Hollywood Elem. Student Named 2011 Carson Scholar - Southern Maryland Headline News

Hollywood Elem. Student Named 2011 Carson Scholar

Leonardtown H.S. Student Recognized for Continued Success as Carson Scholar

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 13, 2011) — Richard Grzywacz, a 5th grade student at Hollywood Elementary School, has been named a new Carson Scholar for 2011 — one of 500 nationwide. Additionally, Rebecca Sachs, a 10th grade student at Leonardtown High School has renewed her Carson Scholar status — one of 525 in all.

Each year, the Fund recognizes a select group of high achieving students in grades 4-11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities. Students receive a $1,000 college scholarship award and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar.

In addition to the scholarship award, the selected students will be honored at a recognition banquet on Sunday, April 10, at Martin's West in Woodlawn, Md. Legendary newscaster Sam Donaldson will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Honored guests include: Roland Betts, investor, film producer, developer, and owner of Chelsea Piers in New York City; Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health; and James Sinegal, co-founder and CEO of Costco. World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson will deliver the keynote speech.

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