Police/Fire, Politics

Congressional Badge of Bravery posthumously presented to Officer Amy Caprio

NOTTINGHAM, MD—U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris joined together Friday to present the parents of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio, who was killed in the line of duty in 2018, with the Congressional Badge of Bravery, an award from the Department of Justice that recognizes “exceptional acts of bravery while in the line …


Education, Events

Two Nottingham students take home awards in the 2021 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—Blind and visually impaired students from across Maryland and the surrounding region competed in the 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on February 6th. The event and subsequent award ceremony, hosted by the Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education, were held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the winners recently …


Perry Hall, Parkville High School students named 2021 Champions of Courage grand prize winners

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Ava Wehr of Perry Hall High School and Breanna Pompey of Parkville High School were honored as first- and second-place winners, respectively, in the 34th Annual Champions of Courage Black History Month Essay Competition. Wehr received a $200 scholarship, and in her honor, Perry Hall High received a $200 award. Pompey was awarded a $150 scholarship, and Parkville High …

Freedom Federal Credit Union’s annual Golden Apple Educator Awards for Baltimore County school employees now open for submissions

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Freedom Federal Credit Union has announced its 2021 Golden Apple Annual Education Awards competition, with $4,000 in prizes, is now open to all Harford and Baltimore County school employees (public or private). Entrants must be a new or existing Freedom member to apply. The essay competition is designed to recognize a Freedom member who is a Harford or …

Perry Hall High School students place in top 10 in events at Future Business Leaders of America Regional Conference

NOTTINGHAM, MD – An impressive 268 Baltimore County Public Schools students placed in the top 10 in their respective events at the 2020 Future Business Leaders of America Regional Conference, which was held online throughout January, Twelve BCPS schools participated in the conference this year: Catonsville High School, Chesapeake High School, Dulaney High School, Eastern Technical High School, Hereford High …

Golden Ring Middle School teacher named Eastern Region Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

ROSEDALE, MD—Camille Gibson, an art teacher at Golden Ring Middle School and department chair and visual art lead teacher for Baltimore County’s East Zone schools, has been named Eastern Region Middle Level Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association. “Camille leads her classroom from her heart and with a sense of purpose,” said Sherri Fisher, Baltimore …

Baltimore County police officers recognized with Traffic Safety Specialist award

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department this week recognized several officers who were awarded the Traffic Safety Specialist award. The Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) program is a program designed to recognize law enforcement officers for their experience, education, training and proficiency in highway safety and traffic enforcement. It is a collaborative effort of the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle …

Perry Hall High School senior receives Outstanding Young Women Leaders Program award

PERRY HALL, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools seniors received awards and scholarships for their participation in the first cohort of the Outstanding Young Women Leaders Program, a partnership between Towson University and BCPS. The awards were presented during a virtual ceremony on January 28, which featured BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, Presidential Scholar and …