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44th Annual Career and Technology Education Celebration recognizes 130 BCPS seniors

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsTOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools honored 130 Career and Technology Education program seniors during a Wednesday celebration at Towson University’s SECU Arena.

The students recognized at the 44th Annual Career and Technology Education Celebration were those who demonstrated excellence in their programs, which include Business Education, School to Career Transition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, Technology Education, and Technical Programs. These career preparation programs are sequences of related courses that prepare students with the rigorous academic and technical skills needed to enter the workforce and/or post-secondary education. Virtually all of the programs are aligned with courses of study at the Community College of Baltimore County, and some students graduate eligible for as many as 23 free credits at the college.

Hailey Brennan, a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning student at Dulaney High School, served as mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Highlights of the evening included reflections from several graduating seniors. In addition to Brennan, reflections were offered by:

  • Jada Grant, IT Networking, Western School of Technology & Environmental Science
  • Meelah Green, Academy of Finance, Overlea High School
  • Erika Kaschak, Law Related Careers, Eastern Technical High School
  • Imani McFadden, Academy of Health Professions, Western School of Technology & Environmental Science

The evening concluded with the announcement of the Annual Anthony G. Marchione Scholarships (named in honor of a former BCPS superintendent).

One student, Brennan, was named the overall winner, receiving a total of $3,000 in scholarships (a $1,000 Central Area scholarship and a $2,000 overall scholarship) for her academic and technical achievements, community and school service, and employment success.

Four other students, one from each of the school system’s other geographic areas, received $1,000 scholarships each. They are:

  • Northeast Area: Natalie Bates, Interactive Media Production, Eastern Technical High School
  • Southeast Area: Kiana Matos, Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Sciences, Sollers Point Technical High School (home school: Kenwood High School)
  • Southwest Area: Sade Parson, Environmental Technology, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science
  • Northwest Area: Joshua Goldberg, Interactive Media Production: Communication and Broadcast Technology, Pikesville High School

In addition, second place winners were each awarded $500.

  • Northeast Area: Sarah Bilger, Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Overlea High School
  • Southeast Area: Nathan Downes, Administrative Services, Sparrows Point High School
  • Central Area: Brian McCullough, Business Management and Finance, Dulaney High School
  • Southwest Area: Imani Brianna McFadden, Academy of Health Professions, Western School of Technology and Environmental Sciences
  • Northwest Area: Nailah Sherman, Carpentry Careers, Owings Mills High School

Michael Caddain Moe, Interactive Media Production, Catonsville High School, won a $1,500 Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, which was presented during the ceremony.

The venue for the event, SECU Arena, was sponsored by SECU, the event’s diamond level sponsor.

Scholarships were made possible by the following sponsors:


Platinum Level: AECOM, First Financial Federal Credit Union, Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, L. Craig Holcomb (Career and Technology Education Advisory Council (CTEAC) member), KCI Technologies, Northwest Hospital, VPC, and The Warner Companies

Gold Level: Fireline, Gannett Fleming, George and Janey Mayo (CTEAC member and spouse), Norris Automotive Group, and Southern Mechanical Incorporated

Silver Level: David Uhlfelder and Michael Uhlfelder (Board of Education member and son), andWindsor Electric Company

Bronze Level: Amtek Company, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Baltimore Metro Chapter, Bithgroup Technologies, CAMZ Corp., EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Inc., Kunal Gangopadhyay (CTEAC member), JMT, Plumbers & Steamfitters Apprenticeship, Local 486, and WBCM

Additional sponsors: Caton Communications Group, Emilie Cherry, Susan Hahn, Douglas Handy, Richard Magnani, and Marilyn Ryan

44th Annual Baltimore County Public Schools Career and Technology Education Student Recognition Dinner

Student Honorees


Parkville High School
Victoria Ezeji, Career Research and Development
Taten Pasini, Information Technology: Networking
Gabriel Causey, Interactive Media Production
Mark David Quesnel, JROTC- Marine Corps
Cory Catron, Project Lead The Way: Engineering
Katelyn Shields, School Age Child Development and Care Services




Eastern Technical High School
Katherine Strauch, Academy of Health Professions
Ryan Pearce, Automotive Service Technology
Kennedy Person, Business Management and Finance
Theodore Ziolkowski, Construction Management
Erika Kaschak, Criminal Justice Technology
Jessica Henry, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management
Jack Alexander Merhar, Engineering Careers
Abhijeet Toor, Information Technology: Networking
Natalie Bates, Interactive Media Production
Lauren Taylor, Teacher Academy of Maryland

Kenwood High School
Andrew Brown, Advanced Technology Education
Courtney Robinette, Career Research and Development
Gavin Li, Carpentry Careers
Aaron Harris, Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Christopher Hahn, JROTC- Air Force
Cameren Brice, Marketing
James Shipley, Mechanical Construction/Plumbing Careers
Deontai’ Murrell, Nutrition and Food Science Associate

Overlea High School
Meelah Green, Academy of Finance (AOF)
Marcus Sanders, Advanced Technology Education
Triston Wright-Jennings, Career Research and Development
Sarah Bilger, Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Donnoy Morgan, Graphic/Print Communications Technology
Justin Ferro, JROTC- Marine Corps

Perry Hall High School
Labib Rana, Advanced Technology Education
Rachel Calimer, Business Management
Keiontae Persons, Career Research and Development
Dimitri Papavasiliou, Carpentry Careers
Adrianna Collins, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness


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