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Forty-Six High School Students to Receive Combined $224,750 in Scholarships from Charlestown Residents

June 20, 2013

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 20, 2013) - Forty-six  high school students from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County will receive scholarships to help them attend college at a Thursday, June 27, ceremony at Charlestown retirement community, where they have worked part-time. They will receive a combined total of $224,750 raised by Charlestown residents during the past two months to show their appreciation of the students' work and to help assist them financially in their post-secondary education.
These students work for at least two years during which time they are trained, mentored, and cared for by the 2,300 Charlestown residents who become surrogate grandparents to them.
This year's scholarship recipients (with their respective high schools) are:

Jasmin Charles Western School Tech
Cortney Churchill Woodlawn High
Quanetta Cox Cristo Rey
Lataijah Crawford Western School
Alicia English Catonsville High
Selena Espinal Catonsville High
Kaylee Garry Catonsville High
Erika Gonzalez Institute of Notre Dame
Julie Homans Home Schooled
Ryan Horodyski Chapelgate Christian
Karen Huang Catonsville High
Rasheda Hudson Woodlawn High
Gregory Hurst Catonsville High
Dwayne Johnson Woodlawn High
Anai Johnson Millford High
Ingrida Kindred Catonsville High
Natalie Konig Mt. Hebron High
Kyara Lee Catonsville High
Kaylin Lindy Western Tech
Temera Little Millford High
Jennifer Manor Lansdowne High
Darryl McCallum Mt. St. Joseph High
Ashlyn McCoy Western School Tech
Brittany McGregor Western School science
Tanae Melvin Long Reach High
Romique Mims Western
Kiersten Miranda Western School science
Maggie Murray Mount Hebron High
Alicyn Nitsch Seton Keough High
Chiamaka Nnah Western School Tech
Feyisayo Omotoso Catonsville High
Lucia Onuigbo Western School
Eloni Porcher Bryn Mawr School
Ashia Ryan Western School science
Nicole Sherman Western School science
Samantha Speight Edmondson West
Halle Stanley Woodlawn High
Kendra Stewart Lansdowne High
Bria Stewart Edmondson West
Danaisha Taylor Baltimore City College
Kadeem Turnbull North County High
Christopher Varnauskas Catonsville High
Teena Vithayathil Catonsville High
Brianna Williams Western School Tech
Jasmine Wise Catonsville High

Not only do students receive scholarships at the end of their tenure at Charlestown but residents build relationships with them, ask them about school, and encourage them to keep working hard. Residents are good role models for the young adults and serve as examples for what a good education can do for one's life.
More than $1.5 million in scholarship monies since 1988 has been awarded to students who work part-time at Charlestown, which is managed by Erickson Living.