Lighting the way


The stars came out for Baltimore's sixth annual Academy Awards. But these stars were in the form of paper and wire lanterns -- made by students at Baltimore's Academy of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality, who were honoring top professionals in the city's travel and tourism industry.

Around 600 guests gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center, raising more than $82,000 for the program, which prepares high risk, economically disadvantaged students for careers in the hospitality and travel business.

Spotted in the crowd: Peggy Daidakis and Paul Wolman, event co-chairs; Edie Brown, Joan Davidson, Jerry Edwards and Nancy Hinds, event committee members; Kathleen Floyd, academy executive director; Michael Whipple, academy board president; Pamela Heard, Werner Kunz, Robert Steele III and Bill Walsh, board members; Cecil Robinson, Southwestern High School principal; Carroll Armstrong, executive director of Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association; Steven Himmelrich, president of Himmelrich Inc.; Christina Wilson, senior class president of Southwestern High School; Willard Hackerman, president of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.; Doug Strouse, president of Global Data Source; and Larry Butler, president of Butler Capital Corp.

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