BCPS Career and Technical Education Students Honored

Baltimore County Public Schools held its 50th Annual Career and Technical Education
(CTE) Student Recognition Ceremony on May 1 at the Towson University Arena. The program was livestreamed and is available for online viewing. During the ceremony, 163 seniors – one student from each CTE program at each high school – were recognized as exemplary students.

Five students, one from each of the county’s geographical areas, were recognized with annual Anthony G. Marchione Awards for Excellence in CTE. Recipients of the honor, which comes with a $1,000 prize for each student, are selected based on career program success, community involvement, and employer or.teacher reference.

The 2024 award winners from Eastern Baltimore County schools are:

Southeast Area – Gurvansh Singh, Dundalk High School Through Dundalk’s P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) program, Singh has completed college courses in civil engineering and organized tours for and mentored new PTECH students. The aspiring engineering professor will intern this summer with Whiting-Turner, KCI Technologies, or RK and K.

Northeast Area – Kira Linville, Eastern Technical High School. Linville participated in the Teacher Academy of Maryland program at Eastern Tech and interned at Bear Creek Elementary School. The aspiring elementary school teacher also mentored elementary school students and participated in the Educators Rising group.

Students honored in the ceremony are listed below along with the names of the businesses or
organizations where they worked, apprenticed, or interned:

Chesapeake High School
Apprenticeship Maryland Program – Umou Habiba Lam, BCPS Communications Office
College-Career Research and Development – Kimora Reavis, McDonald’s
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness: Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement – Akera Wilson
Information Technology: Computer Science – Tajiana Cooper
Interactive Media Production – Rasheed Abogun, In-School Internship
Marine Corps JROTC – Kayana Donaldson, Jersey Mikes Subs Marketing – Jada Matthews
Project Lead The Way: Engineering – Brian Asoluka

Dundalk High School
Apprenticeship Maryland Program – Brennan Collier, Dundalk High School IMP Program
Business Management and Finance – Alexander Cabo
College-Career Research and Development – Josie Rose DiBartolomeo, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness: Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement – Joseph
Kasprzak
Interactive Media Production – Charles Everett Mitchell, BCPS
Navy JROTC – Makayla Morris
Pathways in Technology Early College High School – Gurvansh Singh

Eastern Technical High School
Academy of Health Professions – Khudaijah Amin
Apprenticeship Maryland Program Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management – Madison Virginia
Underwood, The Baltimore Country Club
Building and Construction Technology – Cole Frazier Nicholson, Hayes Construction Co.
Engineering Careers – Megan D. Lynch, U.S. National Security Agency
Information Technology: Cisco Networking – Gio Anthony Lagura, Parker, Pallet, Slezak & RussellInteractive Media Production – Annalee Reddell, The Baltimore Country Club
Teacher Academy of Maryland – Kira Linville, Bear Creek Elementary School

Kenwood High School
Aviation Technology – Shaikh Iqbal
Carpentry Careers – Ja’Shawn Clay-Diggs
Child Care Services – Amaya Freeman, Glenmar Elementary School
College-Career Research and Development – Madison Neugent, Food Lion (Middle River)
Air Force JROTC – Gavin Ford

Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
Apprenticeship Maryland Program – Mario Alvarado, Hirsch Electric
Business Management – Jazlynn Crandall
Child Care Services – Katrina Pennington, Sandy Plains Elementary School
Food and Beverage Management/ProStart – Alexandria Fowble, Herman’s Bakery
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness: Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement – Phillip
Martini
Army JROTC – Kayla Thurman

Perry Hall High School
Apprenticeship Maryland Program/Information Technology: Computer Science – Amr Almehdar, BCPS
Department of Information Technology
Carpentry Careers – Joseph Cook
College-Career Research and Development – Aidan Jones, Perry Hall High School
Food and Beverage Management/ProStart – Tyshawn Harris, McDonald’s
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness – Emma Davis
Marketing – Ronelaire Cafirma
Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences – McKayla Wiggins
Teacher Academy of Maryland – Alyssa Lewis, Gunpowder Elementary School

Sollers Point Technical High School
Academy of Health Professions – Akilah de Vries
Apprenticeship Maryland Program – Hailey Holt, Sollers Point Technical High School
Automotive Service Technology – Jason Portillo, Norris Honda
Baking and Pastry Arts – Cori Carr, Sollers Point Technical High School
Building and Construction Technology – Martin Perez Najera
Cosmetology Careers – Adriana Judd, Spa on The Avenue
Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management – Emily Kowalski, Sollers Point Technical High School
Diesel Truck and Power Systems – William Dietrich
Information Technology: Cisco Networking – Nikolai Brodie, Maryland Judiciary
Information Technology: Computer Science – Ethan York, U.S. National Security Agency
Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences – Stephanie Rosas

Sparrows Point High School
Administrative Services – Emely Soto-Cortez
College-Career Research and Development – Brianna Ruffner, McDonald’s
Construction Design and Management – Tanner Cooper, Steel Building Specialists
Food and Beverage Management/ProStart – Jessica Smith, Auntie Anne’s
Information Technology: Computer Science – Kyle Ludwig, BCPS Technology Support

Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.