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Phys ed program at Arundel High wins state award


Arundel High School was awarded its third straight Demonstration School Award for its exemplary physical education program, at a May 4 ceremony at St. John's College in Annapolis.

The selection is based on a biennial evaluation of a school's physical education classes, staff and facilities. Demonstration schools serve as models for state physical education programs by sharing information and welcoming visiting teachers. The awards were presented by Bonnie Copeland, deputy superintendent of the Maryland Department of Education.

More than 200 students, educators, health agency representatives and business sponsors attended the ceremony.

The State Physical Education Demonstration School project is part of Gov. William Donald Schaefer's "Partners in Prevention" initiative.

Arundel High is the first Maryland school since 1981 to receive consecutive demonstration school awards. The school's physical education teachers also were honored for teaching excellence. They are Bernard Walter Jr., Clinton Gosnell, Franklin Hepfer, Nicholas Jaushenegg Jr., Joanne Markiewicz, Carol Nutt, Lee Rogers and Mary Ellen Towns.


The Naval Academy Band's Woodwind Quintet will perform at 7 p.m. tonight at the Odenton Branch Library.

The Navy's chamber groups have a performing history that spans more than 30 years, beginning with the Woodwind Quartet, formed in 1959. Admission is free.


The Greater Odenton Improvement Association will meet at 7:30 p.m., May 19 at the Odenton Fire Hall on Route 175.

The topic for the meeting will be a county health department cancer-prevention campaign called "Learn to Live." The meeting is open to the public.


Local attorney D. Gregory Howard will discuss how to avoid probate, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 19 at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road. Howard will provide information on estate planning and minimizing taxes and professional fees.

Admission is free, but preregistration is required. To register, call 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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