Friday, May 17, 2013
Ashley Strickler won the $3,000 scholarship for her interest in developing software to improve the performance of dancers
A Crofton resident and Towson University student recently won a scholarship for her work in developing software to analyze the movements of dancers. Ashley Strickler, a junior at Towson, won the $3,000 scholarship from the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum, a group that fosters communication between top technology professionals. Strickler is a business management and computer science major and member of the school dance team. As part of the application process, Strickler was asked to describe how technology fit with their professional goals. She presented her plans to develop software that will evaluate the skill of dancers, similar to how some software can critique golf and baseball swings. Four other Towson students won scholarships from the Mid…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Congratulations to these students for making it onto the honor roll.
South River High School has released the names of students who earned honor roll and principal's honor roll for the third marking period of the school year. Grade 9 Principal's Honor Roll: Riyadh Ali, Audrey Blumenfeld, Randall Bowers, Amanda Brownlee, Travis Bucknall, Olivia Bunting, Gabriel Campbell, Erica DeVito, Gregory D'Onofrio, Emma Gregory, Tyger Hanback, Andrew Harvan, Megan Hayden, Eric Hoffmann, Casey Jackson, Eric Janowitz, Kaitlyn Kelly, Grayson Kelmer, Nicholas Koziolek, John Krolak, Alexander Laurel, Julia LeDane, Kathryn LeGrand, Kelly Longo, Victoria Marinzel, Connor McDermott, Hugh McMullen, Christine Miles, Hannah Mulvaney, Clay Newman, Miahnna Nguyen, Maria Osborn, Samantha Park, Ryan Peacock, Nicholas Perkins, Brooke …
The Seahawks topped Chesapeake, 10-3.
The South River High boys lacrosse team took another step toward a state title Wednesday, winning the Class 3A/4A East regional crown. The Seahawks beat Chesapeake 10-3 in the regional final. The team will next play Howard High School for a shot at the state title game. The South River girls lacrosse team fell short of advancing in the playoffs, losing 14-13 to Broadneck. Arundel Baseball Falls to North County The Arundel Wildcats' dream of another regional baseball championship ended in extra innings Wednesday. Arundel fell 6-5 in 10 innings to North County in the regional semifinals of the MPSSAA Class 4A baseball tournament. North County will next host the regional championship game against South River, which won 4-0 Wednesday over…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Patch caught up with the authors of @Love4Arundel and @ArundelLove Twitter Accounts, who have been spreading cheer throughout the school
On Monday, Patch highlighted a pair of new Twitter feeds that that have been injecting some good vibes into the Arundel High School community. As it turns out, the Twitter feeds are part of a broader effort by several students to promote positivity throughout the school. Patch spoke by email with one Arundel junior who authors the Make Arundel Smile (@Love4Arundel) feed, as well as a sophomore and junior involved in the Arundel Love (@ArundelLove) account. All three are honors students, and requested anonymity because they believed the accounts would have greater impact if people did not know who were behind them. According to these authors, the push for positivity began earlier this year when students attended an assembly featuring the…
The group will hear from Rob Yatsuk, the head of safety for county schools, at its May meeting Tuesday.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Arundel and Old Mill baseball teams faced off in the MPSSAA Class 4A playoffs. Follow the recap of our live game log on Patch.
Arundel hosted Old Mill in the second round of the Class 4A East region baseball playoffs on Monday. Arundel prevailed 1-0 behind a strong pitching performance by Cooper Hibbs. The Wildcats will next play the winner of the Meade-North County game. You can look here for a recap of the game. Also check Patch later for a gallery of photos, video and some reaction from players and coaches.
A pair of Twitter feeds are offering frequent words of encouragement and inspiration to students.
Much has been written about the potential destructive power of social media, but there are at least two Twitter feeds dedicated to bolstering the spirits of those at Arundel High School. The feeds Arundel Compliments (@ArundelLove) and Make Arundel Smile (@Love4Arundel) offer frequent words of encouragement and compliments in 140 characters or less. Many of the comments are general, but often are directed at individual students. "Never forget you are all beautiful!" came a Tweet from @ArundelLove on May 1. Another message on May 10 offered encouragement to those students taking Advanced Placement tests: "It's Friday!!!! hope everyone has a good last day of testing for the week! Finish strong. Y'all are amazing." The Arundel Compliments …
The Wildcats are still alive in their quest for a regional title, but Old Mill won the first meeting between these two teams in April.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Meanwhile, several local baseball teams move on
It was a tough Friday for the Arundel lacrosse teams, as both the girls and boys fell in the MPSSAA state tournament. The Arundel boys were upset 11-9 by Chesapeake, while the girls fell 14-9 to top-seeded Huntingtown. South River, however, remains alive in the tourament with both its teams advancing. The Seahawk boys topped Broadneck 11-7 and will play at Huntingtown on Monday. The girls secured a big 19-1 win over Northern High on Friday, and will next host Huntingtown. Arundel to Host Old Mill in Baseball The Arundel baseball team earned a first-round bye in the state tournament, setting up a second round matchup against local rival Old Mill on Monday. Old Mill moved to the second round by beating Glen Burnie 7-4 on Friday. South …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch rounds up the top stories from around the county this past week.
Here are top headlines from the eight Patch sites in Anne Arundel County. Click each headline to read the full story. Traffic Stop in Crofton Results in Drug Bust Anne Arundel County police arrested two men in Crofton after a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery of cocaine and cash in their car. Read more on Crofton Patch. Flats170 in Odenton Now Accepting Leases It's now possible to secure a lease at the Flats170 at Academy Yard apartments offered by Bozzuto Group. Read more on Odenton-Severn Patch. Rocker Launches Worldwide Art Tour in Annapolis The drummer from the 1970s rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed music on Tuesday but you can see his artwork at a local gallery through the month of May. Read more on Annapolis …