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Towson High School student recognized by Maryland Business Roundtable for Education

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TOWSON, MD—One of Towson High School’s finest and brightest students has been recognized by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) as one of the inaugural winners of The 24: Maryland’s Emerging Scholars award.

The award was presented to Grade 10 student Wangechi Njuguna.

The prestigious honor recognizes 24 high school students from across the state each year, each of whom represents their school district, for their outstanding achievements in “compassion initiatives, leadership, and academic success.”

Students are selected from a competitive pool of candidates based on their academic performance, leadership within their schools, and contributions to their communities. MBRT officials say that Njuguna’s grade point average of 3.42 and her extensive involvement with numerous social and leadership organizations make her an excellent choice for the award.

A graduate of the school’s Law and Public Policy magnet program, Njuguna has earned 137 service-learning hours while also serving as a member of the Law and Public Policy Executive Board. She also assists in coordinating class activities and field trips, and serves as the social media coordinator on the school’s Black Student Union Executive Board.

“We are thrilled to honor these remarkable young individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to making a positive impact in their communities,” said Sharon Markley Schreiber, MBRT executive director. “Their commitment to service, leadership, and academic excellence serves as an inspiration to us all.”

The recipients were recognized at an award reception in Annapolis on March 13, following MBRT’s signature Youth Congress Day event. The annual event brought together students, educators, and government and business leaders to celebrate the achievements of Maryland’s youth and to discuss the future of education and workforce development in the state.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

Photo via BCPS on Flickr

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