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MPSSAA Announces Eighteen Recipients Of The 2021 Minds In Motion Scholarships!!

     The MPSSAA is pleased to announce the eighteen winners of the 2021 Minds in Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarships!  The selection committee met online on Friday, April 30 to choose two recipients from each of the MPSSAA's nine districts who will receive a $1,000 scholarship thanks to the generosity of The Allstate Foundation.  

Congratulations go to:

Abigail Min, Urbana

Samyak Jain, Governor Thomas Johnson         

Maryam Higazi, Sherwood                    

Vaibhav Jha, Colonel Zadok Magruder                

Miracle Ephraim, Charles H. Flowers                

Emerson Tiwang, Charles H. Flowers

Andrew Cullen, North Point                    

Hannah Torgesen, Great Mills

Makenna Quigley, Broadneck

Molly Flynn, Atholton                        

Zuzanna Szylow, Eastern Technical

Riley Wagner, Towson

Daniel Chung, Aberdeen                     

Mikaela Truong, Patterson Mill

Philip Becnel, Stephen Decatur                    

Katherine Chapple, Easton                    

Darin Ragin, Paul Laurence Dunbar

Ty'Candice Smith, Lake Clifton/REACH



     This fourteenth 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. The MPSSAA and the Allstate Foundation have awarded over $180,000 in scholarships to Student-Athletes since the programs inception. 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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