Two schools to get new principals

The St. Mary's school board on June 12 appointed Lindsay Brenfleck as principal of Town Creek Elementary School. Brenfleck earned a master’s degree from Towson University and a bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University. She currently serves as an assistant principal at Spring Ridge Middle School.

In addition, the board made an administrative transfer. Beth Ramsey will transfer from principal of Capt. Walter Francis Duke Elementary School to principal of Green Holly Elementary School.

The appointment and transfer will become effective July 1.

Free summer meals offered to kids

St. Mary’s public schools’ Judy Center and food and nutrition services will offer free summer meals programs in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Library and a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students and their families will be able to access a free and nutritious meal for 12 weeks, Mondays through Fridays during the summer.

Student meals are free of charge. Adults may eat for a fee of $4, and financial support is available.

On Mondays to Fridays, during the weeks of June 17 to July 5, and Aug. 12 to Aug. 30, the Lexington Park library will be serving meals. Students and their families may visit the library from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to receive a nutritious box lunch.

On Mondays to Thursdays, during the weeks of July 8 to Aug. 8, the Lunch and Learn program will operate at Lexington Park Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at Greenview Knolls Elementary School from noon to 1:30 p.m. Children and a parent or guardian may visit either site for a nutritious meal and a fun learning activity provided by a Judy Center partner. On Fridays, schools will be closed but families may receive a meal at the Lexington Park library from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information or to make a contribution, contact the Judy Center at 301-863- 4068.

Service academy scholarship applications now open

The office of Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is now accepting applications from Maryland students to one of the uniformed service academies for the class of 2024. All applications and supporting materials must be received electronically by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30. Qualified candidates will interview with Van Hollen’s service academy advisory board on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the University of Maryland University College's Largo campus. For more information, visit