Dorchester SU freshman among U.S. best costume designers

SALISBURY — When Georgia Fried created outfits for her school plays in Hurlock, she may have been the best costume designer at North Dorchester High School. Now a freshman at Salisbury University, she recently was named among the best collegiate costume designers in the U.S. Ms. Fried recently placed second at the Kennedy Center American […]

Students share learning experience

WYE MILLS — More than 150 students from Caroline (90), Dorchester (23), Kent (26) and Wicomico (19) counties participated in “Your Interests, Your Future,” a hands-on learning event held by Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) for Next Generation Scholars at Chesapeake College on March 24. During the organization’s second Saturday Learning Experience, 7-9th grade […]

C-SD’s senior class play cast commended

CAMBRIDGE – It was just one big, happy family on April 17 at the Dorchester County Council meeting. “The Addams Family,” to be specific. The directors, cast and crew of that production, the 2018 senior class play, were commended April 17 by the commissioners of the Dorchester County Council for their skill in putting together […]

UMCES using 11,000 solar panels’ power

  CAMBRIDGE – They’ll be making most of their own power at Horn Point Lab from now on. Staff at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) at Horn Point west of Cambridge led a tour Monday morning of a new, 10-acre solar field that is already providing electricity to the facility. The […]

Coppersmith is new Chesapeake president

CAMBRIDGE – Dr. Cliff Coppersmith has taken charge at Chesapeake College, bringing enthusiasm and a sense of purpose as the new president of the institution. “I am totally dedicated to the community college mission,” he said on April 11, during a conversation at the Cambridge campus. “I am a community college product myself.” Dr. Coppersmith’s […]

Motivational speaker visits Young Gentlemen’s Club

CAMBRIDGE — Motivational speaker and founder of the Lost Kingz nonprofit organization, Raymo Farrare, visited the Sandy Hill Elementary School’s Young Gentlemen’s Club recently to share his wisdom with the young members. The Lost Kingz organization teaches young men how to overcome obstacles in their life, particularly how to be successful without a father in […]

STEM teachers visit ND Middle School

NDMS students with NDHS teachers Linda Barnes and Rachael Roberts.

HURLOCK — Two North Dorchester High School teachers visited North Dorchester Middle School last week to discuss STEM opportunities with future high school students. Engineering teacher Rachael Roberts and Project Lead the Way teacher Linda Barnes went to the middle school for their second recruitment assembly. Ms. Roberts and Ms. Barnes discussed their individual programs, […]

Students visit Annapolis for Sen. Exum Youth Legislative Day

North Dorchester High and Middle Schools visited the House of Delegates and Senate in Annapolis.

ANNAPOLIS — The Sophisticated Ladies Club of North Dorchester High School together with the Gentlemen’s Club of North Dorchester High and Middle Schools visited the House of Delegates and Senate in Annapolis recently for the Sen. Nathaniel Exum Youth Legislative Day – Black Caucus. The clubs, led by NDHS teachers Benedita Gomes and Dwayne Lovett […]

ND replacement construction on schedule

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Chris Hauge Architectural and engineering students from the Dorchester Career and Technology Center toured the North Dorchester High School Replacement Project on Friday.

SHILOH – The North Dorchester High School Replacement Project has made it through the winter on schedule, Facilities Engineer Chris Hauge reported last week. Building close-in continues with masonry, steel studs, sheathing, spray foam insulation and roof system laydown, he wrote in a post online. Interior stud and masonry walls are also progressing, with main-line […]

Students protest shootings with ‘walk-in’

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Christina Smith Students, teachers and administrators at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School viewed a banner urging an end to school shootings. The banner was signed by hundreds of students.

CAMBRIDGE – Local students, educators and law-enforcement officials took part March 14 in the National School Walkout, a call on Congress to combat gun violence. The event followed shootings Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 were killed. The gathering at C-SD was a bit different from others, though. […]