Media Advisory

Comptroller Franchot to Honor Howard County Maryland Masters Award Winners

– Will Also Speak to Government Class at UMBC –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

County Executive Allan Kittleman

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will present the Maryland Masters Award Wednesday to three Howard County students.  The award recognizes young artists who have displayed extraordinary artistic skills and vision for Maryland’s future. The award program began last year to celebrate students’ achievements through the arts and to showcase artwork of students from kindergarten to 12th grade for two months in the Comptroller’s Office in Annapolis.

This year’s award winners are: Andrew Meissner, a sixth grader at Glenwood Middle School, for his mixed media painting  titled “The Praying Mantis,” Cole Iannarino, an eighth grader at Glenwood Middle School for a reduction relief print of an imaginary mythological creature; and Alexia Owusu-Sakyi, a senior at Howard High School, for a charcoal self-portrait. Joining the Comptroller for the presentation will be Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman.

Later in the day, Comptroller Franchot will speak to students taking a state and local government course at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The Comptroller will speak to them about fiscal issues pertaining to state government and answer questions.

WHEN           Today, April 20, 2015


WHERE:       1:00 p.m.                                            4:30 p.m.

Glenwood Middle School                  UMBC Campus

2680 Route 97                                                1000 Hilltop Road

Glenwood, MD 21738                        Room 310 University Center

Catonsville, MD 21250

CONTACT:  Jonathan Gold 410-260-7816 (office), 410-871-3435 (cell)