The following Southern Maryland students, teachers and staff members have recently been recognized for their academic and community accomplishments.

CALVERT COUNTY

* Amy Gibson, an English teacher at Patuxent High School, has been named Calvert County Teacher of the Year for the 2004-05 school year.

* The students, administrators and faculty at Southern Middle School have been honored for their part in the Harvest for the Hungry "Kids Helping Kids" food drive. They placed eighth in the state for the most food collected, a total of 5,000 pounds. The school received a citation from the Maryland State Department of Education and a certificate from the Maryland Food Bank for the efforts.

* Gavin Bodenhorn, a 2004 graduate of Northern High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

* Steven Bodnar, a 2004 graduate of Patuxent High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

* Warren Franklin Eastham, a 2004 graduate of Calvert High School, has been awarded a $10,000 Engineering Scholars scholarship from Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems for his excellence in the fields of science and math.

* Paul Ewing, a 2004 graduate of Calvert High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

* Colleen King, a 2004 graduate of Patuxent High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

* Kayce LaRose, a 2004 graduate of Patuxent High School, has received an Academic Achievement Award from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The scholarship awards her up to $10,000 per academic year while attending Notre Dame.

* Brett Miller, a 2004 graduate of Northern High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

* Heather Moe, a 2004 graduate of Calvert High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

* Ryan Murphy, a 2004 graduate of Northern High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

* Ashlea Shelton, a 2004 graduate of Northern High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

* Shawn Stein, a 2004 graduate of Calvert High, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship.

CHARLES COUNTY

* Sandra Sanders, an English teacher at Thomas Stone High School, has been named Charles County Teacher of the Year for the 2004-05 school year.

* Charles County public schools earned eight group and six individual awards at the national Future Educators of America conference held this year in Dallas. Charles had the largest number of students attending for an individual county, with 146 participants. Group awards were received in three separate categories: Middle School Scrapbook -- first place, General Smallwood Middle School; second place, Mattawoman Middle School; and third place, Matthew Henson Middle School. High School Scrapbook -- second place, Thomas Stone High School; third place, Henry E. Lackey High School. Middle School Display -- first place, John Hanson Middle School; second place, Mattawoman Middle School; and third place, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School.

* Christopher "C.J." Caniglia, a rising senior at Thomas Stone High School, has been selected as the student member of the Charles County Board of Education for the 2004-05 school year. Caniglia served as the student member of the Maryland State Board of Education during his junior year at Thomas Stone.

* Melanie Fowler, a graduate of Westlake High School, has received a Transfer Award from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The scholarship awards her $8,000 per year while attending Notre Dame.

* Brittany Garris, a member of the Mattawoman Middle School Future Educators of America, recently visited with Reps. Major R. Owens (D-N.Y.) and Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.). She observed the debates and votes on legislation and participated in a telephone interview with Martin Luther King III, president of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

* Chardonnay Glenn of General Smallwood Middle School earned second place honors for her impromptu speaking performance at the Future Educators of America conference held this year in Dallas.

* Jasmine Hairston of Milton M. Somers Middle School earned honorable mention for her essay presented at the Future Educators of America conference.

* Kathryn Hupp of Milton M. Somers Middle School earned second place honors for her essay presented at the Future Educators of America conference.

* Melissa McCann of Mattawoman Middle School earned third place honors for her impromptu speaking performance at the Future Educators of America conference.

* John Reed McCormack, a 2004 graduate of Maurice J. McDonough High School, has been awarded a $10,000 Engineering Scholars scholarship from Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems for his excellence in science and math.

* Kathleen Moffat, of Waldorf and a 2004 graduate of Thomas Stone High School, is the recipient of a $1,500 Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative scholarship. She plans to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College to pursue a teaching degree.

* Smiti Nathan, of Waldorf and a 2004 graduate of Thomas Stone High School, is the recipient of a $1,500 Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative scholarship. This year, she also earned honorable mention for her impromptu speaking performance at the Future Educators of America conference. Nathan plans to attend George Washington University to study archaeology.

