Thursday, May 9, 2013
The girls will face Western on Friday in the regional quarterfinal.
The Perry Hall boys and girls lacrosse teams were on opposite ends of high-scoring games in the opening round of the MPSSAA regional tournaments Wednesday. The boys were ousted by Howard High School, 20-5, Wednesday while the girls toppled Glen Burnie, 24-2. The girls will face Western High School Friday at 4:30 p.m. View the full girls' 4A-3A bracket. Western earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs following an 8-2 season. Perry Hall's girls, however, out-rank the Doves from Baltimore, according to LaxPower.com. The Gators are ranked 29th in public schools after a 6-6 season, while Western checks in at No. 90 on the list. Perry Hall breezed into the regional semifinals in 2012 knocking off Poly and Kenwood, 17-1 and 20-1, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Gunpowder Elementary School teacher won the inaugural Celebrate Teachers! contest hosted by the White Marsh Mall as a part of National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Her mom was a teacher. Her dad was a teacher. Her youngest sister is a teacher. Her oldest sister is a teacher. It was really just a matter of time for Gunpowder Elementary School teacher Amy Blackwell. “It’s in the family,” she said. “I fought it for a long time. But I wish that I would’ve done it right out of college.” After eight years at Gunpowder, Blackwell was recognized as a top teacher in the area by winning the Celebrate Teachers! initiative hosted by White Marsh Mall. Tell us: Who is the best teacher in your child's life? Is it Amy Blackwell? Start the conversation about National Teachers Appreciation Week in the comments section below. “It’s nice to see that some people really do care about their teachers,” Blackwell said. “It’…
The Gators beat Parkville 11-7 Tuesday, ending the season with a 6-1 record.
The Gators of Perry Hall’s Allied softball squad took a bite out of Parkville Tuesday afternoon, inching closer to a county title. Perry Hall’s 11-7 win over Parkville ended the Gators' season with 6-1 record, tying Landsdowne High School. Landsdowne’s only loss however came at the bats, balls and gloves of Perry Hall, tipping the head-to-head record in the Gators’ favor. An official winner will be named Thursday. Just two games scheduled for Wednesday stand between Perry Hall and championship season. “I thought we played well. We fielded well. We got a lot of people in who played different positions. It’s always good when you can do that,” head coach Tony Mace said. Baltimore County’s Allied Sports program affords students with …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
White Marsh Mall hosted the contest in honor of National Teacher’s Day.
Gunpowder Elementary School teacher Amy Blackwell has received a $500 gift card to the White Marsh Mall for winning the Celebrate Teachers contest, in honor of National Teacher's Day. >>> Be sure to keep up with all Perry Hall news by following Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Don't be left out of the loop. Sign up for the daily newsletter here to also receive breaking news alerts. "Mrs. Blackwell goes above and beyond her call of teaching," Patch reader DLB wrote. "She has been a contributor to helping with technical issues, as well as being [cheerful] with every problems that may arise. Thank you Mrs. Blackwell for helping our children become well educated. You are a true inspiration for future teachers." Blackwell, who recalls on her …
Sean McComb was declared the winner at a Monday afternoon ceremony at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.
Baltimore County Public Schools honored Patapsco High School English teacher Sean McComb was honored as the 2013-2014 teacher of the year Monday afternoon. "Sean McComb is a dynamic and creative educator who is an inspiration to both his students and his colleagues," Superintendent Dallas Dance said in a news release. "He used his teachers and education to rescue him from a difficult childhood, and now helps his own students to, in his words, 'achieve, awaken and ascend' We congratulate him and all of our 115 nominated teachers and finalists." McComb, a seven-year educator who also serves as an Advancement Via Individual Determination coordinator, was one of four teachers nominated for the award, according to the release. The win makes him…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Can you guess whose birthday was made brighter by one of Charm City Cakes's exquisite creations?
Charm City Cakes lives up to its charming reputation, at least in the eyes of a few Perry Hall High School students. When the posh Baltimore bakery couldn't accommodate a field trip for a large group of Perry Hall's special needs students, Charm City decided to bring the cake to them. In honor of his 18th birthday, Charm City Cakes presented Perry Hall High School student Daniel Borowy with a custom two-tier cake creation, which he and a group of his friends and family enjoyed Sunday. It was a rough start to Borowy's sophomore year, made easier with reminders of love from Lady Gaga and now Charm City Cakes. >>> Keep up with all Perry Hall, White Marsh news by following us on Twitter and Facebook and by signing up for the daily newsletter.
Perry Hall High School's breakdance club has grown in popularity.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Toni Torsch lost her son Daniel to drugs two and a half years ago. She has since worked to make sure families don't suffer the same nightmare.
Perry Hall resident Toni Torsch struggles every day knowing she can’t bring her son back, but she takes some solace that a new Maryland law might prevent another mother from experiencing her nightmare. “I thought maybe it was his heart.” “He was being healthy, going to the gym.” “I thought it might’ve been the supplements that he was taking.” Her son Daniel Torsch had been clean and sober for nine months. Surely it couldn’t have been the heroin that forced paramedics into Toni’s home on that cold December day back in 2010. “I was trying to make deals with the devil at that point,” she recalled thinking to herself as she watched medics trying to revive her son. A week later, an autopsy report confirmed her worst fear. Her son Daniel—24 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Baltimore County Executive speaks about his outburst with senior citizens who heckled him at a school groundbreaking.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Tuesday used a news conference on rabies shots as an opportunity to joke about a confrontation between himself and seniors who heckled him at a school groundbreaking in Mays Chapel. "Contrary to popular belief, I did have my rabies shot last week at Mays Chapel," Kamenetz said. Attendees of the groundbreaking on Friday and television viewers may have been wondering after video on several news websites showed the executive angrily confronting seniors citizens who came out to heckle him. "Sir let me talk for a second, ok?" an animated Kamenetz shouted at the hecklers. "It's my job to talk and your job to listen right now." [See a short video shot by WMAR television and WBAL TV has a longer cut.] Don Mohler, a …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Freshman Marlee Forsyth was picked as one of 56 student performers in the Camp Broadway Kids’ New York Pops 30th Birthday Gala.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Ask 14-year-old Marlee Forsyth. The Perry Hall freshman was one of 56 student-performers selected to sing and dance at the iconic theatre for Camp Broadway Kids’ New York Pops 30th Birthday Gala. “I was just really happy to be a part of everything,” Forsyth said. “It was a magical weekend.” Forsyth is an aspiring singer-actress who has performed in all three of Perry Hall High School’s stage shows including the fall play A Shot In The Dark, the spring musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the school’s first dinner theatre production of Our Town. “Take everything you can get, that’s always been my motto,” Forsyth said. Forsyth was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall after auditioning …