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Posted 5/13/23

Senior Scholar Athletes

Dorchester County’s four top student/athletes were recognized last week, as they accepted this year’s Bayside Athletic Conference Senior Scholar Athlete …

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Dorchester education briefs

Senior Scholar Athletes

Dorchester County’s four top student/athletes were recognized last week, as they accepted this year’s Bayside Athletic Conference Senior Scholar Athlete Awards. The students were congratulated for their successes on and off the field.

Cambridge-South Dorchester High School: Zachary Gorsuch and Lydia Yates

North Dorchester High School: Milan Jiggetts and Jordan Harding.

PBIS Students of the Month

Last week, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School announced Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Students of the Month for April. They are: Darnell Matthews Jr. (English), Jay'Mir Cooper (Fine Arts), Andrew Dawson (World Languages), Sanaa Fields (Social Studies), Cheyenne Jackson (Math), Jackson Stanley (P.E.), Trinity Murray (Science), Isabelle Hughes (Technology), and the Viking Way Student of the Month, Jayden A. Cornish.

C-SD Health Fair

On Friday, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School held a Health Fair. The event was organized by School Social Worker Ms. Blue-Pitts, who planned, collaborated with many community organizations in Dorchester County, and executed the fair. The school’s Mental Health Spirit Week began Monday.

Farm Bureau scholarships

Maryland Farm Bureau last week announced scholarship recipients for 2023. Three scholarships were awarded to students pursuing academic degrees in food, agriculture and/or natural resources disciplines, and two scholarships were awarded to students pursuing degrees in other academic disciplines or are minoring in food, agriculture and/or natural resources.

The five scholarships, each valued at $2,000, were awarded to Macy Cook of Cordova, Daniel Ding of Ellicott City, Nithin Gudderra of Aquasco, Ashlynn Kidwell of Sykesville, and Tawney Nelson of Westover.

Applicants were required to write an essay answering the following question: “How can Farm Bureau effectively support young farmers and ranchers to successfully prepare for an ever-changing economy and increasing infrastructure challenges? Provide two examples, including one local program or initiative you have been a part of or been made aware of.”

For more information about the scholarship program at Maryland Farm Bureau and within the county Farm Bureaus, visit

C-SD yearbooks

It's that time of year when students and families need to order a yearbook to make sure they can still get one. Many times, alumni call Cambridge-South Dorchester High School to try to buy a yearbook from the past, but they are not always available.

If you think you may want a yearbook, order one now by going to They are $80 each and are expected to sell out.

Also, for all graduating seniors' families: Did you know that you can place an advertisement to honor your graduating senior by uploading any photos you'd like? You can place a 1/8-page ad for just $60 or up to a full-page ad for $295. Prices are listed in the information below. Go to

Summer career enrichment

A summer career enrichment program will be offered to middle school students this year. Subjects will include animation, app development, aviation, chess, cyber security, drones, media arts, presentation/video design and robotics.

The program runs from July 10 to Aug. 3, in two sessions. Session I, July 10-13 and July 17-20; and Session II on July 24-27 and July 31 to Aug. 3. The program will take place at the Dorchester Career and Technology Center in Cambridge.

Register online at For information, call 301-772-1552.

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