August 19, 2017
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    • Students from Our Lady of the Chesapeake repaired homes in Preston County, West Virginia from Sunday, June 25, to Saturday, July 1.
      Students from Our Lady of the Chesapeake repaired homes in Preston County, West Virginia from Sunday, June 25, to Saturday, July 1.
    • Students from Pasadena United Methodist Church and some members of Hall United Methodist Church repaired homes in Allegany County, Maryland, from Sunday, July 2 through Saturday, July 8.
      Students from Pasadena United Methodist Church and some members of Hall United Methodist Church repaired homes in Allegany County, Maryland, from Sunday, July 2 through Saturday, July 8.

    Youth From Local Churches Participate In Appalachia Outreach Projects

    By Gracie Fairfax
    When school is out, students want to make the most of their free time. For groups of students from two local churches, free time was seen as a chance to help others.
    Pasadena United Methodist Church
    A group including high school students and adults from Pasadena United Methodist Church and Hall...
    • After he witnessed bad weather causing an inconvenience for kids at the Bayside Beach bus stop, Chris Carson decided to build a shelter.
      After he witnessed bad weather causing an inconvenience for kids at the Bayside Beach bus stop, Chris Carson decided to build a shelter.
    • Created by Troop 441, Chris Carson’s shelter features a concrete pad and wooden, vinyl-covered columns with a roof. A bench will be added to provide seating.
      Created by Troop 441, Chris Carson’s shelter features a concrete pad and wooden, vinyl-covered columns with a roof. A bench will be added to provide seating.
    • Created by Troop 441, Chris Carson’s shelter features a concrete pad and wooden, vinyl-covered columns with a roof. A bench will be added to provide seating.
      Created by Troop 441, Chris Carson’s shelter features a concrete pad and wooden, vinyl-covered columns with a roof. A bench will be added to provide seating.
    • Created by Troop 441, Chris Carson’s shelter features a concrete pad and wooden, vinyl-covered columns with a roof. A bench will be added to provide seating.
      Created by Troop 441, Chris Carson’s shelter features a concrete pad and wooden, vinyl-covered columns with a roof. A bench will be added to provide seating.

    Boy Scout Builds Bayside Beach Bus Shelter For Eagle Project

    By Jane Seiss
    Bayside Beach resident and Boy Scout Chris Carson just designed and built a bus stop in his community to earn the Eagle Award, the highest honor in Boy Scouts.
    “Growing up in the neighborhood, I saw kids sitting in cars at the bus stop when there’s bad weather,” explained Carson...
    • Grace Myers and Bradley Harper met The Daily Scoop owner Michael Linder and enjoyed an ice cream treat provided by marbles coach Doug Watson after they placed in the top eight at the National Marble Championship held in Wildwood, New Jersey, during the third week of June.
      Grace Myers and Bradley Harper met The Daily Scoop owner Michael Linder and enjoyed an ice cream treat provided by marbles coach Doug Watson after they placed in the top eight at the National Marble Championship held in Wildwood, New Jersey, during the third week of June.

    Anne Arundel Marble Players Shoot To Win At National Contest

    By Diane Lewis
    Eight-year-old Grace Myers and 9-year-old Bradley Harper sported large trophies and medals while eating their celebratory ice cream cones at The Daily Scoop on Mountain Road during a July afternoon. The ice cream was a reward; after all, they had both finished in the top eight for their respective...
    • Clavis Gilbert and his dad visited West Point in November 2015.
      Clavis Gilbert and his dad visited West Point in November 2015.

    Chesapeake High School Graduate Prepares For West Point

    By Gracie Fairfax
     Like many recent Chesapeake High School graduates, Clavis Gilbert is preparing for college. But college for Gilbert will include a bit more structure as he prepares to attend the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, on the campus of the United States Military Academy at West...
    • This month, campers at The Y in Central Maryland answered the question “If you could invent an ice cream flavor, what would it be?”
      This month, campers at The Y in Central Maryland answered the question “If you could invent an ice cream flavor, what would it be?”

    Question Of The Month: The Y In Central Maryland

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, while students are out for summer vacation, campers at The Y in Pasadena answered the question:
    If you could invent an ice cream flavor, what would it be?
     
    Pineapple ice cream because I like pineapple...
    • Four senior members of Chesapeake High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) — Emily Fagley, Courtney Helmick, Esther Kim and Molly Moore — competed in the National Leadership Conference in California in late June.
      Four senior members of Chesapeake High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) — Emily Fagley, Courtney Helmick, Esther Kim and Molly Moore — competed in the National Leadership Conference in California in late June.

