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On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, parents, educators, community members and siblings joined The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools to celebrate scholars. Recipients of both STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics & Engineering) and BEEF (Business, Economics, Entrepreneur, & Finance) scholarships were honored as 2018 BCPS Scholars.
The evening opened with a brief welcome from Ms. Deborah Phelps, Executive Director of The Education Foundation of BCPS, followed by the introduction of the Mistress of Ceremonies, Ms. Sarah Caldwell, Director of Development, Institute of Notre Dame and Former Anchor, WBALTV. Her positive words of encouragement carried throughout the event. Mr. John Dinkel of Dinkel Business Development and Former President & Publisher of the Baltimore Business Journal was the Keynote Speaker. Through his reflection, Mr. Dinkel provided insight into the benefits gained through perseverance, hard work, persistence and courage to create a successful career path.
Expressing congratulations, Ms. Verletta White, Interim Superintendent joined the stage sharing an inspirational message, acknowledging the scholars in the room as leaders, innovators, and achievers and invited them to applaud themselves as contributors to TEAM BCPS Proud. The night concluded with a closing by Ms. Deborah Phelps, encouraging everyone in the room to embrace others, live each day with gratitude and to tell their own story. Everyone has a story.
In the words of Jodi Picoult, “A photo says, you were so important to me that I put down everything else to come watch.” Thank you, everyone, who took the time out of their busy day to pay tribute to our scholars.
The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. wishes to congratulate the graduating class of 2018. We celebrate you, we wish you wonderful days ahead and invite you to come back and tell us your stories.
Congratulations to The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc.
STEM and BEEF Scholarship Recipients
Luke Jackson BEEF Catonsville High School
Emma Stevens STEM Catonsville High School
Angelica Medina STEM Chesapeake High School
Kenan Yu BEEF Chesapeake High School
Kristen Mitchell BEEF Dulaney High School
Nichola Owens STEM Dulaney High School
Leah Mayfield STEM Dundalk High School
Alyssa Wilkerson-Dietz BEEF Eastern Technical High School
Destiny Franklin STEM Eastern Technical High School
Zoe Shimberg BEEF Franklin High School
Juliana Sherchan STEM Franklin High School
Jyotsna Jayaram STEM George Washington Carver Center for
Arts & Technology
Michelle Li BEEF George Washington Carver Center for
Arts & Technology
Joshua Seaman STEM Hereford High School
Brennan Wells BEEF Hereford High School
Marvin Johnson, Jr. BEEF Kenwood High School
Joseph Landry STEM Kenwood High School
Hope Valentine BEEF Lansdowne High School
Elyssa Dunn STEM Lansdowne High School
Nicholas Lockhart BEEF Loch Raven High School
Dominic Williams STEM Loch Raven High School
Iqra Zulfigar STEM Milford Mill Academy
Don Parker BEEF Milford Mill Academy
Manelle El Gamel STEM New Town High School
Victoria McKenzie BEEF New Town High School
Thomas Shaniece STEM Overlea High School
Maedot Kibret BEEF Overlea High School
Remy Wendell BEEF Owings Mills High School
Brandon Schuster STEM Owings Mills High School
Victoria Ezeji BEEF Parkville High School
Hariti Patel STEM Parkville High School
Akeal Evans BEEF Patapsco High School &
Center for the Arts
Hailey Ludwig STEM Patapsco High School &
Center for the Arts
Madeline Gruel STEM Perry Hall High School
Hailey Fink STEM Perry Hall High School
Alec Posner BEEF Pikesville High School
Lilieni Fanua STEM Pikesville High School
Jakerra Lance BEEF Randallstown High School
Cameron Isaac STEM Randallstown High School
Emily Poist BEEF Sparrows Point High School
Grace Fillmore STEM Sparrows Point High School
Jacob McCall BEEF Towson High School
Hannah Krebs STEM Towson High School
Lyeba Hameed BEEF Western School of Technology
Sade Parson STEM Western School of Technology
Mabi Morka STEM Woodlawn High School
Joanna Collins BEEF Woodlawn High School
A special thank you to John Coyle, Photographer, Coyle Studios, for in-kind services, capturing photographs of the scholars and the event. You can visit Coyle Studios at https://coylestudios.com/ .
Thank you to Martin’s West for wonderful service and accommodations.
Thank you the BCPS Logistics Team for their consistent support.
Thank you to Jennifer Drury, Brian Hiles and the Staff of BCPS Print & Copy for their professional printing services and graphic design.
Thank you, John Bushman, Dan Shipp and BCPS-TV for your talented support.
Thank you to the Jazz Combo for the wonderful music.