Friday, January 31, 2014

New Church for Mid Atlantic Community Church

    The Mid Atlantic Community Church is building a new church building on 424 north of Rt. 50.   The church,  now headquartered on Espey Ct. in Crofton,  meets each Sunday at the Crofton Middle School on 424.

Sunday Deer Hunting Might Be Allowed

    Because of the growing white tail deer population and the resulting crop and automobile damage,  a bill has been introduced in the current legislative session to allow deer hunting on Sundays,  which is now banned.  However,  this is opposed by the many horse riders in rural southern AA County that enjoy riding the trails on Sundays.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Frances Wilson Passes Away

    Frances Henry Wilson, 79, a 40-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of Adelphi, died January 28.
    Born on March 7, 1934 in Front Royal, VA to the late Aubrey and Helen Henry, Frances retired from the National Security Agency after a 38-year career.
    Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George R. Wilson who died in September 2012. She is survived by two children, Michael Wilson of Ashburn, VA and Dianna Wilson Smoot of Laurel; three grandchildren, James and Brain Wilson and Cassandra Smoot Menikheim; and four great-grandchildren, Bradley and Chase Menikheim and James and Aurora Wilson.
    Friends are invited to Frances' Life Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 31, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater where her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 1. Interment at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 3471, Annapolis, MD 21403. An online guestbook is available at

Three Arrested In Davidsonville For Robbery

From South River Source:
Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith said that three men were arrested in Davidsonville on Wednesday night for $1,000 robbery after the three attempted to steal power tools from the Annapolis Home Depot store on Forest Drive. Smith said that the thefts happened just before 5 p.m.
The suspects in police custody are:
  • Tyrone Edward Freeman, 29, of Lanham
  • Ruston Anthony Hopson, 24, of Bowie, and
  • Antwon Maurice Barron, 24, of Landover.
Antown Barron
Antown Barron
Tyrone Freeman
Tyrone Freeman
Ruston Hopson
Ruston Hopson
Police said that the three men loaded up a shopping cart at the Home Depot. The cart included power tools valued at more than $1,000.
As the three tried to walk out of the home improvement store, employees tried to stop them. That is when the suspects allegedly displayed a Taser, which Lt. Smith said they sparked in order to prevent Home Depot staff from preventing the shoplifting. This action put Home Depot staff in fear of bodily harm. Smith said that they backed off from pursuing the shoplifters.
The three men fled in a White Crown Victoria. Police got a broadcast when the vehicle was spotted on Route 50 near Route 424/Davidsonville Road.
In this area, police made a traffic stop. The vehicle occupants fit the description of the suspects involved in the Home Depot theft scheme.
The Taser recovered from suspects.
The Taser recovered from suspects.
Anne Arundel County Police brought a witness from the Home Depot to positively ID the suspects, Smith said. The other suspects in the vehicle were also detained. At this time, police recovered the Taser, according to the police department report.
Freeman, Hopson and Barron, the three suspects, were taken to Southern District. The Southern District detective unit assisted in the investigation. Anne Arundel County Police charged Freeman and Hopson with first degree assault, second degree assault, robbery and theft over $1,000. Barron was not charged with anything related to the shoplifting incident, but was arrested on three outstanding warrants.
As part of the arrest, police closed down roads in Davidsonville in the early part of the evening on Wednesday. The roads were reopened around 8 p.m.
Citizens with information regarding this incident should contact the Southern District Detective Unit at 410-222-1965.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Connor Cox To Play At Dayton

Following a record-setting senior season at South River High, Connor Cox  of Davidsonville  wasn’t thrilled with his collegiate options.   St. Frances (Pa.) was the only school that put scholarship money on the table, but Cox decided following an official visit that he didn’t like the football program.

Several college coaches who recruited Cox  advised him to attend prep school in order to further develop.  
Cox went that route and enrolled at Loomis Chaffee, a renowned boarding school in Windsor, Conn where he was the team’s starting quarterback the entire 2013 season and put up outstanding numbers. Just as importantly, the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder grew an inch and added about 15 pounds of muscle which made his a more desired recruit and with the help of the coaches there,  he was able to get recruited from several universities and picked  University of Dayton of the Pioneer League, located in Dayton, OH.

A previous article about Connor can be read at:

Monday, January 27, 2014

Grace Pettey On Dean's List

Grace Pettey of Davidsonville has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters in South Bend, IN. 

