Nominees named for 49th annual scholar athlete awards

March 05, 2012|By Katherine Dunn

Academics will take center stage Wednesday night when the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honors high school football scholars at its 49th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner at Martin’s West.

Five regional winners from the 75 nominees from Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties will take home a share of $20,000 in scholarship money.

In addition to the scholars, former Poly coach Roger Wrenn, who retired after 42 years in Baltimore City, will receive the Herb Armstrong Service to Football Award. Wrenn, who spent most of his career at Patterson and finished with a career record of 285-114-2, led his team to the regional championship and a 12-1 record last fall.

Also, one boy and one girl will receive the third annual Courage Awards, presented by the National Football League Former Players Chapter. A football player and a female scholar athlete will be recognized for on and off the field accomplishments and contributions.

The area’s top high school and college football programs also will be honored. All four of last fall’s state champion teams will be awarded the Ben Eaton Sr. Championship Award. Dunbar claims the award, named after the Poets’ former coach, for winning the Class 1A title along with Old Mill (4A), River Hill (3A) and Middletown (2A). The Baltimore Sun’s No. 1 team and the MIAA A Conference champion last fall, Gilman wins the A. Paul Merton Award as the area’s top-ranked team.

On the college level, Towson, Salisbury and Johns Hopkins will be cited for their exceptional fall seasons. Towson coach Rob Ambrose will be recognized for earning National Coach of the Year in the football championship series division.

Following are the nominees for the five regional scholar athlete awards:

Andrew Agnone, St. Paul’s

Deonte Alston, Patterson Mill

Evan Aston, Edgewood

Edward Bafford, Dulaney

Jacob Bart, Marriotts Ridge

Brian Bieman, Severn

Alex Breno, South Carroll

Malik Carver, Western Tech

Joshua Ceribelli, Calvert Hall

Chavez Cheatham, Aberdeen

Brandon Cherry, Boy’s Latin

Joshua Chiasson, St. Mary’s

Robert Conlon, Liberty

Artemus Davis, Poly

Connor Davis, Fallston

Daryn Davis, Eastern Tech

Riley Davis, River Hill

Matthew Decker, Archbishop Spalding

David Dell, Francis Scott Key

Richard Doney, Catoctin

Shawheem Dowdy, New Town

Tyler Drake, Broadneck

Trevor Eades, Franklin

David Eldridge, Hereford

James Etheridge, Centennial

Darien Evans, Chesapeake-BC

Colby Everett, McDonogh

Keegan Farley, North Carroll

Luke Fernandez, Manchester Valley

Johnathan Galarraga, John Carroll

Nicholas Gober-Keller, Annapolis

Elijah Harris, Long Reach

Ernest Hawkins, Dunbar

Montree Howard, Dundalk

Michael Hunt, Brunswick

Noah Johnson, Howard

Calvinaugh Jones, Meade

Cyrus Jones, Gilman

John Juliano, Urbana

Rafael Kess, Old Mill

Howard Klotz, Wilde Lake

Timothy Madore, Parkville

Brendan Magistro, C. Milton Wright

Jacob McQuay, Perry Hall

Austin Meirick, Northeast

Andrew Meiselwitz, Havre de Grace

Eric Middleton, Patterson

Jordan Miller, Arundel

Ryan Monardo, Bel Air

Kevin Monje, Patapsco

Jonathan Moran, Loyola

Kyle Ockenfels, Mt. St. Joseph

Johnathan Pace, Joppatowne

Blake Richardson, Glenelg

Logan Ryder, Century

Michael Scarlato, Archbishop Curley

Walter Scott, Kenwood

Derrell Shelton, City

Andrew Shriver, Winters Mill

Mitchell Simmons, Milford Mill

Gurvir Singh, Sparrows Point

Stephen Slay, Severna Park

Evan Smith-Finney, Woodlawn

Ryan Stinar, North Harford

De’Andre Taylor, W.E.B. Dubois

Kenneth Thomas, Atholton

Tyrrell Tucker, Walkersville

Azubuike Ukandu, Towson

Joseph Usher, Reservoir

Nathan VanderWoude, Westminster

Storm Wallpher, Mt. Hebron

Colin Wilson, South River

Antoine Wright, Catonsville

Joseph Wright,  Southern

Judson Ziegler, Middletown

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