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PHWMBA 2020 ‘Light up the Night,’ scavenger hunt winners announced

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The results are in! The Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association this weekend announced the winners for this year’s “Light up the Night” contest as well as this year’s holiday scavenger hunt winners. LIGHT UP THE NIGHT RESIDENTIAL: Best Lights: Tammy Birmingham Most Lights: Brian Brown People’s choice: Doug Black COMMERCIAL: Most Festive: Lisa Geiger, The Avenue Most original: Erin …


Business, Education

Deana Giannelli of Perry Hall Middle School named Maryland Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year

PERRY HALL, MD—Being an assistant principal is not an easy job. Add a pandemic, online learning, and a ransomware attack and the role of being an instructional leader in 2020 is even more difficult. Despite the additional challenges this year brought, one Baltimore County Public Schools administrator was recently recognized as the best in the state. On December 23, Deana …


Baltimore County Fire Department crew from Fullerton recognized for exceptional performance during recent fire

FULLERTON, MD—A local fire crew has been recognized for their heroic efforts during a recent house fire. A Baltimore County Fire Department Unit Citation has been awarded to Fullerton Truck 8, Fire Lt. Brandon Watkins (off-duty), and other personnel. The award was presented in recognition of the crew’s exceptional performance during a November 12, 2020 dwelling fire with rescue on …

Perry Hall, Parkville educators to receive district arts awards at statewide reception

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools teachers and one principal have been recognized with district awards from the BCPS Office of Visual Arts through the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA). In addition, two BCPS visual arts teachers have been nominated for state recognition. Since they cannot be honored in person at this time, the Office of Visual Arts surprised the …

Golden Ring Middle School earns one of 20 national food allergy awareness grants

ROSEDALE, MD—Golden Ring Middle School is one of only 20 national recipients of a FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) inaugural Collaborator Community Impact Award. Golden Ring Middle is the only grant recipient in Maryland. “As a health science magnet, our school is committed to informing and improving the health of our students, staff, and community,” said Principal Charlyne Maul. …

Perry Hall educators named School Counselors of the Year

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Association for Counseling and Development has named its 2020 school counselors and school counseling advocate of the year. The association has presented the following honors: Silvana Alsamadi – Elementary School Counselor of the Year Robin Taylor-Chadwick – Middle School Counselor of the Year Stephanie Campbell – High School Counselor of the Year Dr. Amalio Nieves – …

BCPS earns 16th consecutive national award for excellence in procurement

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has been awarded the prestigious 25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® award for 2020 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. “This is the 16th consecutive year we have successfully applied for the award,” said Melanie Webster, BCPS purchasing manager. “This award validates the effort that we put forth toward continuous improvement. Every time we …

21 BCPS students named National Merit semifinalists

TOWSON, MD—Twenty-one Baltimore County Public Schools students from nine high schools have been named semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program coordinated by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The honored students are: Catonsville High School Nikitha C. Mupparaju Sean O. Nowak Dulaney High School Serena Chen Grace Cong Kristine C. Xie Steven H. Zhang Eastern Technical High School …