Each honoree received $100 Anthony G. Marchione Award for Excellence

Towson, MD – In heartfelt videos, six Baltimore County Public Schools graduating seniors shared their appreciation recently for teachers, internships, and courses that gave them a head start on careers in their fields of interest.

These videos are the centerpiece of the 47th Annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Recognition Ceremony, which was held online this year and is available for viewing. During the ceremony, more than 130 seniors from across the county were recognized by their teachers as exemplary students. Each of these students will receive a $100 Anthony G. Marchione Award for Excellence.

The student perspective videos featured Christine Anyalewechi, Eastern Technical High School; Lucas LaBuff, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology; Ari Montoya, Perry Hall High School; Josue Portillo, Dundalk High School; Hannah Pullifrone, Parkville High School; and Danielle Szikman, Franklin High School.

The ceremony began with remarks from Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams acknowledging the unique challenges the Class of 2021 has faced and its success in persevering. “The pandemic has allowed our students to develop an even broader set of life skills, including problem solving and adapting to challenges,” Supt. Williams said. “These skills and knowledge across the subject areas are foundational to CTE success.”

Other speakers included Douglas Handy, director of CTE & Fine Arts; Dr. Michael Grubbs, CTE coordinator; Ken Guttman, chair of the CTE Advisory Council (CTEAC) and a graduate of Loch Raven High School; and Emilie Cherry, director of high school collaboration for CCBC.

The ceremony was hosted by CTEAC in conjunction with the Office of Career and Technical Education and in partnership with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools.

CTE provides students an opportunity to pursue a sequential technical and academic program of study leading to advancement in a career field. High school CTE programs give students the opportunity to transition smoothly into postsecondary education and to earn college credit and/or industry credentials in a career field of interest.

Students honored in the ceremony were:

Catonsville High
Glenn Amberman, Advanced Technology Education
Varada Maulkhan, Child Care Services, Catonsville Middle School
Kevin Buck, College-Career Research and Development, Matthew’s 1600
Zoe Roesler, Interactive Media Production
Ivy Hammett-Aron, Project Lead The Way: Engineering

Chesapeake High
Oluwajuwon “Juwon” Mobolaji, Advanced Technology Education
Josiah Berkeridge, Apprenticeship Maryland (JATC24)
Kayla Thompson, Business Management and Finance
Chinedu Chukwu, College-Career Research and Development, Chick-fil-A
Chelsea Gilbow, Criminal Justice Technology
Jaden Matthews, Information Technology: Computer Science & Interactive Media Production
Cameron Rishel, JROTC – Marine Corps
Cameron Graves, Project Lead The Way: Engineering, Berry Global

Dulaney High
Emily Mowbray, Business Management and Finance
Isabelle Morris, College-Career Research and Development, Home Goods
Devin McKelvin, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Kelco Industrial Fabricators
Dhruv Srinivasan, Project Lead The Way: Engineering

Dundalk High
Chahat Kumari, Business Management and Finance
Heaven Trembly, College-Career Research and Development, Boulevard Diner
Alexcia Sellers, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, CCBC Dundalk Cohort
Josue Portillo, Interactive Media Production, Dundalk High School
Kayla Kaczorowski, JROTC- Navy, IHOP Diner

Eastern Technical High
Christina Anyalewechi, Academy of Health Professions
Thomas Pelle, Building and Construction Technology, Blake Canfield and Sons
Dorrian Jackson, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management
Scott C. Sessa, Jr., Engineering Careers
Nathan Dow, Information Technology: Networking, Baltimore County Public Schools
Rosemarie Crame, Interactive Media Production
Mikaela Barbagallo, Teacher Academy of Maryland, Seven Oaks Elementary School

Franklin High
Danielle Szikman, Business Management and Finance
Alexis Roe, College-Career Research and Development, Wegmans (Foundry Row)
Alexander Ritmiller, JROTC – Marine Corps
Max Harris, Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Violet Reynolds, Carpentry Careers
Nicole Elizabeth Strohman, Cosmetology Careers
Bryant Charles Banks, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management
Lucas LaBuff, Information Technology: Computer Science
Alexander Shaak, Interactive Media Production

Hereford High
Cameron Powers, Agriculture Science: Animal, Plant, and Mechanical, Baer Repairs
Ryan Vetter, Business Management and Finance
Robbie Dolly, College-Career Research and Development, Crescent Industries
Braun Zev Lippe, Information Technology: Computer Science, Baltimore County Government, Office of Information Technology

Kenwood High
Nicholas Vergara, Advanced Technology Education
Olayemisi Harleston, Child Care Services, So’Unique Kids Daycare
Janine Lee, College-Career Research and Development, USA Beauty Supply
Madison Keller, Graphic/Print Communications Technology
DeAndre McKenzie, Information Technology: Computer Science
Brooke E. Hartman, JROTC- Air Force
Devont’e Wilson, Mechanical Construction/Plumbing Careers

