October 17, 2017
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  • Where Are They Now: Dane PeggExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Dane Pegg used to cruise past challengers as a runner for Chesapeake High School — both cross-country and track and field — but the 2010 graduate is now preparing to cruise across the open seas as an electronics technician aboard the USS Washington fast-attack submarine.
    At 377 feet...
    • During a ceremony on September 20, Exelon donated $1.28 million toward the installation of two turf fields at Tick Neck Park.Photo by Zach Sparks
      During a ceremony on September 20, Exelon donated $1.28 million toward the installation of two turf fields at Tick Neck Park.

    Exelon Grant Will Bring Two Turf Fields To Tick Neck ParkExclusive

    By Zach Sparks
    Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch remembers watching his daughter play soccer at Tick Neck Park, and turning to another father, an employee of Exelon, as the men expressed their disappointment.
    “The ball used to roll off the field and there were big clumps of grass, and we said, ‘My...
    • Former Chesapeake High student Alex Love has gone from athlete to professional broadcaster.
      Former Chesapeake High student Alex Love has gone from athlete to professional broadcaster.
    • Now that he has secured a broadcasting gig at NTV News, Alex Love (right) is working to become a weekend sports anchor.
      Now that he has secured a broadcasting gig at NTV News, Alex Love (right) is working to become a weekend sports anchor.
    • Former Chesapeake High student Alex Love has gone from athlete to professional broadcaster.
      Former Chesapeake High student Alex Love has gone from athlete to professional broadcaster.

    Where Are They Now: Alex Love

    By Zach Sparks
    If it weren’t for Chesapeake High School media specialist Geri Cvetic, Alex Love may never have asked Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to compare football to golf, posed questions to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, or found the career of his dreams.
    Love recently secured...
    • A photo of 10-year-old Kayden Stowell appeared in the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual video presentation in New York City’s Times Square on September 16.
      A photo of 10-year-old Kayden Stowell appeared in the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual video presentation in New York City’s Times Square on September 16.

    Kayden Stowell Featured In Down Syndrome Society’s Times Square Video

    By Jane Seiss
    Kayden Stowell is adventurous and considers himself a rockstar, so his parents thought it natural that he would enjoy participating in the National Down Syndrome Society’s (NDSS) annual video presentation contest. This spring, the Stowells submitted a photo of their 10-year-old son for...
    • This month, Mrs. Laurie’s fifth-grade class answered the question “What is your favorite memory from summer?”Photo by Zach Sparks
      This month, Mrs. Laurie’s fifth-grade class answered the question “What is your favorite memory from summer?”

    Question Of The Month: Fort Smallwood Elementary School

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, Mrs. Laurie’s class at Fort Smallwood Elementary School answered the question:
    What is your favorite memory from last summer?
     
    My favorite memory of the summer is when we went to see the...
  • The Power Of The Matriarch: Saving Wonder Woman With Radical Self-Care

    By Leslie Dolsak
    I just attended an annual women’s retreat in the beautiful Berkshires in Massachusetts. Each morning, crisp air greeted my cheeks, and each evening, the Tanglewood symphony sang me to sleep. This year’s Kripalu yoga retreat was led by Joan Borysenko, a Harvard-trained expert on the mind-body connection. The focus was on self-care, not just what we read about at the magazine stand, but the radical kind, the kind we might feel selfish for attempting.

    Feeling fried? Assaulted by societal “shoulds?” Comparing the hours of off-duty time your hubby has over you? Shuttling kids to practices and play dates? Volunteering more than exercising? Beating yourself up over which...
  • AACPS Surpasses State Average In 13 Of 14 Areas On PARCC Assessments

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    The percentage of Anne Arundel County Public Schools students who reached the level designated as College and Career Ready on their respective PARCC assessments surpassed the state average in 13 of 14 assessed areas, according to data released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

    MSDE requires school systems across the state to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessments each year to students in grades three through eight and once in high school. Elementary and middle school students are assessed in English language arts (ELA) and math. Secondary school students are assessed at the time they take Algebra I and English...
  • Lindsay Reflects On Five Years Of Leading Community College

