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Friends of Education Award

The Friends of Education Award was established by the Board of Education to recognize individuals, businesses, or organizations making innovative or unique contributions that directly support the school system’s mission of excellence in teaching and learning. Any Howard County resident or group, organization, or business located in or serving Howard County may be nominated for the award.

Who Does The Award Recognize?

The Friends of Education Award recognizes an individual, business, or organization for an innovative or unique contribution that:

2018 Award Recipient

African Art Museum of Maryland

The African Art Museum of Maryland located in Fulton, Maryland, has been involved with the students of the Howard County Public School System since 1980. The museum’s partnership with the school system, mentoring of HCPSS students, and African Experience Tour program affirms its goal to enhance students’ awareness of diverse cultures through the exploration of African Art. Read more →

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Group photo: African Art Museum staff with Board of Education chair, Cynthia Vaillancourt, and HCPSS superintendent, Dr. Michael J. Martirano