|Release Date: 5/31/2012||Contact: Charles Herndon, 410-887-6111 Phyllis T. Reese, 410-887-5908|
TOWSON, MD. – Students from Pikesville and Chesapeake high schools are recipients of this year’s Mildred Murray All-Academic Scholar Athlete Awards and Scholarships, which were presented May 29 by Mrs. Mildred Murray and Superintendent Dr. Joe A. Hairston. Stephanie Honig, a three-sport varsity athlete who ranks first in her senior class of 216 at Pikesville High School, and Kennedy Akwo, a three-sport varsity athlete who ranks ninth in his class of 261 at Chesapeake High School, were honored during a special ceremony at the Greenwood administrative campus of Baltimore County Public Schools. The scholarships are given annually to a female and male senior athlete who have maintained a minimum 3.5 unweighted grade point average (GPA) for each quarter and have participated in at least two varsity sports. Mrs. Murray, a former Baltimore County coordinator of athletics and physical education, devoted her 43-year career in county schools to promoting excellence in athletics and academics, including sponsorship of the award for the past 25 years. It was through her endeavors that the system has a strong foundation for the continued success of athletic programs in the county and state. Honig, who will attend the University of Virginia in the fall, participated in field hockey, indoor track, and lacrosse. A Carson Scholar, class historian, and member of the National Honor Society, she has maintained a 4.0 unweighted GPA. Akwo, who carries a 3.67 unweighted GPA at Chesapeake, participated in indoor and outdoor track and soccer, where he was voted All-Division and won All-Academic honors. A National Honor Society member, he will attend Stevenson University this fall.