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Posted 3/20/21

Krotee, Ryan named toDickinson College Dean’s ListLeah Krotee, a junior biochemistry & molecular biology major at Dickinson College, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall …

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Education news in brief


Krotee, Ryan named to
Dickinson College Dean’s List
Leah Krotee, a junior biochemistry & molecular biology major at Dickinson College, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. A graduate of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, she is the daughter of Dale and Diana Krotee of Cambridge.
Katie Ryan, a senior Italian major with a minor in , has been named to the Dean’s List. A graduate of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, she is the daughter of Dave and Bettina Ryan.

All students earning a position on the dean’s list — a recognition of academic excellence-must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester. Dickinson College, located in historic Carlisle, Pa., was chartered in 1783. The private, national liberal-arts college is home to approximately 2,200 students from across the country and around the world. The college is nationally recognized for its cross-disciplinary, active approach to learning, international education, civic engagement and its commitment to teaching its students about sustainability across the curriculum, the campus, the community and the globe.

Marching Vikings
C-SD Majorette Auditions will take place March 22 at 3:30 p.m. and March 24 at 6 p.m.

UMES summer internship

College students in Maryland that are interested in learning how their academic major can lead to a career in agriculture or food science can apply now through April 10 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates.
Organizers plan for the 10-week summer experiential learning opportunity to be held on campus June 1-Aug. 8, pending the status of the pandemic. Last summer’s REEU was forced to a hybrid format due to COVID-19, but continued in its mission to provide minority chemistry, biology, environmental science, engineering and technology students underrepresented in Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences with hands-on experience in research and extension, said Dr. Victoria Volkis, an associate professor of chemistry at UMES and principal investigator for the program.
Full-time sophomores and juniors at colleges in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are pursuing a degree in the target majors, with a minimum GPA of 2.9, are eligible. Participants receive a $3,000 stipend along with room and board. Visit or email for more information.

Sheep & Goat Skillathon
Youth are encouraged to register for this year’s Virtual Sheep & Goat Skillathon, to be held in conjunction with the virtual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, May 1-2.
Youth will compete according to their 4-H age. Awards will be provided by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association. Clovers and adults may participate but are not eligible for awards.
Register online at The registration deadline is April 20.

CSD Vikings

C-SD students and families: the SAT will be administered to all Juniors (Class of 2022) and any seniors (Class of 2021) who have not had the opportunity to take the College Board - SAT Test on a school day, April 27.
On that day, due to the parameters set by College Board and CDC guidelines, students who are NOT taking the SAT Test on this day, will be required to work remotely from home on assignments in Schoology.
Testing begins promptly at 8 a.m., therefore, all students must arrive at school on time by 7:40 a.m. in order to get to their testing room on time.
To reserve your seat for SAT Testing, please go to:
You must reserve a seat and sign up in order to take the test.
Answers to the most “frequently asked questions”:
• Only members of the Class of 2022, and members of the Class of 2021 (who have not yet taken the SAT test) are eligible to participate.
• The SAT fee is being paid by Dorchester County Public Schools
• SAT testing is broken into timed sessions: Pre-administration (45 minutes, Reading (65 minutes), Writing and Language (35 minutes), Math-no calculator (25 minutes), and Math-with calculator (55 minutes)
• There are scheduled breaks.
• The reason in-school SAT testing is offered is to help every student succeed and prepare to enter their career or college track post high school. To earn the endorsement of the ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act, students must score a 480+ in Reading & Writing and a 530+ in Math.
• Test takers should bring their own bottled water & snacks to consume during breaks.
• Test takers must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing.
• Bring two #2 pencils if possible.
• Do not bring your phone into your testing room - phones or other electronic devices are not permitted in any test rooms.