- There was a Honey Boo Boo-inspired peep diorama, and multiple entries showcasing the Baltimore Ravens victory in this year's Super Bowl. There were also entries inspired by recent headline news, such as the "Habemus Peepam: We have a peep!" display inspired by the selection of the new Roman Catholic pope, and a "Same-peep Marriage" display, a nod to the same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
- It was that sage of Springfield Bart Simpson, a notoriously bad example for school children everywhere, who spoke the words that seem to have become an unofficial motto of Harford County Public Schools: The only bad excuse is no excuse.
- Orioles: Pitcher Jim Johnson is Orioles' renaissance man. He flies under radar while leading in clubhouse, excelling on field and pursuing college degree.