Recognition of Excellence 2016-2017


Baltimore County Public Schools High School Honor Chorus

6 sopranos
1 tenor

Baltimore County Public Schools High School Honor Orchestra

1 oboe

Wendy's HighSchool Heisman

The Wendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994.
Since that time high school scholar-athletes have been honored for giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education, and excelling on the athletic field.

2 students

Baltimore County Poetry Out Loud
1st Place

Baltimore County Public Schools Chem-A-Thon
1st Place - Destiny Challenge
4 students 

Baltimore County Public Schools Physics Olympics
3rd Place - Cantilever Event
12 students




Maryland Poetry Out Loud
1st Place 

Maryland ProStart Invitational

Participating teams demonstrate their knowledge of the restaurant and foodservice industry by developing a business proposal for a new restaurant concept.  The business proposal consists of a defined restaurant concept, supporting menu, and supporting marketing plan.  Teams prepares a comprehensive written proposal, verbal presentation and visual display that describes in detail their concept.  The team members then make a presentation to a panel of judges who will act as potential investors in their new concept. Teams are also tested on their critical thinking skills by reacting to potential management challenges related to their concept.  Their performance during the event is observed and rated by judges from the foodservice industry and colleges and universities.  Participating teams demonstrate their ability to work together while developing their business proposal. Each student on the top three teams is awarded medals and scholarships to pursue their hospitality careers.

1st Place – 5 students



National Merit Scholarship Corporation

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

Semifinalist – 2 Students

Commended - 5 Students

2016 National Student Poet

The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services partner with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to present the National Student Poets Program, the country's highest honor for youth poets presenting original works. Five outstanding high school poets in the USA, whose work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft, and promise are selected annually for a year of service as national poetry ambassadors.

1 Student

AP Scholar Awards
The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams. 

AP Scholar
13 Students

AP Scholar with Honors
11 Students

AP Scholar with Distinction
14 Students

National AP Scholar
1 Student

White House Student Film Festival
This summer the White Hosue invited students from all across the country to submit their submissions for the 3rd annual White House Student Film Festival., themed "The World I Want to Live In." They wanted today's youth to tell them what they hoped the future would hold for us in the form of a short form

1 Student - Honorable Mention

Young Arts 
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development.

1 Finalist - Photography
1 Finalist - Visual Arts
3 Honorable Mention - Visual Arts
2 Merit - Visual Arts

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Since 1923, the Awards has recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth, and provided a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents. Each year, increasing numbers of creative teens submit their work, and they become a part of our community–-young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, and countless educators who support and encourage the creative process..

Regional Arts Winners
 Gold Key - 146 awards
Silver Key - 125 awards
Honorable Mention - 136 awards

Regional Writing Winners

Gold Key - 20 awards
Silver Key - 28 awards
Honorable Mention - 40 awards


National Arts Winners
 Gold Medal - 2 awards in Digital Art

Silver Medal - 9 awards in Art Portfolio, Digital Art,
Drawing & Illustration, Film & Animation

Silver Medal with Distinction - 1 award in Art Portfolio

National Writing Winners

Gold Medal - 1 award in Short Story

Silver Medal - 3 awards in Journalism, Personal Essay & Memoir, 
Writing Potfolio