Tom Sullivan, an actor, athlete, singer and composer who refused to be limited by his blindness, will serve as guest speaker at the 55th annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet Friday at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn.
A total of 102 candidates, two of whom will be honored as the 1995 Unsung Heroes, have been chosen to represent 67 Baltimore City and county public, private, parochial and independent schools.
McCormick scholarships, valued at $3,500 per year for each of four academic years, will be presented to one male athlete and one female athlete selected as Unsung Heroes.
Originally established in 1940 by the late Charles P. McCormick, the program recognizes unselfish team play and honors those who contribute substantially to the success of their teams without receiving acclaim. The banquet will salute deserving football players and female basketball players.
More than 700 city and county officials, school administrators, coaches and friends are expected to attend.
The 102 players nominated for the 1995 Unsung Heroes of the Year are:
Archbishop Curley -- Patrick Lee; Archbishop Spalding -- Danny Boyle, Maryland Arciaga; Baltimore Lutheran -- Rachel Ann Seaborn; Boys' Latin -- John Logan; Bryn Mawr -- Meaghan Townsend; Calvert Hall -- Brian C. Coyle; Cardinal Gibbons -- Melvin Miller; Carver Vo-Tech -- Ector Hendricks, Cassandra Miller; Catholic -- Brandi Cieslak; Catonsville -- Andrew Davis, Christina Tanner; Chesapeake -- Shannon Davis, Kim Mryncza; City -- Shannon Cole; Douglass -- Robert Cokley, Danielle Barner; Dulaney -- George Wall Bell, Julie L. Cooper; Dunbar -- Melvin Holley, Dawn T. Pope; Dundalk -- Anthony Stamatopoulos, Christine Loftus; Eastern Technical -- Richard Stichel, Dayna L. Wagner; Edmondson/Westside -- James Rodgers, Teniera Williams; Forest Park -- Thaddeus Kenyon Davis, Sabrina Gaskins; Franklin -- Michael Hartman, Shannon Bamonto; Friends -- Michael Fine, Hilary J. Baldwin; Garrison Forest -- Eleanor Brooks, Gilman -- George Arthur Bealefeld III; Hereford -- Geoffrey DeGarmo, Melinda Sawyer; Institute of Notre Dame -- Debbie Krastel; John Carroll -- Shawn McNulty, Kira Sconion; Kenwood -- Andre Williams, Megan Schoff; Lake Clifton/Eastern -- Cameron Shay Battle, Lashina Denise Gross; Lansdowne -- Michael Finneran Jr., Jennifer Clements; Loch Raven -- Christopher Mosetti, Maura Lyng; Loyola -- Gabriel S. Mamock; Maryvale -- Gretchen Booker; McDonogh -- Martius Harding, Andrea Burns; Mercy -- Meg Kline; Mervo -- Brian A. Battle, Michelle Johnson; Milford Mill -- Khori Owens, Lynette Mellerson; Mount de Sales -- Lisa Banbury; Mount St. Joseph -- David Michael Stavinoha; Northern -- Clarence Massey, III, Kimberly Robinson; Northwestern -- Sadique Allison; Notre Dame Prep -- Cory Mettee; Oldfields -- Liz Hoogenboom; Our Lady of Mount Carmel -- Erin Colleen Reed; Overlea -- Michael E. Forney, Carrie Ann Parker; Owings Mills -- Paul Krome, Stefanie Stein; Park -- Kristopher Heard; Parkville -- Todd Douglas Lipscomb, Stacey Comins; Patapsco -- Charles Greensfelder, Danette Rae Edwards; Patterson -- Bernard Wilson, Sue Ann Hunt; Perry Hall -- Jeremy Thomas, Krisan Pfeifer; Pikesville -- Brad Hoppenstein, Gail Albarado; Poly -- DeVaughn C. Maddox; Randallstown -- Christopher Hagan; Seton Keough -- Carey Elizabeth Bardik; Severn -- Frederick A. Macaraeg, Heidi Hammes; Southern -- Charles Johnson; Southwestern -- Kevin Alexander Graham; Sparrows Point -- Jennifer Sue Judd; St. Frances -- Kortni Ann Webb; St. Mary's -- Michael Pagliaro, Kristin Miller; St. Paul's -- Robert D. Uhlig; St. Paul's for Girls -- Jennifer Collins; St. Timothy's -- Aisha Wright; Towson -- Gregory G. Hughes, Sara Kate Barnes; Walbrook -- Joseph Yates Fowlkes III, Shawntay Franklin; Western -- Tesha Tinsley; Woodlawn -- Carlton Wheeler, Sheraie S. Darby.