June 28, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Baltimore Region

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the Baltimore City and Baltimore County recipients of his 2018 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 90 recipients throughout Maryland.
“Just as we recognize students who perform well academically or athletically, students who are committed to serving others deserve public recognition and commendation. These students have each shown dedication to serving their communities, and I’m proud to honor their work. I look forward to seeing the great things these young men and women will accomplish in the years ahead,” said Senator Van Hollen.
Local recipients of the Van Hollen Public Service Award are:
Name of Awardee
High School
Victoria Able
City Neighbors High School
Baltimore, MD
Antwan Hooper
George W. F. McMechen High School
Baltimore, MD
Kristina Pickering
Institute of Notre Dame
Baltimore, MD
Kayla J. Szczybor
Mercy High School
Kingsville, MD
Brandi Scott
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Baltimore, MD
Tobias Liska
Calvert Hall College High School
Eldersburg, MD
Sepehr Akhtarkhavari
Dulaney High School
Lutherville-Timonium, MD
Grace Alexandra Karolenko
The Harbour School at Baltimore
Glyndon, MD
Montana Schofield
Kenwood High School
Baltimore, MD
Anne M. Frederick
Maryvale Preparatory School
Nottingham, MD
Mary Tadeo
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Lutherville, MD
Maedot Kibret
Overlea High School
Rosedale, MD
Kimora Dimanche
St. Timothy's School
Willingboro, NJ
Joseph Ayd
Towson High School
Towson, MD
Pierre Saint-Louis
Woodlawn High School
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.