Boonsboro High student named county's top young entrepreneur

Online shoppers, listen up. Have you ever looked on the website of your favorite retailer and wondered how that new pair of pants or jacket you've wanted might fit? That's exactly what Cindy Le thought, too, when she decided to pitch her idea for a "Virtual Try-On" app. It uses the camera on a mobile device to detect a person's body size and show how specific clothing would appear if it was worn. The proposal won the Boonsboro High School sophomore first-place honors Wednesday night at the finale of the third annual Washington County Public Schools Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition. (Herald-Mail)

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Carroll students take home awards at Maryland History Day competition

Carroll County Public Schools History Day contest winners competed against district-level winners from across the state and brought home awards at the recent Maryland History Day competition. The event, which took place April 28 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, “encourages critical thinking and helps students develop their skills in research and analysis, writing, and public speaking,” according to a news release from CCPS. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Aberdeen High SMA seniors display their 2018 Capstone projects

Aberdeen High School senior Chad Shetterly has developed a potential method of combating increasing drug overdose deaths in Harford County and other communities — autonomous drones that can partner with 911 dispatch to deliver Narcan to a fixed point where that drug can be used to revive an overdose victim. Shetterly developed the drone proposal for his capstone project, the final project for his senior year at the AHS Science and Mathematics Academy magnet program. (Aegis)

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Carroll Community College graduates prepare for next step

Almost 280 students left the bosom of Carroll Community College Wednesday to step out into the next chapter in their lives. The students — 170 of which were in attendance ranging in age from 18 to 64 — graduated at the school’s 25th commencement ceremony. “Graduates, I am tremendously proud of each of you,” Carroll Community College President James Ball said as the ceremony began. (Carr. Co. Times)

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May 23 // Harford school board enters final phases of superintendent selection

The Harford County Board of Education expects to select a new superintendent to succeed outgoing Superintendent Barbara Canavan within the next two to three weeks, according to board President Joseph Voskuhl. The board has selected two finalists, Sean Bulson and David Ring, to replace Canavan, a veteran HCPS educator who has been superintendent for five years. (Aegis)

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Federal board recommends seatbelts on all new school buses after deadly crashes, including one in Baltimore

A federal transportation panel on Tuesday recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, which the board chairman called a “tried and true” safety protection. The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates transportation disasters, approved the recommendation Tuesday in Washington. The board also recommended requiring collision-avoidance systems and automatic emergency brakes on new school buses. (AP)

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Baltimore County school board approves Columbia firm to do audit of system's contracts

The Baltimore County school board hired an accounting firm on Tuesday night to do a year-long, $413,000 audit of the system’s contracts in the wake of the conviction of its former superintendent. The accounting firm of UHY, a national firm with offices in Columbia, will look into the expenditures that are related to travel, conference fees and professional memberships for school administrators in the executive office. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland rehires firm for longer inquiry into Prince George’s schools

Maryland education officials plan to rehire a firm that investigated grade-tampering allegations in Prince George’s County public schools for a second, longer review that will examine records for the Class of 2018 and other diploma-related issues. The State Board of Education voted Tuesday to tap Alvarez & Marsal to look into practices involving attendance, grade changes, course makeup work, records access and graduation as part of a review that would last six months — far longer than the seven weeks allotted for the first examination. (Wash. Post)

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