    By Dylan Roche
    Dr. Dawn Lindsay stepped into the role of president of Anne Arundel Community College in late summer 2012, and in the five years since becoming a leader of the nationally ranked school, Lindsay has immersed herself not only in the culture of the college but also in that of the greater Anne Arundel...
    • Catherine Woods spent her summer educating guests on the many animals exhibited at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
      Catherine Woods spent her summer educating guests on the many animals exhibited at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
    • While she wouldn’t normally consider herself an outgoing person, Catherine Woods thoroughly enjoyed interacting with aquarium guests and providing insight to enhance their experiences.
      While she wouldn’t normally consider herself an outgoing person, Catherine Woods thoroughly enjoyed interacting with aquarium guests and providing insight to enhance their experiences.

    Northeast Senior Interns At National Aquarium

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Northeast High School rising senior Catherine Woods dove into the aquatic world this summer through an internship at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Each high school in Maryland, as well as some in Virginia and Pennsylvania, receives three applications for the internship to distribute to...

    Students Weigh In On Standardized Testing

    By Emily Loane
    Earlier this year, legislators in the General Assembly passed a bill limiting testing to 2.2 percent of overall classroom time. But do the students feel as if they are being tested too much?
    Tests include the PSAT, SAT, ACT, HSA, PARCC and AP tests for some students, as well as in-class tests and...

    The Times They Are A-Changin'

    By Anonymous
    AACPS Implements New Start And Dismissal Times
    The extended summer break isn’t the only big change coming this school year. School start and dismissal times have shifted. High schools will start at 7:30am instead of 7:17am and all other public schools will start and dismiss 15 minutes later...
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    • This month, youth from Pasadena United Methodist Church answered the question “If you could be any animal, what would it be?”Zach Sparks
      This month, youth from Pasadena United Methodist Church answered the question “If you could be any animal, what would it be?”

    Question Of The Month: Pasadena United Methodist Church

    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, a Vacation Bible School group from Pasadena United Methodist Church answered the question:
    If you could be any animal, what would it be?
     
    I would be a horse...
    • Northeast High School ProStart Culinary Team member Kyle Schwartz (left) plated pistachio-crusted rockfish during the Buy Local Cookout at Government House in Annapolis on July 20.Zach Sparks
      Northeast High School ProStart Culinary Team member Kyle Schwartz (left) plated pistachio-crusted rockfish during the Buy Local Cookout at Government House in Annapolis on July 20.
    • Kyle Schwartz and Mackenzie Jones were part of the Northeast High School ProStart Culinary Team that attended the Buy Local Cookout at Government House in Annapolis on July 20.Zach Sparks
      Kyle Schwartz and Mackenzie Jones were part of the Northeast High School ProStart Culinary Team that attended the Buy Local Cookout at Government House in Annapolis on July 20.
    • Joe Ero and Thea Baumann showcased their culinary skills as members of the Anne Arundel Community College team.Zach Sparks
      Joe Ero and Thea Baumann showcased their culinary skills as members of the Anne Arundel Community College team.
    • Thea Baumann prepared servings of the “hon”-ey and lavender panna cotta with blueberries and itty bitty meringue cookies.Zach Sparks
      Thea Baumann prepared servings of the “hon”-ey and lavender panna cotta with blueberries and itty bitty meringue cookies.
    • Delegate Nic Kipke congratulated the Northeast ProStart Culinary Team for being selected for the Buy Local Cookout.Zach Sparks
      Delegate Nic Kipke congratulated the Northeast ProStart Culinary Team for being selected for the Buy Local Cookout.
    • Anne Arundel Community College prepared three items for Governor Larry Hogan’s Buy Local Cookout on July 20.Zach Sparks
      Anne Arundel Community College prepared three items for Governor Larry Hogan’s Buy Local Cookout on July 20.
    • First lady Yumi Hogan participated in the Buy Local Cookout by serving up chicken barbecue.Maryland Department of Agriculture
      First lady Yumi Hogan participated in the Buy Local Cookout by serving up chicken barbecue.
    • (L-r) Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder, first lady Yumi Hogan and Governor Larry Hogan thanked guests for buying local during a cookout on July 20.Maryland Department of Agriculture
      (L-r) Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder, first lady Yumi Hogan and Governor Larry Hogan thanked guests for buying local during a cookout on July 20.

