Jacob Badin and Radhika Patel of Western School of Technology and Environmental Science will be presented with 2013 Content of Character awards Friday, Jan. 18, during the Baltimore County Office of Human Resources' 8th annual Birthday Commemoration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Patel is enrolled in Western's Health Science Technology magnet program and applied her academic knowledge to tutoring fellow students at Western and teaching children at her religious school. Additionally, she is involved in environmental clean-up efforts in her community and serves as an intern at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Badin is a volunteer who has accumulated more than 1,100 hours of community service since middle school. At Western, he is a member of the Culinary Arts magnet program, student government, and Future Educators of America, as well as a participant in athletics. Outside of school, he attends the Owings Mills Recreation and Parks summer camp and supports local charities.
The two seniors at the Baltimore County magnet high school in Catonsville were nominated by school counselor Jill Monahan.
They are among four Baltimore County residents chosen by the office for demonstrating exemplary character and contributing to improvements within their communities
Superintendent S. Dallas Dance, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Del. Adrienne Jones, who represents District 10 that includes the Western Tech area, will be among those at the event at Mount Calvary A.M.E. Church in Towson.
The Army JROTC from Windsor Mill Middle School and the Milford Mill Concert Chorale, accompanied by Milford Mill Academy Music Director Thaddeus Price, Jr., also will participate in the event.