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2015 Baltimore Marathon winner Dave Berdan holds his trophy while standing with his family and Sacred Heart School of Glyndon Principal Zachary Coyle outside the school Oct. 21. Pictured from left: Pre-K student Colin Berdan, Amanda Berdan, first-grader Evan Berdan, Dave Berdan and Zachary Coyle. _- Original Credit: Submitted photo
2015 Baltimore Marathon winner Dave Berdan holds his trophy while standing with his family and Sacred Heart School of Glyndon Principal Zachary Coyle outside the school Oct. 21. Pictured from left: Pre-K student Colin Berdan, Amanda Berdan, first-grader Evan Berdan, Dave Berdan and Zachary Coyle. _- Original Credit: Submitted photo (HANDOUT)

Baltimore Marathon winner visits Sacred Heart School

Zachary Coyle, principal of the Sacred Heart School of Glyndon, introduced 2015 Baltimore Marathon winner Dave Berdan and his family to the student body during the school's televised morning announcements Oct. 21.

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Berdan's wife, Amanda, is a parishioner at Sacred Heart Parish, and their two children, Colin and Evan, are students at the Glyndon school.

Berdan's message encouraged students to remain active, try new fitness activities each semester and, most importantly, have fun. Berdan is head coach for the cross country team at Stevenson University.

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Franklin Middle School among winners of contest

To promote the importance of attendance, Baltimore County Public Schools coordinated its first student attendance commercial contest. More than 43 entries were received from elementary, middle and high school students and student groups around the county.

Franklin Middle School, in Reisterstown, was one of the three winners, along with Essex Elementary School and Parkville High School.

Franklin Middle's winning commercial was entered by library media specialist Jeff Flynn with students Kamar Brown, grade 8; Logan Dubel, grade 6; Gabrielle Goins, grade 6; Muskaan Hammad, grade 6; Darcy Johnson, grade 6; Juaquin Jones, grade 6; Savannah Koch, grade 6; Heewan Mezouri, grade 7; Hannah Perlow, grade 6; Chapelyn Terodemos, grade 6; and Nathan Wilderson, grade 6.

The winning entries will be shown on both www.bcps.org and BCPS-TV — on Verizon FiOS 73 and Comcast Cable 34 in Baltimore County.

Each group that produced a winning video will receive $100 each, provided by the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools.

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