Jean Roberts honored for her stellar fire service in Cockeysville

The Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company (CVFC) is a community-supported fire department with a dedicated volunteer force. Many of them are long-standing members of the CVFC and past President Jean Roberts was recently awarded the 2018 Appreciation of Service plaque for her 39 years of service. She joined the CVFC on March 5, 1979, and since that time, she’s held just about every position available in the fire company, including 1st and 2nd Emergency Medical Systems lieutenant. Jean has served on the board of directors as a member, president, vice president, secretary and recording secretary. She has also served as the Length of Service Awards Program chairperson, Awards Committee chairperson and has served as the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Co. historian. Jean also served on the Commendation’s Award Committee for the Baltimore County Fire Department and is a member of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame. Jean received her award, presented by current President Andrew Rosenblum, at the installation of officers ceremony held on Jan. 29. Congratulations to Jean and thank you for your dedication and service to our community.

For the past 17 years, the Timonium Optimist Club has been honoring area elementary and middle school students with their Student of the Month award. Two of the newest students of the Month come from our neighborhood and schools. Cameron Hays from St Joseph’s School was honored in January and followed by Kaitlyn Petroski of Warren Elementary School in February. Congratulations to both of these young students who were nominated by their respective school principals and school staffs. They were each recognized at a dinner meeting and honored with a plaque and monetary prize. Keep up the good work, Cameron and Kaitlyn!

More good news out of St Joseph’s School, when Ann Kihn was named The Knights of Columbus Father O'Neil Council’s St. Joseph School 2018 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Kihn teaches pre-K at the school and was recognized for her hard work and dedication to the students and the school. Congratulations to Mrs. Kihn on the award!

With spring training under way, It’s not too early to start thinking about playing some ball and to sign up for summer camp. This July, the Central Maryland Softball Camp will be holding sessions at Dulaney High School for girls ages 8-14. The camp will feature DHS varsity head coach Dave Barwick and DHS varsity assistant coach Tom Melito, plus DHS softball players from their 17-3 team. Learn skills of the game with fun and interactive teaching stations from the coaching staff of the 2017 #2 ranked metro team. Grab your sunscreen, your glove and bat, bring lots of water and let’s play ball! For more information, email Tom Melito at

In an earlier version of this story, Andrew Rosenblum’s name was misspelled in the photo caption. The Towson Times regrets the error.

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