    Pasadena Chefs Showcase Their Creations At Buy Local Cookout

    By Zach Sparks
    Northeast High, Anne Arundel Community College Invited To Exclusive Event
    True to culinary competitions like “Chopped” and “Cupcake Wars,” Pasadena chefs combined unexpected ingredients to great effect during the 10th annual Governor’s Buy Local Cookout at Government...
    • With a mindset of emphasizing empathy and fellowship, April Umile is excited to be the new principal at Jacobsville Elementary.Zach Sparks
      With a mindset of emphasizing empathy and fellowship, April Umile is excited to be the new principal at Jacobsville Elementary.
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      HEADSHOT, Jason Anderson
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      HEADSHOT, Jessica Berner

    Pasadena Schools Welcome New Leadership

    By Zach Sparks and Dylan Roche
    Upon moving into his new office at Riviera Beach Elementary, Principal Jason Anderson met with staff and parents, and then dusted off a black and white photo that he found in a storage closet and set about identifying the faculty members from the 1952 picture.
    Over at Jacobsville Elementary,...
    • Anne Arundel 4-H Club Members posed in front of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.Gina Degreenia
      Anne Arundel 4-H Club Members posed in front of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
    • David Solley (top left), Gina Degreenia (top right) and the 4-H club members posed in front of a sign for Yellowstone National Park.Gina Degreenia
      David Solley (top left), Gina Degreenia (top right) and the 4-H club members posed in front of a sign for Yellowstone National Park.

    Anne Arundel 4-H Interstate Club Gets A Taste Of The Northwest

    By Alyson Kay
    From working as farmhands to surveying the canyons and geysers of Yellowstone National Park, the Anne Arundel 4-H Interstate Exchange Club recently enjoyed a week-long exploration of Montana and Wyoming.
    The group was accompanied by club leader Gina Degreenia and chaperone David Solley. As part of...
    • So far, Molly Evans has traveled through Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and China as she embarks on a journey to teach English to foreign students.
      So far, Molly Evans has traveled through Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and China as she embarks on a journey to teach English to foreign students.
    •  In China, Evans taught third grade and, as part of a schoolwide contest, she educated her students about Maryland. The class participated in a parade and won the award for Most Patriotic.
      In China, Evans taught third grade and, as part of a schoolwide contest, she educated her students about Maryland. The class participated in a parade and won the award for Most Patriotic.
    •  In China, Evans taught third grade and, as part of a schoolwide contest, she educated her students about Maryland. The class participated in a parade and won the award for Most Patriotic.
      In China, Evans taught third grade and, as part of a schoolwide contest, she educated her students about Maryland. The class participated in a parade and won the award for Most Patriotic.

    Molly Evans Shares Maryland Culture With Students In Asia

    By Jane Seiss
    Before strolling along the Great Wall of China, 2013 Chesapeake High School graduate Molly Evans decided she wanted to use education to break down barriers, not build them.
    Evans has taught English in Asia since January. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Maryland, having studied art...
    • (L-R) Matthew Scheffel, Kieran Sinnett, Noah Hebda, Ryan Fisher, Mac Colomb and Garrett Cauffman recently celebrated their ascent to Eagle Scout.
      (L-R) Matthew Scheffel, Kieran Sinnett, Noah Hebda, Ryan Fisher, Mac Colomb and Garrett Cauffman recently celebrated their ascent to Eagle Scout.

    Troop 414 Holds Court Of Honor

    By Anonymous
    On August 2, Troop 414 from St. Jane Frances in Riviera Beach held a Court of Honor ceremony to celebrate the achievements of scouts. Ten scouts earned a total of 27 merit badges. They were:
    ·         David Appler – three merit badges
    ·...
    • 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...

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