Lansdowne High
Michael Burnett, Advanced Technology Education
Piper Elizabeth Barrass, Business Management and Finance
Mary Courtney, Child Care Services, Lansdowne Elementary
Hayle Flinchum, College-Career Research and Development, Seasons Pizza
Roxy Fritz, Electrical Careers, Brightview Senior Living
Alexis Ange, JROTC- Army, Carrabbas Italian Grill
Marleigh Toscano, Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences
Carlyce Black, ProStart/Nutrition and Food Science Associate

Loch Raven High
Maxwell Bagster-Collins, Business Management and Finance
Marleigh Platzke, College-Career Research and Development, Starbucks
Shahab Siddiqui, Information Technology: Computer Science, WBCM
Gabrielle Dawkins, Teacher Academy of Maryland, Cromwell Valley Elementary School

Milford Mill Academy
Oluwadusin Akinkuade, Advanced Technology Education
Christ Emmanuel Teba Kodjo, Business Management and Finance
Bryanna White, Child Care Services
Jaiden Stewart, College-Career Research and Development
Morgan Taylor, Cosmetology Careers
New Town High
Jerrod Rowlett, College-Career Research and Development, CLS Program at New Town High School
Erika Abumere, Information Technology: Computer Science
Harriet Neufuille, Information Technology: Networking, Tutor for New Town and Media Center Aide
Schekinath Biaou, Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences

Overlea High
Nasir Perry, Advanced Technology Education
Kaleb Minassie, Business Management and Finance, Kohl’s
Aaliyah Moore, College-Career Research and Development, Wing Stop
Lori Asia Braxton, ProStart/Nutrition and Food Science Associate, Overlea High School

Owings Mills High
Sade Parker, Business Management and Finance
Jose Gomez, Carpentry Careers, J.D.Gomez and Sons Contractors Inc.
Erin Griffin, College-Career Research and Development, Yovette’s Everything Beauty
Kelvin Dagadu, Project Lead The Way: Engineering, Morgan State University

Parkville High
Hannah Pullifrone, Child Care Services, Active Minds Learning Camp
Taylor Malatesta, College-Career Research and Development, Casa Mia’s White Marsh
Gianna Delorso, Interactive Media Production
Zachary T. Packer, JROTC- Marine Corps, The Y in Central Maryland
Ja’Quelah Johnson, Project Lead The Way: Engineering
Simran Singh, Teacher Academy of Maryland, Carney Elementary School

Patapsco High
Austin Tress, Business Management and Finance
Kara Ewing, Child Care Services
Blake Johnson, College-Career Research and Development, Texas Roadhouse
Kaitlyn Somerville, JROTC- Army

Perry Hall High
Georgiana Banach, Business Management and Finance
Kyle Jay Horner, Carpentry Careers
Joshua Horner, Information Technology: Computer Science, Avid Technology Professionals
Ari Montoya, Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company

Pikesville High
Payton Goldsmith, Business Management and Finance
Lovelace Oteng, College-Career Research and Development, Dr. Robin Woods, DDS
Mackenzee Winder, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
William B. Joseph, Interactive Media Production
Sam Suchin, Project Lead The Way: Engineering, hope3d.org

Randallstown High
Oladipo Olawale Akinbamowo, Academy of Health Professions
Carina Elizabeth Hernandez-Soto, Business Management and Finance
Keiran Reeder, College-Career Research and Development, Charlestown Retirement

Sollers Point Technical High
Imran Naseem, Academy of Health Professions, CVS
Sulyvan Esparza-Ramirez, Automotive Service Technology, Heritage Honda
Jacob Kommalan, Building and Construction Technology
Rylee Wissinger, Cosmetology Careers
Dakota Finiff, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Weis Supermarket
Sandra Keyes, Culinary Arts: Baking and Pastry, Joanna’s Cafe
Nicholas Dernoga, Information Technology: Computer Science
Sylvil Blake, Information Technology: Networking, Pappas Smokehouse and Saloon
Kaitlyn Ross, Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences

Sparrows Point High
Amanda Frazier, Business Management and Finance
Trent Harcum, College-Career Research and Development, McDonalds
Keith Starr, Construction Design and Management
Nicholas Buxenstein, Information Technology: Computer Science
Towson High
Carter Thorn, College-Career Research and Development, Sprouts Market

Western School of Technology
Victoria Datu, Academy of Health Professions, WT AHP Program
Josh Badin, Automotive Service Technology
Emily Bonilla Avalos, Cosmetology Careers, So Serene
Elizabeth Ott, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management
Caleb Sullivan, Environmental Technology, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service
Nihal Chana, Graphic/Print Communications Technology, Western Tech Graphic/Print
Nabeela Ibrahim, Information Technology: Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Haroon Riasat, Information Technology: Networking
Rafael Juarez, Mechanical Construction/Plumbing Careers, G E Tignall

Woodlawn High
Jourdan Wimple, Advanced Technology Education
Imani Stanford, College-Career Research and Development
Adeola Adekoya, Information Technology: Computer Science
Dyamon Aquino, JROTC – Navy, Footlocker
Iyanna Harris, Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences
Chelsea Myers, Project Lead The Way: Engineering
Corey Bridges, ProStart/Nutrition and Food Science Associate
Taylor Moyer, Teacher Academy of Maryland, Edmondson Heights Elementary School

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