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Board of Education Honors 2021 Friends of Education Award Recipient and Nominee

March 31st, 2021

The Howard County Board of Education recognized the Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City with its prestigious Friends of Education Award during its Board meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City has been passionate in its support for Howard County students since the club was chartered in 1940. Members of the club provide extensive support for students through multiple commitments, including sponsorship of Key Clubs at Atholton, Centennial, Glenelg, Marriotts Ridge, Mt. Hebron and River Hill high schools, through which hundreds of student participants contribute many hours of service to the community each year. Additionally, the Kiwanis Club sponsors the Backpacks for Break service initiative with Cradlerock Elementary School and Lake Elkhorn Middle School, as well as a Terrific Kids recognition program at Bryant Woods Elementary School.

(L-r) Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, represented by President Jen Hiscock; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, represented by Reverend Bruce McPherson

The Board will also acknowledge Friends of Education nominee St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for its contributions to the school system.

The Friends of Education Award was established in 2001 to salute exemplary volunteer contributions of time and talent that directly support academic achievement and safe learning environments for the HCPSS.

More information on the Friends of Education Award, including a link to a list of previous award winners, can be found on the HCPSS website.