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AACC student wins Disney job

After weeks of rallying for votes, an Anne Arundel Community College student is heading to Disneyland on Saturday to be a parade performer.

As part of and Disney Parks' Dream "Job" online search, Heather Harris, 19, of Edgewater will join four other people as they live out their dream jobs for a day at the resort and amusement park in California.

The popular search generated nearly 1 million votes nationwide.

Harris, a graduate of Suitland High School, will play a role in Disney's "High School Musical Pep Rally" parade.

Spalding High picks graduating leaders

Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn honored 257 graduates May 24 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore.

Spalding recognizes leaders in academic achievement in lieu of having a valedictorian and salutatorian. Helen J. Higuera of Annapolis received the award for first in academic excellence, and Laura E. Doran of Davidsonville and Joseph M. Wyrwas of Gambrills were named second in academic excellence.

Information: 410-969-9105, Ext. 256.

Arundel academies honor graduates

Anne Arundel Academies Inc. held its graduation and scholarship awards ceremony Tuesday.

The academies are comprehensive career and technology programs in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools that enable students to meet graduation requirements while providing job training.

All academy graduates have participated in an industry-specific internship, a college course, career field experiences, job shadowing and guest speaker presentations.

Graduates were recognized from:

Academy of Finance, Northeast High School

Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, North County High School

Academy of Information Technology, Chesapeake High School

Academy of Law & Public Service, Annapolis and Meade high schools

Academy of Teaching Professions, Arundel, Chesapeake, North County, Northeast, Old Mill and Severna Park high schools.

Southern High team wins Envirothon

A four-member team from Southern High School has won the Anne Arundel County Envirothon, an outdoor natural resources competition that asks students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and solve complex natural resource issues.

For the past eight years, the event has brought together the school system and the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District, an organization devoted to preserving natural resources through responsible endeavors in urban and agricultural pursuits.

The event, held Tuesday at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, involved seven county high schools.

Team members Caroline Gott, Megan Piluk, Latisha Russell and Chloe Bean will represent Anne Arundel County at the Maryland Envirothon June 19-21 at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore campus.

The students will be accompanied by teachers and advisers Chhaya Kulkarni and Ryan Kenneth.

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