Despite an unprecedented and unpredictable senior year, the Dulaney High School Class of 2021 was finally able to celebrate.
A PTSA organized Evening of Events, followed by a split-in-half but in person Graduation Ceremony and concluding with a Car Parade, sponsored by the Sports Boosters, made for some festive fun.
Along the way, the seniors did their best to make sure the circumstances did not dampen their final year and the 2021 Class Council, under the leadership of Class President Carmen Roy along with Charlie Cavolo, Maddie Essig, Taylor Hetherington, Allie Mercer and Kate Proefrock with the help of class advisers, Rene Heaps and Brian Velten and class administrator, Dr. Bob Murray, made it happen.
Dulaney High School had just under 460 graduates this year and collectively the students were awarded more than $20 million in scholarships and grants. They were recognized for their achievements during an awards ceremony just before graduation.
At that time, several student athletes were recognized for their achievements both on the sports field and in the classroom. The Dulaney Sports Boosters awarded scholarships to Marissa Dailey, Emily Mowbray, Allie Mercer and Kate Proefrock for their sportsmanship, leadership and athletic achievements.
Marissa is a cross country and track athlete and has won county and regional titles, both individually and at the team level. She will attend the University of Delaware where she will continue in cross country and track.
Emily competed in three sports — field hockey, indoor track and field as a pole vaulter and lacrosse — with success on the state level in each. Emily will focus on lacrosse as a part of the George Washington University team next year.
Allie served as the goalkeeper for the field hockey team as well as competing in track and field and participating in the Allied Bowling program. Allie will be on the field hockey team at The College of William & Mary.
Kate’s main focus is field hockey but she also competed in lacrosse and track and field. She will attend the University of Syracuse and play field hockey.
Congratulations to these athletes as they each competed in every available season during their high school careers, earned all-county, All-Metro and all-state honors and will all continue their athletic careers at the collegiate Division I level.
Other scholarships that were awarded included the Dulaney Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship which honored Emily Mowbray and Vinay Khosla as well as the Bryan Read Memorial Scholarship which was given to Vinay Khosla and Carmen Roy.
Carmen was part of the field hockey and track and field teams during her time at Dulaney and she will play field hockey at Gettysburg College.
Vinay was also recognized as the male recipient of the Mildred Murray All-Academic Scholar Athlete Award and Scholarship, a countywide award for both academic and athletic achievements. Vinay was a leading competitor in cross country and track and field during his entire school career as well as graduating with a 4.0 grade-point average.
Vinay will attend the University of Pennsylvania next year. Congratulations and best of luck to all the scholarship winners!