Kellie Eng, a senior at Glen Burnie High School, was awarded a $1,500 Washington Post music scholarship at the fourth annual Music and Dance Scholarship Awards. At the ceremony, Eng performed a Beethoven piano sonata. She plans to major in pre-medicine and minor in music in college.
Kids as Problem Solvers, a youth leadership and service project of the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, was named one of the top 12 youth service organizations in Maryland at the Baltimore Ravens' sixth annual Honor Rows Program and received tickets to a Ravens game. The program focuses on helping teens build conflict-resolution skills.
Meghan Taschenberger, a third-grader at Crofton Elementary School, has received an award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Taschenberger raised $1,890 from sales at her lemonade stand and other projects to educate her community on the conservation of leatherback sea turtles. She was the only elementary student to be honored.
Dan V. Ferandez of Savage, an associate professor of physical science at Anne Arundel Community College, has won a $12,000 scholarship to attend the Capella University School of Education's doctoral program. He will focus on postsecondary and adult education. Ferandez received a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master's in education from Johns Hopkins University, a master of science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and two post-graduate certificates. He is pursuing an associate's degree at Anne Arundel Community College in arts and humanities with a focus in instrumental music.
-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN
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