Caitlyn Battle-McDonald, of Timonium, is among the best and brightest of students in this country. That is how the Carson Scholars Fund describes the recipients of their prestigious scholarships; Caitlyn, a junior at Dulaney High School, was recently nameda 2015 award winner. This scholarship program, founded by Dr. Benjamin Carson, and his wife, Candy, seeks to honor students who display high levels of both academic excellence and community service. During an awards banquet held at Martin's West on April 19, Caitlyn received a $1,000 scholarship and recognition as a Carson Scholar.
Caitlyn has also earned the highest achievement possible to Girl Scouts, the Gold Award. Starting with a rigorous process for getting her idea approved, Caitlyn then worked through seven steps to develop and implement her project. The result is a lending library for caregivers and other staff working at Gallagher Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
Every other Monday after school finds Caitlyn at the yoga club she started at Dulaney. As an advocate for how yoga can help to relieve stress, Caitlyn started this free club to help classmates practice healthy methods of responding to stress. The club is an ideal way for those of all fitness levels and experience to enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of practicing yoga.
The daughter of Chris and Sue Battle-McDonald, of Timonium, Caitlyn is planning to study medicine, and currently puts Brown University at the top of her list of potential colleges.
Ridgely Middle School is proud to announce that three of its students emerged as award winners at the Math 24 Challenge Tournament sponsored by M&T Bank. Playing this fast-paced and highly competitive math game requires participants to combine addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division to make the given four numbers on a game card reach the number 24. These Ridgely students were among a group of about 250 students in grades five to eight who participated in the local competition. In the Single Digit Category, Eunice Kim won the third place award. The Double Digit Grand Champion was Neal Lim. And, in the Integers Competition, the Grand Champion was Saif Hossain.
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