    Chesapeake High FBLA Members Discuss The Road To NationalsExclusive

    By Karlee Zolman
    On June 29, four senior members of Chesapeake High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) — Emily Fagley, Courtney Helmick, Esther Kim and Molly Moore — set off for the National Leadership Conference in California along with their adviser, Paula Tibert....
  • Open Your Home And Your HeartExclusive

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    Exchange Students Arriving This August In Anne Arundel County

    Youth For Understanding (YFU) — one of the world’s oldest, largest and most respected intercultural exchange programs — has been changing the way we see the world through high school exchange programs.

    Each year, YFU places hundreds of international exchange students with caring host families across the U.S. and enrolls them in area schools. Recognizing the value international students bring to the classroom, the Anne Arundel County area has been a strong supporter of YFU’s exchange programs for years.

    YFU is asking local families and volunteers to help build international and interpersonal friendships...
  • Let Them Eat More Than MacExclusive

    By Leslie Dolsak
    Most mother’s biggest pain point is food — prepping, cooking, serving, cleaning and repeating. Hassled by grocery shopping, nagged by starving mouths and pressured by picky taste buds, you find yourself, yet again, pulling into the drive-thru or making mac ‘n’ cheese. Summer...
  • Calling All High School Journalism Students!

    By Voice Media
    Are you a high school junior or senior interested in the field of journalism? The Pasadena Voice offers internships to students who are avid learners and will be enrolled in a newspaper or journalism class this semester.
    Interns will have exciting opportunities to write articles, pitch story ideas...
    • At the Pasadena Business Association’s June meeting, scholarship awards were presented to a group of ambitious young people whose accomplishments set them apart from their peers.Dylan Roche
      At the Pasadena Business Association’s June meeting, scholarship awards were presented to a group of ambitious young people whose accomplishments set them apart from their peers.

    PBA Empowers Six Local Graduates With Scholarship Funds

    By Dylan Roche
    Among the recipients of the Pasadena Business Association’s annual scholarship awards, there might be a future marine scientist, a future automotive technician and a future graphic designer, as well as a variety of other professionals.
    This next generation of leaders and achievers — 12...
    • Gwen Atkinson is retiring after a 35-year teaching career in Anne Arundel County.
      Gwen Atkinson is retiring after a 35-year teaching career in Anne Arundel County.

    Jacobsville Elementary Principal Retires

    By Darrell Mak
    Capping off an illustrious 35-year teaching career — all of it with Anne Arundel County — former Jacobsville Elementary School Principal Gwen Atkinson retired from the school earlier this year and is looking forward to relaxing, recovering and reflecting.
    “I had a very nice 35...
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    • Chesapeake High valedictorian Christine Parkent gave a speech at her graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24.Andrew Candella
      Chesapeake High valedictorian Christine Parkent gave a speech at her graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24.

    Chesapeake Valedictorian Christine Parkent Is Harvard Bound

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Obtaining the title of Chesapeake’s valedictorian was no easy feat for Christine Parkent despite her inquisitive mind and determined nature. All throughout high school, the top spot of the class went back and forth between her and the salutatorian, Tara Dedrickson.
    “Freshman year, I...
    • Claire McCarriher, who will attend Princeton in the fall, addressed her class at her graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      Claire McCarriher, who will attend Princeton in the fall, addressed her class at her graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24.

    Northeast Valedictorian Claire McCarriher Has A Love For Learning

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Northeast High School valedictorian Claire McCarriher always had her nose in a book growing up. As a lover of learning, McCarriher didn’t feel that earning the top grades in her class was a chore.
    “I kind of liked doing homework and I liked studying, so in terms of working toward the...
    • Tara Dedrickson completed her high school career in the top of her class as the salutatorian of Chesapeake High School’s Class of 2017.
      Tara Dedrickson completed her high school career in the top of her class as the salutatorian of Chesapeake High School’s Class of 2017.
    • Salutatorian Tara Dedrickson spoke to her graduating class on Wednesday, May 24.Andrew Candella
      Salutatorian Tara Dedrickson spoke to her graduating class on Wednesday, May 24.

