Kevin Plank's foundation funds summer jobs for Cherry Hill students

Under Armour boss Kevin Plank's charitable fund announced Monday that it will pay for 40 summer jobs in the maritime industry this year for students at a Cherry Hill public school. Students from New Era Academy High School will spend a month working for employers including the Maryland Port Authority, the Coast Guard Yard and shipping companies. Plank adviser Alicia Wilson announced the jobs program at the Baltimore Rowing Club, which overlooks the Patapsco River and stands across the river from Plank's planned Port Covington development. (Balt. Sun)

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Suspect in University of Maryland fatal stabbing held without bail, students say school must address racial tensions

A white University of Maryland student charged with fatally stabbing a black Bowie State student on the College Park campus was denied bond Monday amid student calls for officials to address racial tensions at the state's flagship university. Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death Saturday of Richard Wilbur Collins III, 23, an ROTC student who last week was commissioned an Army second lieutenant. Collins was waiting for an Uber ride early Saturday after visiting friends on the UM campus when he was attacked by a man described as intoxicated and incoherent. Authorities are investigating whether the killing was a hate crime. (Balt. Sun)

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Lieutenant governor talks shop to Walkersville High students

Teacher Jamie Skena knew that she would have a lot of time to fill. The last day of testing was May 4, leaving her with more than two weeks of classes where she would need to keep her students interested. Skena, who works in the social studies department at Walkersville High School, decided to contact some policymakers and government figures to see if they would come and visit. Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford took her up on the offer and visited the school Friday to speak to students in the school’s lecture room. Rutherford told the students about the heroin task force he is heading up to help combat the epidemic across the state, which has plagued Frederick County in recent years. (News-Post)

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Names of candidates for Washington County Board of Education vacancy released

The field of candidates seeking a vacant seat on the Washington County Board of Education includes several names that previously have appeared on ballots for local office. The Washington County School Board Nominating Commission met for the second time Monday afternoon, opening the eight applications received by Friday's deadline. Of the eight received, seven candidates will be considered by the commission moving forward because one application wasn't received before the deadline at the required location, according to a statement released after Monday's meeting. (Herald-Mail)

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Bullying, testing main focus at CCPS school board town hall

Westminster resident Lisa Green's son is on the autism spectrum. And he has dealt with bullying during his time in the Carroll County Public Schools system, she said. Students have stolen his laptop, she said. They've stolen his drawing book and put inappropriate things in it, she said. Students like her son, who lack certain social skills, Green said, will do anything to get accepted. And that includes accepting abusive behavior, she said. Green's bullying concerns were just one of a handful brought up Monday night during a Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education town meeting. A small group of parents, staff and school board members came out to Westminster High School's media center for the discussion where bullying, in addition to over-testing, were areas of concern. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Pregnant Maryland Teen Not Allowed At Graduation Ceremony

A Maryland high school senior has been barred from participating in her school’s graduation ceremony because she is pregnant. Media outlets report 18-year-old Maddi Runkles was barred from the June 2 ceremony at the Heritage Academy in Hagerstown because she violated the school’s code of conduct by having premarital sex. Runkles discovered she was pregnant in January. After the pregnancy became known, officials at the small private Christian school suspended Runkles for two days and removed her from her student council position. (CBS-AP)

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USNA Class of 2020 climbs Herndon Monument in 2 hours, 21 minutes

As the boom of the cannon signified the end of the first hour, the gangly midshipman, standing on other gangly midshipman, tried to toss the hat. His knees were shaking. He missed. So he tried it again. And missed — again. "Class of 2020: If you toss the cap, that doesn't count," yelled an upperclassman in a megaphone. "You're still plebes." Monday marked one of the Naval Academy's more well-known traditions, the Herndon Monument Climb. To signify the end of their plebe year, midshipmen form a human pyramid around the Herndon Monument with the goal of removing a plebe hat, known as a Dixie cup, that has been placed on top of the pointy, 21-foot-tall monument. They then have to replace it with another Dixie cup. (Capital)

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Fourth-graders go on AgVenture

Planting zucchini seeds in a portable container, Taneytown Elementary School fourth-grader Ben Poletynski seemed to enjoy getting his hands dirty. Ben was one of more than 1,000 Carroll County fourth-graders experiencing an AgVenture with University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County staff this week. According to area extension director Mickey Love, students rotated through five different learning stations during the Extension's AgVenture on Monday. The event includes hands-on experiments, such as testing the pH of soil, observing fat content in milk and investigating the effects of best management land-use practices on a model watershed. (Carr. Co. Times)

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