Students in Anne Arundel County can be prohibited from prom and graduation activities if found in violation of the system's drug and alcohol policy.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Students in Anne Arundel County high schools are among the most tested in the state and country.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Luke Andraka and Dana Lunkenheimer will split a $25,000 prize for their entry in the "We Can Change the World" challenge.
Luke Andraka and Dana Lunkenheimer, seniors at North County High School, won second place in the "We Can Change the World" challenge, according to the Siemens Corporation–the competition organizers. The pair will split a $25,000 prize for a project focusing on the negative effects of abandoned "ghost" crab traps, and their three-pronged proposal for getting rid of the traps that cause millions of crabs to die every year. "We attacked the problem on three fronts; public outreach, law policy and reinventing the common crab trap to make it cheaper for water men and safer for animals," the students said in their project description. Their design focused on securing traps using zinc rings, which will dissolve and cause the traps to fall open if…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Cierra Carter was named a 2013 Dell Scholar by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
A North County High School student was one of two in Anne Arundel County named 2013 Dell Scholars by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Cierra Carter, a senior at North County, and Jasmyn Mackell, of Annapolis High School, earned $20,000 scholarships each in addition to a laptop computer and printer, according to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS). Carter is an AVID student and will be the first in her family to attend college, according to AACPS. She is ranked sixth in a class of 440 students and will either attend University of Maryland College Park or Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She will reportedly study either journalism or intercultural studies. To read more from AACPS, click here. Get local stories delivered right …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Police announced no criminal charges will be brought against the school resource officer suspended after a camera was found in a bathroom at Glen Burnie High School.
The school resource officer who was suspended after authorities discovered a camera installed inside a bathroom at Glen Burnie High School will not face criminal charges, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department. School officials found the camera in a boys bathroom on March 20 after being notified by a student, and the police announced the school resource officer had installed the device "on his own volition." Days after the camera was found, police also seized several computers associated with the officer, but found no images. The police department said the investigation revealed the camera had no capability to record. "It was not hooked up to anything, it has no type of battery and nothing to indicate there was any type of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Desmond Beggerly, a sophomore at Glen Burnie High School, was recognized by the Boys & Girls Club branches of Anne Arundel County.
Glen Burnie High School sophomore Desmond Beggerly was named 2013 Youth of the Year as six high school students around Anne Arundel County were recognized in the annual award ceremony Thursday. Each branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County sent a nominee. Beggerly will go on to the state award ceremony, with a chance to win a scholarship and advance to a regional ceremony, reports The Maryland Gazette. Here is a list of the six nominees: For more on the story, follow this link.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Learn about a different kind of Maryland "crab," where Costco fans are flocking and how a flash heat wave felled students. Be prepared with all the Maryland news across Patch.
By Patch Staff Relationship Between Army Recruiter and Slain Rockville Teen Examined As the community grieves, details are emerging about the nature of the relationship between a Rockville High School student and an Army recruiter whom police say shot and killed the teen before killing himself at his Germantown home. Blue Angels Cancel Remaining Air Shows in 2013 The rest of the season—including the air show in Annapolis—was canceled due to budget constraints in the defense department, an official said. Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State University Commencement The first lady will address approximately 600 graduates during commencement excercises on May 17, and BSU will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon the first lady. …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Several groups performed Saturday at the Arundel Indoor Spectacular.
The Glen Burnie High School drum line has payed tribute to the long-running British science fiction show Dr. Who at recent music competitions. On April 6, the group competed at Arundel and Meade High Schools, according to the school's music website. The group's next competition is scheduled for April 20 at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. Get local stories delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Police say 18-year-old Norman Hardy and his 14-year-old cousin entered the school through a door that had been propped open.
Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday morning for trespassing at Old Mill High School, and at least one of the teens entered the school twice without permission, police and school officials said. Neither of the teens are students at Old Mill, but one was as recently as February. While police and school officials said the pair were just there to socialize, one of the teens was charged with weapons violations after three knives were found in a backpack. This comes after a student brought a loaded gun to Glen Burnie High School on April 2, and an unarmed trespasser made it into North County High School in February. According to accounts from both school officials and police, Old Mill staffers first encountered Norman Hardy, 18, of Baltimore …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The amended bill, passed by a 78-61 vote, will go back to the Senate and possibly a conference committee.
The Maryland House of Delegates Wednesday passed gun control legislation proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley by a vote of 78-61. The amended bill bans 40 kinds of rifles including the AR15, requires fingerprinting and licensing of all purchasers of new guns and broadens the law prohibiting firearms purchases by anyone who is involuntarily committed because of mental illness. The bill was a major component of O'Malley's legislative package announced at the beginning of the 90-day session. The House of Delegates debated the bill for nearly 10 hours over two days. The amended bill will return to the Senate. The bill could go to a conference committee if the Senate does not accept the changes made by the House. Both the House and Senate must …