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Dulaney Class of ‘22 perseveres and shines with honors

Like so many others, the Dulaney High School Class of 2022 had a crazy ride, with the pandemic interrupting time in the classroom, artistic performances, athletics and socializing. But they made it and even thrived during that time and, overall, students earned almost $12 million dollars in scholarships to continue their education.

At the annual recognition program in advance of their graduation ceremony on May 31, 120 students received awards and scholarships. Twenty-two students were acknowledged as National Merit Scholars and the top 5% and 10% percent of the class received recognition for their academic accomplishments.

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Anning Cui was named the valedictorian of the class with four students tying for salutatorian – Rebecca Ruggles, Brian Hwang, Joshua Lin and Alan Liu. Awards were given to the top students in every discipline offered at the school, ranging from dance to business education to science to world languages.

Our schools were supportive of their former students with local PTAs presenting scholarships to Anya Bryant from Warren Elementary, Mary Meloni from Jacksonville Elementary, Anning Cui from Mays Chapel Elementary, Courtney May from Pinewood Elementary and Faith Trivett from Pot Spring Elementary. Ridgely Middle School recognized Kelly Chen with a scholarship and the Dulaney PTSA gave out scholarships to students who are continuing on to college, trade schools, apprenticeships, and the military.

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Dulaney Class of 1965 – the very first graduating class from Dulaney – presented scholarships to Steven Anton, Josh Garofalo, Mairin Ludwig, Brionn Nettles, and Miriam Talalay and the Class of 1966 awarded a scholarship to Trey DuFauchard. The Springlake neighborhood recognized Alex Shaw with their community scholarship.

Numerous community partners also recognize the dedication and academic success of the Dulaney High students with scholarships awarded by Dulaney Memorial Gardens to Colson Felt, Elite Driving School to Emma Whatley, Orrstown Bank to Jenna Welsh, and Wegman’s to Becky Zheng. Community organizations like the Freemasons recognized Sophia Pliner and Miriam Talalay and the Baltimore County Education Foundation awarded Kelly Chen and Esha Singhai with scholarships. The Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association awarded scholarships to Colson Felt, Mary Meloni and Faith Trivett. Noor Saiedy was recognized with the Van Holland Public Service Award and Nupur Shah was named a Carson Scholar.

Many of the scholarships were given as a remembrance of members of our community that were gone too soon, many of them with a personal relationship to Dulaney High School. The Bryan Read Scholarship, in honor of the beloved athletic trainer, was awarded to Rowan Burke and Noah Unger. The Griffin Family honored Alex Villimar for carrying on the spirit of community involvement like Jamie Griffin, who disappeared and was murdered just before he was to graduate from Dulaney in 1982. The family of Russell Menta, an alumni who was killed by a drunk driver, awarded a scholarship to Jordan Gaines for excellence in music and to Brian Hwang in science, representing two of Russ’s passions. Cockeysville Middle School awarded Taylen Olin with the Browning Memorial Scholarship in remembrance of the Browing family, who were murdered in 2008. Josh Carlino received a Spirit Award Scholarship from the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation.

Congratulations to the many scholarship award winners and best of luck to the entire Dulaney Class of 2022 in the future!


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