Several seniors have received special awards and scholarships from local clubs and organizations.
Kyle Musselman (pictured here on the left) has been awarded a Rotary Young American Scholarship. An award breakfast for Kyle and other scholarship winners was held on May 3rd. Kyle was unable to attend the breakfast in order to take his Advanced Placement Exams that morning. His father accepted the award on his behalf. The Rotary Club of Prince George's County is a local club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs composed of business leaders and professionals who have been dedicated to local and world community service for more than a century, fostering goodwill and world peace through helping communities in need. The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. For more information about Rotary Clubs, click here. We are so proud of Kyle's hard work and dedication to his school and his community.
On Thursday evening, May 4th, the Kiwanis Club of Prince George's County honored and recognized graduating seniors from high schools across the county for their commitment as citizens and leaders with the annual Kiwanis Good Citizenship Award. Recognized from Bishop McNamara High School were Erin Farley '17 (pictured above, center) and Grayson Bowling '17 (pictured, left).
Erin Farley has gone above and beyond her peers in her dedication to community service as a Peer Minister, leader on MELT, service to Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church, summer camps, dance classes for young students, and many other organizations. Regarding the award, she says "I was not expecting to get an award. It's satisfying to be acknowledged for the hard work I have done this year."
Grayson Bowling has similarly dedicated himself to community service, helping to volunteer at events with and for the DC Firemen, the Holy Cross Conference for Student Leaders, and working to replenish and restore the supplies of St. Michael's Food Pantry. Grayson says that he is very surprised to be selected for this award and is very appreciative of this honor.
Bishop McNamara is exceedingly proud of our two Kiwanis Award winners, and congratulates them on this award as they prepare for college in the fall – Erin at the University of Maryland College Park's School of Letters and Science, and Grayson at the Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in illustration. In the future, Grayson wants to illustrate comic books or work in the animation film industry. To learn more about Kiwanis, visit the organization's webpage.
For information on scholarships available from both of these organizations, contact the Counseling Department.
Congratulations to all students who have received scholarships and awards!