Volunteers are the backbone of most, if not all, of the sports and recreation programs that we enjoy, and Special Olympics Howard County annually recognizes graduating student volunteers for the work they do. This year, Atholton's Christopher Evans was awarded the $1,500 Jackie Burk Memorial Scholarship. Christopher has been a volunteer since sixth grade, contributing more than 400 hours in the soccer, alpine skiing and basketball programs. He will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy and will study engineering.