Eight county students made the dean's list at Syracuse University during the fall semester.

Rebecca Marks of Arnold, a junior psychology major; Evelyn Long of Edgewater, a freshman nursing major; Samuel Klein of Severna Park, a sophomore general studies and management major; Brian Kelly of Arnold, a sophomore bioengineering major; Sarah Polger of Crofton, a senior art photography major; Lauren Chapman of Annapolis, a senior surface pattern design major; Maura Manges of Pasadena, a junior architecture major; and Rebecca Marks of Arnold, a junior advertising major.

Students must earn a 3.4 grade-point average to be named to the dean's list. Syracuse University is a private, coeducational institution in Upstate New York with 11 schools and colleges and more than 18,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and gradate students.

Tony Parrott, 12, won first place in the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's "Can You Draw the Thrill of the Orchestra?" art contest.

The Fort Meade resident used crayon on construction paper to draw the state capitol surrounded by musical instruments floating on the water. The young artist received a basket of art supplies and a gift certificate for an art class at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Six-year-old Evan Mungan of Arnold and 11-year-old Kathleen Dowd of Sherwood Forest tied for second place. Ten-year-old Christopher Smith from West River and Madeleine Stevens, 7, of Crownsville won third place. Seven-year-old Jeremiah Niemann of Edgewater was the ASO contest runner-up.

All contest winners received free tickets to an ASO family concert. Their artwork was also displayed at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers