Natalie Durrett of Severn recently received the Alfred Angrist Prize in Necropsy Pathology Award, the Rae and Rose Ehrhardt Special Needs/Recognition Award, the Joshua Len Cross Memorial Award for Animal Lovers and the Alan H. Hart/IDEXX Award from Virginia Tech's Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for her proficiency in diagnostic clinical pathology and her dedication to veterinary medicine.

Durrett, who graduated from the college this spring, received $1,850 in prize money, a plaque and several certificates.

Anne Arundel County's female students have until Sept. 1 to apply for scholarships through the Bill of Rights essay contest sponsored by the National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association. The theme of this year's contest is "The Millennial American Dream." It focuses on the Bill of Rights as it relates to the American dream.

Sen. Janet Greenip (R-Crofton) is willing to sponsor students interested in applying for the $3,000 scholarships. For more information or to receive an application, call Greenip at 410-841-3568 or visit the National Foundation for Women Legislators' Web site, www.womenlegislators.org.

Chesapeake Academy, 1185 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Arnold, has broken ground on the biggest addition in the school's history. The independent elementary school is adding a gymnasium, a theater, three classrooms and increased parking to its 30,000-square-foot facility. Chesapeake Academy officials hope the expansion will improve the school while retaining its small class sizes and individualized programs. The expansion project is scheduled to be completed by September 2005.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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