Education, Sports

CCBC Essex soccer player named MDJUCO Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Month

ESSEX, MD—A soccer player for the CCBC Essex Knights has been named the MDJUCO Soccer Athlete of the Month for September. Kara Dietrich jump-started the Knights’ offense during the first month of the season, scoring 30 goals (third most in NJCAA Division I during September) and assisting on five others for a total of 67 points. The Knights went 12-1 …


Business, Education

Parkville resident honored with Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities award

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Heather Johnson, an educator at The Maryland School for the Blind, has been named the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities 2019 Teacher of the Year. The annual award is presented to a public or private, preschool to post-secondary school teacher, who through exceptional effort, both inside and outside of the classroom, instills in others a positive attitude and acceptance …


Nottingham man named first FishMaryland Master Angler Award recipient

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has recognized its first FishMaryland Master Angler Award recipient. Gary Simpson, of Nottingham, caught a total of 10 different species meeting all the minimum set requirements of the department’s new recreational fishing award program. Simpson’s award-sized catches include: chain pickerel, largemouth bass, white perch, walleye, striped bass, crappie, smallmouth bass, blue crab, red …

Maryland School for the Blind Paraprofessional honored with national award

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Lori Adamo, a Paraeducator at The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB), has been named the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB) 2019 Outstanding Paraprofessional for Students with Visual Impairments. Annually, the organization recognizes the contributions of remarkable individuals nationally who work with students who are blind or visually impaired. The winners are chosen by Principals of Schools …

PHHS teacher named American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow

PERRY HALL, MD – The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Allison Robinson of Perry Hall High School a 2019 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. The AGS Geography Teacher Fellow program is a year-long professional development opportunity that enables Geography teachers to implement open-source mapping into their classrooms and provides supplementary resources and materials to the teachers. Teachers were selected from …

Comptroller Franchot seeking nominations for William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Comptroller Peter Franchot announced on Tuesday his office would once again be accepting nominations for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, September 30. Established in 2012, the award honors the unparalleled legacy of public service left by former Mayor, Governor and Comptroller Schaefer and is presented in each of …

Baltimore County anti-litter ad campaign wins international award

TOWSON, MD – County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Thursday that the Baltimore County’s anti-litter outreach campaign, “Litter Doesn’t Stop Where it Drops”, won a prestigious international award for its artistic imagery and clear messaging that highlights the connection between litter and its damaging effect on aquatic life, including the seafood that we eat. The ads, designed by the Towson …

BCPS recognized for 15th year of procurement excellence

TOWSON, MD — For the 15th consecutive year, Baltimore County Public Schools has been awarded the prestigious Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) award from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on standardized criteria. For 2019, there were 202 successful applicants. The AEP …