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The Chartwell Foundation recently donated $3,500 to the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, to be used for the Chartwell Foundation Scholarship, established in 2007 to assist county residents in pursuing a degree at AACC, with preference given to graduates of Severna Park, Broadneck and Old Mill high schools. Part of the donation came from proceeds from the Gwyn Horrigan Memorial Golf Outing, a tournament in honor of Peter Horrigan’s late wife. Horrigan, left, and Andrew Frank represented the Chartwell Foundation. Representing the AACC Foundation were Jenny Crawford, major gifts officer, left, and Holly Cole, donor relations and scholarship specialist.
The Chartwell Foundation recently donated $3,500 to the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, to be used for the Chartwell Foundation Scholarship, established in 2007 to assist county residents in pursuing a degree at AACC, with preference given to graduates of Severna Park, Broadneck and Old Mill high schools. Part of the donation came from proceeds from the Gwyn Horrigan Memorial Golf Outing, a tournament in honor of Peter Horrigan’s late wife. Horrigan, left, and Andrew Frank represented the Chartwell Foundation. Representing the AACC Foundation were Jenny Crawford, major gifts officer, left, and Holly Cole, donor relations and scholarship specialist. (Courtesy Anne Arundel Community College)

Anne Arundel County school have announced that 29 teachers have achieved national board-certified status — the highest teaching credential in the nation given by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Teachers who achieved their initial NBC status in 2015 are: Darren Myzak, Meade High School; Charlene Beyerlein, Jones Elementary School; Jessica Brauksiek, Folger McKinsey Elementary School; Ian Burns, Arundel High School; Lynn Bush, Riviera Beach Elementary School; Ashley Cage, Central Elementary School; Charis Cephas, Annapolis Middle School (achieved in 2014); Amber Chemerys, formerly of Germantown Elementary School; Carol Cox, George Cromwell Elementary/Brooklyn Park Elementary; Emily Dimka, Annapolis Elementary School; Koren Donnor, Jessup Elementary School; Mona Gomaa, Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School; Krystal Gulden, Arundel High School; Suzanne Symonds Kaser, Shipley's Choice Elementary School; Judith Lukacs, Annapolis High School; Candace Pannebaker, Overlook Elementary School; Kari Paraschak, Cape St. Claire Elementary School; Kristine Plocek, South River High School; Lindsay Reisler, Brooklyn Park Middle School; Kimberly Sesney, Oak Hill Elementary School; Ann Marie Trupin, Lothian, Tracey's and Shady Side Elementary schools; and Matthew Zando, MacArthur Middle School.

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Also, these teachers received their National Board Certification renewal in 2015: Linda Allen-Bell, Oak Hill Elementary School; Ninette Beheler, Arundel Middle School; Karen Brizzie, Eastport Elementary School; Tamara Dingman, High Point Elementary School; Rhonda Greubel, Four Seasons Elementary School; LeAnn Shaw, Severn River Middle School; Holly Kleiderlein, Oak Hill Elementary School; and Lindsay O'Keefe, Mills-Parole Elementary School.

All these educators will be honored during a recognition ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Annapolis High School.

Scholarship at AACC named for King

Anne Arundel Community College officials say a new scholarship will be awarded next month to a county student in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his legacy of service and social justice.

The award will come In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, being held Monday, Jan. 18, in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on Anne Arundel Community College's Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

The theme of this year's breakfast is "In the Face of Adversity, We March On." Doors open at 7:30 a.m., with the breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. As in prior years, participants are asked to bring canned goods to be donated to the county's food bank.

The scholarship will be awarded in partnership with the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Scholarship Trust for four years, up to a maximum of $800 per semester. The scholarship also will include a one-to-one mentor provided by the Annapolis Trust and access to the Annapolis Trust's Mentor Network.

This scholarship is open to all graduating Anne Arundel County high school seniors with GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and who have demonstrated commitment to social justice, community service, leadership or cultural awareness experiences.

The scholarship will be announced at the breakfast. For information and to download the scholarship application, go to annapolistrust.org.

Tickets for the breakfast at $35 each are available by contacting Eugene Peterson at 301-538-0887 or Erica Matthews at 443-761-9734. Make checks payable to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee and mail to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee, Attn: Erica Matthews, P.O. Box 1951, Annapolis, MD 21404.

—Baltimore Sun Media Group

Teams put robots through their paces

About 100 students, coaches, mentors and parents participated in Anne Arundel Community College's fifth annual "Battle by the Bay" First Lego League qualifier tournament this month.

FLL is a worldwide robotics program for 9-to-14-year olds. Of 15 teams that competed, three advanced to the Maryland state tournament which will be held at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in March 2016.

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Those teams are "Girls Generation" from Pasadena, "Some Trashy Name" from Redland Middle School in Montgomery County, and the TACO Dragons from Annapolis Middle School.

—Baltimore Sun Media Group

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