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2013 Minds In Motion Scholarships Awarded

     The thirteen recipients chosen for the 2013 Minds In Motion Scholarships, provided by The Allstate Foundation, received their $1,000 scholarships at a luncheon held in their honor Tuesday, June 4th in the Ravens' Team Locker Room at M&T Bank Stadium. Select the links above for photos from the luncheon as well as on-demand video. (updated 6/5/13, 12:00 PM)

     This year's guest speaker was the Assistant State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Henry R. Johnson, Jr. who thanked the Allstate Foundation for their generosity and support.  Dr. Johnson then provided words of praise and encouragement for this year's winners before emphasizing that the reputation of each student is only the first step in a lifetime of work to mold one's character into a lasting legacy.

     This is the sixth year for this highly competitive scholarship program which awards $1,000 toward post-secondary education to each of the female and male senior student-athletes chosen who attend an MPSSAA school and participate in MPSSAA recognized sports. On-demand video of the event is available on the MPSSAA as well as DVD's for purchase.  This year's winners are:

Natalie Alper – Atholton HS                          Emily Hardgrove – Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS
Vincent Ciattei – Perry Hall HS                     Sih Oka-Zeh – Baltimore Polytechnic
Chad Cowden – Boonsboro HS                     Abigail Smucker – C. Milton Wright HS
Kyle Dean – Queen Anne's HS                     Cecilia Lapp Stoltzfus – Eleanor Roosevelt HS
Brandon Dixon – Catonsville HS                    Timothy Virostek – Wilde Lake HS
Lavinia Doan – Northern-C HS                       Rachel Yep – Mount Hebron HS
Joseph Fawley – Brunswick HS


About The Allstate Foundation - Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. Over the last 60 years, the Foundation has contributed nearly $300 million to organizations and projects in communities throughout the nation. For more information, visit
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