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    • The Severna Park Kiwanis Club’s Teenager of the Year honorees included winner Gabby Reyes (front left) from Chesapeake High School and Northeast’s Jackelyn Matthews.Photos by Judy Tacyn
      The Severna Park Kiwanis Club’s Teenager of the Year honorees included winner Gabby Reyes (front left) from Chesapeake High School and Northeast’s Jackelyn Matthews.
    • The Severna Park Kiwanis Club’s Teenager of the Year honorees included winner Gabby Reyes (left) from Chesapeake High School and Northeast’s Jackelyn Matthews.Photos by Judy Tacyn
      The Severna Park Kiwanis Club’s Teenager of the Year honorees included winner Gabby Reyes (left) from Chesapeake High School and Northeast’s Jackelyn Matthews.
    • Among the Teenager of the Year runners-up was Jackelyn Matthews from Northeast High School. Matthews is a member of Successful Girls on the Move program, and she frequently appears on the Northeast honor roll and as a member of her church choir.Photos by Judy Tacyn
      Among the Teenager of the Year runners-up was Jackelyn Matthews from Northeast High School. Matthews is a member of Successful Girls on the Move program, and she frequently appears on the Northeast honor roll and as a member of her church choir.

    Chesapeake High School’s Gabrielle Reyes Named Kiwanis Teenager Of The Year

    By Judy Tacyn
    After scouting local schools for enthusiastic students with academic and civic accolades, the Severna Park Kiwanis whittled down its list to five prospective Teenager of the Year possibilities.
    During a March ceremony at the Eastern District Police Station on Pasadena Road, Chesapeake High School...
    • The water on the left was taken from Chesapeake Bay Middle School around 6:00am March 6; the water in the middle was taken about 10 minutes later and the water on the right is store-bought water.
      The water on the left was taken from Chesapeake Bay Middle School around 6:00am March 6; the water in the middle was taken about 10 minutes later and the water on the right is store-bought water.
    • Parents say that Chesapeake Bay Middle is one of many area schools experiencing unpalatable drinking water.
      Parents say that Chesapeake Bay Middle is one of many area schools experiencing unpalatable drinking water.
    • Students at Chesapeake Bay Middle School did an experiment with one of the water bottles during their science class by putting a chemical called methylene blue in it (second bottle from right) to see if it would help clean the water, but it failed to make a difference.
      Students at Chesapeake Bay Middle School did an experiment with one of the water bottles during their science class by putting a chemical called methylene blue in it (second bottle from right) to see if it would help clean the water, but it failed to make a difference.

    Pasadena Parents Petition For Clean Water In Schools

    By Gracie Fairfax
    All parents sends their children to school assuming their basic needs will be taken care of. At Chesapeake Bay Middle School, Chesapeake High School, Bodkin Elementary, Lake Shore Elementary and Fort Smallwood Elementary, unpalatable drinking water affecting about 5,000 students and teachers has...
    • During a Court of Honor ceremony at Pasadena United Methodist Church on March 12, Brandon Lehr celebrated his Eagle Scout status with friends and family.Photos by David Bathras
      During a Court of Honor ceremony at Pasadena United Methodist Church on March 12, Brandon Lehr celebrated his Eagle Scout status with friends and family.

    Fire Pit Project Propels Brandon Lehr To Eagle Scout

    By Brad Dress
    “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the scout law; to help others at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”
    With three fingers up and one thumb curled, 16-year-old Brandon Lehr recited this scout...
  • The Y Takes Over Anne Arundel County Head Start

    By Gracie Fairfax
    A group of eight preschool children gathered on a rug in a colorful classroom at the Freetown Village Head Start program in Pasadena, singing the days of the week to the tune of “The Addams Family” theme song. Head Start is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Health and...
    • Mercedes Duffy’s piece of an elderly man with his hair blowing in the wind will be on display. “I made it all black and white and used watercolor for the face and body, and oil paint for the hair and background,” she said.
      Mercedes Duffy’s piece of an elderly man with his hair blowing in the wind will be on display. “I made it all black and white and used watercolor for the face and body, and oil paint for the hair and background,” she said.
    • For the Northeast art show, junior Bryanne Adams submitted this digital photo.
      For the Northeast art show, junior Bryanne Adams submitted this digital photo.
    • Mercedes Duffy has two pieces in Northeast’s March art show, including this watercolor and acrylic painting.
      Mercedes Duffy has two pieces in Northeast’s March art show, including this watercolor and acrylic painting.
    • Catherine Wood, a junior, created this acrylic and ink piece for the Northeast art show.
      Catherine Wood, a junior, created this acrylic and ink piece for the Northeast art show.
    • Sophomore Olyvia Bamberger used charcoal and colored pencil for this portrait, which will be displayed at the Northeast art show from March 27 to 31.
      Sophomore Olyvia Bamberger used charcoal and colored pencil for this portrait, which will be displayed at the Northeast art show from March 27 to 31.