    Tara Dedrickson Named Salutatorian Of Chesapeake’s Class Of 2017

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Chesapeake salutatorian Tara Dedrickson doesn’t settle for less than her best, both on the field as a 12-season varsity athlete and in the classroom.
    Dedrickson credits her work ethic for her success in high school. She took 13 AP classes, as well as two courses at Anne Arundel Community...
  • Northeast Salutatorian Conlan Birdsall Looks Forward To The Future

    By Gracie Fairfax
    The salutatorian of Northeast High School’s class of 2017, Conlan Birdsall, thrived on his academic, leadership and interpersonal skills in high school.
    “It wasn’t my ultimate goal,” Birdsall said of earning the salutatorian title, “but if I could get it, I was going...
    • This month, Ms. Fleck’s fifth-grade class answered the question, “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”Zach Sparks
      This month, Ms. Fleck’s fifth-grade class answered the question, “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”

    Question Of The Month: Sunset Elementary School

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, Ms. Fleck’s class at Sunset Elementary School answered the question:
    What is your favorite memory from this school year?
     
    My favorite memory is sports club, and it was fun staying after school...
    • Sarah Giddings, a rising junior at Archbishop Spalding High School, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award after installing a Little Free Library at Tick Neck Park.Sharon Mager
      Sarah Giddings, a rising junior at Archbishop Spalding High School, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award after installing a Little Free Library at Tick Neck Park.

    Pasadena Girl Scout Installs “Little Free Library”

    By Sharon Mager
    To share her love of the written word with a younger generation of kids, Pasadena resident Sarah Giddings installed a Little Free Library at Tick Neck Park as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The “library” looks like a cross between a mailbox and a birdhouse, and it’s...
  • Kids, Get Your Fishing Rods Ready: PSG Derby Set For June 24

    By Anonymous
    The Pasadena Sportfishing Group's kids fishing derby will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 7:30am to 11:30am at Downs Park (Fernwood Pavilion) for children ages 4 to 13. Fishing lessons will be provided by PSG members. Food, drinks and snacks will be provided for lunch, and prizes and awards...
    • Members of Girl Scout Troop 1200 received their Silver Awards during a ceremony at High Point Elementary School in May.
      Members of Girl Scout Troop 1200 received their Silver Awards during a ceremony at High Point Elementary School in May.
    • Members of Girl Scout Troop 1200 received their Silver Awards during a ceremony at High Point Elementary School in May.
      Members of Girl Scout Troop 1200 received their Silver Awards during a ceremony at High Point Elementary School in May.

    Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award With Backpacks Of Love Project

    By Jane Seiss
    An 18-month community service project earned six rising ninth-grade Girl Scouts a Silver Award in May. For their project, the Cadettes of Pasadena’s Troop 1200 donated 21 backpacks of supplies to the Annapolis-based Blue Ribbon Project, which supports victims of child abuse and young people...
    • After winning the state champion title in 3-D and bull’s-eye, Pasadena’s Trey Dring (right) had a good showing in the national tournament.
      After winning the state champion title in 3-D and bull’s-eye, Pasadena’s Trey Dring (right) had a good showing in the national tournament.
    • Trey Dring (middle) placed in the top 19 percent of all boys in the United States during his first national archery competition.
      Trey Dring (middle) placed in the top 19 percent of all boys in the United States during his first national archery competition.
    • With less than one year of tutelage under Severn School archery coach Dan Mahoney, Trey Dring won the state champion title in 3-D and bull’s-eye.
      With less than one year of tutelage under Severn School archery coach Dan Mahoney, Trey Dring won the state champion title in 3-D and bull’s-eye.

    Local Archer Shoots For National Target After State Title

    By Judy Tacyn
    Just days into the 2016-2017 school year, Severn School sixth-grader Trey Dring approached his physical education teacher, Dan Mahoney, and said, “Mr. Mahoney? Are you the coach of the archery team?” After Mahoney answered in the affirmative, Dring replied, “I want to be on your...
    • Since 1937, just 753 young men have reached the Herald of Christ rank. Pasadena resident Jacob Brunk joined that group on May 11 after a ceremony at Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church.Caden Marin
      Since 1937, just 753 young men have reached the Herald of Christ rank. Pasadena resident Jacob Brunk joined that group on May 11 after a ceremony at Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

    Jacob Brunk Earns International Herald Of Christ Award

    By Judy Tacyn
    On May 11, at Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church, the international Christian Service Battalion honored Pasadena resident Jacob Brunk with its highest honor, the Herald of Christ award. With Jacob’s father, Jerry Brunk, in uniform and beaming at his side, Jacob’s mother,...

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