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Bright Minds Foundation and HCPSS Recognize Outstanding HCPSS Alumni and Staff in 2019 Night of Honor

April 30th, 2019

Bright Minds, the official foundation of the Howard County Public School System, partnered with the school system to honor outstanding alumni and staff at an event held May 7. The Night of Honor event recognized three outstanding alumni and 22 exemplary HCPSS staff members.

Select the photo below to view a full Flickr album from the Night of Honor.

Group in an auditorium celebrates outstanding HCPSS alumni and staff.

At the event, three alumni who have made significant contributions in Howard County were honored. The inaugural recipients of the Work Hard Be Kind Outstanding Alumni Award are:

Bright Minds and the school system also celebrated the 2019 HCPSS Principal of the Year, Josh Wasilewski, Long Reach High School; the HCPSS Teachers of the Year, Sylvia Hennessie, Guilford Elementary School, and Greg Murach, Mt. Hebron High School; and the 19 inaugural recipients of the HCPSS Work Hard Be Kind Award. The award, created by Martirano, honors HCPSS employees who go above and beyond to embody kindness while consistently doing their best work.

The Work Hard Be Kind Award recipients are:

The celebratory event was emceed by members of the All County Improv troupe, and included music by the Marriotts Ridge High School jazz combo and light refreshments.