned their caps and gowns, accepted their diplomas, and said goodbye to their teachers and other mentors at their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 29. Photos by Maya Pottiger
  • Benfield Supports Backpack BuddiesExclusive

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    Throughout April, Benfield Elementary students and FroYo House of Severna Park collected spare change supporting the Services from the Heart Backpack Buddies program. Generous Benfield students donated spare change and some donated their birthday money to help children receive weekend food...
    • This year’s Tech Trot at Shipley’s Choice Elementary drew more than 450 participants who completed either a 5K or 1-miler to raise money for the school’s technology needs.Photo Provided
      This year’s Tech Trot at Shipley’s Choice Elementary drew more than 450 participants who completed either a 5K or 1-miler to raise money for the school’s technology needs.

    Technology Trot Continues To Run Well At Shipleys Choice Elementary

    By Dave Topp
    More than 450 people gathered on the morning of May 6 to participate in the ninth annual Shipley’s Choice Elementary School Technology Trot. A combination of 5K runners and 1-mile fun run participants contributed to this flourishing community event.
    “The community loves this event,” said Nicole...
  • Severna Park Students Shine At Revamped County Science Fair

    By Maya Pottiger
    This year, the annual county science fair featured a variety of changes, including a new name: the Innovators of Science...
    • This month, we asked Ms. Harvey’s fifth-grade class, “What is your favorite memory from elementary school?”Photo by Maya Pottiger
      This month, we asked Ms. Harvey’s fifth-grade class, “What is your favorite memory from elementary school?”

    Question of the Month: St. John The Evangelist School

    By Maya Pottiger
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Harvey’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question:

    What is your favorite memory from elementary school?

     

    Coming to St. John in kindergarten. That...

  • RhythmXpress Represents The Park At Down Syndrome Foundation GalaExclusive

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    Severna Park’s RhythmXpress dance team, featuring five members with Down syndrome, performed in late May at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s AcceptAbility Gala, which raised more than $250,000 for life-changing research and life-saving medical care for children and adults with Down syndrome.

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