Award Notes


Spalding senior recognized as Hispanic Scholar

Jose Pitti, a senior at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn and a resident of Owings Mills, has been recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition program.

The program, which was established by the College Board in 1983, provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements by Hispanic high school seniors and identifies them for post-secondary institutions.

Students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test when they are juniors in high school and by identifying themselves as Hispanic.

From more than 200,000 students nationwide, about 4,500 of the highest-scoring students become semifinalists.

Based on further evidence of their academic achievement, 3,800 students have received honorable mentions. Pitti is among them.

Nominations sought for environmental award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2003 Tawes Award for a Clean Environment, named for J. Millard Tawes, governor of Maryland from 1959 to 1967 and the first secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.

The awards are co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Petroleum Council.

Entries are divided into two categories: Youth, individual or organizations with members under age 21; and Adult, individual or organization.

Among the activities or projects that are eligible for the award are recycling, animal habitat work, community projects, stream cleanup and conservation.

Winners, runners-up and their guests will be honored at an awards luncheon to be held in May at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

Information or nomination forms: Maryland Petroleum Council, 410-269-1850 or e-mail

The deadline for submissions is April 15.

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