June 24, 2019

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Anne Arundel County

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the Anne Arundel County recipients of his 2019 Public Service Award. The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public service. Students who embody this commitment are dedicated to making a positive change that will benefit their community, state, or nation. Senator Van Hollen is announcing over 125 recipients throughout Maryland.

“It’s important that we recognize students not only for their academic and athletic successes, but also for their work in the community. Each of these students has demonstrated their commitment to serving our communities, and I am proud to honor their hard work and dedication. I look forward to seeing the great things the future has in store for these young leaders, as they continue their efforts to make an impact,” said Senator Van Hollen. 

Local recipients of the Van Hollen Public Service Award are below.

Name of Awardee

High School


Alexandra Nicolini

Annapolis High School

Annapolis, MD

Bailey Streeter

Arundel High School

Gambrills, MD

Emma Wanner

Southern High School

Harwood, MD

Matthew Clifford

St. Mary's High School

Annapolis, MD

Julia Bagnell

Old Mill High School

Millersville, MD

McKenzi Priest

Northeast High School

Pasadena, MD

Ruth Marshall

Center of Applied Technology South

Edgewater, MD

Angie D. Rodriguez

Annapolis Area Christian School

Severn, MD

Kaitlyn Kokoski

Indian Creek School

Crownsville, MD

Jalen Wilhite

North County High School

Glen Burnie, MD

Eryn DeShields

Meade High School

Ft. Meade, MD

Dion Sa'eed Nottingham

The Harbour School at Annapolis

Annapolis, MD

Olivia Fey

Severna Park High School

Severna Park, MD

Hannah Hagen

Arundel Christian School

Hanover, MD








The Van Hollen Public Service Award is awarded to students who display a deep sense of dedication to public service, take meaningful personal initiative, and bring an innovative and fresh approach to improving the lives of others. The Senator’s office invited local schools to nominate students who embody these guidelines and nominated students receive a Congressional Citation. The Van Hollen Public Service Awards program was launched in 2004 when Senator Van Hollen served in the House of Representatives and has since been expanded to encompass the entire state.