Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 178
LEONARDTOWN, MD - The Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce that 425 students across the country have been named 2013 Carson Scholars. Each year the Fund recognizes a select group of high achieving students in grades 4 - 11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities. Students receive a $1,000 college scholarship award and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar.
First time recipients from St. Mary’s County Public Schools are Rohan Kankaria, attending Great Mills High School, and Amber Major, attending the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. Rebecca Sachs, attending Leonardtown High School, is being recognized for her renewed Carson Scholar status. Rebecca Sachs is a previous winner who has maintained high academic standards and a strong commitment to her community. “I am so proud of these outstanding students who work hard to maintain high academic standards and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community,” said Dr. Martirano.
The Mid-Atlantic scholars will be honored at the 17th Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday,
April 7, 2013 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, Maryland. The Carson Scholars Fund was founded in 1994 by Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy. The Carson Scholars Fund is dedicated to impacting the nation in a positive way by cultivating future leaders who are academically talented and socially conscious.