Tyler Engel On Dean's List

Tyler Engel of Davidsonville has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at New River Community College in Dublin, VA.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

PreK Coop Alumni Legacy Award

    For the past 38 years, the South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op of Davidsonville has proven that learning through play fosters a love of education that benefits both parent and child. Its two teachers, Barbara Freeman and Ann Collins, hold more than 20 years of experience in the classroom.
    They provide a rewarding and nurturing without smothering environment where children have room to express themselves and engage in imaginative play, completely unaware of how much learning they are absorbing. Being a child is not only encouraged but celebrated. There is no rush to grow up faster but to be present in the moment.
    They play with homemade playdough, build castles with wooden blocks and paint with every color of the rainbow. No batteries, no computers, no fast forwarding — just being 3- and 4-year-olds, laughing all the while.
    This year the nonprofit and the Maryland State Department of Education accredited school will be honoring its first Legacy Award recipient. This alumni-sponsored award recognizes an individual in our community for their outstanding commitment to the positive development of young children. All donations to this award directly benefit the Co-Op in honor of the award recipient.
    The honoree will be chosen by the SCPC board of directors and announced at the Denim & Diamonds auction, dinner and dance on March 8. The event will be held at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church from 7 to 11 p.m. Tax deductible donations are warmly accepted. Tickets are $40 each and still available. They can be ordered by

Audrey Friedrich Passes Away

    Audrey L. Friedrich, 87, of Davidsonville and previously of Seabrook, died January 24.
    Born August 9, 1926 in Savage to the late Clyde and Anna Painter, Audrey graduated in 1945 from Tech High School in Washington, DC. She worked as a secretary for the Prince George's County Board of Education from 1966 to 1981. She enjoyed creating interior designs.
    Audrey is survived by her husband of 68 years, Calvin G. Friedrich; a son, Brian Friedrich of Edgewater; a daughter, Sharon Friedrich McKenrick of Annapolis; a brother Tom Hitt of Bryantown; a sister, Doris Ruleman of Bunker Hill, WV; and two grandchildren, Erich and Dawn Friedrich of Edgewater.
    Friends are invited to Audrey's Life Celebration from 12 noon until her funeral service begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville. Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. An online guestbook is available at

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Governor Bridge Still Closed

    Governor Bridge over the Patuxent River is still closed,  as has been reported several times here in Davidsonville News.  Closed in April of 2013 because of structural parts of the bridge corroding,  several completion dates  for the repairs have come and gone.  The latest estimate from PG County for completing the repairs is now March or April of this year.  Don't bet on it being March.   

South River On The Half Shell

    Mark your calendar.  On March 22nd, 2014, the South River Federation will be holding it's 10th Annual South River on the Half Shell Live & Silent Auction.    The event, sponsored by The Brick Companies,  will be held at 6:00 pm on that Saturday  at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.

Sonia Allen Passes Away

    Sonia Lee Allen, 68, formerly of Davidsonville, died suddenly January 19.
    Ms. Allen was born in Stotesbury, WV and was the daughter of the late Otis L. Davis and Marie L. Brady.
    Ms. Allen worked for the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the Anne Arundel County School System. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, crocheting, sewing, card making and jewelry making; and spending time with her family.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert C. Allen, and her half-brother, Basil E. Hall, Jr. Ms. Allen is survived by her son, Robert A. Allen and his wife, Shawn, of Edgewater; daughter, Tomika M. Allen, of Davidsonville; and grandson, Duane R. Allen, of Edgewater.
     Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Monday, January 20, 2014

Travis Lowndes Received Bachelor's Degree

   Travis Lowndes of Davidsonville just received  a bachelor’s degrees from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

County Executive Race Heating Up (updated)

    The county executive race looks to be a two horse event between the sitting executive, Laura Neuman of Davidsonville,  and delegate Steve Schuh for the Republican primary.   With more time to organize his campaign,  he leads in money raised which appears to be a million dollar campaign.
    Democrat Joana Conti is thus far unopposed in her primary.

    A more recent update on the candidates is at:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Davidsonville Robotics Team Competes

     On December 14, budding engineers from the Golden Mean Cooperative Tutorial in Davidsonville competed in the First LEGO League (FLL) Robotics contest after months of preparation. The event was held at Anne Arundel Community College.
      For more info about the team,  and a photo of team members,  go to:

Green Expo on March 15.

    Each spring, in partnership with local businesses and environmental organizations, DACA hosts a Green Expo to increase awareness about environmental issues and highlight environmentally-friendly products, services and ideas. The Expo allows visitors to connect with local watershed groups, learn about energy-saving techniques, and hear about living more sustainably. This annual event features free children's activities, tree giveaways, green product vendors and more. Save the date and plan to attend this family friendly, educational and fun event on Saturday,  March 15, 2014, 10 AM to 2 PM.
   The year,  the Expo is back to its original location at Davidsonville Elem. School on Central Ave. 
   For more info about this event,  or,  how to become an exhibiter or sponsor,  go to:
   Pictures of last year's Green Expo at the Ruritan Club can be seen at:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)     A two story home on.98 acre at 3576 Ashland Drive was sold by Peter Evans to Bret and Theresa Kohler for $810,000.

