June 17, 2009
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Baltimore City High School Students Awarded Scholarships
Two recent Baltimore City high school graduates, Janiera Jackson of The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and Timothy Bowen of Digital Harbor High School, were presented with the Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship at a June 11, 2009 ceremony at the Maryland Science Center.
The Dr. H. Bentley Glass scholarship was created in 1965 to honor and support academically capable students who need financial assistance to attend college. The award recognizes outstanding character, the ability to overcome adversity, academic commitment to excellence in science, and financial need. Nominations are open to all Baltimore City public high school students.
Janiera Jackson graduated from The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and will be entering Rutgers University in the fall. Janiera had a 3.95 GPRA over the last seven semesters, and was a member of Poly’s indoor and outdoor track teams since ninth grade. Her teachers noted in her nomination that she is “bright and scholarly and possesses a delightful sense of humor, with a positive attitude and enthusiasm to succeed.”
Timothy Bowen attended Digital Harbor High School, where he was ranked second in his class. He will enter University of Maryland College Park in the fall. He was the Vice President of the National Honor Society, and was a triple letterman in tennis, soccer and swimming. In one of Timothy’s recommendation letters, his teacher and coach Shannon Gluth noted that Timothy “is honorable in his studies, athletics and social relationships and does not hesitate to challenge himself with that tasks that may be intense.”
“Awarding the Glass Scholarships to Janiera and Timothy is a great illustration of our mission of encouraging scientific exploration, especially among young people,” said Van Reiner, President and CEO of the Maryland Science Center. “Janiera and Timothy exemplify the importance of engaging students and honoring their success.”
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton's Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.