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2016 Minds In Motion Scholarships Winners Receive Sage Advice!!

June 3, 2016 09:00 AM

     The MPSSAA honored the 18 recipients of the 2016 MPSSAA and The Allstate Foundation Minds In Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarships at a luncheon at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday, June 2nd.  In addition to receiving a $1,000 scholarship, the recipients received some sage advice from the guest speakers.  University of Maryland Head Wrestling Coach Kerry McCoy talked to the scholar-athletes about  setting goals, readjusting those goals, and having no regrets in life.  Anna Davis, a 2012 Minds In Motion Scholarship recipient and recent Davidson College grad also gave three focal points for the award winners as they head to college in the fall which were commitment, opportunity, and heart.  The honored student-athletes are as follows:

Amber Claire Allen, Old Mill              Ikechukwu Ogwuegbu, Northwestern-PG 
David Dzambasow, Edgewood         Alexandria Okon, Laurel
Craig Hamilton, Leonardtown          Rachel A. Paroby, Oakdale
Casey Harkins, Poolesville                 Vaughn Parts, Towson
Thomas Heck, Baltimore Poly           Sam Ranck, Arundel
Elizabeth Hite, Calvert                        Michael Robinette, Smithsburg
Alicia Kozlowski, Hereford                 Calvin Sempebwa, Paint Branch       
Claire Macatee, North Harford         Nateja Stanley, Dunbar

Connor McCormick, No. Caroline     Grace Steffens, Queen Anne's

     "The Allstate Foundation is proud to reward outstanding students in Maryland for their stellar performance in the classroom along with their extracurricular activities," said Kyla O'Brien, The Allstate Foundation spokesperson.  "Strong young leaders are the future and it is an honor to support them in their endeavors for higher education."

     Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 unweighted overall GPA and have participated in interscholastic athletic activities sponsored by MPSSAA during their high school careers.  Due to the generosity of The Allstate Foundation, we are able to award 18 total scholarships this year to a male and a female from each of our nine MPSSAA districts!  Thank you Allstate Foundation!!

     Students with an immediate family member (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, ward, daughter or son and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) employed by The Allstate Foundation ("Sponsor"), Allstate Insurance Company, any Allstate Insurance agency and persons living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win this scholarship.  An eligible minor must have his/her parent's or legal guardian's permission to enter.  Void where prohibited by law.  Program is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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 building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth, and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people's lives.  For more information, visit

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