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, 12 May 2016 00:00
Worried about your high school graduate heading "downy ocean" for Senior Week at the beach? The Ocean City Police Department shares tips to help teens stay safe.
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.
Published: Thursday, 12 March 2015 13:13
By Betsy Stein
Anne Arundel County's teenage science wiz is now a published author.
Jack Andraka, who — as a high school freshman — won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2012 for developing a dip-stick sensor that detects cancer, has written an autobiography. "Breakthrough" was released this week by Harper.
"After reading all the Redwall books in elementary school, I always really wanted to write my own book and then, after listening to my talks in my travels, people would always tell me 'you should write a book,'" says Andraka.