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Survey seeks input on school calendar

Anne Arundel County public schools will conduct an online survey of parents, community members and employees on the calendar for the 2007-2008 school year.

The survey will be posted on the Anne Arundel County public schools Web site,, until June 14.

The survey will provide input for the calendar committee. For questions about the survey, contact Teresa Tudor, the administrator of volunteer programs, at 410-222-5414 or

Severn School wins Fed Challenge

A team of students from Severn School in Severna Park won the Fed Challenge National Finals at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington this month. The team competed against six high schools in a simulated meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. This is the second time in the competition's 10-year history that Severn School received top honors.

Members of the winning team are: Jonathan Moen, Chris Hoehn-Saric, George Broadbin III, Chris Hughes, Mia Hencinski and Sean Quinn. The faculty adviser is John Bodley.

Students prepared for the competition for nearly a year and spent their winter and spring breaks reading economics books and transcripts from Federal Reserve meetings and speeches. They were judged by the same Federal Reserve Board governors they chose to emulate in their presentation. Ben S. Bernanke, the new Fed chairman, congratulated the team.

The Federal Reserve sponsors the challenge to encourage better understanding of the nation's central bank and the forces influencing economic conditions in the United States and abroad.

Program to teach pupils about Egypt

World Artists Experiences will sponsor an Egypt Imagination Day for children ages 8 to 12 on June 26 in Washington.

The day will feature events at the Egyptian Embassy and the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau. Children will learn about ancient Egypt and also about contemporary children's lives in that country. Children will be taught to speak and write some Arabic words and will be matched with an Egyptian pen pal. An Egyptian lunch will be served.

Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Forest Plaza Shopping Center on Forest Drive. The bus will return about 4 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and there is a limit of three children per adult.

The cost is $50 per person. Registration is available at local library branches or by calling 410-956-2448. The registration deadline is June 19.

World Artists Experiences is a nonprofit organization in Arnold. For more information, call 410-647-4482 or e-mail wae@com

Principal to attend Harvard institute

Kathleen K. Maher, the principal of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, has been accepted into the Principal's Institute at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. She will attend the program in July.

For the application, Maher had to write an essay on the art of leadership.

"It is an honor for Archbishop Spalding to be selected, normally they select urban, public schools," Maher said in a statement.

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