Beginning in August, the 5,000 square foot hall located at 10 St. Timothy Lane will provide Catonsville with a wide array of visual, music and performing arts programs, exhibits and classes for all ages, and performances. Now managed and operated by the Baltimore County Arts Guild, the building’s past traditions will be combined with a new arts and entertainment culture. An open house is scheduled for August 7th from 4-6 pm. Face masks and physical distancing will be required.
Maddi McLean, senior at Catonsville High School, has been volunteering with her family since she could walk by handing out bagged lunches at shelters and churches with her grandmother. Over the past year Maddi has helped raise donations for various shelters in the community and pulled together groups to prepare bags for those residing at the shelters and set up Love the Hopeful tables to give out food, hygiene products, and clothes for those in need. In addition to all her charitable work, Maddi is also part of the CHS volleyball and basketball teams. Although the award will not be publicized as much as it would normally be with the pandemic going on, Maddi McLean is recognized as the 2020 Baltimore County Young Woman of the Year for all she has done to help her community.
Educational company Scholastic is helping children who are out of school due to the coronavirus by offering free online courses on their “Learn From Home” website. The courses are broken up into four categories: PreK and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6+. Each course has a week’s worth of content with an additional 15 days being added.
For the third year The Legends for Youth Clinic was held at Weltmer Bowl field in Catonsville. This free clinic for kids 6 to 16 gives the youth an opportunity to have fun while learning from former Major League Baseball players. From 6 to 9 pm kids learned baserunning, hitting, pitching, and fielding from such greats as Steve Lombardozzi, Fred Valentine and Justin Maxwell.
Erin Kreis was surprised to hear her name called during her graduation ceremony to accept a $1,000 scholarship by interim superintendent Verletta White. The scholarship is presented to a senior female who wants to study science, technology, engineering or math and shows an interest in treatment for Alzheimer’s disease which White’s mom passes away from after a 15 year battle.
Kreis is currently an intern at RMF Engineering in Catonsville and plans on studying mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. During her years at CHS she took AP courses towards her college credits, was president of the National Honor Society and founded the Society of Women Engineers.
Maryland History Day is a year long program which middle and high school students work individually or in groups to create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers or websites that explore a topic of their choice.
Ninth graders, Sarah Broadwater, Kelsey King, Ellie Lawson, and Camryn Woods, from Catonsville High Schools were four of twenty-one middle and high school students who were invited to the Maryland State House by state senators and delegates for their contribution to Maryland History Day.