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Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship 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.

Each year, the Maryland Academy of Sciences at the Maryland Science Center awards two college scholarships to graduating seniors from Baltimore City high schools who plan careers in the science, technology engineering or math (STEM) fields and have high academic achievement.

Querida Emmanuel

Digital Harbor High School

Querida has been a very active student at Digital, involved in cross country and tennis (tennis team captain for two years), and member of the soccer team, bike club, robotics team, Green team, and president of both the Math Club and French Club. She teaches Sunday school and has been active in the community, collecting toys and clothes for the less fortunate. And she is a member of the National Honor Society.

Originally from Congo, Querida’s family moved to Ethiopia to escape war. She came to the U.S. when she was 14, not knowing a word of English. She persevered in both language skills and academics until she excelled at both.

One of her teachers calls her a “focused, ambitious, hardworking student and a friend who is helpful to others in and out of the classroom.”

Querida plans to attend Baltimore City Community College to study computer science.

Isaiah Wildes

Digital Harbor High School

Isaiah Wildes is an active student. A member of the National Honor Society, he served as a Teacher’s Assistant for AP Computer Science and made Principal’s Honor Roll for three years. As a leader of Digital’s Robotics Club, he mentors new members and acts as liaison to industry partners.

He worked for the Volunteer Open House and Holiday Photo Shoot and provided food for local homeless. He volunteers with Red Cross blood drives, the schools’ annual scholarship fundraiser and community clean-ups.

He was a Student Ambassador for Capitol Code Day, where he taught State Delegates how to code. He even testified for two bills in Annapolis that would require all Maryland schools to offer computer science courses.

One of his teachers calls him “a natural student, inquisitive, tenacious, and he pours himself into assignments.” Another teacher says he “has great passion for learning” and “is positive, articulate, mature and always professional.”

Isaiah plans to attend UMBC and study computer science.


The Maryland Academy of Sciences at the Maryland Science Center is pleased to award the 2018 Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarships to two very worthy Digital Harbor students – Querida Emmanuel and Isaiah Wildes.