2)     A two story home on 1.81 acres at 2916 Johnson Drive was sold by James Smith to David and Angela Cessor for $555,000.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Diane Lloyd -Teacher of the Year Nominee

Davidsonville Elementary teacher Diane Lloyd is a semi finalist for 2014 Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year.  She has been teaching for 16 years, the last three at Davidsonville.  
The Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year will be selected in April at the Excellence in Education Banquet at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum.
When she’s not teaching, Lloyd, who lives in Crofton, enjoys antiques, gardening and checking out new restaurants. She’s been married for 30 years and has two children, Lindsey, 26, who is recently married and is an educator in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Younger son Rob, 21, is finishing up college.
A nice long article with much more detail about Diane can be read at:                                                                                     

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lil Angels Calendars/Photos

Click on the below announcement to enlarge.

William Bagbey Passes Away

    William Kyle Bagbey was taken by his Savior on January 11th at the age of 26. Kyle died suddenly at home in Davidsonville on the last day of his Christmas break from Iowa State University, where he was to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing in the coming spring.
     Kyle's life was defined by his passion for sports and his enthusiastic and engaging personality. He was loved by a great many for his fun-loving, open and endearing nature. His heroes were Cyclones, St. Louis Cardinals and 49ers, and no one who had a Facebook account ever had to guess about his fanaticism, or when the game was starting. He was well known among the ISU athletes and coaching staffs through his Marketing internship with the University's sports department, and he loved being a part of Hilton Magic.
     Kyle had a very troubling youth, as drug addiction problems resulted in emotional harm to himself and others, behavior that continued into his early twenties. He struggled mightily to overcome his addictions, and had turned his life around in every manner imaginable, working his way through recovery and achieving his academic goals. His grades were not easy for him, but he diligently worked for what he got, and put his whole heart into both the academic and social aspects of college life. His life was a triumph since it might easily have ended before he was able to demonstrate to his friends and family what a remarkable man he truly was. It is a blessing from God that he got that chance over the past 5 years while living in Iowa, and that he seized it with such gusto. He was ultimately unable to defeat his weakness for drugs, but his good works and the love that he shared with so many made his life something that can and should be celebrated.
     Kyle was survived by his mother, Janet Burns Bagbey, father, Roger Bagbey, sister, Marin Bagbey, daughter, Brooke Bintz, grandmother, Demetra Anne Woodyard, girlfriend, Micah Stevens, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Chuck Bagbey, and grandparents, Evelyn and Raymond Burns.
     In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Iowa State University Foundation or Ready, Willing & Working in Washington, D.C. Family will receive friends at the family-owned BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy (Rte. 3 South), Bowie, MD 20715 on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10am-12pm. A funeral service will follow at 12pm. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
     View and sign the family's guestbook at: where there are additional photos of William.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Holmes Evicted From Nudist Colony

From the Capital Gazette:
After five months in which she barricaded herself in a cabin, Catherine Holmes' standoff with the Maryland Health Society has ended.
On Thursday, the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court ruled Holmes had to leave the Davidsonville nudist resort immediately - with clothing optional.
According to electronic court records, Judge Alison L. Asti ruled Holmes in violation of the 46-year rental agreement she signed with the resort, mainly because she antagonized other patrons.  
"Catherine Holmes is prohibited by law from entering upon the property of Maryland Health Society Inc. and Cabin No. 13," the ruling said.
The judge granted Holmes a counterclaim allowing her to retrieve her property as long as both parties arranged for a time.
So on Saturday, Holmes returned to her cabin and officially moved out. She had a four-hour window to retrieve her belongings.

To read the rest of the article,  go to:

or to:,0,4839262.story

Robert Willett Graduates

 Robert Willett of Davidsonville graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in management.

Michael Novicky Graduates

    Michael Novicky of Davidsonville graduated from Salisbury University with  a Bachelor of Science in management.

Ben Kovalick Graduates

   Ben Kovalick of Davidsonville graduated from Salisbury University with  a Bachelor of Science in finance and information systems

Jessica Jentilet Graduates With Honors

Jessica Jentilet of Davidsonville graduated from Salisbury Univeristy witha Bachelor of Science in health education.  She was designated  magna cum laude.

