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20 Students Received Awards in Gifted and Advanced Learning

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Congratulations to the five staff members, and 20 students who received awards in gifted and advanced learning from the state! This is the fifth consecutive year that City Schools have had teachers, leaders, and students recognized!

Each year, the state honors outstanding educators and administrators are also honored for their accomplishments in gifted and talented education. Congrats to these staff members for being recognized:

  • Dennis Jutras, Baltimore City Public Schools Gifted and Advanced Programs, State Leadership in Gifted and Talented Education
  • Arlene Bachinela, Cross Country Elementary/Middle School, Outstanding Educator in Gifted and Talented Education -- Teacher as Leader
  • Mary Parizek, Furley Elementary School, Outstanding Educator in Gifted and Talented Education -- Teacher as Leader
  • Natalia Adamson, KIPP Harmony Academy, Outstanding Educator in Gifted and Talented Education -- Local School Administrator (School Principals and Assistant Principals)
  • Kona Facia-Nepay, Baltimore International Academy, Local Leadership in Gifted and Talented Education

And a HUGE congratulations to these students, who are being recognized for performing at remarkably high levels in their gifted and talented program!

  • Baltimore International Academy
    • Antonio Jones
    • Ryan Hancock
    • Kennedy Evans
    • Noah Parrish
    • Christian Edouard
    • Siyah Biggers
    • Farrah Brown
    • William Mann Tashlick
    • Noel Melis
  • Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle/School:
    • Amir Muhammed
    • Amber Richardson
  • Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
    • Zoe London
    • Sydney Sharp
    • Bianca Crainiceanu
    • Johanna Dudley
    • Tessa Lake-Goldstein
    • Levi Greene
    • Kimathi Nash
    • Penelope Tsendeas
  • Moravia Park Elementary School
    • Serenity Lancaster

The state also recognizes exceptional elementary, middle, and high schools that have gifted and talented education programs with the Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards Program. Congrats to Hamilton Elementary/Middle School, for being one of the only three schools in the state being honored this year! This is the eighth consecutive year that City Schools has at least one school that earned EGATE status.