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2014 Recipients

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Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients

The Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarships were established to provide financial support to Baltimore City public high school students who intend to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in their post-secondary education and who demonstrate financial need.

2014 Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship Recipients

Anastasia Alvarez-Johnson

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Anastasia has been an active and responsible student during her four years at Poly and has been involved in a number of school and extra-curricular activities.  Her senior year research practicum involved a two-year internship at Johns Hopkins University, whose work has the potential for publication in the scientific literature.

Anastasia has received numerous awards, including an Achievement Award from the National Society of Black Engineers Baltimore Chapter, Morgan State’s Science-Mathematics-Engineering Fair in the Earth and Environmental Science Junior division, and an Achievement Award from the Society of Women Engineers Baltimore-Washington Section.  She also participates in Poly’s S.H.O.P program (Students Helping Other People) and received a 4th place medal in Badminton championships – and she plays on the lacrosse team.

During her high school years, she has volunteered for Neighbors Without Walls; the Baltimore International Academy Summer Camp, and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore’s teen leadership program.

One of her teachers said, “Her respect and good citizenship have been evident throughout her high school career” and “her participation in various goodwill activities such as feeding the homeless and doing collections for natural disaster victims demonstrates her concern for the community.”

Anastasia looks forward to becoming a veterinarian and participated in Tuskegee University’s Veterinarian Step Program.  She plans to attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the fall.

The Maryland Science Center is pleased to award the Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship for 2014 to Poly’s Anastasia Alvarez-Johnson.

Pivot Zotamou

Digital Harbor High School

Pivot has been an active member of the Digital Harbor High School family and a high academic achiever.  Pivot and his family fled Conakry, Guinea in West Africa due to political unrest, traveling first to Mali and then to the U.S. in 2010.  As a new American, he had no working knowledge of the English language and worked hard to learn by using online resources and dictionaries.

At Digital Harbor, he joined the Sierra Club and learned how to scuba dive.  He worked with the Refugee Youth Project to help refugees learn English and to design a mural about refugees coming to the U.S.  He served as ambassador at Hugh O’Brian’s Youth Leadership Seminar, and he joined Soccer Without Borders, which he describes as a “second family,” whose teammates and coaches inspire and encourage him to work hard to achieve his goals.

Pivot worked with Wide Angle Youth Media, making films to educate youth in Baltimore, has written a rap song and has performed publicly.  He says his experiences help him discover opportunities, skills and interests.

At Digital Harbor, Pivot is active in track and soccer, has taken Honors and AP courses, is on the honor roll, is active in student government and is a member of the National Honor Society.  One of his teachers describes him as “a talented artist, a determined scholar, and a natural leader.”

Pivot is interested in biology, wants to become a doctor and looks forward to attending Loyola University Maryland in the fall.

The Maryland Science Center is pleased to provide the Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship for 2014 to Digital Harbor’s Pivot (PEE-VO) Zotamou.