Yvonne Ferrigno Graduates

     Yvonne Ferrigno of Davidsonville  has graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science  degree in nursing.

Christopher Cassidy Graduates

    Christopher Cassidy of Davidsonville graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Local Homemakers Clubs

From the May 23, 1972 Capital:

 24 Homemakers Meet at Church

    Twenty-four members of the f o r m e r B i r d s v i l le,  Davidsonville and the Governoi Bridge Homemakers clubs were guests of the Davidsonville Homemakers at their luncheon meeting on Md) 15 at All Hallows Church in Birdsville
    Gertrude Chane, president, had each guest introduce herself and tell which dub she had been affilitated with and tlw year Following the luncheon, a brief business session was held. Mrs Chancy thanked Loretta RecV for her efforts m maKing the meeting such a success and announced that over 100 former members had been contacted Lois lerrence announced that the marbers were to go to Baltimore today for lunch at Hausners.
    The June meeting will be held at the Fireside Restaurant on Greenbelt Road All those planning to go should meet at the Davidsonville United Methodist Church at 11:15 a m.   Mrs Chaney and Barbara Carr are planning tn attend the College Days for Women to be held at the University of Maryland on June 14, 15 with sessions on Communicating Basic Understanding.

Apparently there was once a Birdsville and  a Governor Bridge Homemaker Club and
also a Davidsonville Homemaker Club.  Do any of these clubs still exist?  Or,  are they casualties of the woman working outside the home? 

Friday, January 10, 2014

John and Jeanne Saum Donate $50,000

    John C. “Jack” Saum, president and CEO of Beltway Companies in Maryland, and his wife Jeanne Brady Saum, of Davidsonville, Maryland, both alumni of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, have donated a gift of $50,000 to their alma mater.
    To read more about Mr. and Mrs. Saum and St. Mary's College of Maryland,  go to:

   Mr. Saum was also named winner of the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year in 2011.  An article about he and his family is at:

Valerie Vizcarrondo Web Site.

    Valerie Vizcarrondo of Harwood competes in equestrian events over the country from her base at Kalidescope in Davidsonville.  She has a nice web site at:

Pastrana Rally Car in 2013

    Travis Pastrana of Davidsonville ran a full schedule on the Nationwide Series NASCAR schedule,  he also found time to race in his Rally Car five times. 
    Plans for 2014 have not been announced,  but he will be driving something somewhere for certain.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Davidsonville Cub Scouts Web Site

Davidsonville Dance Classes

    New 8 week dance classes will be starting on Jan. 9 and Jan. 14 at the DFRC.  There are classes on Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thur. evenings.  For more info,  go to:

Michael Thayer Passes Away

   Michael James Thayer, 56, a twenty two year resident of Davidsonville, died on January 2 at his residence.
    Born on June 3, 1957 to the late Everette and Katherine Thayer, Mike graduated from Potomac High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He began his firefighting career at Ft. Myer Fire Department in Virginia in 1982, working his way up to Fire Chief, until he retired in 2011.
    He was a member of Moose Lodge 1856 in Upper Marlboro, the West Penn Hunting Club and American Legion Post 248. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles and reading.
    Mike is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Powell and her husband D.J. of Davidsonville; a brother, Rev. David Thayer of Annapolis; a sister, Nancy Lee of Springfield, VA; and a granddaughter, Ashlynn Zimmerman of Davidsonville.
    Friends are invited to Mike's Life Celebration from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 10, at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 4 Wallace Manor Rd., Edgewater. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation, 111 Michigan Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010. An online guestbook is available at

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Model Student Government

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman Invites Students
to Participate in the Student Model Government Program
Deadline to apply is January 29  
Annapolis, Maryland (January 7, 2014) – County Executive Laura Neuman invites all 10th and 11th grade students to compete for the chance to be County Executive, Councilperson or Department Head for a day.
Anne Arundel County students may now apply to participate in the annual Student Model Government Program.
Applications and essays are due by January 29. Students selected will also participate in a mock County Council hearing that will take place on March 17, 2014.
"The Student Model Government Program offers our students a first-hand opportunity to see how their government works and the many issues and decisions that are dealt with on a daily basis," County Executive Neuman said.
"Students participating in this program will hopefully get a better appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our County’s employees and perhaps become motivated to serve their communities as a future civic leader."
Entrants are required to submit a short essay describing what they hope to accomplish if given the chance to serve as a public service official.
More than 30 students will be selected to participate in the Model Government.
Applications and instructions are available from Ashley Ricker, 410-222-1241 in the Office of Community and Constituent Services.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Neuman Appoints Richard Rogers

    County Executive Laura Neuman has  announced the appointment of Richard C. “Rook” Rogers, who started Monday as  chief of staff which entails  overseeing the county executive's office.
    Rogers had been the CEO of E-Landscape Specialty Solutions, a Davidsonville-based commercial landscaping company.   He had retired in 2010 as vice president of the McKinney Drilling Co.   He also was on the advisory board of Sandy Spring Bank, and was a trustee for OS Charitable Trust  as well as special project manager for the Inter-County Broadband Network, a technology program led by Howard County Executive Ken Ulman that delivers broadband technology to the state.
    Rogers started work on Monday in the position that pays $130,000 per year.

