It's been an exceptional spring season for the students and faculty at Ridgely Middle School. 

On Feb. 21, Susan Evans, principal at Ridgely Middle was named Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary Schools, or MASSP. A reception was held in Ocean City, Md., March 21-23 to honor Ms. Evans for this esteemed award. Students and faculty couldn't be prouder of Ms. Evans, who has been principal at Ridgely for 11 years. We wish Ms. Evans the best of luck in the upcoming competition for now the National Middle School Principal of the Year.  

Students at Ridgely Middle School have also received national recognition as 12 students have been selected to travel to Anaheim, Calif., on April 22-26 to compete in the World VEX Robotic Championships. These exceptional students competed against 120 other teams at the state championship on March 8 at the Carroll County Agricultural Center. Best of luck to these students and their coaches, Greg Kallaur and Kathy O'Melia.

Ridgely Middle eighth-grade student Giulia Parsons, was chosen as the winner for her theme of "Loving is Louder" for Baltimore County's Bullying Prevention Week  during the week of March 4-7.  To honor her, her class donated money to customize T-shirts with Guilia's winning slogan.

You may not believe it based on our weather but spring is officially here, which means allergy season has also arrived! Dr. Matthew Mardiney, a Mays Chapel resident, has recently moved his allergy practice to Lutherville. He recommends that allergy sufferers start treatment before symptoms kick in for better control of seasonal allergies. As an immunologist, Dr. Mardiney spent his clinical training years in Colorado. He treats children and adults suffering from seasonal allergies as well bee and food allergies.

Lacrosse season has arrived and to prepare for the upcoming season, the boys from the Greene Turtle Lacrosse Team met on Sunday mornings at 83 Lacrosse, located at 7 West Ayelsbury Road. 83 Lacrosse is an indoor training facility where Ian Shure, a lifelong Lutherville resident and his wife, Courtenay, offer lacrosse clinics for boys and girls starting at age 3 1/2.  Ian played as an attackman at Boys Latin and University of Virginia while Courtenay played and coached at Furman University. 83 Lacrosse provides players with intensive lacrosse drills and physical training to sharpen the skills of its experienced players. The boys from Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club are just one group of many that are taking advantage of the training opportunities available in our area. For more information go to http://www.athleticlearningcenter.com.