Calvert Hall students reap awards in music, history [Loch Raven]

Congratulations to the following students at Calvert Hall College High School for winning awards at the Maryland Music Educators Association district solo and ensemble festival held earlier this year.

Kevin Amos received an excellent rating and Brendan McCoy received superior for their solos. Both were accompanied on piano by Brother Don Alger, FSC, a faculty member at the school.

The Madrigal Singers (Collin Power, Tyler Lipman, Todd Fleming, Gabriel Sanz, Conner Mannion, Chris Swartz, Josue Guevara, Jack Loh, Jamier Barksdale and Andrew Keenan) also received a superior for their ensemble performance. The Madrigal Singers and Brendan McCoy will be participating in the State Solo and Ensemble Festival on May 11.

Other students from the school will participate in Maryland History Day at UMBC this Saturday, April 27, having earned that opportunity by placing in the Central Maryland History Day held in March at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Ben Poore and Mike Foley took first place website with "1066: The Year that Changed England Forever"; Paul Phan placed first for his paper on the Tet offensive; George Hughey took first place documentary with "The Battle of Midway as a Turning Point in the Pacific War"; and William Field and Thomas Tennant placed second for their documentary "The Battle of Coral Sea and Its Effects on Aviated Warfare."

Sixteen freshmen and sophomores from Calvert Hall participated in the CCBC completion. More than 600 students are expected to participate in Maryland History Day; state winners will move onto National History day in College Park in June.

Calvert Hall junior David Warren was selected as a Carson Scholar and was honored earlier this month at the Carson Scholars Fund 17th annual awards banquet, where he received a $1,000 college scholarship. To be considered for this award, the student must be nominated by his principal, have a GPA of 3.75 and be actively involved in community service.

Senior J.C. Lazzaro was selected third viola chair for the All-Eastern Honors Orchestra and played in the All-Eastern Orchestra competition at the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference in early April in Hartford, Conn. The conference featured five ensembles made up of students from the East Coast and Europe. For all four years at Calvert Hall, Lazzaro has played in Maryland All State Orchestra.

Senior Stephen Kelly represented the school at The Greater Baltimore Chapter National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's 50th annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner in March. Kelly follows in the footsteps of his dad, Francis X. Kelly III ('82) and his brother Francis X. Kelly IV ('10), who also represented the school at the awards dinner in their senior years.

Stephen's accomplishments at Calvert Hall include ranking in the top 5 percent of his class, being a Mullen scholar, a member of the National and Spanish Honor societies, serving as a peer educator and being involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He will attend the University of North Carolina in the fall.

A total of thirty-five Science National Honor Society students from both Calvert Hall and Notre Dame Preparatory joined forces to do a stream cleanup earlier this month. The project was coordinated by Tom Peri, a 1971 Calvert Hall graduate and science teacher at NDP, and Charles Motsay, 1976 Calvert Hall graduate and science department chairman at Calvert Hall, as part of a statewide cleanup day.

Working in the area at the White Trail at Loch Raven Reservoir at the corner of Dulaney Valley and Seminary roads, the team removed and disposed of two tires and 29 bags of trash and debris that weighed an estimated 485 pounds.

Knott Scholarships were awarded to incoming Calvert Hall students. Grady Beck from St. James Academy, Jake Cassell from Hereford Middle School, John Endres from St. Ursula School and John Purcell from Sacred Heart School received scholarships to be used at Calvert Hall.

Enjoy an evening of music at Parkville High (2600 Putty Hill Ave.) when the Chorus of the Chesapeake presents its annual spring show on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. .

Tickets are $25 for adults 19 and older and $15 for students ages 7-18. The concert is free for children 6 and under. All seats are reserved. Contact Frank Sigwart at 410- 529-0732 for tickets.

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