Education, Events, Family

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 …


Business, Events, Politics

Olszewski announces Black History Month conversation series

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced a Black History Month conversation series, engaging Black leaders across Baltimore County in a dialogue about the successes of Black leaders and the work ahead to promote a more equitable and inclusive Baltimore County. “Black History Month provides an important opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the successes of Black leaders …


Governor Hogan issues proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month in Maryland [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month in Maryland. “During Black History Month, we celebrate the heroism of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, and Black Marylanders from all walks of life who have shaped our state’s history and heritage,” said Governor Hogan. “I invite all Marylanders to take time during the month of …

Perry Hall, Parkville High School students named among “Champions of Courage” essay competition finalists

UPDATE: Perry Hall High School and Parkville High School students won first and second place. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Five Baltimore County Public Schools students will appear on WBFF-TV FOX 45, WNUV-TV The CW Baltimore, and EBFF MyTV Baltimore saluting their personal heroes this January and February. The students are among the 15 area finalists in the 34th Annual …

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to hold special event commemorating Black History Month

ROSEDALE, MD—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will celebrate Black History Month throughout February by honoring the contributions of six extraordinary African Americans to U.S. history, and welcoming Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), to speak on March 1, 2020. The free community event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the …

Governor Hogan celebrates installation of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman statues in Maryland State House [PHOTOS]

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan this week joined Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson to unveil new statues of iconic Marylanders Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the Maryland State House. The governor, along with descendants of both Douglass and Tubman, attended a special joint session of the Maryland …

BCPS to host Black Saga regionals and countywide finals

TOWSON, MD—The public is invited to attend the regionals and finals of the annual Baltimore County Public Schools Black Saga Competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools from across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of African American history and culture. The keynote speaker for the regionals will be Douglas Handy, director of the Office of …

Parkville High student wins first place in BCPS ‘Champions of Courage’ essay contest

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville High School student has taken top honors in this year’s Baltimore County Public Schools “Champions of Courage” essay contest. Trisha Orogo took first place at an awards ceremony held on Saturday, February 1, at Martin’s West. Four BCPS students were named finalists in the 32nd annual Black History Month essay competition, presented by M&T Bank. The four …