Bury, McNelly are reappointed to school board
Gov. Parris N. Glendening has reappointed Janet Bury and Michael J. McNelly to five-year terms on the eight-member county Board of Education, and has named Alicia Pettit to serve a one-year term as its student member.
Bury, an assistant speech professor at Morgan State University, and McNelly, who runs a business that monitors construction practices, were recommended for reappointment by the county's School Board Nominating Convention.
Each year, the convention holds hearings and votes in a process to select two candidates for each open board seat, ranking them as first or second choice. The nominations are forwarded to the governor, who can honor the recommendations or ignore them when making the appointment.
Bury, who represents legislative District 31 seat in North County, ran unopposed. The convention recommended McNelly and Steven H. Johnson for the seat in legislative Districts 27B and 30, which covers Annapolis and the South County region and was also sought by John A. Roberts of Arnold.
Bury, of Brooklyn Park, is known on the board for her commitment to educating students with special needs.
A retired county police lieutenant who lives in Tracys Landing, McNelly has worked to strengthen student discipline guidelines in county schools.
Pettit, who will be a senior at Severna Park High School, was nominated for the student board seat by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils. The student member has full voting rights on the board.
The appointments became effective yesterday.
Crossing guard group awards two scholarships
County crossing guards do more than help children cross the street. They are helping to send two of them to college with scholarship awards.
It took the sale of more than 500 raffle tickets and dues from every member in the Anne Arundel County Crossing Guard Association to establish this year's $400 scholarship fund, according to association treasurer Pat L. Wild.
In all, 50 crossing guards contributed to the fund, which will be divided between two recent high school graduates: Rachel Jennings of Meade High School and Melissa Rode of Northeast High.
Jennings was a student government association member, soccer and lacrosse player, and Red Cross volunteer. She plans to attend Salisbury State University and major in history and education.
Rode, also a student government association member, played soccer, softball and basketball. She plans to attend Anne Arundel Community College and then Towson University to major in elementary education.
31 county teachers head to NEA event
Thirty-one Anne Arundel educators are among the delegates named to represent the Maryland State Teachers Association this week in Chicago at the 138th annual meeting of the National Education Association.
The meeting, which runs until Thursday, will focus on the theme "Quality Public Education: The Right of America's Children."
Arundel delegates include: Michael Barnett, Barbara Blackburn, Robin Coleman, Enid Collison-Lee, Allison Crews, Christine Davenport, Gloria Day, Sarah Deakin, Sheila Finlayson, Beverly Giles, Elizabeth Halley, Richard Hannon and Alva Sheppard Johnson.
Others are Myrtle Link, Alice Liptak, Ann Llewellyn, Sara Markowitz, Edith McDougald, Cheryl Menke, Darlene Murphy, Jacqueline Nedab, Thomas Owens, Donzella Parker-Bert, Carol Petrosky, Rita Pumphrey, Anne Russell, Ronald Russell, Sylvia Tilghman, Nancy Wagner, Carolyn Webber and George Williams, Sr.
The delegates will endorse a presidential candidate and deliberate on roughly 200 resolutions, MSTA said.
AACC offering noncredit nursing skills courses
Anne Arundel Community College is offering several new noncredit nursing skills courses over the summer focusing on cardiac care.
"Heart Saver AED," for health care workers and relatives of cardiac patients, teaches cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of the automated external defibrillator.
The $30, one-session class is offered July 29 and Aug. 26, meeting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glen Burnie Town Center's Arundel Center North.
Nurses can update skills in the $65 "Introduction to Dysrhythmia Analysis," offered from 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 29 or Aug. 26 at the Florestano Building on the Arnold campus.