Six Baltimore County high school seniors, each representing a different minority group, were named yesterday as recipients of $1,000 scholarships sponsored by the county Minority Advisory Council and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Four of the students and their families were greeted at a news conference by Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who said, "Today's program goes a long way to shatter antiquated stereotypes that divide us."
The seniors, all top students who volunteer in numerous community activities, will also get summer jobs this year from BGE, enabling them to earn more money for college, according to officials at the county's Office of Fair Practices.
The six were selected by the council to represent the county's Chinese, Filipino, African-American, Hispanic, Asian-Indian and Korean communities.
William Holley, chairman of the council, said "having BGE partner with the Minority Advisory Council creates a strong relationship with local government and big business."
John Allan Geroso, of Eastern Technical School, who plans to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Riddhi Dalwadi, of Owings Mills High School, who plans to attend Towson University.
Angela Taylor, of Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, who will go to the University of Delaware.
Joseph Goicochea, of Perry Hall High School, who will attend Ohio State University.
Shihwe Wang, of Dulaney High School, who will attend the University of Maryland, College Park.
Yun Ri Kim, of Dulaney High School, who will attend George Washington University.
Each will get $500 from the council, which raised the money from business sponsors and through ticket sales for its annual awards dinner June 25 at the F. Scott Black's Towson Dinner Theater. BGE has agreed to match those awards.
Pub Date: 6/02/98