Recognition of Excellence 2017-2018


Black History Month Writing Contest

Grade 9-12

BCPS Composition Project

Honorable Mention
1 student

Towson-BCPS Model United Nations

Best Negotiating Team
2 students

Best Delegation
2 students

BCPS Film Expo

Live Action Narrative
1st Place - 1 student
3rd Place - 1 student

2nd Place - 1 student

Honorable Mention - 1 student


Maryland Music Educators Association's Junior & Senior All-State Choirs, Bands, & Orchestras

Junior Band
1 student - Trombone, alternate

Senior Chorus
1 student - Bass, Mixed Chorus
1 student - Tenor, Mixed Chorus
1 student - Soprano 1, Treble Chorus

Maryland All-State Dance

4 students

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.

Management Team
1st Place – 5 students

Culinary Team
2nd Place - 5 students

Maryland State Board of Cosmetology Licensure Examination
3 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.

Finalist - 2 Students

Semifinalist – 2 Students

Commended - 4 Students


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

AP Scholar
23 Students

AP Scholar with Honors
9 Students

AP Scholar with Distinction
15 Students

National AP Scholar
1 Student

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 - 144 awards:
125 in Arts
19 in Writing

National Medal Winners

  Gold Medal & Civic Expression Award

Poetry - 1 student


6 Gold Medals

Digital Art - 2 students

Painting - 1 student

Poetry - 1 student

Sculpture - 2 students



6 Silver Medals

Art Portfolio - 2 students

Digital Art - 1 student

Poetry - 1 student

Short Story - 2 students



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.

2 Finalist - Visual Arts
1 Finalist - Writing, Short Story

Jack London Foundation Writing Contest

1st Place - 1 student
2nd Place - 1 student

1st time in the contest's history that the 1st place winner and the 2nd place winner have come from the same school!