Psychologist wins achievement award
School psychologist Melissa Leahy received the achievement award from the Maryland State School Health Council.
This award is given to a person for contributions that have led to improvements to comprehensive school-health programs.
Leahy is a psychologist at a elementary school and a comprehensive middle school with a special-education behavioral-support program.
She also serves as the Positive Behaviors and Interventions Support coordinator and is a member of the PBIS State Leadership Team.
Student receives art-contest honor
Shea Welch submitted a statue last year to the American Printing House for the Blind for its calendar-art contest when she was a fifth-grader at Linton Springs Elementary School.
Her entry was a metal tooling of her rabbit, Honey Bunny.
In October, she traveled to Louisville, Ky., to receive her a certificate as a runner-up.
Honey Bunny will be included in next year's printing house calendar. While there, Shea met Tom Sullivan, who has been blind since shortly after birth and was the inspiration for the Broadway play Butterflies are Free.
ROTC battalion honored for success
The Green Terror Army ROTC Battalion, consisting of cadets from McDaniel College, Mount St. Mary's University and Hood College, has been recognized for its success in commissioning future Army officers during the 2005-2006 school year.
The program recently received a Louisville Slugger Bat and a Glove and Ball Pedestal Trophy during the weeklong annual U.S. Army Cadet Command Eastern Region Commander's Senior Professor of Military Science Workshop.
Brian Feser, battalion commander and professor of military science at McDaniel College, attended the event.