For the past 12 years, Michael Hines has prepared students at Laurel High for careers in information technology through the school's Cisco Networking Academy. The program recently received a $10,000 grant in recognition of Hines and his students' accomplishments.
At Northfield Elementary in Ellicott City, educators have embraced movement as a tool for keeping students engaged in learning. The school was recently honored with a 2016 Let's Move! Schools National Award from Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity initiative, in recognition of its efforts to create an active school environment.