    Northeast High School To Host Student Art Show

    By Judy Tacyn
    Most artists dream of sharing their art with others and receiving feedback on how their work resonates with others. From March 27 to 31, the art students of Northeast High School will have that opportunity during a one-week exhibit at the school. The idea to exhibit came from former students....
    • Pasadena Elementary School reading specialist Lele Demestihas (second from left) received the Educator of the Month Award for Anne Arundel County Public Schools from Anne Arundel County Board of Education member Julie Hummer (far left), Pasadena Elementary School Principal Jennifer Quirino (second from right) and Superintendent George Arlotto (far right).
      Pasadena Elementary School reading specialist Lele Demestihas (second from left) received the Educator of the Month Award for Anne Arundel County Public Schools from Anne Arundel County Board of Education member Julie Hummer (far left), Pasadena Elementary School Principal Jennifer Quirino (second from right) and Superintendent George Arlotto (far right).

    Pasadena Elementary Reading Specialist Awarded Educator Of The Month

    By Rian Oliver
    “The best of both worlds” – this is how Lele Demestihas described her job as a reading specialist at Pasadena Elementary. Demestihas, who said the opportunity to work closely with teachers and students is her favorite part of being a reading resource teacher, was honored for her...
    • This month, Mrs. Graefe’s fifth-grade class answered the question, “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”
      This month, Mrs. Graefe’s fifth-grade class answered the question, “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”

    Question Of The Month: Jacobsville Elementary School

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, Mrs. Graefe’s class at Jacobsville Elementary School answered the question:
    “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”
     
    I would be friends with...




    Scouts Get A Lesson In Food Prep From Angel’s

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    During a Saturday field trip in late February, Boy Scouts from Pack 412 visited Angel’s Food Market for a hands-on lesson about food distribution and preparation. Owner Walt Clocker gave the youth a tour of his store, then took them in the back for a visit to the kitchen where food is...
  • CBMS Students To Fundraise For Kids With Cancer On April 29

    By Zach Sparks
    When kids are young, their parents insist that they color within the lines, avoiding any slash of crayon, any splotch of paint outside of the intended area. Chesapeake Bay Middle students and staff will ignore that philosophy on April 29 at 10:00am as they host a color run to benefit St. Jude...
  • Northeast Seeks Students For Its Signature Program

    By Voice Staff
    As Northeast Signature program facilitator, Brandi Dorsey is tasked with developing and implementing school-wide initiatives related to the school's “Healthy Mind, Body and Soul” motto. With her next endeavor, she hopes to take that mission a step further and give students the...
    • Writers experienced in a variety of media and subject matter stopped by Chesapeake High School on March 1 to observe Read Across America with the students and teachers.
      Writers experienced in a variety of media and subject matter stopped by Chesapeake High School on March 1 to observe Read Across America with the students and teachers.

    CHS Celebrates The 10th Anniversary Of Read Across America

    By Hanna Taylor
    Read Across America, an event loved by bookworms who want to meet their favorite authors, was brought to the Chesapeake High School library on March 1 thanks to the Creative Voices Book Club and Chesapeake High media specialist Geraldine Cvetic. The event included contests, a Scholastic book fair,...
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    Haley Klein Designs Promotional Material For “Xochimilco”

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    Following the success of Chesapeake High’s Future Business Leaders of America at the regional competition, senior Haley Klein was inspired to share her publication design portfolio with a wider audience. The CHS chapter’s vice president, who placed second in publication design for...
  • Sensory Storytime Set For April 1

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    Mountain Road Library is having a sensory storytime on Saturday, April 1, at 10:00am for special needs children ages 3 through 7. The event is specifically designed for young children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Registration is...
  • Find The Camp That’s Right For Your Kiddo

    By Dylan Roche
    If you’re waiting until the end of the school year to figure out what your kids are going to do all summer long, think again — registration is open and filling up at camps all across the county, and March and April are the prime months for figuring out what Junior’s going to do...
    • Students in Heather Roddy’s art class at Jacobsville Elementary have been hard at work creating their masterpieces for the Art in our Schools exhibit at Mountain Road Library.Provided
      Students in Heather Roddy’s art class at Jacobsville Elementary have been hard at work creating their masterpieces for the Art in our Schools exhibit at Mountain Road Library.
    • Displayed at Mountain Road Library in March will be artwork of all subject matter and media, including a painting expressing a “creeped-out” mood by fifth-grader Dominic R., a depiction of a cardinal by fourth-grader Kaitlyn J., and a mixed-media portrait of a snowman by kindergartener Camilla C.Provided
      Displayed at Mountain Road Library in March will be artwork of all subject matter and media, including a painting expressing a “creeped-out” mood by fifth-grader Dominic R., a depiction of a cardinal by fourth-grader Kaitlyn J., and a mixed-media portrait of a snowman by kindergartener Camilla C.
    • Displayed at Mountain Road Library in March will be artwork of all subject matter and media, including a painting expressing a “creeped-out” mood by fifth-grader Dominic R., a depiction of a cardinal by fourth-grader Kaitlyn J., and a mixed-media portrait of a snowman by kindergartener Camilla C.Provided
      Displayed at Mountain Road Library in March will be artwork of all subject matter and media, including a painting expressing a “creeped-out” mood by fifth-grader Dominic R., a depiction of a cardinal by fourth-grader Kaitlyn J., and a mixed-media portrait of a snowman by kindergartener Camilla C.

