Hereford Harbinger

Students reflect on influential teachers

Paul Rapuzzi, Reporter

March 7, 2019

We’ve all seen those click-bait advertisements near the bottom of those tabloid websites; something like, “You’ll never believe what so-and-so looks like today!” After the first few gullible clicks we learn to ignore the white noise, but the interest in finding out where people from the past...

Dance performance showcases over 150 dancers at the ninth annual winter recital

Sarah Borton, Reporter

March 7, 2019

The dance program, with over 125 dancers, showcased a wide variety of dances on Dec. 6. In the winter performance, they performed all styles of dances including jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and tap. The program has been preparing since the beginning of the school year. This show featured...

Theater students perform “Mama Mia!” for fall show

Sarah Borton, Reporter

February 6, 2019

Mamma Mia! the musical, written by Catherine Johnson, debuted at the Prince Edward Theatre in London in 1999. In 2008, it was adapted into a film and on July 16, 2018 a follow-up film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, premiered. The smash hit musical is as based on music from the 70’s Swedish...

NEHS members hold discussion for Bloodsworth

Victoria Westra ('20) asks questions to further the conversation about the book Bloodsworth. Members wrote questions before the book talk to be prepared to lead the group discussion.

Rebecca Meldron, Reporter

February 6, 2019

The National English Honor Society held its second book discussion at the Hereford Library, on Oct. 25, 2018. The book that was discussed was Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA. Not just the members of the honor society showed up; parents, grandparents,...

Schoology replaces Engrade as BCPS learning management system

Sydney Powell, Community Editor

December 10, 2018

Every new school year brings along new changes. This year, the big change is the introduction of the devices that every student received. Along with the devices, came a brand new learning management system (LMS), Schoology. Rolling out this year throughout Baltimore County Public Schools, Schoology...

BCPS funds additional counseling support

Sarah Borton, Reporter

December 6, 2018

With all the new changes this year, including new lockers, new bell schedule, and new homerooms, there is one new aspect you may have overlooked: a new full-time psychologist. While those adjustments are unique to Hereford, the requirement of a full-time psychological service provided by a certified...

ALICE training program prepares students for intruders

Lindsay Clarke, Community Editor

November 30, 2018

55 million students are enrolled in 120,000 primary and secondary public schools throughout the U.S according to and in 2018 alone there were 23 school shootings where someone was either injured or killed. To ensure the safety of every student, schools have increased their awareness to mitigate...

Key Club gets bigger every year

Rebecca Meldron, Reporter

November 16, 2018

If you are in need of a club, Key Club is one everyone is joining. Key Club is drastically increasing in size. When President Emily McNicholas (’19) first became involved in Key Club her freshman year, there were 30 people. Then her second year, only 15 to 20 dedicated members, last year there was...

Class elections for class of 2022 creates all-female presidency

Sophia Rudolph ('22) delivers a speech before her peers. She won the position of president for the class of 2022.

Paul Rapuzzi, Online Editor

November 16, 2018

It’s September, which means it’s election season at Hereford. As with every year, September brings us a new freshman class and with them a new roster of class officers. On Friday, Sept. 21, candidates from all corners of the class of 2022 competed with rousing speeches before their peers. By...

Engineering Program creates helpful inventions

Nurse Perry uses pill bottle holders in her office. Engineering students made them to  solve the organization problem. some students have who take multiple prescriptions at school.

Will Amos, Reporter

June 12, 2018

The engineering program invited teachers, students and members of the community to submit project ideas for students to create. Of the many projects suggested, students made pill bottle holders, a Little Free Library for Pine Grove Middle School and automated garden tenders. “We are hoping to develop...

Susan Slater earns runner-up for Counselor of the Year

 Susan Slater, the runner-up for Counselor of the Year, has been working at Hereford since 2011.

Anna DeLibro, Reporter

June 11, 2018

On Friday, May 11, counselor Susan Slater was recognized as being the runner up for Advisor of the Year.  These awards are selected by the Baltimore County Association for Counseling and Development, with help from recommendations submitted by Hereford teachers.  Slater has been working at Hereford...

Class officers selected for 2018-2019 school year

Emma Charles, Reporter

June 11, 2018

As the year draws to a close, it comes time to prepare for the next. Tuesday, June 5 the officers for the rising sophomore, junior, and senior classes were elected. Each candidate presented a speech to their peers in the auditorium during their assigned enrichment half. A few students ran unopposed...