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2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

On June 18, 2020, Dr. Carlessia Hussein and the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) hosted the 2020 Scholarship Award Virtual Ceremony, recognizing and celebrating the 41 recipients of the 2020 Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships.


The ceremony welcomed over 60 attendees consisting of students, their families, supporters of the Scholarship Fund and elected officials. The ceremony featured congratulatory remarks and inspirational words from several local leaders, including Howard County Executive, Dr. Calvin Ball; Scholarship Fund Founder, Dr. Carlessia Hussein; HCPSS Executive Director of Community, Parent and School Outreach, James LeMon; and CFHoCo President & CEO, Beverly White-Seals. Officials in attendance included Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (Rtd), Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Terri Hill.

Click to read a featured article by the Community Foundation of Howard County

Photo Gallery Slideshow
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Video Clips of the Virtual Ceremony
Remarks by Beverly White-Seals

President & CEO, Community Foundation of Howard County

Remarks by James LeMon,
Exec. Director, Community, Parent & School Outreach,
Howard County Public Schools

Elisa Montalvo, Hispanic Achievement Program Specialist and Nicole Brown, Black Student Achievement Program Specialist read the list of awarded students.

Words from award recipients, read by Dr. Hussein and Remarks by awardee, Miguel Marquez

Remarks by Raymond L. Sydnor, II

Co-Founder & Advisor, Hussein Scholarship Fund

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