Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Eight Overlea students earned first or second place in the State Career Development Conference earlier this month.
A group of Overlea High School students earned the right to compete on the international stage in April when they won first and second place at the Maryland DECA State Career Development Conference earlier this month. The students, part of Overlea High School's DECA program, competed against more than 200 kids from high schools around Maryland on Mar. 7 and 8 at the DECA State Career Development Conference in Annapolis, according to Keisha Maddox, Overlea High's Business Department Chairperson. The students who placed either first or second in their respective competitions will be able to represent Baltimore County in the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA, held from April 23-27. Those students and the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Before a press conference at Overlea High School a student caught the Governor off guard with a question about his political future.
Kids, even high school age teens, say the darndest things. Before a press conference where Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the proposed $336M state fiscal year 2014 school construction budget he was surprised by an off-hand question from a student in the audience. "Are you going to go for a federal job?" Overlea High School sophomore Dominque Carter asked. The question elicited laughter from the crowd of students, teachers and elected officials. Carter was asked what position he thought O'Malley should go for. "President," he replied. The governor recently finished a term as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and last year formed a federal political action committee called the "Oh Say Can You See PAC" that is seen as …
Governor's announcement at Overlea High School includes $325 million for school construction and $25 million for air conditioning in schools.
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday a plan to spend $336 million on school construction and facilities improvements in the coming budget year. The governor made the announcement during Jan. 7 news conference at Overlea High School. The proposal, which will be part of his Fiscal Year 2014 budget sent to state lawmakers later this month, will include $325 million for school construction and renovation, $25 million for air conditioning schools and $6.1 million for the aging schools program. O'Malley said that the proposed budget was unusual because of the funds earmarked for air conditioning. "This is the first time an allocation of state capital that large has been made for a specific purpose," he said. The governor also highlighted the …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The opportunity was the result of a partnership between the schools, Junior Achievement, and the Towson-based company.
A group of Baltimore County students got a first-hand opportunity to see the how the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) parts of their education work in real life. Sixteen students from Overlea High School's Academy of Finance, 10 students from New Town High School and 10 students from Baltimore City's National Academy Foundation High School paid a visit to a variety of business leaders at Towson-based Stanley, Black & Decker on Friday. The students were able to learn about recruiting, engineering, marketing and business management during the three-and-a-half-hour-long program organized by the education non-profit Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. "Before visiting Stanley Black & Decker I never knew that they …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The leak occurred Wednesday afternoon.
A Wednesday afternoon gas leak temporarily closed Kenwood Avenue near Overlea High School and caused 10 homes to be evacuated. The leak occurred near Kenwood and East Avenues, about 200 yards west of the school according to fire officials. BGE crews are on the scene, and as of 2:50 p.m. had stopped the leak, officials said. "Kenwood Avenue is closed but buses can access Overlea High School, please avoid the area," wrote fire spokeswoman Elise Armacost in an email. Officials advise that since the leak has been stopped the road should be reopened soon.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Falcons lost their Friday night game at Woodlawn High School 15 to 50.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
After a postseason run last year, the Overlea Falcons are off to a 4-1 start following a victory over C. Milton Friday night.
The Overlea High School Falcons are off to a great start this season after a 14-6 victory over C. Milton Wright High School last Friday. The victory leaves the boys varsity football team with a record of 4-1 to start the season. Last year the Falcons made a run at the postseason, ultimately losing to Northwestern in the regional finals after their original opponent, New Town, was forced to forfeit. As first reported by Varsity Sports Network, the Falcons were able to capitalize on mistakes made by the visiting Mustangs Squad to pull down the victory Friday night. After getting the W, Overlea has won 19 of its last 20 regular season contests. Ashantee Washington and Aaron Thomas each found the endzone for the Falcons, according to Varsity …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Overlea High School graduated its class of 2012 in a commencement ceremony held Wednesday night.
The curtain fell on four years of high school for Overlea High School seniors on Wednesday night, as they crossed the stage to begin the rest of their lives. Elizabeth "Penny" Parker, the school's principal, told the students that their larger-than-life personalities would be missed before announcing the 2012 valedictorian and saludatorian, Andre Keyser and Morghan Austin. Did you graduate from Overlea High School? Do you know someone who did and want to leave them a note of congratulations? Upload photos from the graduation ceremony to this article and be sure to tell us in the comments.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Andre Keyser, 17, will graduate from CCBC Essex three days before he walks the stage at Overlea High School's graduation ceremony.
When Overlea High School graduates take to the stage on June 6 to receive their high school diplomas, one member of the class of 2012 will already have graduated—from college. Andre Keyser, 17, will earn his associate's degree from the Community College of Baltimore County three days before the Overlea senior is recognized as a high school graduate and the Overlea class of 2012 valedictorian. Keyser, a Pikesville resident and part of Overlea's Academy of Finance magnet program, started mapping out his academic success early on. He said that after not having a full-time math teacher as a middle school student in Baltimore City, he enrolled in an algebra class at Dumbarton Middle School in Towson. "I did really well in that class and then I …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Check out these videos of Overlea High School students performing.
Overlea High School's got talent! Check out these videos of students performing "Rhythm of Life" from the 1966 Tony Award-winning musical "Sweet Charity" and "Tuxedo Junction" originally performed by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra. And then try not to smile. Did you go to the Overlea High School spring concert? What did you think of the students' performance? Tell us in the comments.