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HCPSS Students Named 2017 Carson Scholars

Posted: March 29th, 2017

Twenty-six HCPSS students in Grades 4–11, who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and humanitarianism, were named Mid-Atlantic Carson Scholars. The scholars will be recognized at the 21st annual Carson Scholars Fund awards ceremony on Sunday, April 30, at Martins West in Baltimore. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson will give the keynote speech at the ceremony.

Four HCPSS students were named first-time Carson Scholars, and 22 students will be acknowledged as Recognized Carson Scholars. Carson Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Recognized Carson Scholars have renewed their Carson Scholar status by maintaining high academic standards and a strong commitment to their communities.

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need, ethnicity, creed or religion. Carson Scholars receive a $1,000 college scholarship award, an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school.

2017 HCPSS first time scholars:


Shannon Cucchiaro, Mount Hebron High School


Mary Michele, Bushy Park Elementary School


Samyukta Rao, Centennial High School


Jeniah Terry, Hollifield Station Elementary School

2017 HCPSS Recognized Scholars: