Head of the Class

The Gow School announced that Daniel Scher, of Towson, has chosen to continue his education at Marshall University this fall. Gow is a boarding school for dyslexic young men in grades seven through 12.

Brian Knudsen, of Towson, earned a Ph.D in public policy and management in May from Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. He is the son of Kenneth and Mary Knudsen and a 1996 graduate of Towson High School.

Elise Jason, a 2007 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School, graduated in May summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Twenty-one Baltimore County Public Schools students will compete at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference to be held in Orlando, Fla., June 28-July 1. Following is a list of participating students from the area, and their field of competition:

Dulaney High School — Arjun Rao, technology concepts and Liancheng Tao, computer applications.

Loch Raven High School — Dorian Williams, business ethics and Rachael Wiley, business ethics.

George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology — Yoojin Park and Aisha Ali, competing as a team in banking and financial systems; Meyyappan Thenappan, business calculations; Richard Bailey, David Folk and Jamie Rosenberg, competing as a team in entrepreneurship; Mark Evans, computer game and simulation programming; Steven Klupt, sports management; Myles Muehlberger, business procedures.

The students will be accompanied by Patrick Holt, business department chair and FBLA advisor, Dundalk High School, and Becky Holt, English teacher, General John Stricker Middle School.

Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston led parents, teachers and friends in saluting the winners of the eighth annual Baltimore County Public Schools Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fair at its closing ceremony on May 21.

The STEM Fair presents science fair projects by fourth and fifth grade students that have won top honors at their elementary schools and a "Safe Racer Challenge" for third grade students.

Science fair project excellence awards were presented to local in the following categories:

Life Science — Amee Rothman, fourth grade, Pinewood Elementary School.

Chemistry — Braden Hamelin, fourth grade, Timonium Elementary School.

Physics — Andrew Mulligan, fourth grade, Warren Elementary School.

Environmental Science — Grace Grogan, fifth grade, Timonium Elementary School.

Math — Olivia Risser, fourth grade, West Towson Elementary School.

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