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Cockeysville man named community hero [Cockeysville]

We have a hero in our midst! Cockeysville's own, Andrew Donelan, was recently named an Outstanding Community Hero by the Baltimore Child Abuse Center at their Be A Hero Gala.Along with five other members of the Baltimore community, Andrew was honored for his work on behalf of victims of sexual abuse.As a unit manager at Child Protective Services, Andrew oversees joint investigations with the police and coordinates with other agencies to provide protection and justice for these young victims. Andrew was particularly honored as he was nominated by his peers for this award.Additionally, he was pleased to be a part of an event to benefit the Baltimore Child Abuse Center and the good work that they do in the community.They provide crisis response services along with intervention, treatment, education and are committed to ending child sexual abuse in Maryland.The gala featured keynote speaker, Robin Quivers, Baltimore-native, news anchor on The Howard Stern Show and survivor of childhood sexual abuse along with the Steel Drum Band from Stoneleigh Elementary.Congratulations Andrew – we are proud to call you our community hero!

Fifth-grade musicians headed to Cockeysville Middle School in the fall got a taste of what's to come when they took part in the 12th annual Cockeysville Area Music Festival on May 4-5 at Dulaney High School. Coming together were more than 110 band and 65 orchestra students from the Cockeysville area elementary schools: Warren, Padonia, Mays Chapel, Jacksonville and Carroll Manor.After playing with the combined group, the fifth-graders then had a chance to enjoy performances by the Winds of Cockeysville and the Cockeysville Classicals as well as the Dulaney High School Wind Ensemble and Orchestra.The concert was a terrific showcase of how students grow in the band program starting in grade five up to grade 12. hanks to all the hard-working music teachers for making the concerts possible!

For the second year in a row, the Cockeysville Middle School Tennis Team brought home the gold from the Baltimore County Public Schools Middle School Tennis Tournament.Sponsored by the Baltimore Tennis Patrons, the tournament brought together tennis players from a dozen middle schools across the county and the students spent the morning in a fast-paced round robin tournament.Congratulations to the Cougars Tennis Team, led by Coach Dina Staley, Harsha Devaraconda, Vince Young, Andrew Mulligan, Cater Vail, Caroline Currey, Brennan Kelly, Tommy Podles, Varun Khushalani, Julia Whatley, Courtney Kelly, Allyson Sears, Alex Kramer, Faizah Saadmin, Sammi Ditto, Pierce Elliott and Takunda Rusike. Keep up the good work!

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