    Student Art Will Beautify Mountain Road Library In March

    By Jane Seiss
    Mountain Road Library will dedicate its March art exhibit to the elementary school students of the Chesapeake High School feeder system as part of a nationally celebrated program that is widely known as Art in Our Schools Month. Eighty to 100 pieces of student art from Bodkin, Jacobsville, Lake...
    • Chesapeake High School robotics team mentor Alex Gibson and team member Caitie Milley adjusted wires on their robot.Rian Oliver
      Chesapeake High School robotics team mentor Alex Gibson and team member Caitie Milley adjusted wires on their robot.
    • Chesapeake High School Robotics team member Madison Wheeler used a lathe to prepare an aluminum cylinder while team member Trent Long (background) cut metal with the team’s mill.Rian Oliver
      Chesapeake High School Robotics team member Madison Wheeler used a lathe to prepare an aluminum cylinder while team member Trent Long (background) cut metal with the team’s mill.

    Chesapeake High School Robotics Team Gears Up For Competition

    By Rian Oliver
    It may be cold outside, but Chesapeake High School robotics team members are staying warm with steam. Seven days a week, dozens of area students and their volunteer adult mentors are hard at work designing, prototyping and building a robot for FIRST STEAMWORKS, this year’s steam-themed...
    • Marc Mero, an ex-wrestler turned motivational speaker, spoke to CBMS students about the importance of positive choices.Provided
      Marc Mero, an ex-wrestler turned motivational speaker, spoke to CBMS students about the importance of positive choices.

    Ex-Wrestler Promotes Positivity At Chesapeake Bay Middle School

    By Rob Odle
    On a chilly Monday in February, students at Chesapeake Bay Middle School sat silently on the hard benches that line the open space of the school’s cafeteria. Virtually every student was focused on the front of the room where Marc Mero, a former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, stood...
    • Combined, Northeast and Chesapeake High Schools raised more than $15,000 for Special Olympics Maryland through this year’s Cool Schools Challenge.Provided
      Combined, Northeast and Chesapeake High Schools raised more than $15,000 for Special Olympics Maryland through this year’s Cool Schools Challenge.
    • Combined, Northeast and Chesapeake High Schools raised more than $15,000 for Special Olympics Maryland through this year’s Cool Schools Challenge.Provided
      Combined, Northeast and Chesapeake High Schools raised more than $15,000 for Special Olympics Maryland through this year’s Cool Schools Challenge.

    Northeast And Chesapeake High Contribute To The Cool Schools Challenge

    By Rob Odle
    This year’s Cool Schools Challenge was a huge success, as schools from across the state came together to raise more than $300,000 for Special Olympics Maryland. Helping to reach that total were students from both Northeast and Chesapeake high schools.
    Northeast High School Students Take...
    • Bodkin Elementary students took time out of their school work in January to volunteer and make lunches for homeless individuals.Provided
      Bodkin Elementary students took time out of their school work in January to volunteer and make lunches for homeless individuals.

    Bodkin Students Help The Homeless Through Winter Relief Program

    By Rob Odle
    For Bodkin Elementary students, helping the homeless is a time-honored tradition. Once a year for the past 12 years, Bodkin students have made a pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Chesapeake Church (OLC) to pack lunches and provide support for homeless individuals seeking shelter at the church, and this...





    MdBio Foundation Brings Genetic Engineering To Northeast

    By Zach Sparks
    Equipped with micropipettes, tubes and bacteria, Northeast High School students engaged in interactive gene splicing lessons during the week of February 13-17. MdBio Foundation parked a mobile lab onsite at the school, encouraging science classes to learn about the process of moving genes from one...
  • Pasadena Sixth-Grader Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

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    Olivia Leigh is a 12-year-old student at Arnold Christian Academy, a Chelsea Beach resident and a junior assistant at EcoAdventures in Millersville, where she educates adults and other children about the importance of environmental and animal conservation around the world. Now, Olivia is also the...

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