William J. Sacco Foundation recognizes 23 at ninth annual awards banquet
Mar 21, 2020 | 5:15 AM
The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation held their annual awards banquet on March 8 at Liberatore’s Ristorante in Bel Air and honored 13 students and 10 educators from 11 different Harford County high schools.
More than 130 students, educators, school representatives and friends of the foundation gathered for the ninth annual banquet to celebrate the achievements of many and to see who would be named Math Student and Teacher of the year.
The Foundation honors high school seniors in Harford County who excel in the area of mathematics, along with the educators from their schools who are dedicated to helping students in this field.
There’s also an award given out to a student who is heavily involved in their community and the Mike Franklin Computing Award which is given to a student who plans to attend school and further their education in the computer science field. A computer science educator is also honored.
John Brownfield, from C. Milton Wright High School was named the Math Student of the Year.
Brownfield is ranked second in his class of 357 at C. Milton Wright with a GPA of 4.625. He received perfect scores on both the SAT (1600) and ACT (36). Brownfield has participated in the Maryland Math League and performed well enough to be included on the statewide leader board. He has also participated in the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Math Competitions. After high school, he plans to attend MIT for Mathematics.
The Math Educator of the Year, Cynthia Thompson, also comes from C. Milton Wright High School.
Thompson teaches grades 9-12 at C. Milton Wright in Intro to Algebra, Geometry, Honors Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and AP Computer Science. She has gone beyond her duties of teaching mathematics by volunteering to take on teaching AP Computer Science as well as mentoring a student who is independently studying Differential Equations. Outside of the classroom, she has devoted much of her life to coaching soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She coached lacrosse at CMW for 10 years.