July 03, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the recipients of his 2018 Public Service Award from Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. 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 below.
Name of Awardee
High School
Megan McCormick
The Academy of the Holy Cross
Kensington, MD
Iana Sahadzic
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
Bethesda, MD
Ariana Bennaim
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Rockville, MD
Maggie Chan
Clarksburg High School
Clarksburg, MD
Katelyn Avon
Damascus High School
Damascus, MD
Ada Rocio Gonzalez
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
Takoma Park, MD
Gabrielle Nicole Aguiar
Gaithersburg High School
Gaithersburg, MD
Alexia Roberts
James Hubert Blake High School
Norwood, Road
Ally Marie Salvino
Northwest High School
Germantown, MD
Batlehem Daniel
Northwood High School
Silver Spring, MD
Julie Campos
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Olney, MD
Na Hye Kim
Poolesville High School
Poolesville, MD
Alexander Abrosimov
Richard Montgomery High School
Rockville, MD
Cadence Thakur
Rochambeau, French International School
Bethesda, MD
Jenny Dang
Seneca Valley High School
Germantown, MD
Olivia Mullaney
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Bethesda, MD
Partha Roy
The Siena School
Silver Spring, MD
Anna Karla Carreno
Takoma Academy
Takoma Park, MD
Brooke Elizabeth Holden
Walt Whitman High School
Bethesda, MD
Josiah Thomas Hardy
Washington Christian Academy
Olney, MD
Aresema Workneh
Wheaton High School
Silver Spring, MD
Avigail Orlofsky
The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
Rockville, MD
Molly Walker
Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George's Community College
Largo, MD
Raven Truxson
Bowie High School
Bowie, MD
Jalen Derrel Lee
Charles Hubert Flowers High School
Ardmore, MD
Alexis Williams
Elizabeth Seton High School
Bladensburg, MD
Miya Farmer
Fairmont Heights High School
Landover, MD
Bryan Alcides Villatoro
High Point High School
Beltsville, MD
Melanie Castillo
Oxon Hill High School
Oxon Hill, MD
Brittany Clay
Potomac High School
Oxon Hill, 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.