Published: Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00
Lena Goldstein, 17, spent last year taking the vital signs of children in Vietnam and translating for doctors in Ecuador and Peru. Since her return to the states, the Arnold resident has continued to raise funds and awareness for the needs the people in the countries she visited.
Published: Friday, 26 August 2016 00:00
Mikayla Miller was recently presented with the Touch of Class Award for her achievement in the sport of jousting.
When her mother tells people Mikayla jousts, most are appalled.
“The usual comment is, ‘You let your daughter do what?’” says Miller, a 17-year-old from Prince Frederick. “We try to be specific and say ‘ring joust.’”
Published: Thursday, 30 April 2015 00:00
By Hannah Anderson
Graduating from high school is a milestone for all students, but for some it's even more momentous. For a student with cerebral palsy, two who survived cancer, one who had dropped out and two who struggled academically, graduation day signifies the ability to overcome potential obstacles on the road to educational success.
Published: Friday, 13 March 2015 00:00
By Allison Eatough
Prom season is approaching and that means there will be plenty of promposals taking place outside of Maryland high schools in the next few weeks.
After dating for two years, Danielle LaDue knew she and her boyfriend, Kyle Russell, would attend prom together. She just didn't know how he would ask her.
"I told him I wanted something creative... to be different," says LaDue, a 2014 graduate of South River High School in Edgewater.
And she got the surprise of her life with a public "promposal" at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport last March when she returned from a college visit in Florida. It's something LaDue will not soon forget.
Should you stumble on such a scene this spring — teens holding up letters spelling "prom," plastic cups jammed into wire fences on highway overpasses, or something that looks like a high school serenade — keep in mind that promposals are on the rise. Many high schoolers these days aren't content to merely ask their date to prom. Instead, they concoct elaborate schemes to get their intended date to say yes to prom.
Here are four stories, including LaDue's, of how local students have "promposed" to their dates in recent years.