New Bicycle Signs On Local Roads

    Davidsonville motorists have been noticing new signs pertaining to bicycles on about a dozen local roads.   Here are a few brief rules to remember when traveling these roads.
    It is  always illegal to cross a double yellow line, and it’s dangerous for both drivers and bicyclists.
    Motorists should make every attempt to be patient and understand bicyclists are legally permitted to be on or adjacent to local roads.
    Bicyclists have the right to use the entire lane if the lane is too narrow for a bicycle or motor scooter and another vehicle to travel safely side by side.    If a road, including travel lane and shoulder, is 13 feet or less, a bicycle can take the full lane.
    The speed limit for bicyclists depends on the road.   Bicycles are not permitted on any roads where the speed limit is higher than 50 mph, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.   On other roads, bicyclists traveling more than 10 mph under the posted speed limit are considered slow moving vehicles and should stay as far to the right as possible.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A split level home on 2.08 acres at 2581 Tarnans Branch Crossing was sold by Alan Congdon to Daniel and Amanda Schultz for $555,000.

2)  A one story home on .36 acre at 3761 Danube Drive   was sold by John Ujhazy to William and Donna Johnson for $380.000.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Laura Neuman To Run For Re-election

While Maryland is a heavily Democratic state,  Anne Arundel County is able to elect Republicans to many offices, such as county executive.  The present office holder is Republican Laura Neuman of Davidsonville who was appointed to fill the remainder of Leopold's term when he went to prison.  She has announced that she will run again in the upcoming election.
Her major challenger is also a Republican.  Delegate Steve Schuh is a political insider with many endorsements and a large campaign fund.  The winner of the primary is expected to be the likely winner in the general election.

Davidsonville Million Dollar Homes

Currently there are five homes in Davidsonville that are for sale for over One Million Dollars.
450 Central Ave West, $1,595,000
825 Mount Airy Rd, $1,250,000
3530 Williamsburg Rd, $1,250,000
2905 George Howard Way, $1,239,000

1402 Monforte Drive, $1,123,000

Grace Evangelical Provides Gifts

From the Capital Gazette;
This Christmas season Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Davidsonville helped to provide Christmas cheer.
The congregation participated in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child by donating 84 gift filled shoe boxes. Samaritan’s purse has worked since 1993, giving more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries the opportunity to experience God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts.

The shoe boxes are filled with an assortment of gifts for children within a variety of age groups. Grace EP has participated in this ministry for about 15 years.
Grace attendees also participated in Anne Arundel County’s annual Holiday Sharing program. The church sponsored 25 children of various ages from around south county. The congregation donated more than 75 gifts to help provide these children a merrier Christmas and demonstrate God’s love in a tangible fashion to our local community.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Danny Thibodeau Raises Money

    About 750 swimmer braved the icy Atlantic on New Years Day to raise  $83,000 for the Atlantic General Hospital.  Among those  that are under 18 years of age raising money was Danny Thibodeau of Davidsonville who had $180 in pledges.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Connor Cox at Prep School

    Connor Cox of Davidsonville completed his athletic career at South River as a standout athlete in two sports--football and baseball.
    A two-time All-County quarterback, Cox was instrumental in leading the Seahawks to successive  postseason berths. In his last two seasons, he threw for nearly 6,000 yards and 72 touchdowns, while leading a  powerful spread offense.
    He also batted .380 with a team-leading three home runs and 24 RBIs to help lead South River to its first baseball state championship..
    His desire was to play Division I football,  but the desired scholarship eluded him.  He was close to offers from several schools,  but didn't make the grade when the recruiting dust settled.   Looking to be an ideal candidate for prep school to gain additional height, weight, and experience,  he decided to enroll at Loomis Chaffee School in New England for a year to increase the chances of a Division I scholarship.
    Below is a nice long article about Connor.

Brad Beard Campaign Video

   Here is a You-Tube video of Brad Beard running for president of the Loyola University Class of 2017.    It does not mention if he was elected to the position.