CMS Triathlon group awards scholarships

CAMBRIDGE – Chris Markin, president of the Cambridge Multi-Sport (CMS) Triathlon Group, in Cambridge, recently announced that the scholarship committee has presented awards to four Dorchester County students, graduating seniors from North Dorchester High School and Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. “We are extremely excited to find young scholar athletes who are so committed to their […]

Town Square

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. We shared a letter from another publication on our […]

North Dorchester 2018 graduation

SHILOH — The North Dorchester High School Class of 2018 graduated on May 30, before an auditorium packed with family members and local dignitaries. Following a welcoming address by Class President Michael Nossick, NDHS Assistant Principal Benjamin Hosch introduced Salutatorian Emily Fehsenfeld. While she acknowledged that her classmates might be experiencing a twinge of fear […]

How we can improve Dorchester schools

I have sat back idly as long as I can, perhaps too long. I have heard about the mass exodus of teachers, good teachers, just waiting for the end of the year. Over the past several months, I have spoken to a number of teachers from several different schools in the Dorchester County School System […]

Eagles announce May Athletes of the Month

SHILOH — North Dorchester High School Athletic Director Dave Morrissette has announced the Eagles’ athletes of the month for May. Every month, the school honors its top student/athletes, based not only on their performance in sports, but also for their academic achievements, leadership and behavior. The students receive awards sponsored by community donors. This month, […]

Students attend minority achievement summit

CAMBRIDGE — Sixty-five 10th and 11th graders from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School participated in the 2018 Minority Achievement Summit held recently at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and organized by the Minority Achievement Task Force of Dorchester County Public Schools. The purpose of the summit was to “promote academic […]

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 […]

Holbrook requests more school funding

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Educators’ President Katie Holbrook asked the members of the Dorchester County Council on May 1 to imagine a school system lacking teachers, in need of books, and with trash strewn about for lack of custodians. Then she said that could be the reality next year. Her remarks came during a public hearing […]

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 […]

Dorchester schools need more money

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the full text of Dorchester Educators’ President Katie Holbrook’s remarks to the Dorchester County Council on May 1. BREAK-OUT QUOTE: “Our teachers are going next door to our surrounding Eastern Shore counties such as Talbot, Caroline, and Wicomico.” – Katie Holbrook Speaking up for Dorchester’s teachers By Katie Holbrook Good […]