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MPSSAA Announces Eighteen Recipients Of The 2020 Minds In Motion Scholarships!!

May 28, 2020 06:00 AM
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     The MPSSAA is pleased to announce the eighteen winners of the 2020 Minds in Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarships!  The selection committee met online on Friday, 5/1 to choose a male and a female recipient from each of the MPSSAA's nine districts who will receive a $1,000 scholarship thanks to the generosity of the The Allstate Foundation.  Select the link below to view the first-ever commemorative booklet that we have published to honor the 2020 scholarship recipients!

     “The Allstate Foundation is proud to support these next generation leaders and history-makers from Maryland,” said Shaundra Turner Jones, Allstate Sr. Corporate Relations Manager.  “These amazing young students have shown outstanding initiative both in and outside of the classroom.  We know that many students and their families have encountered significant financial hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is an honor to assist them in their future endeavors and watch them achieve their full potential.”

Congratulations go to:

Evan Barnard, Hereford                            Hally O’Keefe, Walkersville    
Madison Buddenbohn, Edgewood         David Onwonga, Parkdale
Jake Burgess, Maurice J. McDonough     Jourdan Page, Eleanor Roosevelt
Evan Demos, Aberdeen                            Reece Petrolle, Damascus
Alexander DiBenio, Old Mill                    Grace Pula, Balto. City College
Madison Garrigus, Atholton                    Leo Rubinson, Balto. City College
Sofia Grose, Towson                                 Lillian Simmerman, Great Mills
Eric Gwin, Stephen Decatur                     Sincere Taylor, St. Michaels 

Joanne Liu, Thomas S. Wootton              Evan Warren, Westminster

     This thirteenth annual program has been sponsored by The Allstate Foundation since its' inception in 2008 and recognizes those who have excelled on the playing field and in the classroom.  Applicants must be seniors with a minimum 3.25 unweighted overall GPA and have participated in interscholastic athletic activities sponsored by MPSSAA during their high school careers. 

     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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