Old Mill High wins round in math contest
Old Mill High School won the first round in the 1995-1996 county high school math competition at Anne Arundel Community College. Approximately 90 high school students from countywide, participated.
Saul Cohen led Old Mill to victory as he turned in a perfect score on the individual problems part of the competition, putting the overall team score above the other schools'. Joel Young of South River High School earned a perfect score in this round.
A student must answer all six individual problems correctly within 30 minutes to earn a perfect score. Pat Hooper of Severna Park and Johnny Johnson of South River each scored 5 on individual problems.
Glen Burnie and Old Mill correctly answered all six team problems in 30 minutes.
A school's score is the average of its top three scores added to its top team's score. A school team may have up to five student members and any school may enter up to three teams in the competition.
The top three schools after the first round are: Old Mill with a 10.33; Severna Park, 9; Glen Burnie and South River tied with a 8.33.
4 The next math competition round will be Nov. 11.
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Restaurant program receives excellence award
Anne Arundel Community College's restaurant management program has been given an award for excellence by the Maryland State Department of Education.
The department's Award of Excellence named the community college's Hotel/Restaurant Management Program and Chef Apprentice Option as the top post-secondary career program in Maryland.
The program also was recognized as a regional semifinalist for a U.S. Department of Education award given to exemplary programs in vocational and technical education.