* David Palko, a 2004 graduate of La Plata High School, has received a partial tuition scholarship to Indiana University from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Oregon for his project, "The Feasibility of Producing Hydrogen by Photoelectrolysis for Large-Scale Applications." He will receive $5,000 per academic year while attending Indiana University.

* Irene Posey of General Smallwood Middle School earned second place honors for her individual performance, junior division, in "A Templar Salesman and an Account of Financial Exchange" at the state History Day competition held in April at Montgomery College.

* Melissa Reen of Mary H. Matula Elementary School earned first place honors and a $500 savings bond for her fifth-grade essay titled "Flowers From the Heart" in the Harvest for the Hungry "Kids Can Make a Difference" writing contest. Matula Elementary received $1,000 to help with the implementation of her winning theme at the school.

* Paul Skym, a member of the Mattawoman Middle School Future Educators of America, recently visited with Owens and Hoyer.

* Brandon Snuggs of Matthew Henson Middle School has been selected to participate in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference to be held in Washington at the end of this month. He will join 200 other middle school students from throughout the nation at the conference, which introduces young people to the tradition of leadership and helps them to develop their own leadership skills.

* Ethan Stewart of John Hanson Middle School earned honorable mention for his impromptu speaking performance at the Future Educators of America conference.

* Robert M. Turriff of Milton M. Somers Middle School earned second place honors for his individual documentary titled "Twelve Seconds That Changed the World" at the state History Day competition at Montgomery College.

* Emily Rose Warren of Milton M. Somers Middle School earned first place honors for her historical research paper, junior division, titled "Muskets and Missionaries: a European Encounter With Japan, 1543-1623" at the state History Day competition at Montgomery College. She also received the Special Prize for Best Junior Paper.

* Lauren Young, a rising senior at McDonough High School, received a superior rating -- the highest available -- for her vocal performance in German of "An Chloe" at the Maryland State Solo and Ensemble Festival held in May in Towson.

ST. MARY'S COUNTY

* Paula Willier, an early childhood teacher at Green Holly Elementary School, has been named St. Mary's County Teacher of the Year for the 2004-05 school year.

* Students, administrators and faculty at Leonardtown High School have been honored for their part in the Harvest for the Hungry "Kids Helping Kids" food drive. They collected the largest amount of food in the state -- 35,128 pounds -- for the drive. The school received a citation from the Maryland State Department of Education and a certificate from the Maryland Food Bank for their efforts.

* Emily Clifton of Mechanicsville, a 2004 graduate of Chopticon High School, is the recipient of a $1,500 Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative scholarship. She plans to attend Sweet Briar College in Virginia to study medicine.

* Edward David of Lexington Park, a 2004 graduate of Great Mills High School, is the recipient of a $1,500 Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative scholarship. He will attend New York University to study music.

* Benjamin Godwin of Mechanicsville Elementary School earned first place honors and a $500 savings bond for his fifth-grade essay on "Vermicomposting" in the Harvest for the Hungry "Kids Can Make a Difference" writing contest. Mechanicsville Elementary received $1,000 to help with the implementation of his theme at the school.

* Daniel Rhodes Hosmer, a 2004 graduate of St. Mary's Ryken High School, has been awarded a $10,000 Engineering Scholars scholarship from Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems for his excellence in science and math.

* David P. Leman of Margaret Brent Middle School has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy for his dedication, talent and ability as a student leader.

* Rachel Meade of St. Inigoes, a 2004 graduate of St. Mary's Ryken High School, has received the Endowed Kelly Award and the Endowed Kennedy Award from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The scholarships award her $7,000 per academic year while attending Notre Dame.

* Christina Lynn Miedzinski of Leonardtown, a 2004 graduate of St. Mary's Ryken High School, has received an Academic Achievement Award and the Elizabeth Stern Endowed Scholarship from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The scholarships award her $11,500 per academic year while attending Notre Dame.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON