Calvert Hall students capture awards [Towson]

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Thirty-three Calvert Hall College High School students attended Central Maryland History Day contest on March 22. Sophomore Michael Tritsch finished second in individual exhibit for his project, "The July 20 Plot: Rights and Responsibilities of Military Leaders in Hitler's Germany"; senior Theodore Thormann, of Campus Hills, finished second in individual documentary for his production, "The Rights and Responsibilities of Filmmakers Depicting the Civil War;" and seniors Todd Fleming and Jantje van der Veken finished second in group documentary for their project, "Crash of the Concorde."

On April 2, fifth-grade students from Pleasant Plains Elementary and Halstead Academy travel to the Aberdeen Proving Ground STEM Education Center, where they will be working with Dr. Sandra Young and other experts in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.


The following week, April 7-10, fourth-grade students from both schools will sail with the Living Classrooms Foundation to experience environmental education. Not to be outdone, the kindergarten and second grade students will be traveling to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center the end of April. Both trips are funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Congratulations to the science and arts magnet program at Halstead Academy, which received the honor of "Magnet School of Distinction" from Magnet Schools of America. In addition, Jennifer Mullenax has been named "Principal of the Year" for region II (Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia).


Loch Raven Technical Academy will be holding a flea market on April 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact the PTSA at or call 410-665-2205.

The school will also be hosting a Fun Run on April 26. Proceeds benefit the sixth grade students' week-long educational trip to NorthBay in June. If you are interested in participating as a runner or sponsor, call Jeff Groleau at 410-887-3518.

The Towson Unitarian Universalist Church presents the Tall Trees Concert on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Baltimore songwriters Caleb Stine and Letitia VanSant will be performing. Tickets are $15. For more information, go to

Also on April 12, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Central Presbyterian Church is hosting a free community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and younger. Children have the opportunity to participate in games, crafts, and an interactive journey to various Easter stations.

Finally, it's not too late to catch the closing weekend of "SPAMalot" at Calvert Hall's McManus Theater. The show is directed by Jillian Bauersfeld and choreographed by Chelsea Nori; George Wilkerson provides the musical direction, Brooks Whiteford is the technical director, Charly Rosemary handles design and creativity direction, and Nicholas Marini conducts the orchestra. The show runs April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and on April 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students/seniors and $13 for adults. Please note that this show's recommended audience is middle school age and older.